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Kamal Hassan net worth:
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Kamal Hassan information

Kamal Hassan information

Birth date: November 7, 1954
Birth place: Ramanathapuram, India
Height:1.65 m
Profession:Film actor
Education:Hindu Higher Secondary School
Nationality:American
Partner:Gautami Tadimalla
Spouse:Sarika (m. 1988–2004), Vani Ganapathy (m. 1978–1988)
Children:Shruti Haasan, Akshara Haasan
Parents:Rajalakshmi Srinivasan, D. Srinivasan
Siblings:Charuhasan, Nalini Raghu, Chandrahasan

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Kamal Hassan was born on 7th November 1954, in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India, and is an award-winning Indian actor, director, producer, screenwriter, choreographer, dancer, lyricist, and philanthropist. His career in film spans over five decades, with notable entries such as “Aval Oru Thodar Kathai” (1974), “Moondram Pirai” (1983), “Nayagan” (1987), and “Dasavathaaram” (2008). He apparently chose his vocation early, appearing in his first film, “Kalathur Kannamma” (1960) when he was just four years old.

Have you ever wondered how rich Kamal Hassan is as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hassan’s net worth is as high as $100 million, earned through his successful career in various facets of the entertainment industry.

Kamal Hassan Net Worth $100 Million

Kamal Hassan was born intp a Tamil family, the youngest of four children. His father, D. Srinivasan, was a lawyer, while his mother, Rajalakshmi, was a housewife. In 2012, Kamal revealed that his birth name is actually Parthasarathy, a name by which only his mother used to refer to him; he has two older brothers and an older sister. His family moved to Madras after his primary school, so that his older siblings could pursue higher education. He debuted on film at the age of four, winning the President’s Gold Medal – Rashtrapathi Award for his role in “Kalathur Kannamma”.

Hasan’s acting career can be divided into three stages. The first stage is his early career as a child actor, lasting from 1959 to 1965. His notable roles from this period include a dual part, as Babu and Kumar in “Paarthaal Pasi Theerum” (1962), and his debut in the Malayalam film industry with “Kannum Karalum” (1962). The second stage was marked by his rise as a romantic movie lead, in films such as “Apoorva Raagangal” (1975), in which he played Prasanna, a young man in love with an older woman; for this role, he took home his first Filmfare Award in Tamil. He also portrayed a womanizer, Madhu in 1976 film “Manmatha Leelai”, which was considered scandalous for the time, but achieved the status of cult classic in later years. Another classic from this period is Maro Charitra (1978), which was also Kamal’s debut in a Telugu-language film. He reprised this role three years later, when the director K. Balachander remade the movie in Hindi as “Ek Duuje Ke Liye” (1981). All contributed considerably to his net worth.

As an actor, Kamal is both prolific and bold. Especially during the ‘70s, he filmed on average between ten and fifteen films per year. His roles are also very diverse, as he starred in romantic films, dramas, comedies, musicals, as well as horror and action movies. His roles ranged from dashing romantic leads to psychopathic killers, such as the one he portrayed in “Sigappu Rojakkal” (1978), for which he won his fourth Filmfare Award. Kamal holds the record as the actor with the most Filmfare Awards, nineteen in total, and for films in five different languages. Over the course of his fifty-two years long career, he has starred in over 200 films in all the major Indian languages – Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. His versatility, both in front and behind the camera, earned him the nickname “Universal Hero”. As one of the most recognizable Indian film stars, Kamal’s presence influenced box office success for many of his movies, which in turn increased his net worth significantly.

Parallel with his acting career, Kamal also worked as a scriptwriter, and later on as a director and producer. Most of the films he wrote went on to become cult classics, such as “Rajapaarvai” (1981), “Sathya” (1988), “Thevar Magan” (1992), “Kurudhippunal” (1995), and “Hey Ram” (2000). In 1981, he started his own production company, Raaj Kamal Films International, which produced and distributed many of his films. Kamal leads the company with the help of his brothers.

In his personal life, Kamal currently resides in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India with his partner, Gautami Tadimalla. Kamal was previously married twice, to Vani Ganapathy (1978–1988) and Sarika (1988–2004), and has a daughter from each marriage. Kamal is known for his philanthropy, and views which often clash with traditional, conservative Indian society. He is a self-proclaimed atheist, with left-leaning political opinions. He promotes various causes, and is particularly devoted to helping children affected by HIV/AIDS and cancer.


