‘Ulaganayagan’ Kamal Haasan’s birthday on November 7 is a day of celebration for his fans. Distribution of financial aid, assistance to the needy and down-trodden marked the 57th birthday celebrations of the actor, in Chennai today. As part of the birthday celebration, thousands of Kamal fans did blood and organ donation at camps arranged by Kamal’s fan club (Narpani Iyakkam).
Kamal-The Living Legend, who turned 57 today has attained a pride of place and pinnacle of glory in Tamil film industry.
- Our universal hero had celebrated his 50th year in cinema 2009.
- Kamal is the first actor to turn his fan clubs into registered non-profit service organizations.
- Kamal who has acted in about 150 films in various languages, including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi, has played a myriad of roles in his five decade-long career. Whether it be the role of Palakkad-based Brahmin in Michael Madana Kamarajan or the the rustic villager in Virumaandi, he is known for giving life to characters, right from body language to pronunciation.
- In Dasavataram, he played 10 characters.
- Four time National Award Winner and has a record of winning nineteen Filmfare awards across five languages.
- 1960 — Best Child Artist for Kalathur Kannamma
- 1982 — Best Actor Award for Moondram Pirai
- 1987 — Best Actor Award for Nayagan
- 1996 — Best Actor Award for Indian
- He was named as “kalaignani” meaning – an idol of art, by former CM M. Karunanidhi for his classical work towards Tamil cinema.
- Kamal was also conferred with a very unique honour this year(2007) as “Living Legend” in the film business by FICCI,India
- Kamal Haasan and Sri Devi were a popular acting pair and have acted together in 23 films.
- Kamal Hassan is also a screenwriter, songwriter, playback singer, and choreographer.
- His film production company, Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films including Virumaandi.
- At present, the actor is busy planning his magnum opus, Viswaroopam, in which he is not only acting but is directing as well.
We take the opportunity to wish the film icon great year ahead and continue his excellent work. Drop in your heartiest birthday wishes here…