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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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