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Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(born as Parthasarathi on 7 November 1954)[5][6] is an Indian actor, politician, film director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer and lyricist who works primarily in Tamil cinema. Kamal has won awards including three National Film Awards, the second-most by any Indian actor, and nineteen Filmfare Awards. His production company, Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films. He started as a child artist in the 1960 Tamil language
Tamil language
film Kalathur Kannamma, for which he won the President's Gold Medal. He met director Vaaranam Vijay who is frequently credited for shaping Kamal's acting skills. His breakthrough as a lead actor came in the 1975 drama Apoorva Raagangal, directed by K.Balachander, in which he played a rebellious youth who falls in love with an older woman. He won his first National Film Award for his portrayal of a guileless schoolteacher who cares for a childlike amnesiac in Moondram Pirai (1983). He was noted for his performances in Mani Ratnam's Nayagan (1987) and S. Shankar's vigilante film Indian (1996), which saw him playing dual roles of a father and a son. Since then he has appeared in films including Hey Ram
Hey Ram
(2000), Virumaandi
Virumaandi
(2004), Vishwaroopam (2013) which were his own productions and Dasavathaaram
Dasavathaaram
(2008) in which he played ten roles. Kamal was awarded the Kalaimamani
Kalaimamani
award in 1979, the Padma Shri
Padma Shri
in 1990, the Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
in 2014 and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Chevalier) in 2016.[7] On February 21, 2018, Kamal Hassan formally launched his party in Madurai and announced its name as Makkal Needhi Maiam (People's Justice Centre). He also unveiled his party flag. The party's flag displays six joined hands altogether in alternate red and white colours with a white star at its centre in a black background besides a script saying Makkal Needhi Maiam.[8]

Contents

1 Early life and career

1.1 Lead roles, 1970–1975 1.2 Late 1970s 1.3 Hindi Film Industry (1980s) 1.4 Comedy 1.5 2000–2009 1.6 2010–present 1.7 Off-screen contributions

