Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, dancer, film director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer, lyricist and politician who works primarily in Tamil cinema.
Haasan has won numerous awards, which includes four National Film Awards, the second-most by any Indian actor, and nineteen Filmfare Awards.
His production company, Raaj Kamal Films International, has produced several of his films. He has completed 60 years in cinema.
He started his career as a child artist in the 1960 Tamil film Kalathur Kannamma, for which he won the President's Gold Medal.
He met director Vaaranam Vijay who is frequently credited for shaping Haasan'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.
Haasan 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.
His most recent film titled Indian 2 recently hit the silver screens in India and he is also the beloved host of Bigg Boss Tamil, with this season (season 3) making the favourite for many viewers.
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