Balakumaran was born on 05-07-1946 in Palamaneri, Thanjavur in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He is an Indian Writer, Author, Novelist & Screenwriter. Balakumaran is arguably one of the most renowned Tamil author and writer who has penned down 100 short stories, over 150 novels and served as a screenplay/ dialogue writer for over 14 films. He has also accorded to famous Tamil periodicals like Kumudam and Ananda Vikatan. He is lovingly called as Ezhuthu Sithar by his numerous fans.