Ad man turned filmmaker, R. Balki is a director, screenwriter, and producer who rose to fame with his maiden directorial venture Cheeni Kum. Former Group Chairman of one of the most popular and biggest advertising agencies in India, Lowe Lintas, R. Balki started his career with Mudra at the age of 23. During his advertising career, he developed revolutionary and super hit campaigns for several renowned brands like ‘Daag Achche Hain’ for Surf Excel and ‘Walk When You Talk’ for the Idea Cellular network.
His passion however has always been filmmaking and in 2009 he made Paa, which turned out to be one of the biggest hits of his career. His other notable directorial ventures include Dear Zindagi and Pad Man.