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Kamal Haasan Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Kamal Haasan Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Kamal Haasan (born 7 November 1954) is an Indian actor, director, dancer, writer, lyricist, playback singer, choreographer, makeup artist, and politician. He primarily works in Tamil films and has also worked in Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, and Bengali films. His production company, Raaj Kamal Films International, has produced several of his films. Haasan’s contributions to film have been praised by his contemporaries across the Indian film industry, and he has been recognised as an influence for actors and filmmakers in the Tamil film industry. He has won four National Film Awards and 20 Filmfare Awards. He was awarded the Kalaimamani award in 1984 the Padma Shri in 1990, the Padma Bhushan in 2014 and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Chevalier) in 2016. He is the only actor in India whose Seven films were submitted for Academy Award including one directed by him . He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at 15th Mumbai International Film Festival in 2013.

Haasan started his career as a child artist in the 1960 Tamil-language film Kalathur Kannamma, for which he won the President’s Gold Medal. His breakthrough as a lead actor came in the 1975 drama Apoorva Raagangal, directed by K. Balachander, in which he played a rebellious youth who falls in love with an older woman. He won his first National Film Award for his portrayal of a guileless school teacher who cares for a woman who suffers from retrograde amnesia in Moondram Pirai (1982). He was noted for his performances in K. Viswanath’s Swathi Muthyam (1986), Mani Ratnam’s Nayakan (1987), and S. Shankar’s Indian (1996) and also won second and third National film awards respectively. Since then he has appeared in films including Hey Ram (2000), Virumaandi (2004), Dasavathaaram (2008) in which he played ten roles and Vishwaroopam (2013) which were his own productions. Haasan has acted in over 230 films, and in 2019 he became one of the few actors in India to have completed 60 years working in cinema.

For his philanthropic efforts Haasan received the first Abraham Kovoor National Award in 2004. He was project ambassador for the Hridayaragam 2010 event, which raised funds for an orphanage for HIV/AIDS-affected children. In September 2010, Haasan launched a children’s cancer relief fund and gave roses to children with cancer at Sri Ramachandra University in Porur, Chennai. Haasan was nominated by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Swachh Bharat Mission. On 21 February 2018, Haasan formally launched his political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam (lit. People’s Justice Centre).

Early life and Family

Haasan was born on 7 November 1954, in a Tamil Iyengar family, to D. Srinivasan, who was a lawyer and freedom fighter, and Rajalakshmi, who was a housewife. Haasan was initially named as Parthasarathy. His father later changed his name to Kamal Haasan. His brothers, Charuhasan (born 1930) and Chandrahasan (born 1936), have also acted. Haasan’s sister, Nalini (born 1946), is a classical dancer. He received his primary education in Paramakudi before moving to Madras (now Chennai) as his brothers pursued their higher education. Haasan continued his education in Santhome, Madras, and was attracted towards film and fine arts as encouraged by his father.

Personal life

Family
Haasan was born into a Tamil Iyengar family in the town of Paramakudi, in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu, to criminal defence lawyer D. Srinivasan and Rajalakshmi, a housewife. During 2013 his daughter Shruti Hassan appeared on an episode of Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi, where “phone a friend” option is availed to Shruti and when she called her father Kamal, he stated that his parents named him Parthasarathy before he was called as Kamal Haasan and his mother always used to call him by that name. In an interview with Karan Thapar, Haasan said his father was literate in Sanskrit. Haasan was the youngest of four children; his siblings are Charuhasan, Chandrahasan and Nalini (Raghu). His two older brothers followed their father’s example and studied law. Haasan continued his education in Sir M.Ct. Muthiah Chettiar Boys Higher Secondary School and Hindu Higher Secondary School in Madras (now Chennai).

