Daniel Balaji is a film actor from south India and he is brother of famous tamil actor Murali.
His first role was in the television serial Chitthi, where he played a character named Daniel. After the success of the show, in his second serial Alaigal, director sunder k vijayan, named him as danielbalaji thinking that he portrayed his own character in chithi.
His first film in Tamil was April Maadathil, followed by a role in Kaadhal Kondein. His first major role was in Kaakha Kaakha as a police officer alongside Surya Sivakumar who played the leading role. The film, directed by Gautham Menon was about a squad of policemen fighting organised crime in Chennai. Balaji followed this up with another major role in Menon’s next film, that of the antagonist Amudhan in the blockbuster Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu. The film starred Kamal Hassan and was a police procedural focusing on a series of murders. Balaji’s portrayal of both these roles received praise.
His next film Polladhavan was also successful. He also acted as one of the villains in the Telugu film Chirutha and followed this up by playing the hero in Muthirai produced by Vision Jeeva Studios.
Balaji made his debut in Malayalam cinema through Black. Later he was cast the villain in Bhagavan (opposite Mohanlal) and Daddy Cool (opposite Mammootty).
|Kadhal Kondain||The Police Inspector||Tamil|
|2006||November Rain||Mattancherry Dada||Malayalam|
|Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu||Amudhan Sukumaran||Tamil|
|2012||12 Hours||Antony Raj||Malay|
|2013||Just Remember That||Malayalam||Filming|