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Know 27 Facts Short Biography of actor turn politician Kamal Haasan

Know 27 Facts Short Biography of actor turn politician Kamal Haasan
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Kamal Haasan Political Party Name - Makkal Needhi Maiam (People’s Justice Centre),

On February 21, 2018 – Kamal will launch his political party.
Actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday launched his political party, the Makkal Needhi Maiam (People’s Justice Centre), projecting himself as a serious alternative to the Dravidian majors in Tamil Nadu.
Explaining his ideology Kamal said that “People are asking me if I am left or right (in ideology). That’s why we have ‘maiam’ (centre) in our party (name). We will absorb all good things from whichever direction they come.”
He promised to strive to offer quality education for all, end propaganda on caste and religious lines, provide uninterrupted electricity supply and eradicate corruption. He also aspired to forge ties among the southern States as a federal concept. “Today is the day to speak up (against corruption) and tomorrow is for action,”
Explaining his party flag – a white background with six human hands, three each in black and red, forming a circle with a big black star and a smaller white star within it – the actor said, the six hands represented the “new South India”, the six southern States, (including Union Territory of Puducherry) and the star denoted the people.

Ahead of the launch of his new party, Kamal Haasan arrived in Madurai to a grand welcome from his fans and supporters on 20 February.

“Tomorrow I will launch my political party. But first I will visit Rameswaram in the morning. In the evening, I will unfurl the party flag and declare the ideas and ideology of my political journey,” Haasan told the media on 20 February.

In November last year, he had confirmed his political entry by announcing the launch of a whistleblower app.

The actor-turned-politician had become increasingly critical of the Tamil Nadu government following the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

Below is the short Biography of super star turned politician Kamal Hassan

1-Name - Parthasarathy Srinivasan aka Kamal Hasan
Nick Name – Universal Hero

2-Date of Birth - November 7, 1954, Nationality – Indian

3-Birth Place - Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India

4-Education - Sir M.Ct.Muthiah Chettiar Boys Higher Secondary School,
Chennai Hindu Higher Secondary School, Chennai
Trained in the classical Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam.

5-Height - 5ft 7in (1.70 m)
6-Weight - 75 Kg (165 Lbs)
7-Eye Color – Black
8-Hair Color – Black

9-Marital Status – Divorced
10-Spouse - Vani Ganapathy (1978–88), Sarika Thakur (1988–04)
Children - Shruti Haasan, Akshara Haasan
In 1978, at age 24, Kamal married dancer Vani Ganapathy. They divorced ten years later.
Kamal and the actress Sarika began living together in 1988, marrying after the birth of their first child, Shruti Haasan (born 1986).
In 2002, the couple filed for divorce, which became final in 2004
Kamal had ved with former actress Gautami Tadimalla (who had starred with him in several films during the late 1980s and early 1990s) from 2005 till 2016.
Gautami had announced on her blog that she had ended her relationship with him.

Gautami wrote on her blog: "It is heartbreaking for me to have to say today that I and Mr. Haasan are no longer together. After almost 13 years together, it has been one of the most devastating decisions that I have ever had to make in my life,”
Shruti, Akshara and Gautami's daughter Subbalakshmi (from an annulled marriage) lived with them.

11-Father - D. Srinivasan profession - criminal lawyer
12-Mother - Rajalakshmi Srinivasan - Housewife
13-Brothers - Chandrahasan, Charuhasan (Actor)
14-Sisters - Nalini Raghu

15- Residence – Chennai former Madras Tamil Nadu, India

16- Profession - Politician, Film actor, producer, director, screenwriter, playback singer, lyricist, choreographer, song writer, dancer, philanthropist
Production Company Name - Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films.
Has acted in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and Hindi films.

Kamal Haasan made his film debut as a 6-year-old child artiste, in the 1960 film, Kalathur Kannamma, directed by A. Bhimsingh. He was cast along with the veteran Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan in the film, which won him the National Film Award for Best Child Artist.

He acted as a child actor in five other Tamil films in the subsequent few years co-starring with popular actors at the era, including Sivaji Ganesan and M. G. Ramachandran.

Kamal Haasan's breakthrough into lead acting came with his role in the 1975 drama, Apoorva Raagangal, in which he played a rebellious youth in love with an older woman.

19- He was noted for his performance in Mani Ratnam's Godfatheresque Nayagan (1987), which was ranked by Time magazine as one of the 100 best films of all-time.

