Director Bala receiving the Best Director award for Naan Kadavul from the honourable President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patel at the 56th National Film Awards (2010) held in Delhi.
Right from the beginning of his career as a filmmaker, Bala has won numerous awards in India and now, across the globe for his hard-hitting realistic films. Technicians and actors associated with him have also received recognition, accolades and applause from both, the public and film critics. One of such award that is a dream for many associated with films is the National Film Awards, the most prominent film award presented by the Government of India. By far, Bala and his team have won a total of 6 awards in various categories.
- Best Feature Film in Tamil for Sethu at the 47th National Film Awards
- Best Actor for Vikram in Pithamagan at the 51st National Film Awards
- Best Director for Naan Kadavul at the 56th National Film Awards
- Best Makeup for Sasi & Dasarathan for Naan Kadavul at the 56th National Film Awards
- Best Costume Design for Poornima Ramaswamy for Paradesi at the 60th National Film Awards
- Best Music Direction (Background Score) for Ilayaraaja for Tharai Thappattai at the 63rd National Film Awards