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Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan's Biography

Kamal Haasan

Name: Kamal Haasan

Birthday: 7th November 1954

Zodiac: Scorpio

Marital Status: Kamal Haasan has gone into a live in relation with actress Gouthami Tadimalla in the year 2004. The rumour is they have secretly married in a foreign country and it is kept a secret.

Interesting Facts: Kamal Haasan first marriage was with Classical Dancer Vani Ganapathi in the year 1978.

He again in 1998 married for the second time with Sarika Haasan without the consent of his elders. Kamal has two children Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan from this marriage. They finally divorced in 2004.

Trivia: Kamal Haasan is a screenwriter, producer, film actor and a director altogether.

His skills have titled him as “the first, and perhaps the last, complete hero in Indian Cinema”.

Kamal Haasan’s service to Indian Cinema has given him the honour of Padma Shri.

The hero was the first of all to convert fan clubs to welfare organizations. He was well involved in social services in the Kamal Narpani Iyakkam. The organisation includes works like donation of educational materials to school students, organising eye and blood donation camps.

He has received the first Abraham Kavoor National Award for Humanist Activities And Secular Life in 2004. He was moreover a project ambassador of Hridayaragam 2010 which was a fund raising organisation for orphans who are HIV/AIDS affected.

He in 2010 generated a cancer relief fund for children and gave roses to cancer affected children at Sri Ramchandra University in Porur, Chennai.

Kamal Haasan was involved in running Mayyam, a magazine sponsored by Kamal Haasan Welfare Association.

His fan association has collected his views regarding child and drug abuse, cinema, Kashmir conflict and published it in the book named Thedi Theerpon Va (Come, Let’s Solve Together).

The Universal Hero did his first debut at the age of six years and won National Film Award and also Rashtrapati Award.

Kamal Haasan records to be the highest number of National Film Award winner.

He stands at highest among the Indians whose three movies have been selected in Oscars to represents India in the category of Best Foreign Movie.

The star is a trained Indian Classical Bharatnatyam dancer.

Kamal Haasan became the CNN-IBN Indian of the year of 2010 and also was honoured with FICCI Living Legend in the year 2009. The Tamil Nadu Government garlanded Haasan with Kalaimamani in 1980 for his contributions to the film industry of Tamil.

In the year 2010 the Kerala Government honoured Kamal Haasan for his 50 years completion in Indian Film Industry. He was moreover presented with Special Honour by United Progressive Alliance Government for 50 years completion.

Moreover he owns a production company named Rajkamal International.

He also has taken assistance for make-up under Micheal Westmore.

