Bala Singh
Bala Singh. (Image courtesy: Twitter)

Tamil actor, Bala Singh, who was last seen in a brief role in Arya’s Magamuni, has passed away. He was 67. Singh was admitted at a private hospital in Chennai for food poisoning and was undergoing treatment there. He died post-midnight on Wednesday. 


His body will be kept for homage at his residence in Virugambakkam, Chennai. Later, Singh then will be taken to his hometown Nagarkoil for last rites.


Bala Singh was a theatre artist, an alumnus of the National School of Drama (NSD) before he began his career as an actor in Tamil films and dramas.


Initially, he stepped foot in Mollywood which is the Malayalam film industry in the year 1983. His popular Malayalam films include Malamukalile Daivam, Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku and Mulla.


It was his role in the 1995 Tamil film Avatharam, which was Nassar‘s directorial venture, starring Nasser and Revathi in the lead, that got him the big break.


He then went on to star in nearly 100 films in Kollywood, the Tamil film industry. He had also featured in many plays and was seen in the role of villain in many movies.


He played notable characters in Kamal Haasan’s Indian, Ullaasam, Simmarasi, Dheena, Virumaandi, Saamy, Kannathil Muthamittal, Pudhupettai and many more films.


Director Selvaraghavan, who worked with the actor in Pudhupettai and NGK, took to Twitter to express his condolences. He wrote, “My deepest condolences to the family of #BalaSingh. He was a wonderful actor and a dear friend. Immensely saddened by his demise. Thoughts and prayers with his loved ones. Rest in peace my friend.”


The entertainment industry is startled over the demise of the veteran actor. 


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