Kamal Haasan Biography, Age, Family, Net Worth, and More

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Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and politician. He is the country’s most popular and successful actor and has appeared in more than 200 movies in different languages. Kamal primarily worked in Tamil films, but he has also made his appearance in Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, and Bengali films. He is popularly known as Universal Hero among the masses. Kamal is the recipient of several awards including the nation’s highest honors. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Mumbai International Film Festival in 2013.

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Kamal Haasan Biography, Age, Family, Net Worth, and More
Kamal Haasan Biography, Age, Family, Net Worth, and More

Full / Real Name

Kamal Haasan

Nickname

Universal Hero

Profession

Actor, Director, Producer and Philanthropist

Marital Status

Married

Date of Birth

7 November 1954

Age

67 (as of 2021)

Birthplace

Paramakudi, Tamilnadu, India

Zodiac Sign

Scorpio

Nationality

Indian

Religion

Hinduism

Hometown

Chennai, Tamilnadu

School

  • M.Ct. Muthiah Chettiar boys’ higher secondary school
  • Chennai & Hindu Higher Secondary School, Chennai

University or College

Not known

Last Qualification

Not known

Debut

  • Kalathur Kannamma (1959, as a child artist)
  • Arangetram (1973)

Food Habits

Non-vegetarian

Interest & Hobbies

Reading & working for unprivileged

Net Worth

100 million

Morphology of Kamal Haasan

Weight

  • In kilograms: 76 kgs
  • In pounds: 166 lbs

Height

  • In Centimetres: 170 cm
  • In Meters: 1.70 m
  • In Feet Inches: 5’7”

Body Measurements

  • Chest Size: 40 inches
  • Waist Size: 34 inches
  • Biceps Size: 14 inches

Eye Color

Black

Hair Colour

Black

Personal Life of Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan was born on 7 November 1954 in a Tamil Iyengar family, to D. Srinivasan and Rajalakshmi Srinivasan. His father was a criminal defense lawyer and freedom fighter, and his mother was a housewife. At the time of his birth, Kamal was named Parthasarathy. His father later changed his name to Kamal Haasan. His brothers Charuhasan and Chandrahasan have also acted, and his sister Nalini is a classical dancer. He received his primary education in Paramakudi before moving to Chennai. Kamal continued his education in Santhome, Chennai, and was attracted to film and fine arts as encouraged by his father.

Personal Life of Kamal Haasan
Kamal Hassan with His Daughters Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan

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Family

Father

D. Srinivasan

Mother

Rajalakshmi Srinivasan

Sibling

  • Nalini Raghu (Sister)
  • Chandrahasan (Brother)
  • Charuhasan (Brother)

Spouse

  • Vani Ganapathy (m. 1978; div. 1988)​
  • Sarika ​(m. 1988; div. 2004)

Domestic partner

Gautami (2004 – 2016)

Children

  • Shruti Haasan
  • Akshara Haasan

Relationships and Affairs

Hassan married Vani Ganapathy in 1978 who was a dancer, they both divorced in 1988. Then, Kamal married actress Sarika Thakur in 1988 with whom he has 2 daughters named Shruti Hassan and Akshara Haasan. Kamal parted ways with Sarika in 2004. After that Kamal is rumored to have been in a relationship with actress Gautami from 2004 to 2016.

Relationships and Affairs
Kamal Haasan and his First Wife Vani Ganapathy

Career Path of Kamal Haasan

Career as an Actor

Kamal was enthralled by the movie world since his childhood, and he started his career as a child artist. He appeared in “Kalathur Kannamma” only at the age of 6. Then in 1962, Kamal made his Malayalam debut with the movie “Kannum Karalum”. Then he returned to the industry after completing his education as a dance assistant. Kamal made his first appearance as an adult in the movie Maanavan in which he appeared in a dance sequence. In 1973, Kamal debuted playing a supporting role in the film “Arangetram”.

Kamal’s first movie as a lead was “Kanya Kumari” in 1974. In 1975, “Apoorva Raagangal” gave Kamal both critical and commercial success and proved his matte as an actor in the South Film Industry.

Kamal made his Bollywood debut with the film “Ek Duje Ke Liye” in 1981 opposite Rati Agnihotri. This movie was a remake of his own 1978 film “Maro Charitra”. After this Kamal went on to star in over 200 films in different languages

Career as a Producer

Kamal founded his production company “Raj Kamal films International” in 1981. The first movie under this was “Raja Paarvai” which was released in 1981. He produced several movies under his production house.

Career as a Director

Kamal made his debut as a director with the 1997 film “Chachi 420” which was a remake of his own film “Avvai Shanmughi” (1996).

Political Career

Kamal launched his political party “Makkal Needhi Mariam” (Centre for People’s Justice) on 21 February 2018. His party was contested for the first time in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Controversies about Kamal Haasan

Controversies about Kamal Haasan
Controversies about Kamal Haasan
  • 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’s 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.

Favorite and Beloved Things

Favorite Food

Karimeen fish

Favorite Cuisine

Indian

Favorite Actor

Nagesh, Shivaji Ganesan, M.G. Ramachandran and Rajesh Khanna

Favorite Actress

Sridevi and Sri Priya

Favorite Film

Bicycle Thief, Mughal-e-Azam and Sholay

Favorite Destination

Not known

Favorite Sports Person

Not known

Favorite Singer

Naushad and Ilayaraja

Favorite Color

Not known

Favorite Magazine

Not known

Favorite Books

  • Amma Vandhaal by Thi. Janakiraman
  • Marapasu by Thi. Janakiraman

Facts About Kamal Haasan

  • Kamal Haasan is the only actor to win 18 Filmfare awards (2 Hindi and 16 Filmfare south awards).
  • Hassan appeared in a silent film in 1987 “Pushpaka Vimana”.
  • Kamal has suffered over 30 fractures in his entire career.
  • Director Mani Ratnam is Kamal’s relative as his niece, Suhasini is married to Mani.
  • He is the only actor whose seven films have made entry to Oscar.
  • Hassan was reportedly offered Rs.100 crore to join a political party but he declined the offer.
  • He is the only actor who has given five hit films in a year (1982).
  • He is the first Indian actor to get a salary of 1 crore in 1984.
  • On 15 August 2002, Kamal signed a declaration that after his death his organs can be donated to the Anatomy Department of Madras Medical College.

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