Kamal Haasan Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Children, Family, Biography

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Hometown: Chennai
Age: 69 Years
Marital Status: Divorced

Kamal Hassan

Real NameAlwerpettai Aaandavar [1]IBTimes
NicknameUniversal Hero
Profession(s)Actor, Director, Producer, and Philanthropist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 7" (170 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 November 1954 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023)69 Years
BirthplaceParamakudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac signScorpio
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolSir M.Ct.Muthiah Chettiar Boys Higher Secondary School, Chennai
Hindu Higher Secondary School, Chennai
DebutFilm: Kalathur Kannamma (1959, as a child artist)
Arangetram (1973)
FamilyFather- D. Srinivasan (Lawyer)
Mother- Rajalakshmi Srinivasan
Brother- Chandrahasan and Charuhasan (Actor)
Kamal Haasan with his brother Charuhasan
Kamal Haasan brother Chandrahasan
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.

Accused of serving cocaine at parties
In an interview in May 2024, Suchitra Ramadurai accused Kamal Haasan of serving cocaine at parties hosted by him. [2]The Free Press Journal
FoodKarimeen fish
ActorNagesh, Shivaji Ganesan, M.G. Ramachandran and Rajesh Khanna
ActressSridevi and Sripriya
FilmBicycle Thief, Mughal-e-Azam and Sholay
MusicianNaushad and Ilaiyaraaja
BookAmma Vandhaal by Thi. Janakiraman and Marapasu by Thi. Janakiraman
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/GirlfriendsGautami Tadimalla (Actress; 2004-2016)
Kamal Haasan with Gautami
WifeVani Ganapathy (Dancer,1978–88)
Kamal Haasan with Ex-wife Vani Ganapathy
Sarika Thakur (Actress,1988–04)
Kamal Haasan with Ex-wife Sarika
ChildrenDaughter- Shruti Haasan (Actress), Akshara Haasan (Actress), and Subbalakshmi
Kamal Haasan with his daughters
Kamal Haasan with Gautami daughter Subbalakshmi
Son- None
Money Factor
Salary30 crore/film (INR)
Net Worth$100 million

Kamal Haasan

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.

    Kamal Haasan as a child actor

    Kamal Haasan as a child actor

  • 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.

    Kamal Haasan with Queen Elizabeth 2

    Kamal Haasan with Queen Elizabeth 2

  • 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.

    Kamal Haasan in Dasavathaaram

    Kamal Haasan in 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.
  • After the success of his 2022 film Vikram, Kamal Hassan was on a gifting spree. After gifting bikes and a car to the direction team of the film, he gifted an expensive Rolex watch to Suriya, who essayed the role of Rolex in the film.

    Kamal Haasan gifted Suriya an expensive Rolex watch post Vikram's success

    Kamal Haasan gifted Suriya an expensive Rolex watch post Vikram’s success

  • Kamal Haasan was awarded the Best Actor (Tamil) Award at the 11th South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA), held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE, in September 2023 for the film ‘Vikram.’
  • He worked as a technician on the sets of Ramesh Sippy‘s film Sholay (1975).