2 Personal life

2.1 Family 2.2 Relationships 2.3 Views 2.4 Humanitarian work 2.5 Writings

3 Awards and honours 4 Critique, professional and public perception 5 References 6 External links

Early life and career[edit] Main article: Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
filmography Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
was born on 7 November 1954 in a Hindu
Hindu
family,[9] to D. Srinivasan, who was a lawyer, and Rajalakshmi, who was a housewife.[10] His brothers, Charuhasan and Chandrahasan, have also acted.[11] Kamal's sister, Nalini (born 1946), is a classical dancer.[citation needed] He received his primary education in Paramakudi
Paramakudi
before moving to Madras
Madras
(now Chennai) as his brothers pursued their higher education.[10] Kamal continued his education in Santhome, Madras,[10] and was attracted towards film and fine arts as encouraged by his father.[10] When a physician friend of his mother, visited Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar (AVM) to treat his wife, she brought Kamal with her.[12] Apparently impressed by his demeanor AVM's son, M. Saravanan, recommended him for their production Kalathur Kannamma.[13][14] Lead roles, 1970–1975[edit] 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.[15] His first full-fledged role came in K. Balachander's Tamil film Arangetram (1973). Balachander cast him as the antagonist in his Sollathaan Ninaikkiren
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.[16] 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.[17] For his character, Kamal learned to play the mridangam.[18] The role won him his second Filmfare Award.[19] Late 1970s[edit] In 1976, Balachander cast Kamal as a womaniser in Manmadha Leelai; this was followed by Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu
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
Avargal
(1977) concerned the women's movement; for this role, he learned ventriloquism.[20] It was remade in Telugu as Idi Katha Kaadu
Idi Katha Kaadu
(1979), with Kamal reprising his role. 16 Vayathinile, in which he played a village bumpkin, won him a third consecutive Best Actor award. In 1977 Kamal starred in his first Kannada
Kannada
film, Kokila, the directorial debut of friend and mentor Balu Mahendra. That year he also appeared in a Bengali film, Kabita, a remake of the Tamil film Aval Oru Thodar Kathai. In 1978 Kamal made his Telugu film debut with a lead role in the cross-cultural romantic Maro Charithra, directed by Balachander. His fourth consecutive Filmfare Award resulted from Sigappu Rojakkal, a thriller in which he played a psychopathic sexual killer. In the 1978 Telugu film Sommokadidhi Sokkadidhi, Kamal played two parts. This was also his first collaboration with director Suresh Madhavan. He appeared in the musical Ninaithale Inikkum, a snake-horror film (Neeya) and Kalyanaraman. At the end of the 1970s he had six regional Best Actor Filmfare Awards, including four consecutive Best Tamil Actor Awards. Hindi Film Industry (1980s)[edit] Kamal's films during the 1980s included 1980's Tamil-language Varumayin Niram Sivappu, in which he played an unemployed youth; he made a cameo appearance in Rajinikanth's 1981 Thillu Mullu. 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.[21] After a year of starring in commercial films, 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.[16] During this period he focused on Bollywood
Bollywood
remakes of his Tamil films, including Yeh To Kamaal Ho Gaya
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.[16] He left Bollywood
Bollywood
temporarily after Geraftaar
Geraftaar
[22] and Dekha Pyar Tumhara to feature in Japanil Kalyanaraman (a sequel to his 1979 Kalyanaraman). In 1986, Kamal produced the technically brilliant Vikram and collaborated with Kodandarami Reddy for Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu
and then K. Vishwanath
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
Academy Awards
in 1986.[16] These Tollywood films found him a large audience in Andhra Pradesh, and many of his later Tamil films were dubbed into Telugu.[23] Following Punnagai Mannan
Punnagai Mannan
(in which he played two roles, including a satire of Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
as Chaplin Chellappa) and Kadhal Parisu, 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
The Godfather
[24]) was submitted by India
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.[25] In 1988 Kamal appeared in his only silent film to date: Pushpak, a black comedy,[16] 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,[16] then Chanakyan, an original Malayalam film, later the blockbuster Vetri Vizha
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.[23][26][27] Comedy[edit] In 1990, Michael Madhana Kamarajan
Michael Madhana Kamarajan
saw Kamal build on Apoorva Sagodharargal by playing quadruplets. It began as a collaboration with writer Crazy Mohan
Crazy Mohan
for future comedy films.[28] Kamal won successive Best Actor awards for his portrayal of deranged, obsessive protagonists in Gunaa
Gunaa
and Thevar Magan
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
Academy Awards
that year. A series of films followed: Singaravelan, Maharasan, Kalaignan, Mahanadi, Nammavar, and Sathi Leelavathi (based on the British film She-Devil). Produced by Kamal, it featured himself alongside Kannada actor Ramesh Arvind and comedian Kovai Sarala. Kamal resumed his collaboration with Kasinadhuni Viswanath
Kasinadhuni Viswanath
in the Telugu film, Subha Sankalpam, and starred in the police story Kuruthipunal (remake of govind nihlani's movie Drohkaal [29]) with Arjun Sarja. Kamal's success in the latter was followed by his third National Film Award for Best Actor for Indian.[30] 'The Week', in its 13 September 1992 edition, reported that Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
charged Rs.1.25 crores per a film and which is the highest ever remuneration for any Indian hero then. In 1994, Kamal became the first actor to charge 1.5 crore per film.The highest paid Indian actor from 1970 to 1987 was Rajesh Khanna.[31] After Indian Kamal played a woman in the comedy Avvai Shanmughi (inspired by Mrs. Doubtfire),[32] which was a box-office success. He chose Shantanu Sheorey to direct the Hindi remake of Avvai Shanmughi, Chachi 420,[33] but after dissatisfaction with five days of shooting Kamal took over as director.[34][35] In 1997 Kamal began directing an unfinished biopic of Mohammed Yusuf Khan, Marudhanayagam; a forty five minutes of film and a trailer was shot.[36] Marudhanayagam
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.[37] Although the film failed to materialise due to budget constraints, Kamal expressed an interest in reviving the project.[38] In 1998, he appeared in Singeetham Srinivasa Rao's romantic comedy, Kaathala Kaathala
Kaathala Kaathala
opposite Prabhu Deva. The film was a commercial success and was dubbed in Hindi as Mirch Masala, which was never released.[39] 2000–2009[edit] After a two-year hiatus from Indian cinema, Kamal decided against reviving Marudhanayagam. He directed his second film, Hey Ram,[40] a period drama, told in flashback, with a fact-based plot centering on the partition of India
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
Academy Awards
that year.[41] Hey Ram
Hey Ram
was a box-office failure in India
India
but was successful worldwide. Also in 2000, Kamal appeared in the comedy Thenali (inspired from Hollywood movie What About Bob?[42]) as a Sri Lankan Tamilian with PTSD who is under a psychiatrist's care. Thenali, starring Malayalam actor Jayaram, was a box-office success. Kamal's next film was 2001's Aalavandhan, in which he played two roles: For one he had his head shaved and gained ten kilograms. To play the other Army major in Aalavandhan, he went to the NDA for a crash course.[43] The Hindi version was distributed by Shringar Films.[44][45] Despite pre-release publicity, the film was a commercial failure.[46] After a number of successful comedies[47] (including Pammal K. Sambandam and Panchathantiram
