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Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan

Biography:  Kamal Haasan  aka  Kamal Hassan , well known as Universal Hero by the fans, a Tamilian by birth, is an Indian film actor and director, considered among the leading method actors of Tamil cinema. Hassan is known for winning several Indian film awards, including National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards, and has the distinction of being the actor with the most films submitted by India in the contest for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In addition to acting and directing, he is a screenwriter, lyricist, playback singer, and choreographer. His film production company, Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films. Kamal Haasan's breakthrough into lead acting came with his role in the 1975 drama Apoorva Raagangal, in which he played a rebellious youth in love with an older woman. He secured his first Indian National Film Award for his portrayal of a guileless school teacher who tends to be a childlike amnesiac in 1982's Moondram Pirai. He was particularly noted for his performance in Mani Ratnam's Godfatheresque Nayagan (1987), which was ranked by Time magazine as one of the 100 best films of all time. Early Career Kamal Haasan made his film debut as a 6-year-old child artist, in the 1960 film, Kalathur Kannamma, directed by A. Bhimsingh. He was cast along with the veteran Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan in the film, which won him the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. He acted as a child actor in five other Tamil films in the subsequent few years, co-starring with popular actors of the era, including Sivaji Ganesan and M. G. Ramachandran. Classic Period Kamal Haasan first received a regional Filmfare Award for acting for his role in the Malayalam film Kanyakumari (1974). In the next four years, he won six regional Best Actor Filmfare Awards, including four consecutive Best Tamil Actor Awards. After a series of less-successful films, he acted in director K. Balachander's Apoorva Raagangal, an exploration of age-gap relationships; the film is also known for introducing another prominent Tamil actor, Rajinikanth. Following his increased prominence in the latter half of the 1970s, Haasan was considered a major Tamil film star at the turn of the decade. His popular pairing with the actress Sridevi continued with Guru and Varumayin Niram Sigappu in 1980. Both films were blockbuster successes for these actors. Kamal Haasan also made guest/cameo appearances, such as in the Rajinikanth film Thillu Mullu; Rajinikanth had previously appeared in some of Kamal Haasan's previous films. Haasan's 100th career film appearance was in 1981's Raja Paarvai, which also marked his debut in film production. Despite this film's relatively poor reception at the cinemas, his portrayal of a blind session violinist earned him a Filmfare Award. His next acting role in Ek Duuje Ke Liye, became his first Hindi-language film. Following a two-year hiatus in Indian cinema, Haasan opted against reviving his magnum opus, Marudhanayagam, and filmed his second directorial venture, Hey Ram, a period drama told in flashback with a semi-fictional plot centering around India's Partition and the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Marriage He married actresses Vani Ganapathi first and later Sarika who bore him two children: Akshara Haasan and Shruthi Haasan. He divorced her and started living in with Gauthami, another famous Indian film actress of yesteryears. They were separated in 2016 from their live-in relationship. Politics Kamal Haasan formally launched his political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, on February 21, 2018. The party's flag displays six joined hands in a circle in alternate red and white colours with a white star at its center on a black background.
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Kamal Haasan Movies

Movie Director
as Actor
Mahesh Narayanan Jul 2025
as Actor
Shankar Jan 2025
as Actor
Anbariv Nov 2025

Kamal Haasan: Age, Net Worth, Movies, Family, and Personal Details

Kamal Haasan

Name Kamal Haasan
Profession(s) Main Profession
Actor, Producer, Singer, Production Banner

Other Profession
Model, Politician, Presenter
Date Of Birth 07 Nov 1954
Age 70
Birth Place Paramakudi, Ramnathapuram Dist
Current Residence Alwarpet, Chennai, India
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
Height 170 cm
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Hobbies Reading

Kamal Haasan Family

Father D Srinivasan (Lawyer)
Mother Rajalakshmi
Sibling Chandrahasan, Charuhasan (Actor), Nalini Ragu

Vani Ganapathy (m. 1978; div. 1988)

Children Shruti Haasan, Akshara Haasan

Kamal Haasan Education

Education Qualification 8th Standard

Kamal Haasan Net Worth

Net Worth 388 Crore

Kamal Haasan Favourite

Actor Shivaji Ganesan and Nagesh
Food Karimeen Fish
Actress Sri Devi and Sri Priya
Movies Bicycle Thief and Sholay

Kamal Haasan Debut Movies

Tamil Kalathur Kannamma
Telugu Maro Charitra
Kannada Kokila
Hindi Ek Duuje Ke Liye

Kamal Haasan Awards

Year Award Category status movie
2019 Retailers Association of India (RAI) The Legend of Indian Cinema Award Winner
2019 Centurion University of Technology and Management Honorary doctorate Winner
2018 Galatta Tamil Game Changer of the Year Winner

Kamal Haasan Unknown Facts

  • The only actor from India to have acted in movies in all six major Indian film languages—Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bengali—is Kamal Haasan.
  • The only person with 19 Filmfare honours is Kamal Haasan. He is the first actor to receive recognition from the Filmfare Awards for both Best Actor and Best Supporting actor for the same movie, Saagar.
  • At the age of four, Kamal Haasan began his acting career as a child star and earned the coveted President's Gold Medal for his performance in Kalathur Kannamma.
  • The first Tamil star to donate proceeds from his fan clubs to charitable causes was Haasan. He was awarded the first Abraham Kovoor National Prize in 2004 for his contributions.
  • Kamal Haasan has received the most nominations, with seven films being considered for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
  • He is the only actor to have 10 different faces in a single picture of Dasavathaaram.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Kamal Haasan

  • The age of Kamal Haasan in the 2024 was 70.

  • The Kamal Haasan's was born in Paramakudi, Ramnathapuram Dist.

  • The DOB for Kamal Haasan was 07 Nov 1954.

  • The Kamal Haasan is approximately 170 cm tall.

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  • Kamal Haasan is best known for the films Moondram Pirai and Indian.

  • The only actor from India to have acted in movies in all six major Indian film languages—Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bengali—is Kamal Haasan. and The only person with 19 Filmfare honours is Kamal Haasan. He is the first actor to receive recognition from the Filmfare Awards for both Best Actor and Best Supporting actor for the same movie, Saagar..

  • The Kamal Haasan had 388 Crore's worth of wealth.

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  • The educational background of Kamal Haasan was 8th Standard.

  • Ek Duuje Ke Liye was Kamal Haasan first movie in Bollywood

  • The Kamal Haasan Instagram account is iKamalHaasan.

  • The Kamal Haasan Twitter handle is ikamalhaasan.

  • Kamal Haasan's next feature film with Mahesh Narayanan.

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