Tamil Actor Kamal Hassan Profile

Actor Name: Kamal

Actor Full Name: Kamal Hassan

Family: Srinivasan Iyer-Father, Rajalakshmi-Mother, Charu and Chandra- two brothers, Shruti and Akshara-his daughters

Date of birth: November 7th, 1954

Born and Brought up in:  Paramakkudi of Ramanathapuram District

First Film: Kalathoor Kannamma in Tamil

Lanuguages acted in:  Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi

Special Talent: Classical Dance

Awards

Padmashree, Kalaimamani Awards and states awards from Tamil Nadu government.  National award for best actor for Mundram Pirai (1963), Nayakan 1988 and Indian 1996.

Based in the south Indian film industry Kamal Haasan is a highly acclaimed and highly versatile Indian film actor. He a was born to Rajalakshmi and Srinivasan as their fourth and youngest child. Kamal’s  all three sibling has the suffix Haasan as a sign of his friendship to one Mr. Haasan.

He entered the film world as a child actor at the tender age of 6 in the film Kalathur Kannamma and has been associated with the film world since then.  Kamal Haasan learnt the fine arts in his early years instead of school work.

When he was a teenager, he started working as an assistant choreographer in movies and it was during this time that his long and fruitful association with notable Tamil film director, K. Balachander began.

Kamal’s acting career spreads over four decades.  Kamal is known in the Indian film industry for his talent and versatility he has capably played a diversity of characters in his films. Kamal has appeared in movies made in six languages, including the four major South Indian languages – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. Kamal other forays were into the North Indian movie indusrty via Hindi and Bengali films. He is also an actor, director, producer, screenplay writter, lyricst, comedian, dancer, singer. Kamal acted in commercialised films for a major portion of his career, but then moved away from the purely commercial ventures. Kamal is also a trained playback singer and sometimes pens the lyrics for the soundtracks of some of his recent films. He is also an able performer of the Bharatanatyam dance form. Kamal had assisted in choreography early in his career and he is easily the greatest actor Tamil cinema has ever produced.He is a three-time winner of the National Film Award for Best Actor for the films Nayagan, Moondram Pirai, and Indian. Kamal also won the national award for Best Child Actor for his performance in Kalathoor Kannamma. Kamal has also received the best actor award at the Asian Film festivals held in 1983 and 1985 for Saagara Sangamam and Swathi Muthyam respectively. Six of Kamal movies have been sent as India’s official entry to the Oscars- The only actor to achieve this feat in the sub-continent. He has won the Filmfare awards 18 times. Kamal was awarded the fourth highest recognition given to Indian civilians – the Padmashri in 1990. Kamal was conferred an honorary doctorate by Sathyabama Deemed University, Chennai in 2005.

He has won a total of 171 awards which is more than any other actor in the world living or dead. Kamal was named as kalaignani meaning – an idiol of art, by M. Karunanidhi for his classical work towards tamil cinema.

In Kamal upcoming film Dasavatharam, he is playing 10 different roles, an act which is the second of its kind in the world, after the Tamil movie Dambachari (1936). Kamal  was married to Vani Ganapathy and later married Sarika with whom he has two daughters (Shruthi and Akshara) and with whom he is now separated.

210 comments

  1. Hai kamal ji, I love all your films, from aadu puli aatam’s madan’s style to I am the hero and the villain in viswaroopam.

    hats of you ji

    my hearties advance 60th birthday wishes to you and expect more films from you.

    tku

  2. Hello Sir,

    I like you very much a super hero in tamil film industry. My hus looks like you in early stages in 80’s so i married him. Lived a life smooth. take care

  3. Your recent movie Pabanasam is superb. Viswaropam was taken criticising muslims. In this it looks like you support their good qualities to certain extent. I salute your intellect.

  4. Hi. Kamalgi,

    I have seen all the comments from various people appreciating you. But I do not know whether u have read all the comments. I too a great fan of you from your first film. I use to read all the information in papers and books and will be very happy to read and know about you. Let god give u strength and confidence for your future endeavors.

  5. Good mng sir.Today very problems in tirupur DT and erode district and Coimbatore district all school and college buses are take over to AIADMK mgr meeting in palladam area.All school and colleges are leave.very very darcher in all limited transport deptmnt and school colleges management.Aiadmk all type of leaders over darcher.please quick statment for your side…..immediate action sirpls…

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