Panchathantiram
(inspired from the Hollywood movie Very Bad Things[48]) and guest appearances, Kamal directed Virumaandi, a film about capital punishment which won the Best Asian Film Award at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.[49] He also appeared in Anbe Sivam
Anbe Sivam
with Madhavan. Priyadarshan, its original director, left and Sundar C.
Sundar C.
completed the film. Anbe Sivam
Anbe Sivam
tells the story of Nallasivam, portrayed by Kamal as a communist. His performance was praised by critics, with The Hindu
Hindu
saying that he "has once again done Tamil cinema
Tamil cinema
proud".[50] In 2004 Kamal appeared in Vasool Raja MBBS, a remake of Bollywood's Munnabhai MBBS, with Sneha which was a box-office success. The following year, he wrote and starred in the comedy Mumbai Express. Released during Tamil New Year
Tamil New Year
with Rajinikanth's Chandramukhi
Chandramukhi
and Vijay's romantic comedy Sachien, it was a disappointment at the box office despite positive reviews. In 2006 Kamal's long-delayed project, the stylish police story Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, was a success. Directed by Gautham Menon, the film is about a police officer sent to the US to investigate a series of medical murders. In 2008's Dasavathaaram, he played ten roles; the film was released in a number of languages (including Tamil, Telugu and Hindi) throughout India
India
and overseas. Dasavathaaram, written by Kamal and director K. S. Ravikumar, is one of the first modern science-fiction films made in India. Starring Kamal and Asin
Asin
Thottumkal, it was the highest-grossing Tamil film (as of 2008[update]) and his performance was critically praised.[51] In Canada, Dasavathaaram
Dasavathaaram
was the first Tamil film distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.[52] After Dasavathaaram
Dasavathaaram
Kamal directed a film tentatively titled Marmayogi, which stalled after a year of pre-production. He then produced and starred in Unnaipol Oruvan, a remake of the Bollywood film A Wednesday, where he reprised the role originally played by Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
with Malayalam actor Mohanlal
Mohanlal
playing Anupam Kher's role.[53][54] It was released in Telugu as Eeenadu, with Venkatesh reprising the role played by Kher.[55] Both versions were critically acclaimed and commercially successful.[55][56] 2010–present[edit] Main article: Controversies related to Vishwaroopam Kamal collaborated for the fifth time with Ravikumar in Manmadan Ambu, for which he also wrote the screenplay. The story concerns a man who hires a detective to find out if his fiancée is cheating on him.[57] The film was released in December 2010 to mixed reviews, with Behindwoods calling it "an entertainer, but in parts"[58] and Sify saying it "lacks the punch to captivate the audiences".[59] Kamal's next film after Manmadhan Ambu
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.[60] Muslim
Muslim
groups in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
demanded the ban of the film and claimed, that the film would hurt Muslim
Muslim
sentiments.[61][62] Although the film was cleared by Central Board of Film Certification of India, district collectors in the state of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
gave orders to the theatre owners to not show Vishwaroopam, citing law and order problems, however the film released in other states with greater Muslim
Muslim
populations than in Tamil Nadu. A mutual agreement with the Muslims of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
was finally settled on 2 February 2013, when Haasan accepted to mute five scenes. In May 2014, he was appointed as the official Indian delegate to the 67th Cannes Film Festival.[63] As of July 2014, he was working on three films: Uthama Villain, Vishwaroopam
Vishwaroopam
II, the sequel of Vishwaroopam[64] and Papanasam.[65] After 2 years of Vishwaroopam' s release, Uttama Villain
Uttama Villain
was released on 2 May 2015 with exceptional critical reviews and on 3 July 2015, Papanasam a Tamil remake of Malayalam film Drishyam[66] was released with positive reviews and became a huge success [67] followed by the bi-lingual Thoongaa Vanam and Cheekati Rajyam,[68] both doing moderate business. Off-screen contributions[edit] In addition to acting, Kamal is noted for his involvement in other aspects of filmmaking.[34] He has written many of his films, including Raja Paarvai, Apoorva Sagodharargal, Michael Madhana Kamarajan, Thevar Magan, Mahanadhi, Hey Ram, Aalavandhan, Anbe Sivam, Nala Damayanthi, Virumaandi, Dasavathaaram, Manmadhan Ambu
Manmadhan Ambu
and Vishwaroopam. Kamal's production company (Rajkamal International) has produced several of his films, and he directed Chachi 420, Hey Ram, Virumaandi
Virumaandi
and Vishwaroopam. He considered directing full-time if Hey Ram
Hey Ram
was successful, but changed his mind when the film failed at the box office.[69] In his earlier career, he choreographed for MGR
MGR
in Naan Yen Pirandhen, Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
in Savaale Samaali and Jayalalithaa
Jayalalithaa
in Anbu Thangai[70] In 2010 Kamal said he wanted to do more directing, since young actors wished to work for him. When he played supporting roles early in his career he wanted to become a technician and joked: "Film makers like K. Balachander
K. Balachander
told me that I won't be able make much money by being a technician. So the end result is that the star Kamal funds the technician Kamal in pursuing his dreams".[71] Kamal attended workshops for makeup technicians in the US for several years, and trained as a makeup artist under Michael Westmore.[72] Kamal has written songs for his films. He wrote the lyrics for a single in Hey Ram, songs in Virumaandi
Virumaandi
and Unnaipol Oruvan and the album for Manmadhan Ambu. Kamal's musical work has been well received by his peers in Tamil film.[73] He is also a playback singer,[74] singing in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and English.[75] Currently Kamal is part of the Mission "Clean India" set by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Personal life[edit] Family[edit] Kamal was born into a Tamil family[76] in the town of Paramakudi, in the Ramanathapuram
Ramanathapuram
district of Tamil Nadu, to criminal defense lawyer D. Srinivasan and Rajalakshmi a housewife.[77] During a 2013 appearance on an episode of Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi, he stated that his parents originally named him Parthasarathy and his mother always used to call him by that name.[5] In an interview with Karan Thapar, Kamal said his father was literate in Sanskrit. Kamal was the youngest of four children; his siblings are Charuhasan, Chandrahasan and Nalini (Raghu). His two older brothers followed their father's example and studied law. Kamal has alluded to his parents in some of his works, notably Unnaipol Oruvan and in the song "Kallai Mattum" in Dasavathaaram.[78] His oldest brother Charuhasan, like Kamal, is a National Film Award-winning actor who appeared in the Kannada
Kannada
film Tabarana Kathe. Charuhasan's daughter Suhasini is also a National Film Award winner married to director (and fellow award-winner) Mani Ratnam, who collaborated with Kamal on 1987's Nayakan.[79] Chandrahasan has produced several of Kamal's films and was an executive with Rajkamal International, he died in March 2017.[80] Chandrahasan's daughter Anu Hasan has had supporting roles in several films, including Suhasini's Indira. Kamal's sister, Nalini Raghu, is a dance teacher for whom he named an auditorium (Nalini Mahal).[81] Her son, Gautham, played Kamal's grandson in "Hey Ram". Relationships[edit]

