Kamal Haasan is an Indian actor, director, and producer. Besides being a media personality, he is also a screenwriter, playback singer, and lyricist. Kamal is 64 years old and holds a title of the highest-paid actor in India. Today he lives and works in Tamil Nadu, India.
Early life and career
Kamal Haasan is one of the Indias most recognizable and acknowledged actor and media personality. The actor has many roles behind him that are left a significant impact on Indian cinema, and he is an inspiration to many young actors and producers in India.
Kamal was born on 7 November 1954, in Ramanathapuram, Madras, India. He is born in Tamil family, from a father D. Srinivasan, a lawyer and a mother Rajalakshmi, a housewife.
Kamal started acting career when he was a child, playing in movie Kalathur Kannamma (1959). After that, he played in Arangetram (1973). It was clear from the start that he is a talented young actor, and the award he got at Kalaimamani awards in 1979 proves that. Also, he was awarded President’s Gold medal for his role in Kalathur Kannamma, which he performed when he was only four years old.
Kamal later joined more pressing projects and started making his movies. It turns out it was a great move since his films are awarded several times and have reached the audience even across India. He often acted in the movies he made, and his production company, Raaj Kamal Films International, has produced most of his films.
Movies and awards
His movies, such as Raja Paarvai, Nayagan, and others, have earned prestigious awards. For instance, the film Nayagan was listed among the top 100 greatest movies ever made by TIMES. Also, the movie Raja Paarvai was the first movie that has used visual effects and animation in Indian cinematography. His movies were the only ones from the Indian movie scene that carried an Oscar nomination.
Moreover, Kamal is the only Indian actor that appeared in five movies in one year (1982), and all of them were massive hits. Besides, this amazing actor faced some serious challenges during his career and became first in many things in India, such as acting in several different languages (Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali) and many more.
Kamal is, for now, the only actor in Indian cinema that played ten different characters for a single movie called Dasavathaaram.
Kamal Haasan Net Worth 2020
Kamal Haasan is an incredibly talented and unique persona in Indian show business, and his wealth status is confirming that. It is estimated that this 64 – year-old actor’s net worth is $100 million. However, the actor is quite aware of his wealth and public status. Therefore, he often donates the money for charity events and tries to be politically active.
Kemal’s personal life is quite turbulent, since he has two divorced marriages, first with a dancer Vani Ganapathy from 1978 until 1988 and second with actress Sarika Thakur (1988 – 2004). From the second marriage, he has two daughters, Shruti and Akshara. Kamal was in another relationship soon after he ended his second marriage, and it was with an actress Gautami until 2018.