November | Saturday | 07, 2015 :: Happy Birthday :: Kamal Haasan [ 7th of November ]
Kamal Haasan (born 7 November 1954) is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director, producer, playback singer, choreographer, lyricist, philanthropist and dancer who works primarily in the Tamil film industry. Haasan has won several Indian film awards including four National Film Awards and 19 Filmfare Awards. With seven submissions, Kamal Haasan has starred in the highest number of films submitted by India for the Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film. Haasan’s production company, Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films. Kamal Haasan received the Kalaimamani Award in 1979, the Padma Shri Award in 1990 and the Padma Bhushan Award in 2014.
Kamal Haasan was born into a Tamil family. Haasan’s father, D. Srinivasan was a lawyer. Kamal is the youngest child in his family; his brothers Charuhasan (born 1930) and Chandrahasan (born 1936) are also lawyers, and Charuhasan became an actor during the 1980s. Haasan’s sister, Nalini (born 1946), is a classical dancer. He received his primary education in Paramakudi, moving to Madras (now Chennai) as his brothers pursued their higher education. Haasan continued his education in Santhome, Madras; attracted by film and the fine arts, he was encouraged by his father. When a physician friend of Haasan’s mother visited Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar (AVM) to treat his wife, she brought Haasan with her. Impressed by Haasan’s demeanor, M. Saravanan (AVM’s son) recommended him for their upcoming production Kalathur Kannamma.