Kamal with daughters Shruti (left) and Akshara (right).

Early in his career, he co-starred in several films with Srividya. They were reported to have had an affair during the 1970s and their relationship was explored in the 2008 Malayalam film Thirakkatha
Thirakkatha
by Renjith (with Anoop Menon
Anoop Menon
as Kamal and Priyamani
Priyamani
as Srividya). Kamal visited Srividya when she was on her deathbed in 2006.[82] In 1978, at age 24, Kamal married dancer Vani Ganapathy.[83] They divorced ten years later. Kamal and the actress Sarika
Sarika
began living together in 1988, marrying after the birth of their first child, Shruti Haasan
Shruti Haasan
(born 1986). Shruti Haasan
Shruti Haasan
is a singer and a Tollywood-Kollywood actress. Their younger daughter, Akshara (born 1991), was assistant director for 2013's Vishwaroopam. Sarika
Sarika
stopped acting soon after their marriage, replacing Vani Ganapathy as Kamal's costume designer for Hey Ram. In 2002, the couple filed for divorce, which became final in 2004.[84] Kamal had ved with former actress Gautami Tadimalla
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.[4] 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,".[85] Shruti, Akshara and Gautami's daughter Subbalakshmi (from an annulled marriage) lived with them.[86] Views[edit] Kamal is a self-proclaimed atheist.[87] He has often questioned the existence of God and has highlighted the theme in his films like Anbe Sivam and Dasavathaaram.[88] He has been thought to be Muslim
Muslim
because of his Arabic-sounding name, most notably when he was denied preclearance by U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
authorities at Toronto Pearson International Airport
Toronto Pearson International Airport
in 2002.[89] In Sanskrit Kamal means "lotus", but it was rumoured that his name originated with a friend of his father (Yaakob Hassan, a Muslim
Muslim
freedom fighter who was imprisoned along with Kamal's father by the British). 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 publicised by the media it was only "a story".[90] Although he has abstained from politics, Kamal is considered left-leaning or independent.[91] and has said that his politics would result in his death within a year.[92] Humanitarian work[edit]

Kamal with social activist M. B. Nirmal
M. B. Nirmal
(right) in Chennai

Kamal is the first Tamil actor to convert his fan clubs into welfare organisations[93] and is involved in social-service activities through the clubs under the name Kamal Narpani Iyakkam (Kamal Welfare Association).[94][95] His fan clubs help organise blood- and eye-donation drives, and donate educational materials to students.[96][97][98] Kamal received the first Abraham Kovoor National Award for his humanist activities and secular life in 2004.[99] He was project ambassador for Hridayaragam 2010, which raised funds for an orphanage for HIV/AIDS-affected children.[100] In September 2010 Kamal launched a children's cancer relief fund and gave roses to children with cancer at Sri Ramachandra University in Porur, Chennai.[101] He has pledged his product-endorsement income to social causes.[102][103] Kamal won ₹ 5 million on Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi
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 was nominated by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Swachh Bharat
Swachh Bharat
Campaign. He chose to clean the Madambakkam lake in Chennai
Chennai
with the Environmentalist Foundation of India's Arun Krishnamurthy on 7 November 2014.[104][105] Known for refusing any kind of brand endorsement, Kamal endorsed Pothys
Pothys
for the first time in 2015.[106] His daughter, Shruti Haasan has previously endorsed Pothys. In the past, Kamal has stated that should he ever act in commercials, the revenue earned from them would be donated to HIV
HIV
affected children.[107] Writings[edit] Kamal publishes the magazine Mayyam, by the Kamal Haasan
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.[108] He is also interested in Tamil literature.[109][110] Awards and honours[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Kamal Haasan

Kamal along with Ang Lee

Kamal received in 1990 the Padma Shri
Padma Shri
and in 2014 the Padma Bhushan for his contributions to Indian cinema.[111] At age six he won the President's Gold Medal for Best Child Actor for his debut film, Kalathur Kannamma.[112] He is tied with Mammootty
Mammootty
for the second most Best Actor National Film Awards with three. He won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil for producing the 1992 Tamil film, Thevar Magan. He has a record 19 Filmfare Awards in five languages; after his last award, in 2000, he wrote to the organisation requesting no further awards.[99][113] In 2003, his films Hey Ram, Pushpak, Nayakan and Kuruthipunal were showcased in the "Director in Focus" category at the Rotterdam Film Festival.[114] In 2004, Virumaandi
Virumaandi
won the inaugural Best Asian film award at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan).[49][114] In 2005, Sathyabama Deemed University
Sathyabama Deemed University
awarded Kamal an honorary doctorate.[115] He received the Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema at the inaugural Vijay Awards in 2006.[116] He received the Living Legend Award in 2007 from FICCI.[117] In 2010, the United Progressive Alliance government organised a retrospective of his films. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni
Ambika Soni
said the actor was unique, since his films broke regional and language barriers.[118] That year, the government of Kerala honoured him for 50 years in Indian cinema
Indian cinema
during statewide Onam
Onam
celebrations in Thiruvananthapuram.[119] Kamal received the Kalaimamani
Kalaimamani
Award from the government of Tamil Nadu in 1979.[120] Other honours include Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Awards, Nandi, Screen and Vijay Awards, including four awards for his performance in Dasavathaaram. In 2009 he was appointed chairman of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Media and Entertainment Business Conclave, organised by FICCI's entertainment division.[121] He is on the academic advisory council for ISFM (International school of Film+Media),[122] and was the first Indian actor invited aboard an American ship as a special friend of the US.[123] In April 2013 he received an award on behalf of Indian cinema from Chris Brown, executive vice-president for conventions and business operations of the National Association of Broadcasters, as part of the New York Festivals International Film & TV Awards.[124] He is one of 20 film celebrities recognised by Coca-Cola India
India
with the launch of the 24th edition of the Limca Book of Records in 2013.[125] Recently honoured with S. S. Vasan Award for his lifetime achievement in film industry by Ananda Vikatan.[126] Critique, professional and public perception[edit]

