Film producer Gandhimathi Balan Biography: Death, Daughter, Movies, Family, Age, Wife & Images

Gandhimathi Balan was an Indian film producer who worked in the Malayalam film industry (Mollywood) and produced many classic hits like Sukhamo Devi, Nombarathipoovu, Moonnam Pakkam, Panchavadipalam and Pathamudayam. This article will cover film producer Gandhimathi Balan Biography: Death, Daughter, Movies, Family, Age, Wife & Images.

Basic Biography/WikiInformation
Full nameGandhimathi Balan
Born / Date of birth
Date of Death10 April 2024
Age (at the time of Death)66
Cause of Deathage-related illness
Place of DeathKIMS Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram
Profession or Career fieldFilm Producer
Famous forProducing movies like Oonnam Pakkam, Sukhamo Devi, Panchavadippalam

Early life: Parents, Siblings

Birthplace Elanthoor village, Pathanamthitta district, Kerala
Nickname or Popular NameBalan
Father Name
Mother NameGandhimathi Devi
Brother Name
Sister Name
Zodiac sign or Sun Sign
HometownElanthoor village, Pathanamthitta district, Kerala
Last Residence / AddressTrivandrum, Kerala, India
Mother tongue / LanguageMalayalam
Food Habits and Choices
Hobbies and interests

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Physical Appearance: Height, Weight & Measurements

Old Gandhimathi Balan images
Old Gandhimathi Balan images
Physical stats & moreValues
Height (approx)in centimetres –
in feet and inches –
in metres –
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourBrown

Education Background: Qualifications

Educational Qualification/Degree

Personal life: Gandhimathi Balan Daughter, Wife, Family, Marriage

Photo of Gandhimathi Balan's daughter Sowmya Balan
Photo of Gandhimathi Balan’s daughter Sowmya Balan

Gandhimathi Balan was married to Anitha Balan. He also had two daughters named Sowmya Balan and Anantha Padmanabhan.

Balan was strictly against film piracy and founded a startup named “Alibi” to counter movie piracy. This startup was a joint venture of Gandhimathi Balan and his daughter Sowmya Balan. Sowmya currently works as the Director at Alibi Global Private Limited.

Marital statusMarried
Spouse (Wife)Anitha Balan
Past Relationship, affair (boyfriend or girlfriend)
Number of Children2 (Two daughters)
DaughterSowmya Balan and Anantha Padmanabhan

Gandhimathi Balan Death

On Wednesday, 10 April 2024, Gandhimathi Balan passed away in KIMS Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram. He was just 66 years old at the time of his death. He was undergoing treatment at this private hospital for some age-related illness. However, his exact cause of death is still unknown.

Professional Career: Filmography

Years Active1982 – 2024
  • Balan started his movie production career in his 20s. He named his film production firm after his mother’s name, Gandhimathi. Due to this Gandhimathi firm name, he later became known as Gandhimathi Balan. He backed some of the most groundbreaking movies in the Malayalam film industry.
  • Debut: He started his movie production career with his debut movie Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam (1982).
  • He produced 33 movies as a movie producer in the Malayalam film industry.
  • Not just a producer but Gandhimathi Balan was also a distributor for many well-known movies like Malootty, Irakal, Thoovanathumbikal, Manivathoorile Aayiram Sivarathrikal and Adaminte Vaariyellu.
  • Other than producing movies, Balan along with his daughter Sowmya founded a cyber-forensic startup company by the name of “Alibi”. This startup is focused on anti-piracy solutions and cyber forensic activities. It is headquartered at Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram and Sowmya Balan is the Director at Alibi Global Private Limited.
  • Balan was also a major force in founding the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (A.M.M.A). Under “A.M.M.A Show”, he organized many star-studded events.
  • He was also the owner of Dhanya-Remya theatres in Trivandrum.

Gandhimathi Balan movies

Gandhimathi Balan has produced many movies. These movies are mentioned in the table below.

YearMovie Name
1988Moonnam Pakkam
1987Nombarathi Poovu
1984Panchavadi Palam
1982Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam

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Political or Social work

Company or Institution for Social Causes
Political Party affiliation or leaning

Lifestyle: Gandhimathi Balan Net Worth, Status, Money

Gandhimathi Balan’s net worth is still unknown to the public.

Net Worth (approx)unknown

House, Bike, and Car Collection

House or other propertiesA house in Thiruvananthapuram

Likes, Preferences, and Favourites

FoodKerala cuisine
Music and Songs

Less-known facts about Gandhimathi Balan

  • Balan started his career as a movie producer in his early 20s.
  • Gandhimathi Balan was friends with legendary filmmakers like P Padmarajan, Bharathan, KG George, Joshiy and J Sasikumar.
  • Gandhimathi name was given to Balan’s mother by Mahatma Gandhi himself. Later, Balan also adopted this name and became Gandhimathi Balan after naming his production house under the same name.
  • He was also the former vice chairman of the Kerala Chalachitra Academy.

Social media accounts

Facebook pageGandhimathi Balan
X (formerly Twitter) profilen/a
Instagram pagen/a

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