Padma Shri awardee Kamal Hassan celebrated his 56th birthday yesterday (November 7). Tamil Nadu Kamal Hassan Welfare Movement had organized a function to mark the occasion.
Kamal, who converted his fans association into a welfare organization, said that Tamil Nadu Kamal Hassan Welfare Movement (KHWM) came into existence some 35 years ago. When it started, the association did not have a proper draft plan. Over the years, it has developed into a good shape. Now, it has well organized system with volunteers, who are working closely with other organizations, said actor.
KHWM donated 15 tailoring machines to women, laptops to students, uniforms to auto rickshaw drivers, medicines for NGOs and other articles for physically challenged and aged people, on Kamal Hassan's birthday.
The multifaceted actor started his career in film industry at the age of four as a child artist in Kalathur Kannamma in 1959. His major breakthrough into the lead role came with the film Apoorva Raagangal. Sagara Sangamam, Nayagan, Pushpak, Thevar Magan, Indian, Hey Ram are the few notable films of nineteen times Filmfare Award winner Kamal Hassan.