Daniel Balaji now as assistant director to Gautham Menon

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It is not so easy to get into the heart of the fans by performing anti hero roles in the industry. If anyone has done it, then it is only due to their full dedication towards work. Daniel Balaji is one of the realistic actors who excelled in anti hero roles in Tamil cinema. The talented youngster made a smooth transition from television to big screen and got plum negative roles.

Daniel did not let the opportunities go and performed his character very well to be remembered. Be it as a stylish medic psycho in ‘Vettaiyaadu Vilayaadu’ or the arrogant brother to an underworld don in ‘Pollathavan’ Balaji did the roles very convincingly to be still remembered.

But Balaji first passion had always been is direction. Even after becoming a successful actor Balaji hasn’t lost his passion to direct. But he was particular that he will direct a film only after learning the trade thoroughly. So to get trained the right way Balaji approached many a directors.

But all of them showed him only the doors. Not losing heart he finally approached Gautham Menon who gave him his most memorable role ever as a serial killer in ‘Vettaiyaadu Vilayaadu’. Gautham took him with a condition. Balaji should work for at least three films as an assistant. A more than happy Balaji immediately joined him and is at present working for the thriller Gautham is directing with his assistant as the hero.


  1. Best wishes Balaji. I love your acting in Vetaiyaddu Villaiyadu. In fact, your performance is good than kamal. Doesnt mean kamal is down. You utilized your character awesome. Wish you all the best and success.