Kamal with Rajinikanth

Mani Ratnam, who directed Kamal in Nayakan, has said that there are many things he can do that no other actor can.[127] Veteran Tamil actor Nagesh called Kamal the best actor he had ever seen.[128] Kamal's contributions to film have been praised by his peers in the Indian film industry, including Sridevi, Meena, Amitabh Bachchan, Mohanlal, Venkatesh, Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
and Aamir Khan.[129][130][131][132] Younger actors ( Suriya
Suriya
and Madhavan)[133][134][135] and filmmakers (Bala, Ameer and Gautham Menon) have been inspired by him.[136][137][138][139] The animated action sequence in Quentin Tarantino's 2003 film, Kill Bill, was inspired by 2D animated sequences in an Indian film believed to be Aalavandhan.[140][141][142] Hollywood filmmaker Barrie M. Osburne called Kamal's knowledge of literature, history and films "encyclopedic",[143] and Ang Lee
Ang Lee
said he was stunned by his brilliance and knowledge of films.[144] Kamal Hassan has been alleged of plagiarism and inspiration from Hollywood films.[145][146][147][148][149][150] He was criticised by the-then Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam; the latter stated that Kamal was "confused" and had "blabbered" unaware of the ground reality for his statement on the government's response to rain relief efforts.[151][152] Kamal was also criticised by Nayakan's producer Muktha Srinivasan for his article in The Hindu
Hindu
taking unnecessary credit for that film.[153] He was condemned by the BJP Politician H Raja for his statements on god believers.[154][155] Kamal has been accused of self-indulgence,[156] and has been criticised for sexually explicit scenes and themes, offensive religious sentiments and superficiality about the social issues depicted in his films.[157][158][159][160] There have also been complaints about his obsession with perfection, which may have caused some of his films to run over budget.[161][162][163] In November 2017, Kamal said that right wing Hindus have started employing extremism to propagate their communal agenda.[164] References[edit]

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Kamal Haasan

Filmography Discography Unrealized projects Awards and honors

As director

Chachi 420
Chachi 420
(1997) Hey Ram
Hey Ram
(2000) Virumaandi
Virumaandi
(2004) Vishwaroopam
Vishwaroopam
(2013) Vishwaroopam
Vishwaroopam
II (TBA) Sabaash Naidu
Sabaash Naidu
(TBA)

As screenwriter

Raja Paarvai
Raja Paarvai
/ Amavasya Chandrudu (1981) Vikram (1986) Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989) Michael Madana Kama Rajan
Michael Madana Kama Rajan
(1990) Thevar Magan
Thevar Magan
(1992) Mahanadhi (1994) Magalir Mattum
Magalir Mattum
(1994) Nammavar
Nammavar
(1995) Kuruthipunal (1995) Kaathala Kaathala
Kaathala Kaathala
(1998) Aalavandhan
Aalavandhan
/ Abhay (2001) Panchathantiram
Panchathantiram
(2002) Anbe Sivam
Anbe Sivam
(2003) Nala Damayanthi
Nala Damayanthi
(2003) Mumbai Express
Mumbai Express
/ Mumbai Xpress
Mumbai Xpress
(2005) Dasavathaaram
Dasavathaaram
(2008) Manmadan Ambu
Manmadan Ambu
(2010) Uttama Villain
Uttama Villain
(2015) Thoongaa Vanam
Thoongaa Vanam
/ Cheekati Rajyam
Cheekati Rajyam
(2015)

Related

Bigg Boss Marudhanayagam Raaj Kamal Films International

Family

Shruti Haasan
Shruti Haasan
(daughter) Akshara Haasan
Akshara Haasan
(daughter) Charuhasan (brother) Chandrahasan (brother)

Awards for Kamal Haasan

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Filmfare Award for Best Actor

1954–1975

Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1954) Bharat Bhushan
Bharat Bhushan
(1955) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1956) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1957) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1958) Dev Anand
Dev Anand
(1959) Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor
(1960) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1961) Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor
(1962) Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
(1963) Sunil Dutt (1964) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1965) Sunil Dutt (1966) Dev Anand
Dev Anand
(1967) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1968) Shammi Kapoor
Shammi Kapoor
(1969) Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
(1970) Rajesh Khanna
Rajesh Khanna
(1971) Rajesh Khanna
Rajesh Khanna
(1972) Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar
(1973) Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor
(1974) Rajesh Khanna
Rajesh Khanna
(1975)

1976–2000

Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
(1976) Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
(1977) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1978) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1979) Amol Palekar
Amol Palekar
(1980) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1981) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1982) Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
(1983) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1984) Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(1985) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1986) Not awarded (1987) Not awarded (1988) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(1989) Jackie Shroff
Jackie Shroff
(1990) Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol
(1991) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1992) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(1993) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(1994) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1995) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(1996) Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
(1997) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(1998) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(1999) Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
(2000)

2001–present

Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2001) Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
(2002) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2003) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2004) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2005) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2006) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2007) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2008) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2009) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2010) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(2011) Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2012) Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2013) Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
(2014) Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
(2015) Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh
(2016) Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
(2017) Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
(2018)

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Filmfare Award for Best Story

1955-1970

Mukhram Sharma (1955) Rajinder Singh Bedi
Rajinder Singh Bedi
(1956) Amiya Chakrabarty (1957) Akhtar Mirza (1958) Mukhram Sharma (1959) Subodh Ghosh (1960) Ruby Sen (1961) C. V. Sridhar
C. V. Sridhar
(1962) K.P. Kottarakara (1963) Jarasandha (1964) Ban Bhatt (1965) Akhtar Mirza (1966) R. K. Narayan
R. K. Narayan
(1967) Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar
(1968) Sachin Bhowmick (1969) Vasant Shankar Kanetkar (1970)

1971-1990

Chandrakant Kakodkar (1971) Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1972) Basu Bhattacharya (1973) Salim-Javed
Salim-Javed
(1974) Kaifi Azmi, Ismat Chughtai
Ismat Chughtai
(1975) Salim-Javed
Salim-Javed
(1976) Balaichand Mukherjee (1977) Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
(1978) Dinesh Thakur (1979) Shanker Shesh (1980) Vijay Tendulkar
Vijay Tendulkar
(1981) Chetan Anand (1982) Samresh Basu (1983) S. D. Palwalker (1984) Mahesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt
(1985) Aleem Masroor (1986) no award (1987) no award (1988) Subodh Ghosh (1989) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(1990)

