K Balachander produced and directed stage plays initially in his career, which were produced
instant success and enjoyed both popular and critical acclaim.
He entered the film industry in 1965 and shot into fame with his very first film Neerkumizhi. Since then he has been a prolific film maker and written and directed film in many languages.
‘KB’, as he was also affectionately known in the tinsel world, Balachanar, also made his mark in Kannada, Telugu and Hindi film industries also. His Hindi film ‘Ek Duje Ke Liye, which he wrote and directed in 1981, with Kamal Hassan and Rati Agnihotri, proved to be a trendsetter and became a source of inspiration to film makers all over India in scripting a love story. This was a remake of his own Telugu hit ‘Maro Charithra’- depicting realistically lover between a Tamil boy and his neighbour Tamil girl, played by Kamal and Saritha. Balachandar’s other Hindi film was ‘Aina'(Mirror) in the 70s before ‘Ek Duje’, was also a remake of his Tamil hit ‘Arangetram’.