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Kamal Hassan Biography

Kamal Haasan (born November 7, 1954 in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India) is an Indian film actor, script writer, and filmmaker, considered one of the leading method actors of Indian 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 number of films submitted by India in 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.

Name:Kamal Haasan

Birth Date: November 7, 1954

Father: criminal lawyer named D. Srinivasan

Mother: Rajalakshmi,

In 1978, at the age of twenty-four, Haasan met and married Vani Ganapathy, who was elder to him. Vani became costume designer for Haasan's movies. However, the pair split after ten years together. Subsequently, Haasan and Sarika married in 1988, with the pair having two children: Shruti Haasan (born 1986) and Akshara Haasan (born 1991). Sarika retired from acting roles soon after her marriage with Haasan replacing his ex-wife, Vani Ganapthy, as Haasan's costume designer. The pair filed for divorced in 2002.

Kamal Haasan made his film debut as a 6-year-old child artiste, 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 Sivaji Ganesan and M. G. Ramachandran.

National Film Awards
* 1960 — Best Child Artist for Kalathur Kannamma
* 1982 — Best Actor Award for Moondram Pirai
* 1987 — Best Actor Award for Nayagan
* 1996 — Best Actor Award for Indian
* 1986 — Best Actor Award for Saagar
* 1998 — Best Story Award for Virasat
* 1988 — Best Actor Award for Pushpak Malayalam
* 1974 — Best Actor Award for Kanyakumari
* 1978 — Best Actor Award for Yaetta
* 1975 — Best Actor Award for Apoorva Raagangal
* 1976 — Best Actor Award for Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu
* 1977 — Best Actor Award for 16 Vayadhinile
* 1978 — Best Actor Award for Sigappu Rojakal
* 1981 — Best Actor Award for Raja Paarvai
* 1991 — Best Actor Award for Guna
* 1992 — Best Actor Award for Thevar Magan
* 1995 — Best Actor Award for Kuruthipunal
* 1996 — Best Actor Award for Indian
* 2000 — Best Actor Award for Hey Ram
* 1981 — Best Actor Award for Aakali Rajyam
* 1983 — Best Actor Award for Sagara Sangamam
* 1989 — Best Actor Award for Indrudu Chandrudu
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
* 1996 — Best Actor Award for Indian
* 2006 — Best Actor Award for Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu
Nandi Awards
* 1983 — Best Actor Award for Saagara Sangamam
* 1986 — Best Actor Award for Swathi Muthyam
* 1989 — Best Actor Award for Indrudu Chandrudu
Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
* 2004 — Best Film Award for Virumaandi
Special honours
* 1990 — Padma Shri
* 2005 — Honorary Doctorate
* 2007 — FICCI Living Legend -Useful Contents-Given Below

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