Kamal Haasan is the one of the most iconic superstars present in the country. The actor will celebrate his 60th birthday on November 7th and being his die-hard fans, we will celebrate his birthday the way we know best.
Being one of the most talented actors existing in this world, yes I said world! We can only salute to him by reminiscing the best iconic movies in Bollywood that he has starred in. The actor has not limited his talents to just acting, he is a multifaceted star who is also an expert in screenwriting, directing, producing, playback singing, choreographing and also as a lyricist.
He has acted in over 200 films encompassing movies of a range of languages, from Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, Bengali and Kannada. He made his debut as a child actor in the 1959 Tamil film Kalathur Kannamma for which he won the President's Gold Medal. Right from when he was a kid, his huge list of awards and recognition had started.
He made his entry into Bollywood with Ek Duuje Ke Liye in 1981 which was directed by his mentor, K. Balachander. The film was a remake of his 1978 Telugu film Maro Charitra and the Hindi version too became a cult classic.
Thereafter Kamal acted in many Bollywood movies and each of these just proved to be one hit after another. His achievements don't end here, he has won several Indian film awards including four National Film Awards and 19 Filmfare Awards. He even received the Padma Shri in 1990 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.
He even holds the record for the submissions of highest number of films (Seven, that he has starred in) submitted by India for the Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film.
Doesn't the actor make our country proud? Wish more talented artistes like him were born in our country. Meanwhile do check out his 10 best iconic Bollywood films that have set the highest standard in the all the film industries.
This film was a remake of the Tamil film with Sridevi and Kamal as the lead actors. This 1983 Hindi movie was highly appreciated for their nuanced performances.
In this 1985 super hit movie, Kamal played the role of a thwarted lover with gusto. Not only did he win the Filmfare best actor award for this movie, he also got nominated in the best supporting actor category as well.
A 1985 film that had the three biggest stars in India at that time and even today: Rajnikanth, Haasan and Amitabh Bachchan, all in one movie. A masala potboiler, it earned Rs 32 crore at the box office in the early 1980's itself.
Ek Duuje ke Liye
This was Kamal Haasan's debut movie in Bollywood, this 1981 film was a remake of his Telugu hit Maro Charithra which ended up being a big blockbuster hit here as well.
This film got released in two languages, Hindi and Tamil and was based during the time of partition of India and Gandhi's assassination. The proud factor was that in 2000, it represented India in Oscars.
It was one of the best action meets comedy movie. Sanjeev Kumar is a rich gambler in this movie and adopts Kamal Haasan. A beautiful movie with a super sad ending.
A 1997 Hindi film which was a remake of the Tamil film Avvai Shanmughi. This was the first film which was directed by Kamal Haasan and he also starred in the movie as the main character.
Ek Nai Paheli
An emotional family drama film directed by K. Balachander. It was a remake of the Tamil classic Apoorva Raagangal directed by same person.
Sanam Teri Kasam
It was a 1982 feature film that was directed by Narendra Bedi and produced by Reena Roy's sister, Barkha Roy.
Zara Si Zindagi
A 1983 feature film directed by K. Balachander, Kamal Haasan's mentor, starring Kamal Haasan and Anita Raj. It is a remake of the Tamil hit Varumayin Niram Sivappu (1980), also directed by K. Balachander with Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in the lead roles.