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 Kamal Hasan (JamActor of India)

 

 

Kamal Hasan (Indian Film Actor)


HIGHLY VERSATILE INDIA FILM ACTOR

 

Kamal Hasan was born on November 7, 1954, in Paramakkudi, Tamil Nadu, India. is a highly
acclaimed and highly versatile Indian film actor whose work is primarily in the Tamil film
industry. Kamal Hasan is also a critically acclaimed actor and a box office success. His recent
films from the year 2000 to 2006 such as Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu , Vasool Raja MBBS and Thenali have been commercial box office successes both in India and Internationally.

Kamal was born to Srinivasan and as their fourth and youngest child. His father an advocate gave all three of his sons (CharuHassan, ChandraHasan, KamalHasan) the suffix of "Haasan" as a sign of his friendship to one Mr. Haasan. He is also a trained playback singer and sometimes pens the lyrics for the soundtracks of some of his recent films. He is an able performer of the
Bharatanatyam dance form. He had assisted in choreography early in his career.

Experimentation, that is what makes him stand out. He is the only actor who has always tread
where no one else would dare to. This versatile actor Kamal Haasan, who is today considered to be one of the top-most actors in Indian cinema, began his career in Hindi films with 'Ek Duje Ke
Liye' opposite another newcomer Rati Agnihotri. The film ran to packed Film Songs houses and
another star was born.

Acting offers kept pouring in. Unfortunately for this South Indian star, despite notable
performances Upcoming Movies in films like 'Sadma', 'Giraftar', 'Sanam Teri Kasam' and 'Saagar',
Kamal failed to capture the masses attention.

He retreated gracefully to the South. Mani Rathnam's film 'Nayakan' was perhaps the first
commercial film in India, which didn't compromise on aesthetics. And with 'Nayakan' and 'Apoorva
Sahodarargal' (Appu Raja) being dubbed in Hindi, the champion of histrionics resurfaced in
Bombay.

His 'Kuruthi Poonal', though a remake of a Hindi film, made news. 'Hindustani', which first
stormed the South sent the currents to Bollywood even before its release in the north. His latest
venture `Hey Ram`, a film he has done on Mahatma Gandhi, has drawn a lot of attention and
acclaim. According to him, the secret behind his success, besides talent, is his voice
modulation, an art seldom perfected by the Tamil stars. "In 'Rasleela', I spoke in a squeaky
voice while in 'Apoorva Sahodarargal', I spoke in a harsh, biting voice. Whereas in 'Manmatha
Leela', I experimented with an altogether different tone." Instead of going in a for formal
training in acting, Kamal Haasan believed in getting a thorough practical knowledge and for more
than five years, he worked as an assistant to K Balachander. "During the course of my
apprenticeship with him, I learnt a bit of direction and also a bit of editing. I also learnt
dancing from dance master Tangappan. That helped me a lot." Despite the fact that 'Ek Duje Ke
Liye' had turned out to be a super-duper hit, Kamal and Rati did not see eye to eye and he even
turned down several offers co-starring her. "I cannot forget the fact that she had insulted my
director, K Balchander, the man who had brought her to the Hindi screen. Rati has forgotten the
fact that Mr Balchander was around in the industry at a time when she was still wetting her
nappies. The truth is that Rati does not like Tamilians and has forgotten the encouragement which  the Tamil industry had given her. Without that, she would not have been able to reach anywhere.

However, these things refuse to deter him. With a few Hindi films like 'Chachi 420', and of
course 'Hey Ram' Kamal Haasan continues to enthrall the audience with his varied performances.

Kamal Haasan married Vani Ganapathy in 1978. He legally divorced Vani in 1985. He then married
Sarika but their marriage has ended in divorce too. He has two daughters with Sarika,(Shruthi and Akshara). He is currently living with Actress Gouthami of Kurudi Punal fame.

In his upcoming film Dasavatharam, he is playing 10 different roles, an act which is the second
of its kind in the world, after the Tamil movie Dambachari (1936).

