Kamal Haasan Biography, Facts & Life Story

Kamal Haasan Indian Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Playback Singer, Politician and Lyricist

Quick Facts

Nickname:Universal Hero

Full Name:Parthasarathy Srinivasan

Profession:Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Playback Singer, Politician and Lyricist


Age:66 years old (in 2021)

Date of Birth:November 7, 1954

Birthplace:Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)

Weight:76 kg (167 lbs)

Chest:40 inches

Waist:34 inches

Biceps:14 inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Kamal Haasan is a well-known Indian actor who is typically known for his adaptability in acting. Kalathur Kannamma was his first movie as a child star which afterward chosen him for President’s Gold Medal. Ever since, Kamal Haasan has appeared in more than 150 Tamil, Kannad, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam movies. He is the owner of a famous production company named “Rajkamal International”.

He was born in Tamil Nadu, India on 7th November, 1954.  Kamal belongs to a Tamil family with his father D. Srinivasan, a famous lawyer, and mother Rajalakshmi, a housewife. Kamal Haasan married to a dancer Vani Ganpathy in the year 1978 and afterward divorced 10 years later. He was residing with Sarika, a well-known actress and married her after Shruti K. Haasan; couple’s first kid was born. They have 2 daughters, Akshara and Shruti Haasan. In 2014, they ended their marriage. Ever since 2005, he was in a relationship with Gautami Tadmalla, though the couple put an end to their relationship in the year 2016.

K Balachander, a famous Tamil filmmaker gave Kamal a break in his film “Apoorva Raagangal” as a leading artist and after that, he never looked back. As an adaptable actor Kamal Haasan has appeared in varied roles and substantiated his acting abilities in international and national cinema. His prospective as an actor is proven in the movies like Nayakan, 16 Vayadhinilae, Mahanadhi, Guna, Sadma, Hey Ram, Alavandaan and Chachi 420 which are one of his top roles. Kamal Haasan is a certified Bharatanatyam dancer. A few of his Bollywood mega hits are Sadma, Ek Duje Ke Liye, Giraftaar, Sannam teri Kasam, Raj Tilak, Saagar and Chachi 420.

He won National Award 3 times for best actor’s nominations for the movies Moondram Pirai, Nayagan and Indian. Kamal Haasan has won more than 18 Filmfare Awards. He is the only versatile actor in India whose 6 movies were forwarded to Oscars as India’s certified entry. Kamal was bestowed with Padmashri in the year 1990 and Kalaimamani by Tamil Nadu Government. He was honored by an honorary doctorate degree by Sathyabama University in the year 2005. Kamal Haasan was bestowed as a “Living Legend” by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry).

Facts You Never Knew About Kamal Haasan!

    • Kamal Haasan’s real name is Parthasarathy.
    • He started his career in acting as a child star in 1959 movie, Kalathur Kannamma. He won a high-status President’s Gold Medal for his superb performance in this movie. Afterward, he went on to appear in 5 more movies as his role as a child artiste.
    • Aside from acting, Kamal is also recognized for writing scripts, direction as well as singing.
    • He is the only Indian superstar to have featured in 6 varied languages comprising off Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and a number of Bengali movies.
    • Quentin Tarantino, a famous Hollywood director, once stated that the animation categorization in Kill Bill was enthused from Kamal Haasan’s movie Abhay – the Hindi version of a Tamil movie, Aalavandhan.
    • Besides trying distinctive looks in his movies, Kamal is also famous for his outrageous action scenes.

Kamal Haasan Education

School: Hindu Higher Secondary School, Chennai

College: Sir M.Ct.Muthiah Chettiar Boys Higher Secondary School, Chennai

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Kamal Haasan Career

Profession: Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Playback Singer, Politician and Lyricist

Debut TV Series/Movie:

  • Film: Kalathur Kannamma (1959, as a child artist)
  • Arangetram (1973)

Salary: 30 INR crores/film

Net Worth: $100 million

Family & Relatives

Father: D. Srinivasan

Brother(s): Chandrahasan and Charuhasan

Sister(s): Nalini Raghu

Marital Status: Divorced

Wife/Girlfriend: Gautami Tadimalla

Children: 2

Daughter(s): Shruti Haasan‎, Akshara Haasan

Kamal Haasan Favorites

Hobbies: Reading

Favorite Actor: Nagesh, Shivaji Ganesan, M.G. Ramachandran and Rajesh Khanna

Favorite Actress: Sridevi and Sripriya

Favorite Food: Karimeen fish

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