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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.


Why Mani Ratnam's Nayakan remains a magnificent mob epic

June 02, 2020 7:21 pm

A fanboy filmmaker who saw Nayakan before The Godfather writes about the sprawling masterpiece, director Mani Ratnam's realistic flourishes that plunges you into a dark world and Haasan's electrifying performance.

Kamal Haasan and Vijay Sethupathi share mutual admiration in this latest video

May 03, 2020 8:25 am

Kamal Haasan and Vijay Sethupathi spoke to each other on a variety of issues including acting skills, life, politics, coronavirus, among other things.

Kamal Haasan: For people on the streets, life and livelihood have become the same

April 24, 2020 7:50 pm

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan has created a new song titled "Arivum Anbum" in the wake of the migrant crisis triggered by the coronavirus outbreak.

Kamal Haasan song Arivum Anbum: A reminder that only wisdom and love can protect human race

April 24, 2020 8:18 am

Arivum Anbum song: Kamal Haasan's lyrics make us realise that we are just a speck of dust in the universe. But, our ability to show kindness and love is bigger than the world.

Kamal Haasan writes to PM Modi, calls lockdown ill-planned that 'led to loss of life and livelihood'

April 06, 2020 7:24 pm

In an open letter to PM Modi, Haasan wrote, “My biggest fear is that the same mistake of demonetisation is being repeated albeit at a much bigger scale."

Kamal Haasan on coronavirus outbreak: Act responsibly and take preventive measures

March 21, 2020 3:51 pm

Kamal Haasan also expressed solidarity with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for a Janta Curfew. He even asked fellow actors Ajith, Vijay, Rajinikanth and others to follow the PM’s request for a self-curfew from 7 am to 9 pm on March 22.

Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu gets a sequel

March 11, 2020 3:53 pm

Kamal Haasan and Gautham Menon to collaborate after 14 years on a sequel to Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu.

Chennai: Kamal Haasan appears before Central Crime Branch in connection with crane collapse accident on film set

March 03, 2020 12:08 pm

Two days after the incident, crane operator Rajan was arrested by the Nazarathpet police officials, hours before the case got transferred to the Central Crime Branch.

Kamal Haasan endorses 'Enterprise model' to revive Tamil Nadu's economy

February 29, 2020 6:21 pm

"Our enterprise model will go down as the biggest socio-economic revolution ever in the history of Thamizh Nadu," said MNM leader Kamal Haasan.

Lyca replies to Kamal's letter: Hardly needs reminding that Indian 2 shoot was also under your control

February 27, 2020 8:49 am

Indian 2 producers Lyca Productions has written an open letter in response to Kamal Haasan's letter questioning the safety practices implemented by the company on the film's set.


Kamal Haasan, Kapil Dev and others launch the first look of Ranveer Singh's 83

January 26, 2020 11:43 am

After releasing the first look of actors from the upcoming film 83, Ranveer Singh, in the presence of legendary actor Kamal Haasan, launched the official poster of the film in Chennai.

Ungal Naan: Rajinikanth, Ilaiyaraaja, AR Rahman among others celebrate 60 years of Kamal Haasan

November 18, 2019 12:11 pm

The film fraternity came together at Ungal Naan to honour Kamal Haasan as he completed 60 years in the Tamil film industry.

Rajinikanth, Mani Ratnam and others at the inauguration of Raaj Kamal Films International's new office

November 08, 2019 4:30 pm

Kamal Haasan's production house Raaj Kamal Films International's new office got inaugurated on Friday. Rajinikanth, Vairamuthu and Mani Ratnam among others graced the event.

Inside Kamal Haasan's birthday celebration

November 07, 2019 4:30 pm

Kamal Haasan celebrated his 65th birthday with his family and party members.

Kamal Haasan turns 65: Rare photos of Ulaganayagan

November 07, 2019 10:38 am

Kamal Haasan birthday special: As beloved actor and politician turns a year older today, we take a look at his rare photos.

Celeb spotting: Deepika Padukone, Salman Khan, Kamal Haasan and others

July 18, 2018 7:37 am

While Salman Khan shot an entertaining episode of Dus Ka Dum, Deepika Padukone and Kamal Haasan were spotted at the airport.

Meet the contestants of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 2

September 29, 2018 8:13 pm

From Yashika Anand to Mumtaz here's the final list of the contestants of Bigg Boss Tamil season 2.

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay and Suriya protest over Cauvery, Sterlite issues

April 08, 2018 6:45 pm

The who's who of Tamil film industry including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay, Suriya among others participated in a protest held by the Nadigar Sangam in support of multiple issues that have been dominating the political landscape of Tamil Nadu.

When Shah Rukh Khan, Kamal Haasan and Amitabh Bachchan met Christopher Nolan

April 01, 2018 10:40 am

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan spoke about preserving celluloid in the digital age at the Reframing the Future of Film event in Mumbai. The ace filmmaker also met Shah Rukh Khan, Kamal Haasan and Amitabh Bachchan on the sidelines of the event.

Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and Suriya attend Keerthana and Akshay's wedding

March 10, 2018 2:39 pm

Keerthana, the daughter of actors Parthepan and Seetha, got hitched on Thursday to film editor Sreekar Prasad's son Akshay in Chennai on Thursday. The event saw several political and film personalities in attendance.


5 Reasons To Watch Vishwaroopam 2

August 08, 2018 12:30 pm

Vishwaroopam 2 is a sequel to the 2010 film Vishwaroopam. Written, directed and co-produced by Kamal Haasan, the film also stars Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Waheeda Rehman, Shekhar Kapur and Rahul Bose.

Kamal Haasan makes grand debut on Twitter

January 27, 2016 12:03 pm

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): 'Joining the league of several actors, noted Indian actor Kamal Haasan made a grand entry on Twitter on the occasion of Republic Day. The south superstar's first tweet was a video of the rendition of the National Anthem in his voice. Kamal Haasan captioned the video as, "India's freedom struggle remains unique even today. Respecting it is d only way to keep it and set new world standards." The actor's account which was verified within a few hours of his first tweet got over 30,000 followers in 24 hours. Kamal Haasan's elder daughter Shruti Haasan also welcomed the actor on the micro blogging site by citing him as his "most favourite person". The actor, who has won several accolades throughout his career, is one of the popular and biggest stars of cinema in south India.