Kamal will be conferred with a very unique honour in this year 2007 as "Living Legend" in the
film business by FICCI,India.

Awards :

Kamal is a three-time winner of the National Film Award for Best Actor for the films Nayagan,
Moondram Pirai, and Indian.

He won the national award for Best Child Actor for his performance in Kalathur Kannamma.

The best actor award at the Asian Film festivals held in 1983 and 1985 for Saagara Sangamam and
Swathi Muthyam respectively.

Kamal has won the Filmfare awards 18 times.

He was awarded the fourth highest recognition given to Indian civilians - the Padmashri in 1990.
He was conferred an honorary doctorate by Sathyabama University, Chennai in 2005.

Kamal haasan has won a total of 171 awards which is more than any other actor in the world living
or dead.

FILMOGRAPHY :

Vetayadu Vilayadu
Mumbai Express
Vasoolraja M.B.B.S
Virumandi
Anbe Sivam
Pammal K. Sambandam
Panchatanthiram
Aalavandhan
Paarthale Paravasam
Thenali
Hey Ram
Marudha Naayagam
Chachi 420
Indian
Avvai Shanmugi
Kuruthipunal
Nammavar
Sathi Leelavathi
Subha Sankalpam
Ladies Only
Magalir Mattum
Kalaignan
Mahanadi
Maharasan
Guna
Singaaravelan
Thevar Magan
Michael Madana Kamarajan
My Dear Marthandan
Apoorva Sahodarargal
Chanakyan
Indrudu Chandrudu
Daisy
Pushpak
Soora Samhaaram
Unnal Mudiyum Thambi
Kaadhal Parisu
Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu
Nayakan
Per Sollum Pillai
Vetri Vizha
Vrutham
December Pookkal
Naanum Oru Thozhilaali
Punnagai Mannan
Vikram
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu
Andha Oru Nimidam
Geraftaar
Kaakki Sattai
Mangamma Sabatham
Saagar
Swathi Muthyam
Ek Nai Paheli
Enakkul Oruvan
Jappanil Kalyanaraman
Oru Kaidhiyin Diary
Raaj Tilak
Yaadgaar
Yeh Desh
Moondram Pirai
Poikkal Kuthirai
Sadma
Sagara Sangamam
Thoongathey Tambi Thoongathey
Zara Si Zindagi
Afsana Do Dilon Ka
Agni Sakshi
Dil Ka Sathi Dil
Pyara Tarana
Raniththeni
Sakala Kala Vallavan
Sanam Teri Kasam
Simla Special
Vazhve Mayam
Yeh To Kamaal Ho Gaya
Ek Duuje Ke Liye
Aakali Rajyam
Do Dil Diwane
Ellaam Inbamayam
Kadal Meengal
Meendum Kokila
Raaja Paarvai
Rama Lakshman
Savaal
Shankarlal
Thillu Mullu
Tik Tik Tik
Guru
Maria My Darling
Natchatiram
Ullasa Paravaigal
Varumayin Niram Sigappu
Idi Kathakaadu
Alavuddinum Athbutha Vilakkum
Azhiyatha Kolangal
Kalyanaraman
Neela Malargal
Neeya
Ninaithale Inikkum
Sigappukkal Mookuthi
Thai Illamal Naan Illai
Yerra Gulabi
Aval Appadithaan
Chattam En Kaiyil
Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu
Madanolsavam
Maro Charithra
Nizhal Nijamakirathu
Sigappu Rojakkal
Thappitha Thala
Aaina
Aadu Puli Atham
Avargal
Meethi Meethi Baatein
Pathinaru Vayathinile
Uyarnthavargal
Anthuleni Katha
Idaya Malar
Lalitha
Manmatha Leelai
Moondru Mudichu
Antharangam
Apoorva Raagangal
Melnattu Marumagal
Pattikatu Raja
Gumastavin Magal
Kanyakumari
Naan Avanillai
Arrangetram
Sollathan Ninaikiren
Kanna Nalama
Ananda Jyoti
Parthal Pasi Theerum
Kalathur Kannamma

 

 

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