1991-2010

Rajkumar Santoshi
Rajkumar Santoshi
(1991 ) Honey Irani (1992) no award given (1993) Sutanu Gupta (1994) K. K. Singh (1995) Ram Gopal Varma
Ram Gopal Varma
(1996) Gulzar
Gulzar
(1997) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1998) Mahesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt
(1999) Vinay Shukla (2000) Honey Irani (2001) Ashutosh Gowariker
Ashutosh Gowariker
(2002) Jaideep Sahni (2003) Nagesh Kukunoor
Nagesh Kukunoor
(2004) Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra
(2005) Sudhir Mishra, Ruchi Narain & Shivkumar Subramaniam (2006 ) Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani
& Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
(2007) Amole Gupte
Amole Gupte
(2008) Abhishek Kapoor
Abhishek Kapoor
(2009) Abhijat Joshi & Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani
(2010)

2011-present

Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap
& Vikramaditya Motwane
Vikramaditya Motwane
(2011) Sanjay Chauhan (2012) Juhi Chaturvedi (2013) Subhash Kapoor (2014) Rajat Kapoor
Rajat Kapoor
(2015) K. V. Vijayendra Prasad (2016) Shakun Batra (2017) Amit V Masurkar (2018)

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Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actor

1972–1989

Madhu (1972) P. J. Antony (1973) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1974) Adoor Bhasi (1975) Madhu (1976) Madhu (1977) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1978) Prathap Pothan (1979) Prathap Pothan (1980) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
(1981) Bharath Gopi (1982) Bharath Gopi (1983) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1984) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1985) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1986) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
(1987) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1988) Premji
Premji
(1989)

1990–2009

Mammootty
Mammootty
(1990) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1991) Murali (1992) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1993) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1994) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1995) Jayaram
Jayaram
(1996) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1997) Balachandra Menon
Balachandra Menon
(1998) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1999) Mammootty
Mammootty
(2000) Jayaram
Jayaram
(2001) Dileep (2002) Jayaram
Jayaram
(2003) Mammootty
Mammootty
(2004) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(2005) Mammootty
Mammootty
(2006) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(2007) Lal (2008) Mammootty
Mammootty
(2009)

2010–present

Mammootty
Mammootty
(2010) Salim Kumar
Salim Kumar
(2011) Fahadh Faasil
Fahadh Faasil
(2012) Fahadh Faasil
Fahadh Faasil
(2013) Mammootty
Mammootty
(2014) Mammootty
Mammootty
(2015) Nivin Pauly
Nivin Pauly
(2016)

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Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor

1972–1989

Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1972) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1973) Gemini Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
(1974) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1975) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1976) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1977) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1978) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
(1979) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
(1980) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1981) Mohan (1982) Bhagyaraj (1983) Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth
(1984) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1985) Vijayakanth
Vijayakanth
(1986) Sathyaraj
Sathyaraj
(1987) Karthik (1988) Karthik (1989)

1990–2009

Karthik (1990) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1991) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1992) Karthik (1993) R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar
(1994) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1995) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1996) R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar
(1997) R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar
(1998) Ajith Kumar
Ajith Kumar
(1999) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(2000) Vikram (2001) Ajith Kumar
Ajith Kumar
(2002) Vikram (2003) Suriya
Suriya
(2004) Vikram (2005) Ajith Kumar
Ajith Kumar
(2006) Karthi
Karthi
(2007) Suriya
Suriya
(2008) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2009)

2010–2019

Vikram (2010) Dhanush
Dhanush
(2011) Dhanush
Dhanush
(2012) Atharvaa
Atharvaa
(2013) Dhanush
Dhanush
(2014) Vikram (2015) R. Madhavan
R. Madhavan
(2016)

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Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actor

1972–1990

N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
(1972) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1973) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1974) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1975) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1976) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1977) Chandra Mohan (1978) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1979) Somayajulu (1980) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1981) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1982) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1983) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1984) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1985) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1986)

Venkatesh (1988) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1989) Rajasekhar (1990)

1991–2010

Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1991) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1992) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1993) Rajasekhar (1994) Mohan Babu (1995) Venkatesh (1996) Akkineni Nagarjuna
Akkineni Nagarjuna
(1997) Venkatesh (1998) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1999) Venkatesh (2000) Uday Kiran
Uday Kiran
(2001) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(2002) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2003) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(2004) Siddharth (2005) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2006) N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
Jr. (2007) Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun
(2008) Ram Charan
Ram Charan
(2009) Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun
(2010)

2011–present

Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2011) Pawan Kalyan
Pawan Kalyan
(2012) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2013) Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun
(2014) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2015) N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
Jr. (2016)

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Filmfare Award for Best Kannada
Kannada
Actor

1972–1989

Venkata Rao Talegiri (1972) Rajkumar (1973) Lokesh
Lokesh
(1974) Rajkumar (1975) Srinath (1976) Maanu (1977) Rajkumar (1978) Anant Nag
Anant Nag
(1979) Lokesh
Lokesh
(1980) Rajkumar (1981) Ananth Nag
Ananth Nag
(1982) Unknown (1983) Vishnuvardhan (1984) Rajkumar (1985) Ambareesh (1986) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1987) Vishnuvardhan (1988) Anant Nag
Anant Nag
(1989)

