Kamal Haasan

Birth Day November 7th, 1954
Birth Place Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Age 69 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Kamal Haasan - Indian Actor

Kamal Haasan is an Indian actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, television presenter, playback singer, and politician. He has mainly worked in Tamil movies, but he has also done Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, and Bengali movies. Throughout the Indian film industry, Haasan's peers have appreciated his contributions to cinema, as well as the Tamil film industry, has acknowledged him as having a major impact on actors and directors. Moreover, he is a trendsetter in the Indian film industry, pioneering numerous new technologies and cosmetics.

Haasan received his first National Film Award for his performance in Moondram Pirai (1982) as a guileless school teacher who looks after a woman with retrograde amnesia. His other notable performances are in K. Viswanath's Swathi Muthyam (1986), Mani Ratnam's Nayakan (1987), and s. Shankar's Indian (1996), Hey Ram (2000), Virumaandi (2004), Dasavathaaram (2008), Vishwaroopam (2013), and Vikram (2022). 

To date, Haasan has appeared in more than 230 movies, and in 2019, he became one of the few actors in India to have completed 60 years of working in the film industry. 

Moreover, Kamal Haasan has received the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, the third and fourth-highest civilian honors given out by the Indian government, respectively.

Besides, KamalHaasan has formed the centrist party, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), a regional political party in Tamil Nadu. On February 21, 2018, he publicly declared the establishment of the party in Madurai. 

Kamal Haasan's Early Life, Parents & Education

Kamal Haasan was born on November 7 1954 in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India. His birth name is Parthasarathy Srinivasan, but his later father changed his name to Kamal Haasan. Haasan was born into a Tamil Iyengar Brahmin family to D.Srinivasan who was a lawyer and freedom fighter, and Rajalakshmi who was a housewife. He is the youngest child of his parents. He has two brothers named Charuhasan and Chandrahasan, who are also actors. and a sister Nalini Raghu, who is an Indian classical dancer.

In addition, Kamal Haasan is Indian by nationality. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. Regarding his faith, Haasan is an atheist.

Regarding his education, Haasan received his primary education in ParamaKudi. Later on, he attended Sir M.Ct. Muthiah Chettiar Boys Higher Secondary School and Hindu Higher Secondary  School in Madras.

Kamal Haasan Career

  • Kamal Haasan began his career as a child artist in the 1960 Tamil-language film Kalathur Kannamma, for which he received the President's, Gold Medal.
  • His first screen debut was in a dancing scene in the 1970 movie Maanavan.
  • Later on, he continued to work as Thankappan's assistant on movies like Kasi Yathirai (1971) and Annai Velankani (1973).
  • He then appeared in Arangetram (1973), Sollathaan Ninaikkiren (1973), Gumasthavin Magal (1974), Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974), Kanyakumari (1974) and Naan Avanillai (1974).
  • In 1975, Haasan made his breakthrough as the main lead, in the drama Apoorva Raagangal, playing a disobedient young man who falls in love with an elderly woman.
  • In 1976, Haasan appeared Balachander's Manmadha Leelai, which was followed by Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu (1977) and Avargal 91977).
  • Haasan made his Kannada film debut in the film, Kokila (1977), the directorial debut of friend and mentor Balu Mahendra.
  • The same year, he also appeared in a Bengali film, Kabita, a remake of the Tamil film, Aval Oru Thodar Kathai.
  • Haasan made his Telugu film debut in 1978 playing the lead role in the cross, cultural romantic film, Maro Charitra.
  • The same year, he appeared in the Malayalam film, Eeta.
  • In 1981, Haasan made his Hindi film debut through K. Balachander's Ek Duuje Ke Liye, a remake of the Telugu film Maro Charitra.
  • Haasan made his 100th film appearance in Raja Paarvai (1981), making his producing debut.
  • In 1982, he won the first National Film Award for his performance in Moondram Pirai (1982). He also played the same character in the Hindi version of the film, Sadma.
  • His other 1980s films are Yeh To Kamaal Ho Gaya (1982), Sagara Sangamam (1983), Raaj Tilak (1984), Saagar (198), Oka Radha Iddary Krishnulu (1986), and Chanakyan (1989).
  • Haasan starred in Mani Ratnam's 1987 film, Nayakan, for which he won his second Indian National Award. the film is listed among Time's top 100 films of all time and was India's entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 1987 Academy Awards.
  • Following his success in the latter, Haasan won his third National Film Award for Best Actor for Indian (1996).
  • In 1994, he became the first actor to charge 15 million per film.
  • In 2000, he appeared in a period drama film, Hey Ram, which was a fact-based plot centering on the partition of India and the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Afterward, he starred in Aalavandhan (2001), Anbe Sivam (2003), Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006), Dasavathaaram (2008), Manmadan Ambu (2010), Vishwaroopam (2013), Papanasam (2015) and Vikram (2022)
  • He will be seen in his upcoming film, Indian 2, which is scheduled for release in the summer of 2023.
  • Apart from acting, Haasan has written many of his films, including Raja Paarvai, Thevar Magan, Hey Ram, Aalavandhan, Thevar Magan, Anbe Sivam, Dasavathaaram, Manmadan Ambu, and Vishwaroopam.
  • Moreover, his production company named Raaj Kamal Films International has produced a number of movies and he has directed some films like Chachi 420, Hey Ram, Virumaandi, and Vishwaroopam.
  • Furthermore, he has written songs for his film Hey Ram, and Manmadhan Ambu. Also, he was the lyricist and playback singer for the song Pathala Pathala from Vikram in 2022.

