Date of Birth: 7 November 1954
Birth Place: Paramakudi, Madras State, Indi
Description: Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, and director, considered to be one of the leading method actors of Indian cinema. He is widely acclaimed as an actor and is well known for his versatility in acting. Kamal Haasan has won several Indian film awards, including four National Film Awards and numerous Filmfare Awards, and is known for having starred in the largest number of films submitted by India in contest for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In addition to acting, screenwriting and directing, he has also featured in films as a songwriter, playback singer, choreographer and lyricist. His film production company, Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films. In 2009, he became one of very few Indian actors to have completed 50 years in cinema. Kamal Haasan is also a recipient of an Honorary doctorate by Sathyabama University. After several projects as a child artist, Kamal Haasan's breakthrough into lead acting came with his role in the 1975 drama Apoorva Raagangal, in which he played a rebellious youth in love with an older woman. He secured his second Indian National Film Award for his portrayal of a guileless school teacher who tends a child-like amnesiac in 1982's Moondram Pirai. He was particularly noted for his performance in Mani Ratnam's Godfatheresque Tamil film Nayagan (1987), which was ranked by Time magazine as one of the best films of all time. Since then he has gone on to appear in other notable films such as his own productions, Hey Ram and Virumaandi, as well as the Dasavathaaram, in which he appeared in ten distinct roles. Sourced from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamal_Haasan)
KAMAL IN NEWS
After Kamal Haasan slipped and fell down the stairs of his office at Alwarpet, and fractured his right leg, distributors were worried that it would setback the release date of his latest film. But after being discharged from the hospital last week, the star actor had started hitting the gym for some serious workouts over the past two days. Thanking his fans, Kamal Haasan in a Whatsapp audio message, the 'Sabaash Naidu' actor has delivered an inspiring speech in flowing Tamil. He is seen profusely thanking all his fans, friends, family and media for showering him with attention and affection. Kamal also said that with so many things at stake, the mishap was unnecessary and most unfortunate. His portrayal of the character Naidu was the highlight in his earlier film Dasavathaaram. Budding comedians have used this character to entertain crowds from stages all over the state. Tamil Nadu is home for many millions of Telugu speaking people and it entertained everyone as it had no malicious lines.
You just cannot tie him down. Kamal is not one to sit around uselessly. He cannot help but move around. Recently Kamal Haasan had a fall inside his house and was admitted to hospital. No, there is no need to panic. No major problems but he will need to recover and it seems he is recovering fine. The actor's elder brother Chandra Haasan updated worried friends and fans that the actor has undergone a surgery for a fracture on his leg and that the doctors had advised him rest for few weeks. He added that the actor would be discharged from the hospital in a day or two. The Sabaash Naidu team is on a break for one month so there won't be any delays in the progress of the shoot for the film, says Chandra Haasan. Kamal Haasan works out of an old but meticulously maintained house in Central Chennai. It is believed that Kamal had had a fall from the staircase of his house in Alwarpet, Chennai. If you have to break your leg nothing like breaking it on an old wooden staircase. Beats breaking your leg on a concrete structure.
Forget all the award ceremonies that are happening on a weekly basis, the music launch of R Balki’s upcoming movie Shamitabh was probably one of the most star-studded events we have seen in years. Three stalwarts of the Indian film-industry - Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan came together on one stage and met like old friends.While the younger generation is busy competing at the box office these stalwarts seemed to be having a competition on humility. Their respective families were also present with Bachchan’s son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya introducing the various celebrities. Legendary composer Ilaiyaraja arrived wearing his trademark white dhoti-kurta and shawl while Gulzar too was in his usual white kurta-pajama. All eyes that evening were on Kamal Haasan and Sarika’s two gorgeous daughter Shruti and Akshara who looked radiant. Dhanush, Tabu, Aamir’s wife Reena and daughter Ira, Bappi Lahiri, Jaya Bachchan were also present at the star studded event. You can watch the Shamitabh music launch in the video below and let us know what you think?
After sweat and toil comes the reward. Just two weeks ago, Kamal Haasan and his latest movie, Vishwaroopam had been caught up in every possible controversy. But it has only taken a short while for the tables to turn, latest reports suggest that ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ producer, Barrie M. Osborne has green lit the international project that he and Kamal were supposed to collaborate on. The film that will be called ‘All Are Kin’ was given the go ahead after Barrie saw Kamal’s Vishwaroopam and was bowled over by it. Barrie, who offered the project to Kamal, wants the movie to focus on Indian history and culture. It seems like Kamal’s effort on Vishwaroopam has come full circle with this deal. To start off with DTH deals falling through and facing an unnecessary ban on the movie to signing an international project and seeing his movie run to packed houses, it is indeed poetic justice for him.
After going through weeks of turmoil, first due to the DTH controversy, followed by the ban orders, Kamal Haasan is all set to release his film, Vishwaroopam in its main business centre, Tamil Nadu. The release date will be decided as soon as the state takes a call on his consent to mute certain portions of the film that the Muslim organizations had raised objection to. Kamal Haasan expressed relief at the judgment, as the film is being allowed to release practically unchanged. The actor, on his part, is ready to take back the petition he had made against the ban in the Madras High Court and has also reconsidered his decision to approach the Supreme Court. He was relieved enough to remark that he wants to release the film before any other organization comes up with a new objection and even requested potential protestors to wait until his next film. Recalling his trauma, Kamal wondered whether the whole incident made any sense. He went on to thank the states that had gone ahead with the release and his fans for their unflinching support. The icing on the cake was Superstar Rajinikanth’s offer to Kamal Haasan to do a film for free to recover the losses he has faced with the controversy around Vishwaroopam.