1990–2009

Vishnuvardhan (1990) Anant Nag
Anant Nag
(1991) Charuhasan (1992) Rajkumar (1993) Unknown (1994) Shiva Rajkumar
Shiva Rajkumar
(1995) Shiva Rajkumar
Shiva Rajkumar
(1996) Ramesh Aravind (1997) Ramesh Aravind (1998) Shiva Rajkumar
Shiva Rajkumar
(1999) Vishnuvardhan (2000) Sudeep
Sudeep
(2001) Sudeep
Sudeep
(2002) Sudeep
Sudeep
(2003) Vishnuvardhan (2004) Prem Kumar (2005) Puneeth Rajkumar
Puneeth Rajkumar
(2006) Duniya Vijay
Duniya Vijay
(2007) Ganesh (2008) Ganesh (2009)

2010–present

Shiva Rajkumar
Shiva Rajkumar
(2010) Puneeth Rajkumar
Puneeth Rajkumar
(2011) Darshan (2012) Prem Kumar (2013) Yash (2014) Puneeth Rajkumar
Puneeth Rajkumar
(2015) Anant Nag
Anant Nag
(2016)

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Nandi Award for Best Actor

Nandi Awards

1964–1980

Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1964) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1965) Chandra Mohan (1966) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1967) S. V. Ranga Rao
S. V. Ranga Rao
(1968) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1969) N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
(1970) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1971) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1972) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1973) Krishna (1974) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1975) Rallapalli (1976) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1977) Hema Sundar (1978) Gokina Rama Rao (1979) M. Prabhakar Reddy (1980)

1981–1990

M. Prabhakar Reddy (1981) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1982) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1983) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1984) Murali Mohan (1985) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1986) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1987) Venkatesh (1988) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1989) Rajendra Prasad (1990)

1991-2000

Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(1991) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1992) Jagapati Babu
Jagapati Babu
and Suman (1993) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1994) Venkatesh and Naresh (1995) Jagapati Babu
Jagapati Babu
(1996) Akkineni Nagarjuna
Akkineni Nagarjuna
(1997) Venkatesh (1998) Venkatesh (1999) Jagapati Babu
Jagapati Babu
(2000)

2001-present

Nandamuri Balakrishna
Nandamuri Balakrishna
(2001) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
and Akkineni Nagarjuna
Akkineni Nagarjuna
(2002) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2003) Rajendra Prasad (2004) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2005) Akkineni Nagarjuna
Akkineni Nagarjuna
(2006) Venkatesh (2007) Ravi Teja
Ravi Teja
(2008) Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(2009) Nandamuri Balakrishna
Nandamuri Balakrishna
(2010) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2011) Nani (2012) Prabhas
Prabhas
(2013) Nandamuri Balakrishna
Nandamuri Balakrishna
(2014) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2015) N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
Jr. (2016)

Category

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National Film Award for Best Actor

1967–1980

Uttam Kumar
Uttam Kumar
(1967) Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
(1968) Utpal Dutt
Utpal Dutt
(1969) Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
(1970) M. G. Ramachandran
M. G. Ramachandran
(1971) Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
(1972) P. J. Antony (1973) Sadhu Meher (1974) M. V. Vasudeva Rao (1975) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1976) Bharath Gopi (1977) Arun Mukherjee (1978) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1979) Balan K. Nair (1980)

1981–2000

Om Puri
Om Puri
(1981) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1982) Om Puri
Om Puri
(1983) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1984) Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor
(1985) Charuhasan (1986) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1987) Premji
Premji
(1988) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1989) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1990) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1991) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1992) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1993) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1994) Rajit Kapur
Rajit Kapur
(1995) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1996) Balachandra Menon
Balachandra Menon
and Suresh Gopi
Suresh Gopi
(1997) Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
and Mammootty
Mammootty
(1998) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1999) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2000)

2001–present

Murali (2001) Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
(2002) Vikram (2003) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2004) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2005) Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(2006) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2007) Upendra Limaye
Upendra Limaye
(2008) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2009) Dhanush
Dhanush
and Salim Kumar
Salim Kumar
(2010) Girish Kulkarni
Girish Kulkarni
(2011) Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
and Vikram Gokhale
Vikram Gokhale
(2012) Rajkummar Rao
Rajkummar Rao
and Suraj Venjaramoodu
Suraj Venjaramoodu
(2013) Sanchari Vijay
Sanchari Vijay
(2014) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2015) Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
(2016)

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Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
award recipients (2010–19)

2010

Satya Paul Agarwal Mohammad Amin Sailesh Kumar Bandopadhyay M. S. Banga Anil Bordia Bipan Chandra B. K. Chaturvedi Sant Singh Chatwal G. P. Chopra Tan Chung Madhusudan Dhaky P. R. Dubhashi Puttaraj Gawai Belle Monappa Hegde Ilaiyaraaja Jagdish Chandra Kapur Shrinivas Khale Aamir Khan Sultan Khan Ram Kumar Kumudini Lakhia Kuzhur Narayana Marar Chhannulal Mishra Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss C. P. Krishnan Nair S. P. Oswal Akbar Padamsee Ramakanta Panda Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Arogyaswami Paulraj A. R. Rahman Moosa Raza Mallika Sarabhai Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana Abhijit Sen Satya Vrat Shastri Noshir M. Shroff Kushal Pal Singh Bikash Sinha Balagangadharanatha Swamiji Narayanan Vaghul P. K. Warrier Fareed Zakaria

2011

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Rajashree Birla M. N. Buch C. V. Chandrasekhar Ajai Chowdhry Yogesh Chander Deveshwar Satyadev Dubey T. J. S. George Shankha Ghosh Kris Gopalakrishnan Keki Byramjee Grant Shashi Kapoor Krishen Khanna Khayyam Chanda Kochhar Dwijen Mukhopadhyay Madavoor Vasudevan Nair Ramdas Pai Dashrath Patel Rajendra Singh Pawar Suryanarayanan Ramachandran Shobhana Ranade Gunupati Venkata Krishna Reddy Kallam Anji Reddy Waheeda Rehman Shyam Saran Analjit Singh Arpita Singh Surendra Singh R. K. Srikantan Raghavan Thirumulpad

