B. Lenin is an editor, writer and director who has worked in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films. Lenin entered the film industry as an assistant editor and went on to work in numerous projects before becoming an independent editor. He made his debut as a full-fledged editor through J. Mahendran's Uthiripookkal in 1979. After a few films, Lenin started working with his long-time assistant V. T. Vijayan and the duo has so far worked in over hundred films in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi films apart from an English film, Eli My Friend. As of 2013, Lenin has won five National Film Awards including the awards for Best Direction and Best Editing. He was the chairman of the Film Federation of India in 2011.