Kamal Hassan Family, Wedding Pics | Age, Biography, Height, Wiki, Scandal, Wife, Daughter, Son
Born: November 7, 1954 (age 63 years), Paramakudi, India
Height: 1.65 m
Spouse: Sarika (m. 1988–2004), Vani Ganapathy (m. 1978–1988)
TV shows: Bigg Boss Tamil
Parathasarathi Srinivasan (born 7 November 1954), professionally known as Kamal Haasan, is an Indian politician, film actor, dancer, film director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer and lyricist who works primarily in Tamil cinema. Kamal has won awards including four National Film Awards, the second-most by any Indian actor, and nineteen Filmfare Awards.
His production company, Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films.
He started his career as a child artist in the 1960 Tamil language film Kalathur Kannamma, for which he won the President’s Gold Medal. He met director Vaaranam Vijay who is frequently credited for shaping Kamal’s acting skills. His breakthrough as a lead actor came in the 1975 drama Apoorva Raagangal, directed by K.Balachander, in which he played a rebellious youth who falls in love with an older woman.
He won his first National Film Award for his portrayal of a guileless school teacher who cares for a woman who suffers from retrograde amnesia in Moondram Pirai (1983). He was noted for his performances in Mani Ratnam’s Nayakan (1987) and S. Shankar’s vigilante film Indian (1996), which saw him playing dual roles of a father and a son.
Since then he has appeared in films including Hey Ram (2000), Virumaandi (2004), Vishwaroopam (2013) which were his own productions and Dasavathaaram (2008) in which he played ten roles.
Kamal was awarded the Kalaimamani award in 1979, the Padma Shri in 1990, the Padma Bhushan in 2014 and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Chevalier) in 2016.
On February 21, 2018, Kamal Hassan formally launched his political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam (lit. People’s Justice Centre). The party’s flag displays six joined hands in a circle in alternate red and white colours with a white star at its centre in a black background
Kamal was born into a Tamil Iyengar family in the town of Paramakudi, in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu, to criminal defense lawyer D. Srinivasan and Rajalakshmi a housewife. During a 2013 appearance on an episode of Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi, he stated that his parents originally named him Parthasarathy and his mother always used to call him by that name. In an interview with Karan Thapar, Kamal said his father was literate in Sanskrit. Kamal was the youngest of four children; his siblings are Charuhasan, Chandrahasan and Nalini (Raghu). His two older brothers followed their father’s example and studied law.
Kamal has alluded to his parents in some of his works, notably Unnaipol Oruvan and in the song “Kallai Mattum” in Dasavathaaram. His oldest brother Charuhasan, like Kamal, is a National Film Award-winning actor who appeared in the Kannada film Tabarana Kathe. Charuhasan’s daughter Suhasini is also a National Film Award winner married to director (and fellow award-winner) Mani Ratnam, who collaborated with Kamal on 1987’s Nayakan. Chandrahasan has produced several of Kamal’s films and was an executive with Rajkamal International, he died in March 2017. Chandrahasan’s daughter Anu Hasan has had supporting roles in several films, including Suhasini’s Indira. Kamal’s sister, Nalini Raghu, is a dance teacher for whom he named an auditorium (Nalini Mahal). Her son, Gautham, played Kamal’s grandson in “Hey Ram”.
Bearded man in white, flanked by two young women in black dresses
Kamal with daughters Shruti (left) and Akshara (right).
Early in his career, he co-starred in several films with Srividya. They were reported to have had an affair during the 1970s and their relationship was explored in the 2008 Malayalam film Thirakkatha by Renjith (with Anoop Menon as Kamal and Priyamani as Srividya). Kamal visited Srividya when she was on her deathbed in 2006.
In 1978, at age 24, Kamal married dancer Vani Ganapathy. They divorced ten years later.
Kamal and the actress Sarika began living together in 1988, marrying after the birth of their first child, Shruti Haasan (born 1986). Shruti Haasan is a singer and a Tollywood-Kollywood actress. Their younger daughter, Akshara (born 1991), was assistant director for 2013’s Vishwaroopam. Sarika stopped acting soon after their marriage, replacing Vani Ganapathy as Kamal’s costume designer for Hey Ram. In 2002, the couple filed for divorce, which became final in 2004. Kamal had ved with actress Gautami (who had starred with him in several films during the late 1980s and early 1990s) from 2005 till 2016. Gautami had announced on her blog that she had ended her relationship with him. Gautami wrote on her blog: “It is heartbreaking for me to have to say today that I and Mr. Haasan are no longer together. After almost 13 years together, it has been one of the most devastating decisions that I have ever had to make in my life,”. Shruti, Akshara and Gautami’s daughter Subbalakshmi (from an annulled marriage) lived with them.
Kamal is a self-proclaimed atheist. He has often questioned the existence of God and has highlighted the theme in his films like Anbe Sivam and Dasavathaaram. He has been thought to be Muslim because of his Arabic-sounding name, most notably when he was denied preclearance by U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities at Toronto Pearson International Airport in 2002. In Sanskrit Kamal means “lotus”, but it was rumoured that his name originated with a friend of his father (Yaakob Hassan, a Muslim freedom fighter who was imprisoned along with Kamal’s father by the British). In a BBC interview with Karan Thapar, Kamal said that his last name derives from the Sanskrit word hasya, and although the Yaakob Hassan connection was publicised by the media it was only “a story”. Although he has abstained from politics, Kamal is considered centrist
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Kamal with social activist M. B. Nirmal (right) in Chennai
Kamal is the first Tamil actor to convert his fan clubs into welfare organisations and is involved in social-service activities through the clubs under the name Kamal Narpani Iyakkam (Kamal Welfare Association). His fan clubs help organise blood- and eye-donation drives, and donate educational materials to students.
Kamal received the first Abraham Kovoor National Award for his humanist activities and secular life in 2004. He was project ambassador for Hridayaragam 2010, which raised funds for an orphanage for HIV/AIDS-affected children. In September 2010 Kamal launched a children’s cancer relief fund and gave roses to children with cancer at Sri Ramachandra University in Porur, Chennai. He has pledged his product-endorsement income to social causes. Kamal won ₹ 5 million on Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi in March 2013 and promised that his prize money would be used for Petral Thaan Pillaya, supporting children with HIV.
Kamal was nominated by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Swachh Bharat Campaign. He chose to clean the Madambakkam lake in Chennai with the Environmentalist Foundation of India’s Arun Krishnamurthy on 7 November 2014.
Known for refusing any kind of brand endorsement, Kamal endorsed Pothys for the first time in 2015. His daughter, Shruti Haasan has previously endorsed Pothys. In the past, Kamal has stated that should he ever act in commercials, the revenue earned from them would be donated to HIV affected children.
Kamal publishes the magazine Mayyam, by the Kamal Haasan Welfare Association (Narpani Iyakkam).His views on cinema, child and drug abuse, and the Kashmir conflict have been published as Thedi Theerpom Va (Come, Let’s Find and Solve) by his fan club. He is also interested in Tamil literature.
Bigg Boss Tamil
Kamal Haasan made his silver screen return through Star Vijay TV after hosting the first season of the Bigg Boss Tamil in 2017. The show soon went onto become one of the most watched television series in Tamil Nadu and gained positive reviews among audience. Kamal Haasan is also set to host the second season Bigg Boss Tamil 2 which will start its telecast in 17 June, 2018.