Kamal Haasan's Awards & Honors


National Film Awards

  • 1982- Best Actor for Moondram Pirai
  • 1987- Best Actor for Nayakan
  • 1992- Best Regional Film-Tamil for Thevar Magan
  • 1996- Best Actor for Indian

Rashtrapati Awards

  • 1960- Best Child Artist for Kalathur Kannamma

Rashtrabhushan Award

  • 2007- Rashtrabhushan Award by FIE Foundation

Filmfare Awards

  • 1986- Best Actor for Saagar
  • 1998- Best Story for Virasat

Filmfare Awards South

  • 1974- Best Actor for Kanyakumari
  • 1975- Best Actor for Apoorva Raagangal
  • 1976- Best Actor for Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu
  • 1977- Best Actor for 16 Vayadhinile
  • 1978- Best Actor for Sigappu Rojakal
  • 1978- Best Actor for Yaetta
  • 1981- Best Actor for Raja Paarvai
  • 1981- Best Actor for Aakali Rajyam
  • 1983- Best actor for Sagara Sangamam
  • 1987- best Actor for Pushpaka Vimana
  • 1989- Best Film for Apoorva Sagodharargal
  • 1989- Best Actor for Indrudu Chandrudu
  • 1991- Best Actor for Guna
  • 1992- Best Actor for Thevar Magan
  • 1995- Best Actor for Kuruthipunal
  • 1996- Best Actor for Indian
  • 2000- Best Actor for Hey Ram

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

  • 1977- Best Actor for 16 Vayathinile
  • 1980- Best Actor for Varumayin Niram Sivappu
  • 1982- Best Actor for Moondram Pirai
  • 1989- Best Actor for Apoorva Sagodharargal
  • 1992- Best Film for Thevar Magan
  • 1996- Best Actor for Indian
  • 2006- Best Actor for Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu
  • 2008- Best Actor for Dasavathaaram

Nandi Awards

  • 1983- Best Actor for Saagara Sangamam
  • 1986- Best Actor for Swathi Muthyam
  • 1989- Best Actor for Indrudu Chandrudu

Zee Cine Awards

  • 1997- Best Actor in a Comic Role for Chachi 420
  • 2020- Pride of Indian Cinema


  • In 2005, Sathyabama Deemed University awarded Haasan an honorary doctorate.
  • In 2014, honored with the Prestigious MAESTRO AWARD by Whistling Woods International.
  • In 2016, honored with the prestigious Prix Henri-Langlois French Award.
  • In 2019, Centurion University awarded Haasan an honorary doctorate, and Special Guest Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik gave the award to Kamal Haasan.

Kamal Haasan Wife and Daughter

Kamal Haasan has married twice in his life but currently, he is a divorced man. Firstly, Haasan married a dancer Vani Ganapathy in 1978 but the couple divorced 10 years later.

Later on, he began dating Sarika Thakur, an Indian actress and costume designer. In 1986, they were blessed with their first child, Shruti Haasan, who is a singer and actress. The couple married in 1988. Their younger daughter, Akshara Haasan was born in 1991. Akshara is also an actress and she has also worked as an assistant director. The couple filed for divorce in 2002, and it was finalized in 2004.

Since 2005, Haasan was in a relationship with actress, Gautami Tadmalla, however, the duo ended their relationship in 2016.

Moreover, he was once rumored to be dating the actress, Srividya, in his initial career.

Kamal Haasan Net Worth 2022

Veteran actor and producer, Kamal Haasan has an estimated net worth of around $100 million as of 2022. As well, he earns around $5 million annually. The main source of his income is his acting career as well as brand endorsements. Moreover, Haasan has a considerable real estate portfolio. He has a lavish house in Chennai where frequently gathers with his extended family for get-togethers. In addition, he is the owner of two Chennai apartments with a combined value of RS. 19.5 crore. He also owns a number of other residential and commercial properties in Chennai worth a staggering Rs. 92.5 crores. Haasan also has a lavish home in London in which he invested Rs.2.5 crores.

Talking about his car collection, Haasan owns a BMW 730LD and Lexus Lx 570, and others. He frequently travels around town in luxurious vehicles.

Kamal Haasan's Height & Weight

Kamal Haasan is a handsome man with a healthy and balanced body physique in his late 60s. He stands at a height of 1.7m (5 feet 7 inches) while his body weighs around 76kg (167 lbs.). His chest, waist, and bicep sizes are 40 inches, 34 inches, and 14 inches respectively. Moreover, he has a fair skin tone with dark brown eyes and his hair color is black. His shoe size is 10. His sexual orientation is straight.

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