Renowned Tamil and Malayalam actor Daniel Balaji, widely known for his impactful performances, sadly passed away in Chennai at the age of 48 due to a heart attack. Under his stage name TC Balaji, he left behind a legacy of compassion and generosity that continues to inspire many.

Balaji's final act of kindness was his pledge to donate his eyes after death. Confirming this noble gesture, a trade analyst shared the news on social media, expressing admiration for the actor's selfless decision. Fans echoed these sentiments, praising him as an inspiration and a remarkable human being.

Although Balaji initially aspired to pursue direction in the film industry, he found success as an actor. Notably, he played a pivotal role in shaping the careers of aspiring talents, including actor Sundeep Kishan, who fondly recalled Balaji's unwavering support and mentorship during his early days as an assistant director.

Balaji's illustrious career spanned across Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Kannada cinema. He began as a unit production manager in Kamal Haasan's Marudhunayagam before transitioning to acting. His memorable performances in films like Kaakha Kaakha, Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, Polladhavan, Chirutha, and Muthirai showcased his versatility and talent. Additionally, he left a lasting impact on Malayalam cinema with notable roles in films such as Black and Bhagavan.

His final appearance in Mithran R Jawahar's Ariyavan in 2023 served as a testament to his dedication and passion for the craft. As the film industry mourns the loss of a remarkable talent, Daniel Balaji's legacy of kindness and generosity continues to shine bright, leaving an indelible mark on all who were touched by his work and his spirit.

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