Birthday: 07-11-1954
Age: 64
Star sign: Sagittarius

Kamal Haasan is the most versatile actor that India had ever witnessed. His innovative performances have been acclaimed worldwide. He is known for his passion for dance forms, action, and his enthusiasm for new concepts in movies. He is one of the most unforgettable actors in India. Born in 1954, Kamal Haasan has a never ending passion for Indian Cinema. He is still acting in movies. Though he belongs to Kollywood Industry his movies are much appreciated in Bollywood and Tollywood as well.

Just like any other actor, Kamal had to struggle for that one Break-through too. His first hit was through drama ‘Apoorva Raagangal’, in 1975. Haasan was appreciated across states for his exemplary performance in ‘Nayakan’ in 1987. This movie had shown the world, as to what a versatile actor would look like. Indian is another movie where Haasan played a dual role, without compromising on any role. For this role, he had to struggle a lot to get the right make-up and feel for action. Still Haasan gave his best. His best movie is ‘Dasavathaaram’ where he played 10 characters in a single film.

In a candid interview with Actress Jaya Prada, Kamal stated after working in a fantastic hit like ‘ Sagara Sangamam’ (Telugu) in 1983, if we are still praising it and talking about it, then we should be revisiting our latest films. We should always be doing something to scale up what we have been always doing. This is the attitude that keeps him going now and in future.

He has two daughters ‘ Shruti Haasan’ and ‘ Akshara Haasan’. The elder one, Shruti is already being hailed as one of the top actresses in the South-Indian Industry. The younger one debuted recently in the Bollywood Industry with the movie ‘ Shamitabh’ alongside the legend Amitabh Bachchan and South-Indian Superstar Dhanush.

 

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Actor Kamal Haasan is indeed a legend. He has come a long way in attaining his status in stardom. For the superstar that he is today his achievement is no cakewalk. He has had his own share of failures and some of his films didn’t do well at the box office. Also, whenever his films release it will be surrounded with controversies but he has braved all those aside. He takes great efforts in etching his films to perfection. Some films do well at the box office and some films fail. But, he is not deterred by failures and tries to bring on good films.

Kamal Haasan is indeed a phenomenon of Indian cinema and he has put in 60 years of hard work to attain this status he is basking-in today. He has ventured into many things that no other actor can dream about. But of late many actors consider him as an inspiration and try to follow his footsteps. Kamal Haasan has vast knowledge about cinema and it is no exaggeration to say that he breathes cinema. Apart from cinema he has deep insight into literature and history.

A drawback of Kamal haasan’s works is that sometimes his works may not be understandable by a normal man. To compensate for that he has even worked in full-fledged commercial films to please the masses. A feather in the cap of Kamal Haasan is that “Nayakan”, the film in which he acted was rated as one of the top 100 movies by Times Magazines. This is not all. His films have earned name in the Oscars 7 times. Many fans and critics of Kamal Haasan say that he would have gone to even more heights if he had opted for the West. But the patriotic person as he is, he astonishes them by saying that India is his place and he would like to prove his mettle here itself with the kind of quality cinema that he works on. Kamal Haasan….you are indeed a legend!