Marital Status: Divorced
Age: 65 Years
|Real Name||Alwerpettai Aaandavar IBTimes|
|Profession(s)||Actor, Director, Producer, and Philanthropist|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Date of Birth||7 November 1954|
|Age (as in 2019)||65 Years|
|Birthplace||Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||Sir M.Ct.Muthiah Chettiar Boys Higher Secondary School, Chennai
Hindu Higher Secondary School, Chennai
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Debut||Film: Kalathur Kannamma (1959, as a child artist)
|Family||Father- D. Srinivasan (Lawyer)
Mother- Rajalakshmi Srinivasan
Brother- Chandrahasan and Charuhasan (Actor)
Sister- Nalini Raghu
|Controversies||• 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 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.'
• In May 2019, he attracted controversy by referring to Nathuram Godse as free India’s first Hindu terrorist.
|Favourite Food||Karimeen fish|
|Favourite Actor||Nagesh, Shivaji Ganesan, M.G. Ramachandran and Rajesh Khanna|
|Favourite Actress||Sridevi and Sripriya|
|Favourite Film||Bicycle Thief, Mughal-e-Azam and Sholay|
|Favourite Musician||Naushad and Ilaiyaraaja|
|Favourite Book||Amma Vandhaal by Thi. Janakiraman and Marapasu by Thi. Janakiraman|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Gautami Tadimalla (Actress; 2004-2016)
|Wife||Vani Ganapathy (Dancer,1978–88)
Sarika Thakur (Actress,1988–04)
|Children||Daughter- Shruti Haasan (Actress), Akshara Haasan (Actress), and Subbalakshmi
|Salary||30 crore/film (INR)|
|Net Worth||$100 million|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Kamal Haasan
- Haasan started his acting career when he was just 4 years old and won the President’s Gold medal for his performance in his debut film Kalathur Kannamma.
- He actually wanted to be a film director.
- He is the only Indian actor to get more than 18 Filmfare Awards, behind him is A. R. Rahman with 14 Filmfare Awards.
- He has also won 3 National Awards for best actor.
- His film Pushpaka Vimana (The Love Chariot) was the first Indian colour silent film.
- He is the only Indian actor whose 7 films made an entry to Oscars.
- His film Nayaganis listed among the top 100 greatest films ever made by the TIME magazine.
- He is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.
- His dream film Marudhanayagam that was started in 1997 and inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth 2, was finally released in 2015.
- His Welfare Association, Kamal Narpani Iyakkam organizes blood and eye donation campaign, and he even won the Abraham Kovoor National Award for his noble work in 2004.
- He is the only actor who has played 10 different roles, in the film Dasavathaaram.
- Director Mani Ratnam is his relative, as his niece, Suhasini is married to him.
- He has acted in different languages like Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali.
- Once, he was offered 100 crores (INR) to join a political party but he refused them.
- He is the only Indian actor who has given 5 hit films in a year (1982).
- He was the first Indian actor to get a salary of 1 crore (INR) in 1994.
- He has donated his body to Madras Medical college after his life.
- His film, Raja Paarvai was the first Indian film with visual effects and animation.
- Throughout his acting career, he has suffered more than 30 fractures while performing the stunts.
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