Veteran director K Balachander will be honoured with the ANR International Film Award 2010 given annually by the Akkineni Nageswara Rao Trust at a function to be held at Shilpakalavedika in Hyderabad on January 11, 2011. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy will give away the award to Balachander.
Director Balachander is credited with finding talent like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Prakash Raj for the silver screen. His films Maro Charithra, Anthuleni Katha and Rudraveena are popular and critically acclaimed. He also made many TV serials