Awards- The mega star has won numerous awards. The list follows- Filmfare Best Story Award(1998) for Virasat (1997), Filmfare Best Actor Award(1986) for Saagar (1985), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (2001) for Hey Ram (2000), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1997) for Hindustani (1996), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1996) for Kuruthipunal (1996), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1993) for Thevar Magan (1992), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1992) for Guna (1992), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1990) for Apoorva Sagodharargal (1982), Filmfare Award South Best Film Telegu Film Industry (1990) for Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989),  Filmfare Award South Telegu Film Industry (1990) for Indrudu Chandrudu (1982), Filmfare Award South Kannada Film Industry (1988) for The Love Chariot (1987), Filmfare Award South Telegu Film Industry (1984) for Sagara Sangamam (1983), Filmfare  Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1983) for Moondram Pirai (1982), Filmfare  Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1982) for Raaja Paarvai (1981), Filmfare Award South Telegu Film Industry for Aakali Rajyam (1981), Filmfare  Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1981) for Varumayin Niram Sigappu (1980), Filmfare  Award South Best Actor Malayalam Film Industry (1979) for Eeta (1978), Filmfare  Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1979) for Sigappu Rojakkal (1978), Filmfare Award South Telegu Film Industry (1979) for Mara Charithra (1978), Filmfare  Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1978) for Pathinaru Vayathinile (1977), Filmfare  Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1976) for Apoorva Raagangal (1975), National Film Awards (Silver Lotus Award) Best Actor (1997) for Hindustani (1996), National Film Awards (Silver Lotus Award) Best Feature Film In Tamil(1993) for Thevar Magan (1992) and shared it with Bharathan, National Film Awards (Silver Lotus Award) Best Actor (1988) for Nayakan (1987), National Film Awards (Silver Lotus Award) Best Actor (1983) for Moondram Pirai (1982), National Film Awards (Silver Lotus Award) Best Child Artist (1960) for Kalathur Kannamma (1960), Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Best Of Puchon Best Film (2004) for Virumandi (2004), Star Screen Awards Best Story Writer (1997) for Virasat (1997), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (1977) for 16 Vayathinile (1977), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (1980) for Varumayin Niram Sivappu (1980), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (1982) for Moondram Pirai (1982), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (1989) for Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Second Best Film (1992) for Thevar Magan (1992), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (1992) for Thevar Magan (1992), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (1996) for Indian (1996), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (2006) for Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (2008) for Dasavathaaram (2008), Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema (2006), Vijay Awards Most Popular Hero Of The Year (2008) for Dasavathaaram (2008), Vijay Awards Best Villain Award (2008) for Dasavathaaram (2008), Vijay Awards Best Comedian Award (2008) for Dasavathaaram (2008), Vijay Awards Best Story-Screenplay Writer Award (2008) for Dasavathaaram (2008), V.Shantaram Awards Special Award (2002) for Pammal K.Sambandam (2002), Zee Cine Award Best Actor In Comic Role (1997) for Chachi 420 (1997), Asianet Jury Award (2009), International Film Festival Of Korea Director In Focus (2004) for Virumaandi (2004), International Film Festival Rotterdam Director In Focus (2000) for Hey Ram (2000), Nandi Awards Best Actor (1983) for Saagara Sangamam (1983), Nandi Awards Best Actor (1986) for Swathi Muthyam (1986), Nandi Awards Best Actor (1989) for Indrudu Chandrudu (1989), BFJA Awards Best Actor In A Supporting Role (1986) for Saagar (1985), BFJA Awards Most Outstanding Work Of The Year (2001) for Hey Ram (2000).

The list of winning continues with the list of nominations in Filmfare Awards Best Actor (1981) for Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981), Filmfare Awards Best Actor (1983) for Sadma (1983), Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor (1985) for Saagar (1985), Filmfare Awards Best Actor (1997) for Chachi 420 (1997), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil (2003) for Anbe Sivam (2003), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil (2008) for Dasavathaaram (2008), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil (2009) for Unnai Pol Oruvan (2009), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Telegu (2009) for Eeenadu (2009), V.Shantaram Awards Best Actor Tamil (2008) for Dasvathaaram (2008).

Biography: The versatile actor was born in Paramakudi of Tamil Nadu to mother Rajlakshmi and father D.Srinivasan who was a criminal lawyer. He did his schooling from Holy Angels Convent School and later from Hindu High School in Triplicane.

His career at tinsel town began at the early age of six. He did his debut as a child artist in the film Kalathur Kannamma (1959). The debut was successful and thus yielded him with five more films as child actor.

The support of his family yielded his interest in this field and thus he joined T.K.S Nataka Sabha, a theatre repertory. This joining stirred his interest in make-up.

After seven years hiatus from the B-town he was back to the industry as the technical crew member. Still he played supporting roles. His debut as an adult was with Maanavan (1970) where he was present in a dancing shot. He did supporting role and assistant directing in the film Annai Velankani (1971). He also played in the film Arangetram (1973). His antagonistic roles include the films Sollathaan Ninaikkiren (1973) and Gumasthavin Magal (1974). Kamal Haasan played his first serious role in Aval Oru Thodar Kothai (1974). He also did a supporting actor role that year in Naan Avan Illai (1974).

His debut in Malyalam industry was through Kanyakumari (1974). Kamal Haasan broke into Tamil films with Apoorva Raangangal.

His success in the south brought him films like Manmadha Leelai (1976), Oru Oodhappu Kar Simittugiradhu (1976), Moondru Mudichu (1976), Avargal (1977), 16 Vayathinile (1977), Kokila (1977).

He made his Telegu debut with Katha Kaadu (1979) which was a remake of Avargal (1977). His debut as a lead in Telegu industry was with Maro Charithra (1978).

Kamal Haasan in the year 1977 also acted in the film Kabita, a Bengali film.

He played a psychopathic sexual killer in the anti-hero thriller Sigappu Rojakkal (1978).

Kamal Haasan did a cameo role in Rajnikanth’s Thillu Mullu (1981). He continued his pairing with Sridevi in Varumayin Niram Sigappu (1980) after 16 Vayathinile (1977).

