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M.V. Balan
එම්. වී. බාලන්
1941 - 2017
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FILMOGRAPHY


AS CAST MEMBER

1Vanaliya
Actor
1958
2Awishwasaya
Actor
1959
3Purusha Rathnaya
Actor
1959
4Sri 296
Actor
1959
5Sihinaya
Actor
1959
6Sandeshaya
Actor
1960
7Kavata Andare
Actor
1960
8Pirimiyek Nisa
Actor
1960
9Suvinitha Lalani
Actor
1961
10Ganthera
Actor
1961
11Daruwa Kageda
Actor
1961
12Daskon
Actor
1962
13Sansare
Actor
1962
14Suhada Divi Piduma
Actor
1962
15Ranmuthu Duwa
Actor
1962
16Vena Svargayak Kumatada
Actor
1963
17Suhada Sohoyuro
Actor
1963
18Deepasika
Actor
1963
19Heta Pramada Vadi
Actor
1964
20Kala Kala De Pala Pala De
Actor
1964
21Dheevarayo
Actor
1964
22Suba Sarana Sapa Sithe
Actor
1964
23Samiya Birindage Deviyaya
Actor
1964
24Sasaraka Hati
Actor
1964
25Sithaka Mahima
Actor
1964
26Handapana
Actor
1965
27Yatagiya Dawasa
Actor
1965
28Hathara Maha Nidhanaya
Actor
1965
29Adarayai-Karunawai
Actor
1965
30Hithata Hitha
Actor
1965
31Allapu Gedara
Actor
1965
32Satha Panaha
Actor
1965
33Sweep Ticket
Actor
1965
34Mahadena Muththa
Actor
1966
35Athulveema Thahanam
Actor
1966
36Kinkini Paada
Actor
1966
37Sampatha
Actor
1966
38Sudu Duwa
Actor
1966
39Oba Dutu Da
Actor
1966
40Ipadune Ai
Actor
1967
41Okkoma Hari
Actor
1967
42Sura Chauraya
Actor
1967
43London Hamu
Actor
1968
44Mathru Bhumi
Actor
1968
45Amathikama
Actor
1968
46Indunila
Actor
1968
47Ataveni Pudumaya
Actor
1968
48Oba Nethi Nam
Actor
1969
49Penawa Neda
Actor
1970
50Kalana Mithuro
Actor
1971
51Suhada Pathuma
Actor
1973
52Sinavai Inavai
Actor
1973
53Hadawath Naththo
Actor
1974
54Hitha Honda Minihek
Actor
1975
55Kundala Keshi
Actor
1978
56Deepanjali
Actor
1978
57Gedara Budun Amma
Actor
1988
58Angulimala
Actor
1988
59Mamai Raja
Actor
1989
60Obata Rahasak Kiyannam
Actor
1989
61Shakthiya Obai Amme
Actor
1989
62Yukthiyata Wada
Actor
1990
63Jayashakthi
Actor
1990
64Hodin Nathnam Narakin
Actor
1990
65Raja Kello
Actor
1991
66Cheriyo Doctor
Actor
1991
67Surayan Athara Veeraya
Actor
1993
68Come Or Go Chikago
Actor
1993
69Nomiyena Minisun
Actor
1994
70Nohadan Kumariye
Actor
1994
71Eya Obata Barai
Actor
1998
72Somy Boys
Actor
2002
73Kauda Buwa
Actor
2005

AS CREW MEMBER

1Oba Nethi Nam
Director / Producer
1969
2Manjal Kungumam [ Tamil ]
Director
1970
3Hitha Honda Minihek
Director
1975
4Mage Ran Putha
Director
1978
5Rahasak Nathi Rahasak
Director
1982
6Deviyani Sathya Surakinna
Director
1995
7Hitha Honda Gahaniyak
Director
1996
BIOGRAPHY

ahadevan Vellupillai Balakrishnan (born 3 March 1941 – died 14 January 2017 as එම්. වී. බාලන්) [Sinhala]), popularly as M. V. Balan, was an actor in Sri Lankan cinema. Career spanned for more than four decades, Balan has worked as a film production manager, assistant director, choreographer and a filmmaker.

Personal life
Balan was born on 3 March 1941 (Sarasaviya recorded the birth date as 15 March 1940) in Ganepalla village, Yatiyanthota. Balan was married to a Sinhala woman Chandrawathi Hesarasinghe and the couple has two children.

He died on 14 January 2017 at the age of 75. His remains are kept at the 8th floor of the Mount Lavinia housing scheme, Kalmdemulla Road, Golumudama Junction, Ratmalana until 3.00 pm. The funeral took place on 16 January 2017 at 4.00 pm at the Mount Lavinia General Cemetery.

Career
He joined Ceylon Studios as a technician in 1958 and was first involved as a lighting artist in the film Sihanaya.

He made his acting debut in 1958 film Wanaliya with a minor role. Then he appeared in many dramatic and comedy roles including Wanaliya, Pirimiyek Nisa, Suvineetha Lalani, Ganthera, Sasaraka Hati and Cheriyo Captain. Balan worked as the choreographer in many popular films such as Sithaka Mahima, Ipadune Ai, London Hamu and Okkoma Hari. His acting in the film Nomiyena Minisun with Gamini Fonseka was a memorable feat in his career. His role as a servant was highly appreciated by critics.

He has directed 11 films in Sinhala cinema started with Oba Nathinam in 1969. In 1975, Balan directed the film Hitha Honda Minihek starred by Gamini Fonseka. In 1978, he was the producer of film Mage Ran Putha.[7] He also directed popular films Rahasak Nathi Rahasak and Deviyani Sathya Surakinna. Apart from Sinhala films, Balan also directed several Sri Lankan Tamil films such as Manjal Kunkumam and Nirmala.
 
 
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