Kamal Haasan is an Indian actor, director, screenwriter, and producer who works primarily in the Tamil film industry. He has also worked in Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films. Haasan has won several awards including three National Film Awards and nineteen Filmfare Awards. He is one of the most influential actors in Indian cinema.
Born on November 7, 1954, in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India, Kamal Haasan is the youngest of four children. His father, D. Srinivasan, was a lawyer and his mother, Rajalakshmi, was a housewife. Haasan’s brothers are Charuhasan and Chandrahasan, and his sister is Pushpavalli. He had his primary education at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai and his secondary education at Hindu Higher Secondary School, Chennai.
After school, Haasan worked as a journalist for a Tamil magazine called Ananda Vikatan. He then began acting in plays and soon made his film debut in the Tamil film Kalathur Kannamma (1960). Haasan has since appeared in over 200 films in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada. Some of his most notable films include Moondram Pirai (1982), Nayakan (1987), Indian (1996), Virumaandi (2004), and Viswaroopam (2013).
In addition to acting, Haasan has also worked as a director, screenwriter, and producer. He made his directorial debut with the Tamil film Chachi 420 (1997). Haasan has also written the screenplays for several of his films including Nayakan (1987) and Thevar Magan (1992). He has produced several films including Anbe Sivam (2003) and Virumaandi (2004).
Haasan has won several awards throughout his career including three National Film Awards and nineteen Filmfare Awards. In addition to his acting career, Haasan is also a philanthropist and social activist. He has been involved in several charitable organizations and has also started his own foundation called the Kamal Haasan Foundation which works towards the welfare of underprivileged children.
கல்விக் கூடங்களில் நிகழும் அத்துமீறல்களுக்கு முற்றுப்புள்ளி எப்போது வைக்கப்போகிறோம்? லாவண்யாவின் மரணத்திற்குப் பொறுப்பேற்கப் போவது யார்? pic.twitter.com/9FQuels71E
Kamal Haasan has been married twice. His first marriage was to Vani Ganapathy in 1978 which ended in divorce in 1988. He then married Sarika Thakur in 1988 and they have two daughters together named Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan. Kamal Haasan currently resides in Chennai, Tamil Nadu with his family.
$100 million, $100 million
Date Of Birth
November 7, 1954, November 7, 1954
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Screenwriter, Playback Singer, Lyricist, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Choreographer, Songwriter, Kadhali Kadhali, Ithazhil Kathai, Punjai Undu, Screenwriter, Playback Singer, Lyricist, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Choreographer, Songwriter, Kadhali Kadhali, Ithazhil Kathai, Punjai Undu
Hindu Higher Secondary School, Hindu Higher Secondary School
National Film Award for Best Actor, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil, Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu, Vijay Award for Favourite Hero, Kalaimamani, Filmfare Award...
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Strangely, one of the greatest rationalists of this world has been turned into a god: Buddha.
I haven't got a degree. So, I've never stopped learning. When you get a degree, and wear that square hat with tassels on it, you think you've done it and you lean back. There is a certain amount of complacency that comes with achievement. What you perceive is achievement. When you don't, when you are insecure all the time, that's when you constantly forage for knowledge in the extra-mural dump.
The closest I feel to is Dustin Hoffman who shares many of my paradoxes. Physical appearance to begin with.
A London editor once told me that the best way to put news hounds off your scent is to lie inventively
Dev Anand and Kamal Hasan were to do a film together titled Do Diwaane Pyar Ki, it was an outside production, but this film was shelved. It was to be made by Prakash Verma, who wrote the story of Loot Maar.
Starred in the shelved film "Jigar" (1985).Starring Kamal Haasan, Vijeta Pandit.
Starred in Krishna Shah's shelved project " TAJ" opposite Kareena Kapoor.The film was to be based on the Taj Mahal. The film folded up during the scripting process in 2000.
Uncle to actor Gautam Kanthadai.
When Anil Kapoor was approached for Taal, he suggested to Subhash Ghai that only Kamal Hassan suited the role.
Rajkumar Santoshi wrote Ghayal and Ghatak for Kamal Hassan. Due to no producer's willing to back the film , he changed the star cast.
Kamal Hasan became the first Indian actor to get a 1 crore as his salary for a single film in 1994. It was Rajesh Khanna who was alone the highest paid Indian actor in India from 1970-1987 and Amitabh shared the status of being highest paid Indian actor with Rajesh Khanna from 1980-87 and Kamal Hasan became alone the highest paid Indian actor from 1988-1998 and shares the same tag of highest paid Indian actor with Rajnikanth from 1999-2013.
Former partner of actress/dancer Vani Ganpati.
Did daredevil stunts for the film, Abhay (2001), where he did bungee jumping. Severely injured his back whilst filming.
Met action superstar Jackie Chan for the first time, when the latter came to the audio launch of Hassan's latest thriller, Dasavatharam in April of 2008. Hassan confessed to have been a huge fan of Chan, and admitted at the audio launch that he had during his career, tried emulating Jackie Chan's stunts, resulting in 32 fractures to his body.
Has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and Hindi films.
Trained in the classical Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam.
Seven movies that he has starred in have been sent to represent India in Oscars for Best foreign movie category, highest by any Indian.
Gets his wife/girlfriend to do costumes for his films