2012

Suresh H. Advani Shabana Azmi Homi K. Bhabha Shashikumar Chitre Khaled Choudhury Jatin Das Vidya Dehejia Dharmendra S. N. Goenka M. S. Gopalakrishnan T. V. Gopalakrishnan Buddhadev Das Gupta Sunil Janah Anish Kapoor S. B. Mujumdar B. Muthuraman Mira Nair Arvind Panagariya José Pereira Mata Prasad M. S. Raghunathan P. Chandrasekhara Rao Ronen Sen Devi Shetty M. V. Subbiah N. Vittal N. H. Wadia George Yeo

2013

Satya N. Atluri Maharaj Kishan Bhan Jaspal Bhatti Rahul Dravid Adi Godrej Abdul Rashid Khan Rajesh Khanna Mary Kom Nandkishore Shamrao Laud Mangesh Padgaonkar Hemendra Singh Panwar Jogesh Pati Shivajirao Girdhar Patil A. Sivathanu Pillai D. Ramanaidu Kanak Rele V. K. Saraswat Ashoke Sen Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak B. N. Suresh Sharmila Tagore Ramamurthy Thyagarajan Saroja Vaidyanathan

2014

Anisuzzaman Mrityunjay Athreya Padmanabhan Balaram Dalveer Bhandari Ruskin Bond Anita Desai Pullela Gopichand Kamal Haasan Jyeshtharaj Joshi V. N. Kaul Neelam Kler M. Mahadevappa Leander Paes K. Radhakrishnan Anumolu Ramakrishna Thirumalachari Ramasami Lloyd Rudolph Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Vinod Prakash Sharma Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh Parveen Sultana Dhirubhai Thaker Vairamuthu J. S. Verma T. H. Vinayakram

2015

Jahnu Barua Manjul Bhargava Vijay P. Bhatkar Swapan Dasgupta David Frawley Bill Gates Melinda Gates Swami Satyamitranand N. Gopalaswami Subhash C. Kashyap Gokulotsavji Maharaj Saichiro Misumi Ambrish Mithal Sudha Ragunathan Harish Salve Ashok Seth Rajat Sharma Satpal Singh Shivakumara Swami Khadg Singh Valdiya

2016

Ravindra Chandra Bhargava Robert Blackwill Hafeez Contractor Indu Jain Heisnam Kanhailal Anupam Kher Sania Mirza Pallonji Mistry Udit Narayan Saina Nehwal Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad Vinod Rai N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya A. V. Rama Rao D. Nageshwar Reddy Dayananda Saraswati Barjinder Singh Hamdard Ram V. Sutar Tejomayananda

2017

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Deviprasad Dwivedi Ratnasundarsuri Niranjanananda Saraswati Cho Ramaswamy Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Tehemton Erach Udwadia

2018

Pankaj Advani Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mahendra Singh Dhoni Alexander Kadakin Ramachandran Nagaswamy Laxman Pai Arvind Parikh Sharda Sinha

# Posthumous conferral

1954–1959 1960–1969 1970–1979 1980–1989 1990–1999 2000–2009 2010–2019

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Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award for Best Actor

1967–1980

A. V. M. Rajan (1967) M. G. Ramachandran
M. G. Ramachandran
(1968) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1969) Gemini Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
(1970) no award (1971) no award (1972) no award (1973) no award (1974) no award (1975) no award (1976) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1977) Sreekanth (1978) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
(1979) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1980)

1981–2000

Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1981) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
(1982) no award (1983) no award (1984) no award (1985) no award (1986) no award (1987) Vijayakanth
Vijayakanth
(1988) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1989) Karthik (1990) Prabhu (1991) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1992) Arjun (1993) R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar
(1994) Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth
(1995) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1996) Vijay & Parthiban (1997) R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar
(1998) Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth
(1999) Vijay & Murali (2000)

2001–present

Suriya
Suriya
(2001) Madhavan (2002) Vikram (2003) Jayam Ravi
Jayam Ravi
(2004) Vijay & Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth
(2005) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(2006) Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth
(2007) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(2008) Karan (2009) Vikram (2010) Vimal (2011) Jiiva
Jiiva
(2012) Arya (2013) Siddharth (2014)

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Raaj Kamal Films International

Key People

Kamal Haasan Chandrahasan

Films produced

Raja Paarvai
Raja Paarvai
/ Amavasya Chandrudu (1981) Vikram (1986) Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu
Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu
(1987) Sathya (1988) Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989) Thevar Magan
Thevar Magan
(1992) Magalir Mattum
Magalir Mattum
(1994) Kuruthipunal (1995) Sathi Leelavathi (1995) Chachi 420
Chachi 420
(1997) (Hindi) Hey Ram
Hey Ram
(2000) Nala Damayanthi
Nala Damayanthi
(2003) Virumaandi
Virumaandi
(2004) Mumbai Express
Mumbai Express
/ Mumbai Xpress
Mumbai Xpress
(2005) Unnaipol Oruvan (2009) Eenadu (2009) (Telugu) Vishwaroopam
Vishwaroopam
/ Vishwaroop (2013) Uttama Villain
Uttama Villain
(2015) Thoongaa Vanam
Thoongaa Vanam
/ Cheekati Rajyam
Cheekati Rajyam
(2015) Vishwaroopam
Vishwaroopam
2 / Vishwaroop 2 (TBA) Sabaash Naidu
Sabaash Naidu
/ Shabash Kundu (TBA)

Films distributed

Gunaa
Gunaa
(1991) Subha Sankalpam
Subha Sankalpam
(1995) Kaathala Kaathala
Kaathala Kaathala
(1998)

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