Kamal Haasan - Are you a fan of the legendary Kamal Haasan? Let's celebrate this multi-talented Tamil Movie star on his birthday.

Kamal Haasan's Birthday 2024 – November 7, 2024

Kamal Haasan was born on November 7, 1954. His mother was a housewife, and his father was a lawyer and freedom fighter. Haasan is not only an acclaimed actor, director, and dancer but also a playback singer, choreographer, lyricist, writer, screenwriter, makeup artist, and politician. This legend has acted in many Indian languages, including Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Hindi, Telugu, and Bengali. He works primarily in the Tamil film industry and is recognized worldwide as an influence on actors and filmmakers across India. We celebrate this legend who is still going strong and is not slowing down anytime soon.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Kamal Haasan

Nickname:

Ulaganayagan

Birth date:

November 07, 1954

Age:

69 years, 8 months

Zodiac Sign:

Scorpio

Height:

5' 6"

Relationship Status:

Divorced

Net Worth:

$50.0 million

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Background

Kamal Hassan, born November 7, 1954, is a man of many talents. He is truly a jack of all trades and a master of all. He received the President’s Gold medal for the Tamil film “Kalathur Kannamma,” in which he debuted as a child artist. From then on, he continued to act and starred in five more films as a child. His father was very supportive and encouraged his son to join a theater company, T. K. S. Nataka Sabha. Here, his craft was shaped, and his interest in makeup also grew. Haasan took a seven-year hiatus from films and returned as a dance assistant. But, he still made the occasional film appearance, including some uncredited roles. He continued to play supporting roles or work as an assistant director until he landed his first lead part in the Malayalam film, “Kanyakumari,” for which he won his first Filmfare Award. His breakthrough in Tamil film came through in his role in “Apoorva Raagangal,” where he played a rebellious young man who fell in love with an older woman and bagged another Filmfare Award for the movie. By the end of the 1970s, he received six regional Best Actor Filmfare Awards, including four consecutive Best Tamil Actor Awards, thanks to a prodigious stream of films that brought him further accolades.In addition to acting, Haasan is known for his offscreen contributions to the film industry. He has choreographed dance for various movies, written and directed, and produced films under his production company Raaj Kamal Films International. He has also trained as a makeup artist under Michael Westmore. Not content with sticking to one industry, Haasan also dabbles in publishing and writing. He formed a political party: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), a regional political party in Tamil Nadu, on February 21, 2018.Today, Hassan has a record of 19 Filmfare Awards in five languages. Post his last award in 2000, he wrote to the film organization and requested that they give away awards to newer talents. He has received India’s highest honors, like the Kalaimamani in 1984, Padma Shri in 1990, and the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He has been married twice and has two daughters with his second wife. His eldest daughter is also in the movies.

Career timeline

1960
The First Film Role

Haasan forayed into Tamil cinema as a child artist with the film "Kalathur Kannamma," for which he won the President's Gold Medal.

1970
The Return to Filming

After a seven-year hiatus, Haasan returns to movies and appeared in "Maanavan," in which he appeared in a dance sequence.

1975
The Breakthrough Role

Haasan made his debut as a leading actor in the 1975 drama "Apoorva Raagangal," in which he played a rebellious young guy who falls in love with an older woman.

1981
The 100th Film Appearance

In 1981, Haasan made his 100th film appearance in the film "Raja Paarvai," in which he also debuted as a producer.

1990
The Padma Shri Award

Haasan receives the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India.

2014
He Represents India at Cannes

Haasan is chosen to represent India as the official representative at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in May 2014.

Kamal Haasan FAQs

How many movies has Kamal Haasan acted in?

Hassan has appeared in over 230 films.

Is Kamal Hassan a vegetarian?

No, he is not a vegetarian.

Which is Kamal Haasan's latest movie?

‘Vikram,’ directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, is Haasan’s latest movie.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. His real name is Parthasarathy Srinivasan

    Haasan was initially named Parthasarathy, but his father later changed his name to Kamal Haasan.

  2. He is an atheist

    Haasan is a self-proclaimed atheist who doesn't believe in the existence of God and has made movies based on his beliefs.

  3. He’s sent submissions to the Oscars

    Haasan has the highest number of Academy Awards submissions in Indian cinema; unfortunately, none of the films were nominated for the Awards.

  4. He was awarded the "Chevalier" Award

    In 2016, the French government awarded him the 'Chevalier' Award for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.

  5. He changed his fan clubs

    Haasan decided to convert his fan clubs into social welfare organizations. for doing humanitarian work on his behalf.

Why We Love Kamal Haasan

  1. He is multi-talented

    Haasan is talented in many areas of the film industry and explores all these roles equally. He puts his passion and talent to good use. He has proved himself to be a master at everything he does and is critically acclaimed.

  2. He is a humanitarian

    For 37 years, Haasan's welfare organization has participated in many welfare activities. He has also pledged all his income from product endorsements to social causes.

  3. He is controversial

    Haasan has faced criticism for his films' sexually explicit themes and situations, their offense to religious sensibilities, and their superficial treatment of societal issues. Additionally, his perfectionist tendencies have led to several of his films' budgets being over-run.

Kamal Haasan’s birthday dates

Year Date Day
2022 November 7 Monday
2023 November 7 Tuesday
2024 November 7 Thursday
2025 November 7 Friday
2026 November 7 Saturday