Kamal Haasan birthday: Here are some interesting facts about Ulaganayagan



  • Legendary superstar Kamal Haasan turns 66 today
  • Touted as Ulaganayagan by his fans around the world, Kamal Haasan was born on this day in 1954
  • As the Universal Hero turns a year older, here’s a look at some of the interesting facts about the superstar

Kamal Haasan is one of the most loved actors and filmmakers of Indian cinema. He was born on November 7, 1954 in Tamil Nadu. His father D Srinivasan was a lawyer and a freedom fighter.

Kamal Haasan started acting at the age of four. After winning a lot of accolades for his performance as a child actor, Kamal Haasan successfully transitioned into an adult star and featured in several Tamil and Malayalam films.

Kamal then also made his debut in Kannada and Telugu films and found success. However, after starring in the 1981 Hindi blockbuster Ek Duje Ke Liye, Kamal Haasan got nationwide recognition, fame and acclaim.

Over the years, Kamal Haasan has bowled everyone over with his versatility as an accompalished actor as well as a filmmaker. Kamal Haasan has always pushed the envelope when it comes to filmmaking and storytelling and is undoubtedly one of the best and the most versatile entertainers of cinema.

As he turns 66 today, let’s take a look at some of the most interesting facts about the Ulaganayagan:

  • Kamal Haasan first acting role came in at the age of four in Tamil film Kalathur Kannamma. He was awarded Rashtrapati Award for his performance.
  • Not just acting and filmmaking, Kamal Haasan is an accompalished dancer, singer, producer, lyricist, technician and a make-up artiste as well.
  • Kamal Haasan was the first South Indian superstar to successfully transition into the Hindi films and deliver blockbusters. Some of his big hits in Bollywood include, Ek Duje Ke Liye, Sanam Teri Kasam, Raaj Tilak, Geraftaar, Saagar, Pushpak, Chachi 420, Hindustani.
  • Kamal Haasan is one of the rare actors to deliver silver jubilee films in as many as five languages – Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu.
  • In his 2008 hit Dasavathaaram, which was dubbed in Hindi as Dashavatar, Kamal Haasan played 10 characters. He aslo helmed the film.
  • A sequence in his 2001 film Aalavandhan, which released in Hindi as Abhay, was the inspiration behind a scene in Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood blockbuster Kill Bill. The filmmaker himself admitted to this fact.
  • In 1994, Kamal Haasan became the first Indian actor to receive Rs 1 crore as his remuneration.
  • For his 2001 film Hey Ram, Kamal Haasan roped in Shah Rukh Khan for a special appearance. King Khan played a pivotal role in the film. His only Tamil film till date.
  • Kamal Haasan has won 3 National Film Awards and a record 19 Filmfare Awards across languages.

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