Basic Information About Kamal Haasan
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Screenwriter, Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Singer, Writer, Songwriter, Choreographer, Playback Singer|
|Date of birth||1954-11-07 (69 years old)|
|Place of birth||Paramakudi|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Kamal Haasan happens to be the one and only Indian actor bagging more than 19 Filmfare awards.|
He is fluent in Tamil, English, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Bengali, Kannada and French.
Kamal Haasan has a unique distinction of sung song for 14 Music Composers.
|Spouse||Sarika - (1988 - 2002) (divorced) (2 children)|
Vani Ganpati - (1978 - 1988) (divorced)
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Kamal Haasan win?
Kamal Haasan's Movie/Shows Salary
|Movie / Series||Salary|
|Indian (1996)||Rs. 40,000,000|
Kamal Haasan's Quotes
- A London editor once told me that the best way to put news hounds off your scent is to lie inventively
- The closest I feel to is Dustin Hoffman who shares many of my paradoxes. Physical appearance to begin with.
- I haven't got a degree. So, I've never stopped learning. When you get a degree, and wear that square hat with tassels on it, you think you've done it and you lean back. There is a certain amount of complacency that comes with achievement. What you perceive is achievement. When you don't, when you are insecure all the time, that's when you constantly forage for knowledge in the extra-mural dump.
- Strangely, one of the greatest rationalists of this world has been turned into a god: Buddha.
Kamal Haasan Net Worth and Biography
Kamal Haasan is an Indian actor, filmmaker, and producer with a net worth of $100 million. Born on November 7, 1954, in Paramakudi, Madras State, India, Haasan began acting as a child at the age of four. He won his first President’s Gold Medal – Rashtrapathi Award for his performance in the 196 drama Kalathur Kannamma as a child, which marked the beginning of his award-winning career. Today, Kamal Haasan is one of the best-known actors in India, and his contributions to Indian cinema have earned him worldwide acclaim.
What is Kamal Haasan known for?
Kamal Haasan is best known for his landmark roles in South Indian movies. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema and has played various roles in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, and Bengali cinema. Kamal Haasan has always been a trendsetter and made a significant impact on people with his unconventional filmmaking and acting style. He is known for being versatile and taking risks that ultimately pay off.
Early life and education
Kamal Haasan was born to D. Srinivasan and Rajalakshmi Srinivasan on November 7, 1954. His father was a lawyer who had an immense interest and love for the arts. Kamal’s zeal for performing arts began when his father began taking him to various school plays at the age of four. Being exposed to fine art at an early age was the catalyst that paved the way for his success. Haasan completed his interdisciplinary degree from Chennai’s Sir M.Ct.Muthiah Chettiar Boys’ Higher Secondary School.
Haasan’s career began as a child artist in Tamil cinema. He went on to become one of the biggest stars in Indian cinema, with an acting career spanning over fifty years. Kamal Haasan has played various roles in different languages, receiving worldwide recognition for his performances. He won his first National Film Award for best actor for playing a guileless schoolteacher in Moondram Pirai. He is known for breaking norms and taking daring roles on issues like corruption, terrorism, casteism, mental illness, and gender role discussion in his movies. Some of his famous roles include ‘Vikram’ from Nayakan, and ‘Krishnamoorthy’ from Mahanadhi, both of which are considered to be some of the best characters in Indian cinematic history.
Kamal Haasan’s film production company, Rajkamal International, was founded in 1981. The production house has produced some of the finest films under his banner and has become a benchmark for quality filmmaking. Films produced under his own banner include Hey Ram (Indian cinema’s first bilingual period drama film), Virumaandi (a film based on a true story about the passage of death sentence for prisoners), and Dasavathaaram (an avant-garde science-fiction thriller that flexed Kamal Haasan’s fluid acting ability).
Outside of cinema Haasan has been treated with several international honors and awards such as Padma Shri in 199, Padma Bhushan in 2014, and Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2016. He is known to be passionate about social causes like blood and eye donation, and has funneled his passion into Kamal Welfare Association, which aims to take care of people’s basic medical needs.
Kamal Haasan’s highly decorated acting career has spanned over fifty years. He has won 4 National Film Awards, 19 Filmfare Awards, and various other accolades that prove his immense talent. He is a true legend in the Indian film industry. His breakout film, Apoorva Raagangai, set the pace for a long-lasting legacy alongside universal accolades. He has played a wide array of iconic characters throughout his career that has carved an indelible mark on the public imagination both in terms of their critical acclaim and popular appeal.