Haasan has alluded to his parents in some of his works, notably Unnaipol Oruvan and in the song “Kallai Mattum” in Dasavathaaram. His oldest brother Charuhasan, like Haasan, is a National Film Award-winning actor who appeared in the Kannada film Tabarana Kathe. Charuhasan’s daughter Suhasini is also a National Film Award winner married to director (and fellow award-winner) Mani Ratnam, who collaborated with Haasan on 1987’s Nayakan. Chandrahasan has produced several of Haasan’s films and was an executive with Raaj Kamal Films International, he died in March 2017. Chandrahasan’s daughter Anu Hasan has had supporting roles in several films, including Suhasini’s Indira. Haasan’s sister, Nalini Raghu, is a dance teacher for whom he named an auditorium (Nalini Mahal). Her son, Gautham, played Haasan’s grandson in “Hey Ram”.

Relationships
Haasan in white, next to daughters Shruti and Akshara, dressed in black
In 1978, at age 24, Haasan married dancer Vani Ganapathy. She acted with Haasan in the 1975 movie Melnaattu Marumagal. After marriage, Vani worked as Haasan’s costume designer for several movies. They divorced ten years later.

Haasan and actress Sarika began living together in 1988, marrying after the birth of their first child, Shruti (born 1986). Shruti is a singer and a Tollywood-Kollywood actress. Their younger daughter, Akshara (born 1991), was assistant director for 2013’s Vishwaroopam and actress for 2019’s Kadaram Kondan. Sarika stopped acting soon after their marriage, Sarika worked as Haasan’s costume designer for the movie Hey Ram and won the National Film Award for Best Costume Designer. In 2002, the couple filed for divorce, which became final in 2004. After their divorce, Sarika acted in movies and TV serials, winning the National Film Award for Best Actress for the 2005 film Parzania.

From 2005 till 2016, Haasan was in a relationship with actress Gautami,, his frequent co-star during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Gautami had announced on her blog that she had ended her relationship with him writing, “It is heartbreaking for me to have to say today that I and Mr. Haasan are no longer together. After almost 13 years together, it has been one of the most devastating decisions that I have ever had to make in my life.”

Early in his career, he co-starred in several films with Srividya. Haasan visited Srividya on her deathbed in 2006.

Views
Haasan is an atheist. He has often questioned the existence of God and has highlighted the theme in his films like Anbe Sivam and Dasavathaaram. He was mistaken to be Muslim because of his Arabic-sounding name, most notably when he was denied preclearance to travel to the United States by Customs and Border Protection authorities at Toronto Pearson International Airport in 2002.

In Sanskrit Kamal means “lotus”, but it was rumoured that his name originated with a friend of his father (Yaakob Hassan, a Muslim freedom fighter who was imprisoned along with Kamal’s father by the British). In a BBC interview with Karan Thapar, Haasan said that his last name derives from the Sanskrit word hasya, and although the Yaakob Hassan connection was publicised by the media it was only “a story”. Haasan is considered left-leaning or independent. Although he initially abstained from politics, he entered regional politics in Tamil Nadu in 2018. He also said that his entering politics would result in his death within a year.

Kamal Haasan Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Bio
Real NameAlwerpettai Aaandavar
NicknameUniversal Hero
Profession(s)Actor, Director, Producer, and Philanthropist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 November 1954
Age (as of 2022)68 Years
BirthplaceParamakudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac signScorpio
NationalityIndian
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolSir M.Ct.Muthiah Chettiar Boys Higher Secondary School, Chennai
Hindu Higher Secondary School, Chennai
DebutFilm: Kalathur Kannamma (1959, as a child artist)
Arangetram (1973)
FamilyFather– D. Srinivasan (Lawyer)
Mother– Rajalakshmi Srinivasan
Brother– Chandrahasan and Charuhasan (Actor)


