Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan is Indian's one of the most popular and finest actors. He started his acting career as a child actor when he just three-and-a-half-year-old with 1959 film Kalathur Kannamma. As an adult, he made his film debut in a minor role with 1973 film Arangetram, In his decorated career spanning more than 50 years, the actor has contributed to the Indian film industry in various capacities as a writer, director, playback singer, producer, lyricist and choreographer. He has more than 200 film titles to his credit and has worked in various languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi and one Bengali film. He has won various accolades both at home and overseas. He has been honoured with Padma Shri in 1990, the Padma Bhushan in 2014. Besides winning three National Awards, he has also won the coveted French honour of Chevalier Award. He is the second Tamil actor to have won this French award after thespian Sivaji Ganesan. His 1987 film Nayakan has been named among the Time magazine's 100 all-times best movies. He was twice married and divorced and has two daughters from his second marriage named Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan. He recently broke up with his long time live-in partner, Gautami.
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Are 14-16 year-old girls not children too? asks Kamal Haasan

Haasan had made known his views against the death penalty before he entered politics. The MNM chief said the important thing was for families to change their mindset in the way they brought up boys.

Tamil film industry unites against IPL tournament in Chennai

Tamil film industry unites against IPL tournament in Chennai

The latest season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is facing the heat amid ongoing agitations in the state. On Sunday, Superstar Rajinikanth backed the Opposition’s demand on the IPL.

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Rajinikanth: Kamal Haasan is not my enemy

At the Nadigar Sangam protest in Chennai when Rajinikanth was asked to share his thoughts on Kamal Haasan’s comments, the 67-year-old superstar insisted that Kamal Haasan is not his enemy and he will not oppose him.

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Cauvery protests: Day-long fast by AIADMK was ‘farcical’ says Kamal Haasan

While it was the Centre’s responsibility to constitute the Cauvery Management Board, the state government “cannot hallucinate that it has fulfilled its duty towards the people by just filing a contempt petition after the deadline or by holding a farcical one-day hunger strike”, Kamal Haasan said.

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Christopher Nolan in India: Shah Rukh Khan shares his fanboy moment with the Dunkirk director

Shah Rukh Khan and Christopher Nolan met each other recently in Mumbai, and the former couldn’t contain his excitement at meeting the Oscar-nominated filmmaker. SRK shared a picture of himself with the director on Twitter.

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Christopher Nolan kicks off India trip; meets Kamal Hassan in Mumbai

This is Christopher Nolan’s first time in India and he is accompanied by his wife, Emma Thomas. The celebrated director is also accompanied by visual artist Tacita Dean. He is here to draw the attention of people towards the importance of celluloid in the digital age.

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SC deadline for Cauvery board ends: Kamal Haasan says, ‘Don’t play politics, take a decision’

Kamal Haasan emphasised that water is a necessity for both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. He was addressing the media in Chennai.


This rare book store in Chennai is a paradise for the bookworms and cinephiles

Meet Govindaraju, a book collector, whose stories and books pleasantly remind us of an era that we nostalgically yearn for. If you’re in Chennai and like books or cinema, his shop is a must-visit.

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Is this Kamal Haasan’s look for Indian 2?

Kamal Haasan will soon start shooting for his next project with director Shankar. Indian 2 is a sequel to the actor-director duo’s 1996 blockbuster about an old-aged vigilante.

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Forest fire mishap an eye opener to those taking up trekking, says Kamal Haasan

Sixteen people, part of a 36 member team, lost their lives in the devastating fire at Kurangani forests in the Theni district, some 500 kms away from Chennai. Of the 16 killed in the blaze , 12 were women.

Tamil Nadu budget: This is what Kamal Haasan's MNM has to say about it

Tamil Nadu budget: Nothing for farmers, weavers and fishermen, says Kamal Haasan’s MNM

Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam yesterday presented a revenue deficit budget of Rs 17,490.58 crore for 2018-19 even as it allocated crores of rupees for welfare initiatives, including free laptop for school students.

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Law and order deteriorating in Tamil Nadu: Kamal Haasan

The actor-turned-politician was apparently referring to the recent incidents of assault on women in the state including the murder of a college student in Chennai a couple of days ago.

'People should come together,bring about much needed change in society': Haasan

‘People should come together, bring about much needed change in society’: Kamal Haasan

The actor-cum-politician is on a tour of Coimbatore, Tirupur and Erode districts to meet people and workers.

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Here’s how Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan are closing the gap in politics

Rajinikanth’s baby steps towards bidding goodbye to the film industry as he prepares to take up the role of a public servant. Kamal Haasan, who has also taken the political plunge, is also fast learning the rules of engagement in the world of politics.

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Should have joined politics much earlier, says Kamal Haasan

At one point, referring himself as ‘citizen K and not the politician’, Haasan said that some people were bringing casteism back to the state, something that the state had fought hard to push back.