Kamal Haasan is not just an actor or a filmmaker; he is a versatile personality who has contributed immensely to the Indian film industry, social causes, and cultural issues with great aplomb. His path-breaking work as an actor, producer, writer, director, and screenplay writer is an inspiration to many. The Indian entertainment industry cherishes his ideas and creativity as Kamal brings his unmatchable craft in every performance he gives. Undoubtedly, he stands out as one of the finest actors Indian cinema has ever seen.
Interesting Facts about Kamal Haasan
- His innovative acting has earned him the title "the first, and perhaps the last, complete hero in Indian Cinema"
- Kamal's hobby is magic
- Is the only actor to have earned a Best Actor in a Leading Role award and a Best Actor in a Supporting Role nomination for the same movie (Saagar (1985)) at Filmfare Awards.
- Is a very very strong fan of Ilayaraja and always ropes him as the composer for all his home productions
- Has two daughters, Shruti Haasan and Akshara.
- Seven movies that he has starred in have been sent to represent India in Oscars for Best foreign movie category, highest by any Indian.
- Trained in the classical Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam.
- Has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and Hindi films.
- Met action superstar Jackie Chan for the first time, when the latter came to the audio launch of Hassan's latest thriller, Dasavatharam in April of 2008. Hassan confessed to have been a huge fan of Chan, and admitted at the audio launch that he had during his career, tried emulating Jackie Chan's stunts, resulting in 32 fractures to his body.
- Did daredevil stunts for the film, Abhay (2001), where he did bungee jumping. Severely injured his back whilst filming.
- Kamal Hasan became the first Indian actor to get a 1 crore as his salary for a single film in 1994. It was Rajesh Khanna who was alone the highest paid Indian actor in India from 1970-1987 and Amitabh shared the status of being highest paid Indian actor with Rajesh Khanna from 1980-87 and Kamal Hasan became alone the highest paid Indian actor from 1988-1998 and shares the same tag of highest paid Indian actor with Rajnikanth from 1999-2013.
- His favorite actor is Nagesh. His other 3 favorite actors include Shivaji Ganesan, M.G. Ramachandran, Rajesh Khanna. He respected Genmini Ganesan immensely.
- Rajkumar Santoshi wrote Ghayal and Ghatak for Kamal Hassan. Due to no producer's willing to back the film , he changed the star cast.
- When Anil Kapoor was approached for Taal, he suggested to Subhash Ghai that only Kamal Hassan suited the role.
- Uncle to actor Gautam Kanthadai.
- Starred in the shelved film Sadu Chitra's "Jigar" (Mera Khoon)(1983/1985).Starring Dharmendra,Zeenat Aman,Govinda (Replaced Kamal Haasan), Vijeta Pandit, Anita Raj, Danny Denzongpa,Music by Kalyanji Anandji,Produced by Jayant Malkhan and Directed by I.V.Sasi.
- Dev Anand and Kamal Haasan were to do a film together titled Do Diwane Pyar Mein. Starring Dev Anand,Kamal Haasan, Reena Roy,Padmini Kholapure. It was an outside production, but this film was shelved. It was to be made by producer,director Prakash Verma, who wrote the story of Loot Maar. Dev Anand insisted he just verbally gave the okay and was yet to hear the story or get a signing amount . Dev simply gave him an okay about the film. Verma on the other hand told the media he gave the signing amounts and got bulk dates of Dev Anand and Kamal Haasan .
- Kamal Hassan wanted to produce a Hindi film with Jaya Pradha in 1983, directed by K.Vishwanathan. He approached Naseeruddin Shah for a role and told him it was a small art film and he wanted him to work for free. This angered Naseer and he told Kamal to leave. Naseer's argument was that if it was small art film why was he casting himself and Jaya Pradha in the film. Feeling taken granted for,Naseer turned down the film. It would be 18 years later when they would work together in Hey Ram.
- Wanted to make a film with Saif Ali Khan titled "Amar Hai" in 2013. All plans were dropped.
- Kamal Haasan and Preity Zinta were signed for the film Robo in 1999. They both did a photo session together for the film. The film was shelved for financial reasons. It was revived with Rajnikanth and Aishwarya Rai in 2008.