Kamal Hassan is a versatile cinema personality from India appearing mostly in Tamil movies. He is an actor, screenwriter, director, playback singer and lyricist who has contributed nearly 6 decades to Indian cinema. He has been honored with many prestigious accolades including three National Film Awards and nineteen Film fare Awards for his proficiency at Indian Cinema. He is often referred to as Amitabh Bachchan of Tamil movies.
Early life and Family
Kamal Haasan was born on 7th November 1954 as Parthasarathy to a Tamil family in Paramakudi, Madras State, India. He has 3 siblings; Charuhasan, Chandrahasan, and Nalini while he is the youngest in the family. He studied at Paramakudi and later continued at Santhome, Madras.
Kamal Haasan had complicated married life. He was married to a dancer, Vani Ganapathy in 1978 but the couple separated ten years later in 1988. He then married an actress Sarika and the couple has two daughters together; Shruti Hasan, an actress by profession and Akshara Hasan. The couple got divorced in 2004. He was in a living relationship with the former actress Gautami Tadimalla till 2016 and broke up and they have a daughter named Subbalakshmi.
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— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) December 30, 2016
Kamal Hassan’s Career and Awards
Kamal was attracted towards acting and had acting skills at very small age. He was first seen on the silver screen when he was just four years old. He played as a child actor in Tamil film, Kalathur Kannamma for which he received Rashtrapathi Award for his performance. He was seen in many movies as a child actor but he took a gap and joined Hindu Higher Secondary School, Triplicane concentrating on his education.
Kamal has appeared in more than 200 Indian cinemas and has been successfully ruling the heart of millions of fans till date. He was seen with a lead part in the Malayalam Movie, “Kanyakumari” in 1974 for which he received his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Later that year, he starred a Tamil Movie, Apoorva Raagangal and received his second Filmfare Award.
Some of his other South Indian movies are; “Aakali Rajyam”(1981, Telugu), “Moondram Pirai” (1982, Tamil),”Nayakan”(1987, Tamil), “Guna” (1991, Tamil), “Thevar Magan”(1992, Tamil), “Mahanandi”(1993, Tamil) , “Anbe Sivam” (2003,Tamil), “Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu”(2006,Tamil) and many more that earned him Filmfare Awards and many other honors for his applaudable performance in the movies.
Similarly, he entered Hindi film industry starring “Ek Duuje Ke Liye” in 1981 for which he was nominated for Filmfare Best Actor Award. His other successful Hindi films are “Sadma”(1983), “Saagar” (1985), “Virasat” and “Chachi 420”(1997) that helped him establish himself in Hindi film industry as well earning him many accolades.
Kamal Hassan is considered to be a versatile actor in Indian Cinema who is recognized globally for his comic as well as serious roles in the motion pictures. He has been honored with many reputable awards like Padma Sri(1990), Padma Bhushan (2014), Ordre des Arts et des Letttres (2016), FICCI Living Legend Award (2009), CNN-IBN Award, Asianet Film Awards, National Film Awards, Life Time Achievement Awards and many more for his outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema.
Kamal Haasan is also involved in other activities related to filmmaking. He is considered as an all-around performer in the industry who has directed, produced and written many blockbuster movies. He has his own production house, RajKamal International that has produced many award-winning movies. Movies “Hey Ram”, “Virumaandi”, “Chachi 420” were under his direction and production that earned him Filmfare Awards and many other awards for his finest direction and production.
He is also the writer of many of his films including the ones mentioned above. He has a passionate interest in music works and literature. He is the lyricist and playback singer of many of the songs. He is also interested in dancing and choreography.
Caption: Kamal Hasan and his Range Rover.
Kamal Haasan is considered to be one of the richest actors in India who is counted among the highest paid actors on the planet. He has an estimated net worth of $100 million. His massive source of income is movies while he doesn’t do brand endorsements. He endorsed a single brand “Pothys” in 2015 whose income goes to the social welfare. Besides, he is also engaged in other filmmaking and literary works. He is the popular actor in India rich in every aspect.
Kamal Haasan lives a lavish life in India owning several properties in and outside the country that worth the million. He owns cars from the manufacturers like Chevrolet Camaro, Range Rover, Audi 8, Hummer H2; which are also counted as top companies in manufacturing luxury cars.
He has done investments in many projects and invested a huge amount in philanthropic works. He has a fan club that works for the betterment of HIV and cancer affected children. He is involved in various campaigns and donates a huge percent of his income to the social organizations. Currently, he is involved in Modi’s “Clean India” campaign.