R Balakrishnan, aka R. Balki is a noted ad professional as the chairperson and chief creative officer, Lowe Lintas.
He started his career with Mudra at the age of 23. And it all happened by fluke, according to him. His main passion has always been film making and after college, he even applied to the Madras film institute to do a course in direction. However, he did not like the panel that interviewed him as according to him, they asked really stupid questions. So he walked out. After this, he got into the Masters in Computer Application (MCA) course in a college, which was right opposite the film institute. He always liked computers, so he thought, that he could do well in this course. After studying there for three years, he was thrown out in the last year because ...» read full biography