Sister– Nalini Raghu
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesReading
Controversies• His film ‘Hey Ram’ faced protest from political parties as they considered that the film portrayed Mahatma Gandhi negatively.
• He was forced to change the name of his film ‘Sandiyar to Virumandi’ in 2004 after Pudhiya Tamizhagam political party said that the film title could create caste-related violence.
• In 2013, he was threatened to leave Tamil Nadu, after his film ‘Viswaroopam’ was opposed by ‘Hindu Makkal Katchi’ (a political party), Theatre Owners’ Association and Muslim groups due to various reasons.
• In July 2017, the ‘Hindu Makkal Katchi’ filed a complaint against Kamal Haasan for tarnishing Tamil culture by hosting ‘Boss Tamil 1.’
• In May 2019, he attracted controversy by referring to Nathuram Godse as free India’s first Hindu terrorist.
Favourites
FoodKarimeen fish
ActorNagesh, Shivaji Ganesan, M.G. Ramachandran and Rajesh Khanna
ActressSridevi and Sripriya
FilmBicycle Thief, Mughal-e-Azam and Sholay
MusicianNaushad and Ilaiyaraaja
BookAmma Vandhaal by Thi. Janakiraman and Marapasu by Thi. Janakiraman
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/GirlfriendsGautami Tadimalla (Actress; 2004-2016)
WifeVani Ganapathy (Dancer,1978–88)
Sarika Thakur (Actress,1988–04)
ChildrenDaughter– Shruti Haasan (Actress),
Akshara Haasan (Actress), and Subbalakshmi
Son– None
Money Factor
Salary30 crore/film (INR)
Net Worth$100 million

Bigg Boss Tamil
Haasan made his return on Star Vijay TV, hosting the first season of Bigg Boss Tamil in 2017. The show soon went onto become one of the most watched television series in Tamil Nadu and gained positive reviews among audience from season 1 onwards. Haasan also hosted the second season of Bigg Boss Tamil 2 which started its telecast on 17 June 2018, Bigg Boss Tamil 3 which started its telecast on 23 June 2019 and Bigg Boss Tamil 4 which started telecast on 4 October 2020. He hosted Bigg Boss Tamil 5 which started to telecast from 3 October 2021. Then, now he is the host to the Bigg Boss Ultimate (Season 1) which is to be launched at ott platform (Disney+ Hotstar) on 30th January 2022 onwards.

KH House of Khaddar (KHHK)
Kamal Haasan launched his personal fashion line brand called KH House of Khaddar (KHHK).

Humanitarian work

Haasan is the first Tamil actor to convert his fan clubs into welfare organisations and is involved in social-service activities through the clubs under the name Kamal Narpani Iyakkam (Kamal Welfare Association). His fan clubs help organise blood- and eye-donation drives, and donate educational materials to students.

Haasan received the first Abraham Kovoor National Award for his humanist activities and secular life in 2004. He was project ambassador for Hridayaragam 2010, which raised funds for an orphanage for HIV/AIDS-affected children. In September 2010 Haasan launched a children’s cancer relief fund and gave roses to children with cancer at Sri Ramachandra University in Porur, Chennai. He has pledged his product-endorsement income to social causes. Haasan, along with his partner Gautami, won ₹ 5 million on Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi in March 2013 and donated the prize money to Petral Thaan Pillaya, a nonprofit organization supporting cancer patients.

Haasan was nominated by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Swachh Bharat campaign. He chose to clean the Madambakkam lake in Chennai with the Environmentalist Foundation of India’s Arun Krishnamurthy on 7 November 2014.

Known for refusing any kind of brand endorsement, Haasan endorsed Pothys for the first time in 2015. His daughter, Shruti has previously endorsed Pothys. In the past, Haasan has stated that should he ever act in commercials, the revenue earned from them would be donated to HIV affected children.

Writings
Haasan publishes the magazine Mayyam, by the Kamal Haasan Welfare Association (Narpani Iyakkam).His views on cinema, child and drug abuse, and the Kashmir conflict have been published as Thedi Theerpom Va (Come, Let’s Find and Solve) by his fan club. He is also interested in Tamil literature.

