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.
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”.
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.
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.
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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).
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.
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.
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.
As an actor
|1962||Parthal Pasi Theerum||Babu & Kumar|
|Aval Oru Thodar Kathai||Prasad||Tamil|
|Then Sindhudhe Vaanam||Ravi||Tamil|
|Njan Ninne Premikkunnu||Suresh||Malayalam|
|Maalai Sooda Vaa||Tamil|
|Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu||Ravi||Tamil|
|Nee Ente Lahari||Malayalam|
|Mogam Muppadhu Varusham||Ramesh||Tamil|
|Unnai Suttrum Ulagam||Raja||Tamil|
|16 Vayathinile||Gopalakrishnan (Chappani)||Tamil|
|Aadu Puli Attam||Madan||Tamil|
|Naam Pirandha Mann||Ranjith||Tamil|
|Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu||Prabhu||Tamil|
|Sattam En Kaiyil||Babu & Rathinam||Tamil|
|Vayanadan Thamban||Vayanadan Thamban||Malayalam|
|Sakka Podu Podu Raja||Unknown||Tamil|
|Manidharil Ithanai Nirangala||Velu||Tamil|
|Thappida Thala||Amrit Lal||Kannada|
|Thappu Thalangal||Amrit Lal||Tamil|
|1979||Sommokadidi Sokokadidi||Rangadu & Shekar|
|Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum||Alauddin||Malayalam|
|Allaudinaum Arputha Vilakkum||Alauddin||Tamil|
|Thaayillamal Naan Illai||Raja||Tamil|
|Idi Katha Kaadu||Janardhan||Telugu|
|Kalyanaraman||Raman & Kalyanam||Tamil|
|Nool Veli||Kamal Haasan||Tamil|
|Guppedu Manasu||Kamal Haasan||Telugu|
|Varumayin Niram Sivappu||Rangan||Tamil|
|Maria My Darling||Raghu||Kannada|
|1981||Aakali Rajyam||J. Ranga Rao|
|Thillu Mullu||Charu Haasan||Tamil|
|Kadal Meengal||Selvanayagam & Rajan||Tamil|
|Ek Duuje Ke Liye||Vasu||Hindi|
|Savaal||P. P. Raja||Tamil|
|Sankarlal||Dharmalingam & Mohan||Tamil|
|Tik Tik Tik||Dilip||Tamil|
|Ellam Inba Mayyam||Velu||Tamil|
|Andagaadu||Dharmalingam & Mohan||Telugu|
|Neethi Devan Mayakkam||Military officer||Tamil|
|Moondram Pirai||Srinivasan (Seenu)||Tamil|
|Sanam Teri Kasam||Sunil Sharma||Hindi|
|Yeh To Kamaal Ho Gaya||Ratan Chander & Ajay Saxena||Hindi|
|Agni Sakshi||Kamal Haasan||Tamil|
|1983||Zara Si Zindagi||Rakesh Kumar Shastri|
|Uruvangal Maralam||Kamal Haasan||Tamil|
|Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu||Unknown||Kannada|
|Thoongathey Thambi Thoongathey||Gopi & Vinoth||Tamil|
|Ek Nai Paheli||Sandeep||Hindi|
|Enakkul Oruvan||Madhan & Upendhra||Tamil|
|1985||Oru Kaidhiyin Diary||David & Inspector Shankar|
|Andha Oru Nimidam||Kumar||Tamil|
|Geraftaar||Kishan Kumar Khanna||Hindi|
|Mangamma Sabatham||Ashok & Raja||Tamil|
|Japanil Kalyanaraman||Kalyanam & Raman||Tamil|
|Dekha Pyar Tumhara||Vishal||Hindi|
|Naanum Oru Thozhilali||Bharath||Tamil|
|Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu||Krishna||Telugu|
|Punnagai Mannan||Sethu & Chaplin Chellappa||Tamil|
|Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu||Kamal Haasan||Tamil|
|Per Sollum Pillai||Ramu||Tamil|
|Nayakan||Sakthivelu (Velu Naicker)||Tamil|
|Pushpaka Vimana||Unemployed graduate||Silent|
|Soora Samhaaram||ACP Athiveera Pandiyan||Tamil|
|Unnal Mudiyum Thambi||Udhayamoorthy||Tamil|
|1989||Apoorva Sagodharargal||Sethupathi, Appukutty, Rajadurai|
|Vetri Vizha||Vetrivel IPS||Tamil|
|Indrudu Chandrudu||G. K. Rayudu, Chandru||Telugu|
|1990||Michael Madana Kama Rajan||Michael, Madhanagopal, Kameshwaran, Raju|
|Kuruthipunal||Adhi Narayanan IPS||Tamil|
|Drohi||Adhi Narayan Rao IPS||Telugu|
|Avvai Shanmughi||Pandian (Avvai Shanmughi)||Tamil|
|1997||Chachi 420||Jaiprakash Paswan (Lakshmi Godbhole)|
|2000||Hey Ram||Saket Ram|
|Hey Ram||Saket Ram||Hindi|
|2001||Aalavandhan||Major Vijay Kumar, Nandha Kumar|
|Abhay||Major Vijay Kumar, Abhay||Hindi|
|Paarthale Paravasam||Kamal Haasan||Tamil|
|2002||Pammal K. Sambandam||Pammal Kalyana Sambandham|
|Nala Damayanthi||Kamal Haasan||Tamil|
|Vasool Raja MBBS||Rajaraman||Tamil|
|Rama Shama Bhama||Dr. Shyam Sajjan||Kannada|
|2006||Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu||DCP Raghavan|
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|2009||Unnaipol Oruvan||The anonymous caller|
|Eenadu||The anonymous caller||Telugu|
|2010||Four Friends||Kamal Haasan|
|Manmadan Ambu||Raja Mannar||Tamil|
|2013||Vishwaroopam||Wisam Ahmed Kashmiri|
|Vishwaroop||Wisam Ahmed Kashmiri||Hindi|
|Thoongaa Vanam||C. K. Diwakar||Tamil|
|Cheekati Rajyam||C. K. Diwakar||Telugu|
|2016||Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum||Swami|
|2018||Vishwaroopam II||Wisam Ahmed Kashmiri|
|Vishwaroop II||Wisam Ahmed Kashmiri||Hindi|
|2022||Vikram||Arun Kumar Vikram|
|TBA||Untitled Mahesh Narayanan film||TBA|
|TBA||Untitled Pa. Ranjith film||TBA|
|TBA||Vikram 2||Arun Vikram Kumar|