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Balu Mahendra
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Balu Mahendra in 2013
Balanathan Benjamin Mahendran

(1939-05-20)20 May 1939
Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
Died 13 February 2014(2014-02-13) (aged 74)
Chennai, India
Cause of death Cardiac arrest, Heart attack
Other names Mahendra, Balu
Occupation Film director, writer, producer, cinematographer, editor
Years active 1971–2013
Title ISC
Spouse(s) Ahileshwari Mahendra
Shoba (1978-80; until her death)

Balanathan Benjamin "Balu" Mahendran (20 May 1939 – 13 February 2014) was a Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, editor and cinematographer. He was born and raised in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. He began his career in 1971, and made his break in 1977. He produced over twenty films in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil.

Mahendra died from a heart attack on 13 February 2014 in Chennai, India. He was 74.

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