Political Career

He formed the centrist party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), a regional political party in Tamil Nadu. He formally announced the party’s formation on 21 February 2018 in Madurai. The party’s flag displays six joined hands in a circle in alternate red and white colours with a white star at its centre in a black background. Haasan began his political journey from late President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s residence and his memorial at Rameswaram. His party contested in 37 seats in 2019 Indian general election and lost. Makkal Needhi Maiam’s vote share in the 2019 Lok Sabha election was 3.72% (in the seats it contested).

He unsuccessfully contested the 2021 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election from Coimbatore South and lost to BJP Mahila Morcha President Vanathi Srinivasan by a narrow margin.

Filmography

As an actor

YearFilmRole
1960Kalathur KannammaSelvam
1962Parthal Pasi TheerumBabu & Kumar
Paadha KaanikkaiRaviTamil
Kannum KaralumBabuMalayalam
1963VanambadiRavi
Anandha JodhiBaluTamil
1970Maanavan
1971Annai VelankanniJesus
1972Kurathi Magan
1973ArangetramThiagu
Sollathaan NinaikkirenKamalTamil
1974Paruva KaalamChandran
Gumasthavin MagalManiTamil
Naan AvanillaiAppuTamil
KanyakumariSankaranMalayalam
Anbu ThangaiBuddhaTamil
Vishnu VijayamVishnuMalayalam
Aval Oru Thodar KathaiPrasadTamil
PanathukkagaKumarTamil
1975Cinema PaithiyamNatarajan
PattampoochiSivaTamil
Aayirathil OruthiKamalTamil
Then Sindhudhe VaanamRaviTamil
Melnaattu MarumagalRajaTamil
Thangathile VairamKumarTamil
Pattikkaattu RajaMaheshTamil
Njan Ninne PremikkunnuSureshMalayalam
Maalai Sooda VaaTamil
Apoorva RaagangalPrasannaTamil
ThiruvonamPrem KumarMalayalam
Mattoru SeethaMalayalam
RaasaleelaMalayalam
AndharangamKaanthanTamil
1976Agni PushpamSomu
AppooppanBabumonMalayalam
SamasyaMalayalam
Manmadha LeelaiMadhuTamil
Anthuleni KathaArunTelugu
Swimming PoolMalayalam
AruthuMalayalam
SatyamKumaranTamil
Oru Oodhappu Kan SimittugiradhuRaviTamil
UnarchigalSelvamTamil
Kuttavum ShikshayumMalayalam
Kumaara VijayamKumarTamil
Idhaya MalarMohanTamil
PonniMaranMalayalam
Nee Ente LahariMalayalam
Moondru MudichuBalajiTamil
Mogam Muppadhu VarushamRameshTamil
LalithaBaluTamil
1977UyarndhavargalAarumugam
Siva ThandavumMalayalam
AasheervaadamMalayalam
AvargalJanardhan (Johnny)Tamil
Madhura SwapanamMalayalam
AainaPrem KapoorHindi
SreedeviVenugopalMalayalam
Unnai Suttrum UlagamRajaTamil
KabitaGopalBengali
AshtamangalyamMalayalam
NirakudamDevanMalayalam
Ormakal MarikkumoChandrasekharanMalayalam
16 VayathinileGopalakrishnan (Chappani)Tamil
Aadu Puli AttamMadanTamil
Aanandham ParamaanandhamBabuMalayalam
Naam Pirandha MannRanjithTamil
KokilaVijaykumarKannada
