It is T. S Balaiah’s birth anniversary. Let’s look at 10 facts about him.
1. He was introduced by Ellis R Dungan in Sathi leelavathi in 1936.
2. He made his debut along with N.S Krishnan and MGR in the same film.
3. He was part of Madurai Original Boys Drama Company.
4. His first lead role was in the film Mohini
5. His son Junior Balaiah is also an actor and was last seen in Thala Ajith’s Nerkonda Paarvai.
6. He was Shivaji Ganesan’s favourite actor.
7. The story narration scene of Balaiah and Nagesh in Kadhalikka Neramillai is one of the iconic scenes in Tamil cinema.
8. He was also a wonderful villain.
9. His daughter Manochitra was a popular actress in the 80’s.
10. He had a very unique voice modulation which only he could pull off.