Kamal Haasan aka Kamal Hassan, well known as Universal Hero by the fans, a Tamilian by birth, is an Indian film actor and director, considered among the leading method actors of Tamil cinema. Kamal Haasan made his film debut as a 6-year-old child artiste, in the 1960 film, Kalathur Kannamma, directed by A. Bhimsingh. Kamal Haasan first received a regional Filmfare Award for acting for his role in the Malayalam film Kanyakumari (1974). He married actresses Vani Ganapathi first and later Sarika who bore him two children: Akshara Haasan and Shruthi Haasan. He divorced her and started living in with Gauthami, another famous Indian film actress of yesteryears. They were separated in 2016 from their live-in relationship. In February 2018 as he was gearing up to announce his party and it’s guiding principles, he declared he will abandon acting to realize his political aspirations. Kamal Haasan has been inspiration to many aspiring actors.
Here are some interesting facts about Kamal Haasan.
1. Kamal Haasan did 10 roles in movie Dashavthaaram, highest record so far by any actor done in single movie.
2. Kamal Haasan wrote his first script at age of 18 for the film Unarchigal (1976).
3. Kamal started his acting career when he was just six, in Kalathur Kannama (1959) and for his performance in it, he was awarded the prestigious President’s Gold Medal.
4. In 1994, he added another feather to his hat by becoming the first Indian actor to get Rs 1 crore as his remuneration for a single film.
5. Kamal’s 1987 hit, Nayakan had impressed audience globally. The film and its story were so poignant, that in 1997, the Time Magazine listed Nayakan as one of the Top 100 Best Films of all time.
6. Kamal is the highest Filmfare Award achiever — he’s got it 19 times in the history of Indian cinema. Being his humble self, he reportedly requested the Filmfare Association to withdraw his name from future awards to ensure youngsters get these awards.
7. In 2009, Kamal Haasan completed 50 years of his career in Indian Cinema.
8. Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan have appeared in 19 films together.