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Bigg Boss Tamil Season 2 Contestant Thadi Balaji Biography

From Supporting Roles to Bigg Boss Tamil Controversies

Thadi Balaji: The Journey of a Versatile Actor and Television PersonalityThadi Balaji

Thadi Balaji, also known as Dhadi Balaji, is a prominent figure in the Indian Tamil television and film industry. With a career spanning over two decades, he has made his mark through his versatile acting skills and engaging television presence. From his controversial stint in Bigg Boss Tamil 2 to his comedic roles in films, Thadi Balaji’s journey is both eventful and noteworthy.

Early Life and Personal Life

Born on 17th February 1972, Thadi Balaji ventured into the entertainment industry with a passion for acting. In 2009, he married Nithya, and their marriage lasted until 2017 when they went through a publicized divorce. The divorce was marked by accusations and controversies, with Nithya accusing Thadi Balaji of torturing her and their daughter.

Career Beginnings: Television and Films

Thadi Balaji’s career began in the late 1990s when he made his acting debut in the 1997 film “Nandhini.” Although he started with supportive roles in films like “Nilaave Vaa,” “Vaali,” and “Thulladha Manamum Thullum,” his breakthrough came with the TV serial “Mayavi Marichan” in 1999. This serial, aired on Sun TV, showcased his acting prowess and paved the way for more opportunities in the television industry.

Rise to Prominence: Television Shows and Anchoring

Thadi Balaji’s popularity soared when he served as a judge on the comedy premiere show “Kalakka Povathu Yaaru?” alongside Erode Mahesh, Priyanka Deshpande, Mimicry Sethu, and Aarthi. His wit and humor resonated with the audience, making him a household name. Additionally, he anchored the Vijay TV show “Naduvula Konjam Disturb Pannuvom” with Erode Mahesh, earning accolades and nominations for his hosting skills.

Bigg Boss Tamil 2 Controversy

In 2018, Thadi Balaji entered the Bigg Boss Tamil 2 house as one of the fifteen contestants alongside his then-wife Nithya. Their presence in the reality show sparked controversies, especially due to their tumultuous relationship and publicized divorce. Thadi Balaji’s disputes and arguments with Nithya inside the house became a focal point of the season, garnering both attention and criticism.

Notable Films

While making his mark in the television industry, Thadi Balaji also appeared in several Tamil films in supporting roles. Some of his notable film credits include:

  • Nandhini (1997)
  • Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1999) as Hero’s Friend
  • Sachein (2005) as Himself
  • Mozhi (2007) as Watchman
  • Lingaa (2014) as Linga’s Friend
  • Kaththi Sandai (2016) as Boothri’s Assistant

Awards and Recognitions

Thadi Balaji’s contributions to the television industry have not gone unnoticed. He was nominated for the Vijay Television Awards for Favourite Anchor Male and won the Vijay Television Awards for Favourite Anchor Pair Non-Fiction alongside Erode Mahesh for “Naduvula Konjam Disturb Pannuvom.”

Filmography Highlights


  • 1997: Nandhini
  • 1998: Nilaave Vaa as Kicha
  • 1999: Vaali
  • 1999: Thulladha Manamum Thullum as Hero’s Friend
  • 2001: Thamizhan as Hero’s Friend
  • 2004: Cameo in “new” as a fruits seller
  • 2005: Sachein as Himself
  • 2007: Mozhi as Watchman
  • 2010: Sura as Fake Policeman
  • 2014: Lingaa as Linga’s Friend
  • 2016: Kaththi Sandai as Boothri’s Assistant


  • Mayavi Marichan
  • Kalakkapovathu Yaaru
  • Sirippu Da
  • Naduvula Konjam Disturb Pannuvom
  • Bigg Boss Tamil 2


Thadi Balaji’s journey in the entertainment industry is a mix of successes, controversies, and versatility. From his impactful roles in films to his engaging presence on television shows like Bigg Boss Tamil 2 and Kalakka Povathu Yaaru, he has left a lasting impression on audiences. Despite the challenges he faced in his personal life, Thadi Balaji continues to be a prominent figure in the Tamil entertainment industry.

Name: Thadi Balaji

Other Name: Dhadi Balaji

Evicted: Bigg Boss Tamil Season 2 – Evicted on Day 98

Season Host: Kamal Haasan

Network: Star Vijay

Number of Days: 105

Number of Contestants: 17

Premier Date: 17 June 2018

Prize Money:

Other Prizes (if any):

Date of Birth (DOB): Feb 17, 1978

Birth Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Settled Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Profession/Occupation: Actor, Anchor, Comedian

Education: Graduate



Spouse: Nithya Balaji

Children: Poshika (Daughter) 





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