Coming from a film-connected family, he is known as a very hard-working person, but despite the good roles that he played, his Tamil movies failed to strike a chord with audiences. But Lady Luck smiled on him in Malayalam movies and he"s very busy with dozens of movies on hand, with yet more releasing all the time.
Musafir (Malayalam) opposite Mamta Mohandas saw Bala in a role with shades of gray. In Omkaaran (Malayalam), he enacted the role of a dark-complexioned deaf-mute, for which he got rave reviews. Lakshana was his love interest in that movie. His next movie, Sembada (Malayalam), will also be with Lakshana; Sridevika will be the other female lead and Robin Thirumalla will be directing it. Incidentally, the director has also composed the music, calling himself Musafir. This movie is raising very high expectations as the Bala-Lakshana duo had previously created waves at the box-office.
Anbu Bala also has a guest appearance in Ringtone where he stars opposite Megha. Magan is another movie that he has just signed up and Jayalal is all set to direct it. The movie revolves around an entirely new concept and has received a fresh treatment from the makers.
Bala will make his first foray into Telugu with Chapter 6. The hunt for the heroine is on. Following the recent trend of Telugu movies that are simultaneously being produced in Tamil, Chapter 6 will be made in Tamil too.