Satyavan SavithriSathyavanMalayalam
Aadhya PaadamMalayalam
1978MadanolsavamRaju
Kaathirunna NimishamRajuMalayalam
AnumodhanamMalayalam
Avalude RavukalUn­knownMalayalam
Nizhal NijamagiradhuSanjeeviTamil
Aval ViswasthayayirunnuAntoMalayalam
Maro CharitraBaluTelugu
Ilamai Oonjal AadukirathuPrabhuTamil
Amara PremaRajuTelugu
Sattam En KaiyilBabu & RathinamTamil
PadakuthiraMalayalam
Vayasu PilichindiRajaTelugu
Vayanadan ThambanVayanadan ThambanMalayalam
Sakka Podu Podu RajaUn­knownTamil
Sigappu RojakkalDileepTamil
Manidharil Ithanai NirangalaVeluTamil
Aval AppadithanArunTamil
Thappida ThalaAmrit LalKannada
Thappu ThalangalAmrit LalTamil
YaettaRamuMalayalam
1979Sommokadidi SokokadidiRangadu & Shekar
Sigappukkal MookkuthiTamil
Neeya?KamalTamil
Allauddinum Albhutha VilakkumAlauddinMalayalam
Allaudinaum Arputha VilakkumAlauddinTamil
Thaayillamal Naan IllaiRajaTamil
Ninaithale InikkumChandruTamil
Andamaina AnubhavamChandruTelugu
Idi Katha KaaduJanardhanTelugu
KalyanaramanRaman & KalyanamTamil
Nool VeliKamal HaasanTamil
Guppedu ManasuKamal HaasanTelugu
Mangala VaathiyamTamil
Neela MalargalChandranTamil
Azhiyatha KolangalGowrishankarTamil
PasiKamal HaasanTamil
1980Ullasa ParavaigalRavi
NatchathiramKamal HaasanTamil
GuruGuruTamil
Telugu
Varumayin Niram SivappuRanganTamil
Maria My DarlingRaghuKannada
Tamil
Saranam AyyappaTamil
1981Aakali RajyamJ. Ranga Rao
Meendum KokilaManianTamil
Prema PitchiRaviTelugu
Ram LakshmanRamTamil
Raja PaarvaiRaghuTamil
Thillu MulluCharu HaasanTamil
Kadal MeengalSelvanayagam & RajanTamil
Ek Duuje Ke LiyeVasuHindi
SavaalP. P. RajaTamil
SankarlalDharmalingam & MohanTamil
Amavasya ChandruduChandramTelugu
Tik Tik TikDilipTamil
Ellam Inba MayyamVeluTamil
1982Vazhvey MaayamRaja
AndagaaduDharmalingam & MohanTelugu
Anthiveyilile PonnuMalayalam
Neethi Devan MayakkamMilitary officerTamil
Moondram PiraiSrinivasan (Seenu)Tamil
Maattuvin ChattangaleUn­knownMalayalam
Simla SpecialGopuTamil
Sanam Teri KasamSunil SharmaHindi
Sakalakala VallavanVeluTamil
Ezham RathriMalayalam
Rani TheniMillerTamil
Yeh To Kamaal Ho GayaRatan Chander & Ajay SaxenaHindi
Pagadai PanirenduAnandTamil
Agni SakshiKamal HaasanTamil
1983Zara Si ZindagiRakesh Kumar Shastri
Uruvangal MaralamKamal HaasanTamil
SattamInspector RajaTamil
Sagara SangamamBalakrishnaTelugu
Salangai OliBalakrishnaTamil
SadmaSomuHindi
Poikkal KudhiraiUn­knownTamil
Benkiyalli Aralida HoovuUn­knownKannada
Thoongathey Thambi ThoongatheyGopi & VinothTamil
1984Yeh DeshMathur
Ek Nai PaheliSandeepHindi
YaadgarRajnathHindi
Raaj TilakSurajHindi
Enakkul OruvanMadhan & UpendhraTamil
KarishmaaSunnyHindi
1985Oru Kaidhiyin DiaryDavid & Inspector Shankar
Kaakki SattaiMuraliTamil
Andha Oru NimidamKumarTamil
Uyarndha UllamAnandhTamil
SaagarRajaHindi
