Kamal Haasan ,born on 7th November 1954 is one of the finest actors in the Tamil Film Industry. He is known for his passionate, irrevocable and unique acting methodology and unconditional dedication towards the film industry. Let us have a look at some facts about him that most of us might not have heard of .
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1) Won the President’s Gold medal as Child actor
We have seen many of his films. How many of us did know that he had done many roles during his childhood ? Kamalhassan even won the President’s Gold medal for his role in the film Kalathur Kannamma. He was just a 4 year old kid then.
2) His first Script was in the age of 18 years
He wrote his first script for the movie ‘ Unarchigal ‘ when he was 18 years old. It was about a poor man who rescues a prostitute and falls in love with her eventually. The movie got stuck-up with censor board and was released in 1976. Unarchigal was remade in Malayalam as Raasaleela and got released in 1975 before the Original.
3) He has got a total of 18 Filmfare Awards
He got the maximum number of Filmfare awards totalling about of 18. The maestro A.R Rahman is in second place with 14 awards. Along with this Kamal Hassan was the first actor to win National Award for best actor thrice.
4) Have acted in many multilingual Films
We know actors who can act in 2 or 3 different languages but can you believe that Kamal Haasan has acted in 6 different languages including Hindi , Malayalam , Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali language films. Isn’t that something.
5) Inspiration to Quentin Tarantino
The famous Hollywood Director Quentin Tarantino has once said Anurag Kashyap that he got the inspiration to the animation sequence in Kill Bill from the Kamal Haasan Movie Abhay, which was the Bollywood remake of the original film Aalavandhan.
6) Oscar Nomination
His movies have the record of representing India maximum number of times (7 times) in Oscar in the category ‘ Best foreign movie’.
7) Queen Elizabeth launched Marudhanayagam
His prestigious project Marudhanayagam was launched by Queen Elizabeth II. The film, which was supposed to become one of the best in his career, is yet to resume shooting.
8) He is Known for Charity
Kamal Hassan is always known for his humanitarian efforts but did you knew that he and his Iyakkam ( Welfare Association) has donated 10000 eye pairs. He received the First Abraham Kovoor National Award for this efforts in the year 2004.
9) First actor to receive Rs 1 Crore Remuneration
He is the first actor in Indian film industry to get Rs 1 Crore as his remuneration for a single film in the year 1994. Earlier this record was held by the Legendary actors Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan.
10) Kamal Hassan was casted in Enthiran
Did you know that Kamal Haasan was chosen by Shankar to play the lead role in the movie Enthiran. The film was initially planned with Kamal and Preity Zinta in 1998 but due to some financial reasons the movie got suspended before the start. The pictures of the photoshoot taken for the movie had been released recently.
Kamal Hassan is said to be in the works of the sequel of his movie Vishwaroopam. The movie is named Vishwaroopam 2