Popular Tamil actor Bala Singh passed away in the wee hours of Wednesday, November 27. Singh, who was last seen in a brief role in Arya's Magamuni, bid farewell to the world and his family at the age of 67. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Chennai. As per reports, the Tamil actor was admitted to the hospital for food poisoning a few days ago. Bala's remains have been kept at his residence in Virugambakkam, Chennai. It is said that for the last rites, his body will be taken to his hometown, Nagerkoil, later in the evening.
Before becoming a prolific actor in Tamil films, Bala Singh was a theatre artist. He entered the Malayalam film industry in 1983. However, it wasn't until 1995 that the actor, who trained at the National School of Drama (NSD), got his big break with his Tamil debut, Avatharam. Avatharam was also actor Nasser's directorial debut. Bala then went on to do approximately 100 films in Tamil, wherein he primarily became known for playing evil characters. A few of his notable works include Kamal Haasan's Indian, Ullaasam, Simmarasi, Dheena, Virumaandi, Saamy, Kannathil Muthamittal and Pudhupettai.
Although having begun his career in the Malayalam film industry, Bala Singh predominantly worked in Tamil films. He did act in Malayalam films once in a while. A few of his popular Malayalam movies are Malamukalile Daivam, Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku and Mulla. Bala was also a part of the recently released Suriya starrer, NGK. In the Selvaraghavan's directorial, Bala Singh's character was the catalyst in pushing Nandha Gopalan Kumaran (played by Suriya) toward his political journey.
We pray the actor rests in peace. Stay tuned to BollywoodLife for more updates.
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