GeraftaarKishan Kumar KhannaHindi
Mangamma SabathamAshok & RajaTamil
Japanil KalyanaramanKalyanam & RamanTamil
Dekha Pyar TumharaVishalHindi
1986Swathi MuthyamSivaiah
Naanum Oru ThozhilaliBharathTamil
VikramVikramTamil
ManakanakkuFilm directorTamil
Oka Radha Iddaru KrishnuluKrishnaTelugu
Punnagai MannanSethu & Chaplin ChellappaTamil
1987Kadhal ParisuMohan
VruthamBaluMalayalam
Kadamai Kanniyam KattupaaduKamal HaasanTamil
Per Sollum PillaiRamuTamil
NayakanSakthivelu (Velu Naicker)Tamil
Pushpaka VimanaUnemployed graduateSilent
1988SathyaSathyamurthy
DaisyJamesMalayalam
Soora SamhaaramACP Athiveera PandiyanTamil
Unnal Mudiyum ThambiUdhayamoorthyTamil
1989Apoorva SagodharargalSethupathi, Appukutty, Rajadurai
ChanakyanJohnsonMalayalam
Vetri VizhaVetrivel IPSTamil
Indrudu ChandruduG. K. Rayudu, ChandruTelugu
1990Michael Madana Kama RajanMichael, Madhanagopal, Kameshwaran, Raju
1991GunaaGunasekharan
1992SingaravelanSingaravelan
Thevar MaganShakthivelTamil
1993MaharasanVadivelu
KalaignanIndrajithTamil
1994MahanadhiKrishnaswamy
Magalir MattumTamil
NammavarSelvamTamil
1995Sathi LeelavathiShakthivel
Subha SankalpamDasuTelugu
KuruthipunalAdhi Narayanan IPSTamil
DrohiAdhi Narayan Rao IPSTelugu
1996IndianSenapathy, Chandrabose
Avvai ShanmughiPandian (Avvai Shanmughi)Tamil
1997Chachi 420Jaiprakash Paswan (Lakshmi Godbhole)
1998Kaathala KaathalaRamalingam
2000Hey RamSaket Ram
Hey RamSaket RamHindi
ThenaliThenali SomanTamil
2001AalavandhanMajor Vijay Kumar, Nandha Kumar
AbhayMajor Vijay Kumar, AbhayHindi
Paarthale ParavasamKamal HaasanTamil
2002Pammal K. SambandamPammal Kalyana Sambandham
PanchatanthiramRamachandramurthyTamil
2003Anbe SivamNallasivam
Nala DamayanthiKamal HaasanTamil
2004VirumaandiVirumaandi
Vasool Raja MBBSRajaramanTamil
2005Mumbai XpressAvinasi
Mumbai XpressAvinashHindi
Rama Shama BhamaDr. Shyam SajjanKannada
2006Vettaiyaadu VilaiyaaduDCP Raghavan
2008DasavathaaramGovindarajan Ramaswamy,
Rangarajan Nambi,
Christian Fletcher,
Balram Naidu,
Krishnaveni,
Vincent Poovaragan,
Khalifulla Khan,
Avatar Singh,
Shinghen Narahashi,
George W. Bush
2009Unnaipol OruvanThe anonymous caller
EenaduThe anonymous callerTelugu
2010Four FriendsKamal Haasan
Manmadan AmbuRaja MannarTamil
2013VishwaroopamWisam Ahmed Kashmiri
VishwaroopWisam Ahmed KashmiriHindi
2015Uttama VillainManoranjan
PapanasamSuyambulingamTamil
Thoongaa VanamC. K. DiwakarTamil
Cheekati RajyamC. K. DiwakarTelugu
2016Meen Kuzhambum Mann PaanaiyumSwami
2018Vishwaroopam IIWisam Ahmed Kashmiri
Vishwaroop IIWisam Ahmed KashmiriHindi
2022VikramArun Kumar Vikram
TBAIndian 2daggerSenapathy
TBAUntitled Mahesh Narayanan filmdaggerTBA
TBAUntitled Pa. Ranjith filmdaggerTBA
TBAVikram 2daggerArun Vikram Kumar
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