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Birthday Special: List Of Kamal Haasan's Talents

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Kamal Haasan is arguably the only man in India who can be referred to as 'One Man Cinema'. The actor does many things apart from acting and does it to perfection. He has the honour of representing India at Oscars through his films the most number of times and has received innumerable number of awards. Read: Kamal Haasan Movies Which Made It To Oscar Awards!

Birthday Special: List Of Kamal Haasan's Talents

It can also be safely said that Kamal Haasan just doesn't think about cinema when he's working on it but breathes and lives with it. Cinema is a part of Kamal Haasan without which the legendary artiste might not survive.

Many say that cinema runs in his veins but ardent Kamal Haasan fans will say that Kamal Haasan is cinema as it is difficult for them to imagine cinemas without Kamal. Kamal Haasan has mastered many fine arts to make his movies look as natural as possible.

His dedication towards his work is unmatchable and always strives hard to present his movies with the most updated technology for an incredible experience when viewed as an audience. Kamal Haasan also strives hard to get under the skin of the characters portrayed by him on screen and does whatever it takes for that perfect shot.

Though Kamal Haasan is known for his acting abilities, he is as good as it can get when it comes to the other aspects of film making. Kamal Haasan is a professional dancer and a playback singer. He has proved to everyone that he can be an exceptional director as well as a producer.

He can write poems, screenplay for movies, dialogues, lyrics and much more. He has acted as an autism patient, cancer patient, mentally challenged person, as a woman, dwarf, blind, ventriloquist and the list has no boundary to it. He has even acted in a silent movie allowing his expressions to do all the talkings.

On his birthday, we present to you a list of Kamal Haasan's abilities in the world of cinema. Though listing all of his talents will take ages, we have selected the best possible ones that the actor possess. We consider this as a tribute to the legendary actor on his 60th birthday.


Much isn't required to be said about his acting skills for his movies speak volumes about it. The actor is considered as one of the finest India has ever produced and most movie lovers will agree that the statement is not a mere exaggeration.


Kamal has directed some critically acclaimed movies including Hey Ram, Virumaandi and Vishwaroopam. He also directed the Hindi version of Avvai Shanmughi featuring himself and Tabu in the lead.


Kamal Haasan's home production Raaj Kamal Films International has produced over 20 films and the Nayagan star has been successful as a producer to some extent. He has also produced Hindi and Telugu films along with Tamil movies.


Kamal Haasan has worked in many films as an assistant choreographer and the main dance master. He is a professional dancer and has learnt many dance forms including Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Western and Kuchipudi among many others.

Playback Singer

Kamal Haasan has sung in over 50 films. He has even given voice to many other actors apart from singing in his own films. He has worked with many music directors including Ilaiyaraaja and AR Rahman.

Lyricist/Dialogue Writer/Poet/Screenwriter

Kamal Haasan has many unpublished poems stacked in his house. He fears that his poems would draw criticism if published. He has also penned many film songs and dialogues. His songs 'Nee Partha' from Hey Ram and Unna Vida from Virumaandi reflect on his ability to write.


He studied ventriloquism for his 1977 film Avargal in which he is seen playing a ventriloquist. The film also has Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan's ability to embrace the character offered to him was displayed in this movie

Mridangam Player

Kamal also learned to play Mridangam out of sheer passion and his fans expect him to play the instrument in any of his upcoming movies as he plays it like a pro.

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