For education Kamal took the break from movies and after 7 years he returned again
After a seven-year hiatus from films, Kamal returned to the industry as a dance assistant, apprenticing under choreographer Thankappan. During this time, Kamal made brief appearances in some films including a few uncredited roles.

His first appearance came in the 1970 film Maanavan, in which he appeared in a dance sequence.
He went on to assist Thankappan in films such as Annai Velankani (1971) and Kasi Yathirai (1973). In the former he had a supporting role and worked as an assistant director.

His first full-fledged role came in K. Balachander's Tamil film Arangetram (1973). Balachander cast him as the antagonist in his Sollathaan Ninaikkiren (1973).

Kamal went on to do supporting roles in films such as Gumasthavin Magal (1974), Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974) and Naan Avanillai. The same year, he played his first lead role in the Malayalam film, Kanyakumari, for which he the won his first Filmfare Award.

In Tamil cinema, he had his breakthrough as a lead actor in Balachander's Apoorva Raagangal. He played a rebellious young man who falls in love with an older woman.

For his character, Kamal learned to play the mridangam.The role won him his second Filmfare Award

In 1976, Balachander cast Kamal as a womanizer in Manmadha Leelai; this was followed by Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu (directed by S.P. Muthuraman), which won him his second consecutive Regional Filmfare (Tamil) Best Actor Award.

Kamal later appeared in the Balachander drama Moondru Mudichu. Avargal (1977) concerned the women's movement; for this role, he learned ventriloquism. It was remade in Telugu as Idi Katha Kaadu (1979), with Kamal reprising his role.  Vayathinile, in which he played a village bumpkin, won him a third consecutive Best Actor award

His fourth consecutive Filmfare Award resulted from Sigappu Rojakkal, a thriller in which he played a psychopathic sexual killer.

At the end of the 1970s he had six regional Best Actor Filmfare Awards, including four consecutive Best Tamil Actor Awards.

Kamal made his debut in Hindi cinema with Ek Duuje Ke Liye, the remake of his own acted Telugu-language film Maro Charithra directed by K. Balachander (which earned him his first Filmfare Hindi-language nomination).

He made his 100th film appearance in 1981 in Raja Paarvai, debuting as a producer. Despite the film's relatively poor box-office performance, his portrayal of a blind session violinist earned him a Filmfare Award.

Kamal won the first of three National Awards for Best Actor for his portrayal of a schoolteacher caring for an amnesia patient in Balu Mahendra's Moondram Pirai, later reprising his role in the Hindi version, Sadma. During this period he focused on Bollywood remakes of his Tamil films, including Yeh to Kamaal Ho Gaya and Zara Si Zindagi.

In 1983 he appeared in Sagara Sangamam, directed by K. Vishwanath. His portrayal of an alcoholic classical dancer won him his first Nandi Award for Best Actor and his second Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award.

After 1984's multistarrer Raaj Tilak, Kamal appeared in Saagar (released 1985), winning the Filmfare Best Actor Award and nominated for the Best Supporting Actor award. The film was India's representative for the Best Foreign Language Oscar in 1985
He left Bollywood temporarily after Giraftar.

In 1986, Kamal produced the technically brilliant Vikram and collaborated with Kodandarami Reddy for Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu and then K. Vishwanath in Swathi Muthyam, playing an autistic person who tries to change society; it was India's entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in 1986.

Kamal appeared in Mani Ratnam's 1987 film Nayakan. He received his second Indian National Award for his performance; Nayakan (inspired from Hollywood movie The Godfather was submitted by India as its entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 1987 Academy Awards, and is on the Time's All-Time 100 Movies list.

In 1988 Kamal appeared in his only silent film to date: Pushpak, a black comedy, [13] Unnal Mudiyum Thambi (a remake of the Telugu film Rudraveena) and Sathya (remake of Hindi film Arjun) in 1988. Kamal's all four films of 1989 were major success, Apoorva Sagodharargal, where he played a dwarf,[13] then Chanakyan, an original Malayalam film, later the blockbuster Vetri Vizha (where he played an amnesiac) and finally Kamal played two parts in Indrudu Chandrudu, winning the Filmfare Best Actor and Nandi Awards for his performance.

By the end of the 1980s Kamal was successful in the Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi film industries, with Filmfare Awards in each industry and two national awards

Kamal won successive Best Actor awards for his portrayal of deranged, obsessive protagonists in Gunaa and Thevar Magan (which was remade in Hindi as 1997's Virasat). He was credited with the story for the latter, and won his third National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil as a producer. The film was India's submission for the Academy Awards that year
Kamal's success in the latter was followed by his third National Film Award for Best Actor for Indian.