The man of South came to blast B-town with his debuting film Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981) which was a remake of Maro Charithra (1978). The film Raja Paarvai (1981) marked his debut in the film production and also his 100th film appearance.

He lated appeared in the role of an amnesia patient in Sadma (1983), the Hindi version of Moondram Pirai (1982).

He did Bollywood flicks that include Zara Si Zindagi (1983), Yeh To Kamal Ho Gaya (982), Sagara Sangamam (1983), Raj Tilak (1984), Saagar (1985), Geraftaar (1985).

Kamal Haasan did his first sequal with the film Japanil Kalyanaraman (1979), the previous of the lot being Kalyanaraman (1985).

His other southern films include Swathi Muthyam (1985), Punnagai Mannan (1986), Vetri Vizha (1987), Nayagan (1987). These films were heavily dubbed into other southern languages due to Haasan’s popularity.

His endeavour extended to his only silent film and a black comedy Pushpak (1987).

Kamal Haasan also acted in Unnal Mudiyum Thambi (1988), Sathya (1988), Apoorva Sagodhararga (1989), Indrudu Chandrudu (1989), Chanakyan (1989).

Micheal Madhana Kamarajan (1990) showed the comic upleafment and writing skills of the universal hero.

He again shifted to serious acting with Thevar Magan (1992) and Guna (1991). The film Thevar Magan due to its blockbustering success was remade in Hindi as Virasat (1997).

He followed his career with films- Singaravelan (1992), Maharasan (1993), Mahanadi (1994), Nammavar (1994), Sathi Leelavathi (1995), Subha Sankalpam (1995), Kuruthipunal (1995), Indian (1996), Kaadhala Kaadhala (1998).

The Chachi 420 (1998) was the remake of Avvai Shahmughi (1996) which was inspired by English movie Mrs. Doubtfire (1993).

His directorial debut was with the film Marudhanayagam, o biopic of Mohammed Yusuf Khan that was started in 1997 but was left incomplete due to schedule problems. His directorial venture continued with Hey Ram (2000) which was critically acclaimed, Virumaandi (2004) that brought hi, awards, Marmayogi which after a year of production became stalled.

Then he shifted to the comedy movie Thenali (2000) and it continued to Aalavandhan (2001). Though the later failed but it was followed by the comedy series of successful films- Pammal K. Sambandam (2002), Panchathantiram (2002).

Kamal Haasan’s other films include Anbe Sivam (2003), Vasool Raja MBBS (2004), Mumbai Express (2005), Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006), Dasavathaaram (2008).

His producing venture begun with Unnaipol Oruvan (2009) which had her daughter Shruti Haasan as the music director.

Moreover Kamal Haasan wrote screenplay and dialogues for the film Manmadan Ambul (2010).

Kamal has not only played his role in screen but also off the screen as writer of stories in films Raja Paarvai (1981), Manmadhan Ambu (2010) and many more.

He also tried his hands on lyrics writing in cinemas Hey Ram (2000), Virumaandi (2004), Manmadhan Ambu (2010), Unnai Pol Oruvan (2009).

Kamal Haasan has also sung in more than seventy songs in Telegu, Malyalam, Hindi, English and Tamil.

Recently the star is working on his fourth directorial film Vishwaroopam which follows the lines of the Hollywood spy thriller Mission Impossible series. The film is supposed to release on October this year.

His other upcoming movie is Poi staring megastar Rajnikanth and the movie is hoped to release on December 2012.

The upcoming movie list continues with Amar Hain, a film against political corruption. The film will be produced, directed and performed by Kamal Haasan.

Kamnal Haasan has also a Hollywood project in hand as his debut in Holly world as director and scriptwriter. The movie is said to be produced by Barrie Osborne and his opposite would be played by a seven year old girl.

The name in the world stands as a legend and will ever sparkle like glitters.

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    Kamal Haasan during the closing ceremony of the 4th Jagran Film Festival
    Kamal Haasan during the closing ceremony of the 4th Jagran Film Festival
    Kamal Haasan At Vishwaroopam Movie Press Conference
    Kamal Haasan At Vishwaroopam Movie Press Conference
    Kamal Haasan At Vishwaroop Movie Press Meet Event
    Kamal Haasan At Vishwaroop Movie Press Meet Event
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