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Kamal Haasan Net Worth, Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Family and more

Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan is famous personality of film industry. He is an actor, filmmamker, director, lyricist, playback singer, choreography and politician. He primarily works for Tamil Cinema and also worked in Telugu, Malyalam, Kannada, Bengali films. He has won  4 National  Film Awards and 20 filmfare awards. He was awarded with Padma Shri, Padma  Bhushan award  and Lifetime achievement  award.

Biography

Kamal Haasan was born on  7 November 1954 in a Tamil Lyengar  family. His initial name was Parthasarathy, later his name was changed to Kamal Hassan.His father   was a lawyer, freedom fighter and mother Rajalakshami Srinivasanis a housewife. In the family he has 3 siblings-2 elder brothers (Charuhasan and Chandrahasan) and 1 elder sister(Nalini).He completed his primary schooling in Paramkudi and higher education  in Santhome, Madras.

Relationship

In year 1978, he was married with dancer Vani Ganapathy. They divorced after ten years of marriage. In 1988, Haasan and Sarika  married after the birth of their first child- Shruti(1986). Sarika was also working  in acting line but she stopped after their marriage and worked as Haasan’s costume designer. In year 2004 couple took divorce.  Couple has tow daughters-Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan. Then,he was in a relationship with actress Gautami. But later on Gautami announced  on her blog  that she had ended her relationship.

Career

In year 1960 he began his career in ‘Kalathur Kannamma’. He also awarded with Rashtrapati  Award for his performance at age 6. He debuted in Malayalam  film industry  with Kannum  Karalum. Then he took break for seven years from the industry and returned to industry  as a dance assistant under choreographer  Thankappan. In year 1970 , his first appearance in film Maanavan. In year 1974  he played his first lead role  in Malyalam film- Kanyakumari for which he received  first Filmfare award. Then he got another movie as a lead role  in Balachander’s’ Apoorva Raagangal’, and this role won him his second filmfare award. He got third Filmfare award for his performance  in Balachander’s ‘Manmadha Leelai’(1976).n 1977, he starred Bharathirajaa’s directorial debut ’16 Vayathinile’, and awarded with Best actor award. He won another fifth Filmfare Award for Bharathirajaa’s ‘Sigappu Rojakkal’(1978). Later, he won sixth Filmfare Award for Malyalam movie-’Eeta’. At the end of 1970’s he was awarded with six regional  Best actor  Filmfare awards.

In 1980 film-Varumayin Niram  Sivappu, in which he played the role of unemployed youth  and this movie helped him to won Filmfare Award. Then in year he made his first debut in Hindi cinema in movie’ Ek Duje Ke Liye’ along with co-actor Rati Agnihotri. In 1981 he appeared in his 100th film titled ‘Raja Paarvai’ for which he won a firmware award too. After a year Hassan won three National Awards  for Best Actor  in Bala Mahenra’s  Moondram Pirai. During 1980’s he apperaed in Bollyood movies-’Yeh to Kamaal Ho Gya’ and ‘Zara Si Zindagi’. Then later he won  Nandi Award  for Best Actor  and second  Filmfare  Best Telugu  Actor Award for ‘ Sagara  Sangamam’,for alcholic classical dancer  role. In 1984 he was awarded for Filmfare  Best Actor  Award for ‘Saagar’ movie. He left bollywood  after appeared in ‘Geraftaar’ and  ‘Dekha Pyar Tumhara’ movies. In year 1987 he appeared in Mani Ratnam’s  film-’Nayakan’ and received  second Indian National Award for his performance. Then follow up by many movies-’Pushpaka Vimana’,’Unnal Mudiyum  Thambi’, ‘Daisy’,’Saathiya’. In the end of 1980’s  Hassan was successful  in Malyalam, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi  film indutries.

In 1990’s he was appeared in Michael Madana Kama Rajan comedy film and won Best Actor Award for movies-’Gunaa’ and ‘ Thevar Magan’.He also received  third National  Film Award  for Best Feature  Film  in Tamil as a producer  for ‘Thevar Magan’. Then later he produced many movies-Singaravelan, Maharasan, Kalaignan, Sathi  Leelavathi, Mahanadhi,Nammavar. Kamal Haasan won Tamil Nadu State  Film Award  for Best Actor  and Filmfare  Best Actor  for ‘Indian’ movie. In year 1994 , Haasan became the  first actor  to charge  15 million for a film. In 90’s he was appeared in ‘Chachi 420’ remake of  ‘Avvai Shanmughi’.In 1998 he appeared  in Singeetam  Srinivasa Rao’s  romantic comedy opposite  Prabhu Deva.

In 2000, Haasan appeared in the comedy Thenali as a Sri Lankan Tamilian with PTSD who is under a psychiatrist’s care. Thenali, starring Malayalam actor Jayaram, was a box-office success. Haasan’s next film was 2001’s Aalavandhan, in which he played two roles: For one he had his head shaved and gained ten kilograms. To play the other Army major in Aalavandhan, he went to the NDA for a crash course. In 2004 Haasan appeared in Vasool Raja MBBS, a remake of Bollywood’s Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., with Sneha which was a box-office success.In 2006 Haasan’s long-delayed project, the stylish police story Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, was a success. Directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, the film is about a police officer sent to the US to investigate a series of medical murders. In 2008’s Dasavathaaram, he played ten roles; the film was released in a number of languages (including Tamil, Telugu and Hindi) throughout India and overseas. In year 2013 his film ‘Vishwaroopam’  was released in Hindi ‘Vishwaroop’ and won  two National  Film Awards at 60th National  Film Awards. In year 2014, for 67th Cannes Film Festival  he was  appointed  as official  Indian delegate.

Other Work

He is involved in other social activities too-Kamal  Welfare Association. He was project ambassador  for Hridayaragam 2010, raise funds for an orphanage  for HIV/AIDS affected children. In year 2010, he also launched  children’s cancer  relief fund. On 7 November 2014 he chose to clean Madambakkam  lake in Chennai with Environmentalist Foundation  of India’s Arun Krishnamurthy. In year 2015 he endorsed ‘Pothys’  brand for the first time.

Name Kamal Haasan
Date of Birth7 November 1954 (67 years)
PlaceTamil Nadu
FamilyD. Srinivasan(father),Rajalakshami(mother), 3 siblings(2 elder brother, 1 elder sister)
ChildrenShruti Haasan, Akshara Haasan
SchoolingParamkudi(Primary Education), Santhome(Higher Education)
RelationshipVaani Ganpathy(1978-1988), Sarika(1988-2004), Gautami(2004-2016)
NationalityIndian
Net WorthRs177 Crore

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