After Indian Kamal played a woman in the comedy Avvai Shanmughi (inspired by Mrs. Doubtfire), which was a box-office success. He chose Shantanu Sheorey to direct the Hindi remake of Avvai Shanmughi, Chachi 420 but after dissatisfaction with five days of shooting Kamal took over as director.

In 1997 Kamal began directing an unfinished biopic of Mohammed Yusuf Khan, arudhanayagam; a forty five minutes of film and a trailer was shot. Marudhanayagam was expected to be the biggest, most expensive film in Indian cinematic history and his magnum opus; a number of well-known actors and technicians had been signed, and it was launched at a public ceremony by Queen Elizabeth during her 1997 visit to India. Although the film failed to materialize due to budget constraints, Kamal expressed an interest in reviving the project.

In 1998, he appeared in Singeetham Srinivasa Rao's romantic comedy, Kaathala Kaathala opposite Prabhu Deva. The film was a commercial success and was dubbed in Hindi as Mirch Masala, which was never released.

He directed his second film, Hey Ram, a period drama, told in flashback, with a fact-based plot centering on the partition of India and the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Kamal produced and choreographed the film, writing its screenplay and lyrics; it was India's submission for the Academy Awards that year.

Kamal directed Virumaandi, a film about capital punishment which won the Best Asian Film Award at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival

In 2004 Kamal appeared in Vasool Raja MBBS, a remake of Bollywood's Munnabhai MBBS, with Sneha which was a box-office success.

In 2008's Dasavathaaram, he played ten roles; the film was released in a number of languages (including Tamil, Telugu and Hindi) throughout India and overseas. Dasavathaaram, written by Kamal and director K. S. Ravikumar
In Canada, Dasavathaaram was the first Tamil film distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.

Manmadhan Ambu was 2013's Vishwaroopam, released in Hindi as Vishwaroop. It won two National Film Awards (Best Production Design and Best Choreography) at the 60th National Film Awards.

In May 2014, he was appointed as the official Indian delegate to the 67th Cannes Film Festival

Kamal Haasan and Belief in God, Religion
Kamal is a self-proclaimed atheist.
He has often questioned the existence of God and has highlighted the theme in his films like Anbe Sivam and Dasavathaaram.

He has been thought to be Muslim because of his Arabic-sounding name but by birth he is not Muslim. Kamal Haasan has not converted to Islam

In a BBC interview with Karan Thapar, Kamal said that his last name derives from the Sanskrit word hasya, and although the Yaakob Hassan connection was publicized by the media it was only "a story

Kamal Haasan and Social Service –
Kamal is the first Tamil actor to convert his fan clubs into welfare organizations and is involved in social-service activities through the clubs under the name Kamal Narpani Iyakkam (Kamal Welfare Association).

His fan clubs help organize blood- and eye-donation drives, and donate educational materials to students.

Kamal received the first Abraham Kovoor National Award for his humanist activities and secular life in 2004.

He was project ambassador for Hridayaragam 2010, which raised funds for an orphanage for HIV/AIDS-affected children.

Kamal won ₹ 5 million on Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi in March 2013 and promised that his prize money would be used for Petral Thaan Pillaya, supporting children with HIV.

Kamal publishes the magazine Mayyam, by the Kamal Haasan Welfare Association (Narpani Iyakkam). His views on cinema, child and drug abuse, and the Kashmir conflict have been published as Thedi Theerpom VA (Come, Let's Find and Solve) by his fan club

Kamal Haasan is also a student of Carnatic music, studying under musical maestro Dr. Balamuralikrishna. One of his biggest hits as a playback singer was the song "Inji Iduppazhagi" for the film Thevar Magan.

He is fluent in Tamil, English, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Bengali, Kannada and French.

He is the only actor to have earned a Best Actor in a Leading Role award and a Best Actor in a Supporting Role nomination for the same movie (Saagar (1985)) at Filmfare Awards.

Seven movies that he has starred in have been sent to represent India in Oscars for Best foreign movie category

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Kirtivasan Ganesan February 23, 2018  

Kamal haasan probably wants to do something for Tamil people. To keep hopes alive. To motivate. To energize.
At least that's how I see it.
( By the way; see the Measuring behaviour blog comments)