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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Lifetime Achievement AwardBombay International Film Festival
2008Creative AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorDasavatharam (2008)
2006Creative AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorVettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006)
2004European Fantastic Film Festival Federation Asian AwardPuchon International Fantastic Film FestivalVirumandi (2004)
2001Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorHey Ram (2000)
1998Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest StoryVirasat (1997)
1998Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest ComedianChachi 420 (1997)
1997Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorIndian (1996)
1997Silver Lotus AwardNational Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorIndian (1996)
1996Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film IndustryCinema Express Awards, INBest ActorIndian (1996)
1996Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorKuruthipunal (1995)
1996Creative AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorIndian (1996)
1995Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film IndustryCinema Express Awards, INBest FilmKuruthipunal (1995)
1993Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorThevar Magan (1992)
1993Silver Lotus AwardNational Film Awards, IndiaBest Feature Film in TamilThevar Magan (1992)· Bharathan
1992Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film IndustryCinema Express Awards, INBest FilmThevar Magan (1992)
1992Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorGuna (1992)
1992Creative AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorThevar Magan (1992)
1990Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film IndustryCinema Express Awards, INBest ActorMichael Madana Kamarajan (1990)
1990Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorApoorva Sagodharargal (1989)
1990Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest FilmApoorva Sagodharargal (1989)
1989Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film IndustryCinema Express Awards, INBest FilmApoorva Sagodharargal (1989)
1989Creative AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorApoorva Sagodharargal (1989)
1988Silver Lotus AwardNational Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorNayakan (1987)
1987Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film IndustryCinema Express Awards, INBest ActorNayakan (1987)
1986Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorSaagar (1985)
1983Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorMoondram Pirai (1982)
1983Silver Lotus AwardNational Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorMoondram Pirai (1982)
1982Cinema Express Award - Tamil Film IndustryCinema Express Awards, INBest ActorMoondram Pirai (1982)
1982Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorRaaja Paarvai (1981)
1981Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorVarumayin Niram Sigappu (1980)
1981Creative AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorMoondram Pirai (1982)
1980Creative AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorVarumayin Niram Sigappu (1980)
1979Filmfare Award - Malayalam Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorEeta (1978)
1979Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorSigappu Rojakkal (1978)
1978Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorPathinaru Vayathinile (1977)
1977Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorOru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu (1976)
1977Creative AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorPathinaru Vayathinile (1977)
1976Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorApoorva Raagangal (1975)
1975Filmfare Award - Malayalam Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorKanyakumari (1974)
1960Silver Lotus AwardNational Film Awards, IndiaBest Child ArtistKalathur Kannamma (1960)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorPapanasam (2015)
2016Popular AwardIBNLive Movie AwardsBest Actor SouthPapanasam (2015)
2014Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest FilmVishwaroopam (2013)· Chandra Haasan
· Prasad V. Potluri
2014Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest DirectorVishwaroopam (2013)
2014Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorVishwaroopam (2013)
2014SIIMA - TamilSouth Indian International Movie AwardsBest FilmVishwaroopam (2013)· Chandra Haasan
· Prasad V. Potluri
2014SIIMA - TamilSouth Indian International Movie AwardsBest DirectorVishwaroopam (2013)
2014SIIMA - TamilSouth Indian International Movie AwardsBest ActorVishwaroopam (2013)
2010Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorUnnaipol Oruvan (2009)
2009Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorDasavatharam (2008)
2004Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorAnbe Sivam (2003)
2002Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActorAalavandhan (2001)
2001ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest ActorHey Ram (2000)
1998Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorChachi 420 (1997)
1986Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActorSaagar (1985)
1984Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorSadma (1983)
1982Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorEk Duuje Ke Liye (1981)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992Creative AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaBest FilmThevar Magan (1992)· Bharathan

TitleSalary
Indian (1996)Rs. 40,000,000

#Fact
1Dev Anand and Kamal Hasan were to do a film together titled Do Diwaane Pyar Ki, it was an outside production, but this film was shelved. It was to be made by Prakash Verma, who wrote the story of Loot Maar.
2Starred in the shelved film "Jigar" (1985).Starring Kamal Haasan, Vijeta Pandit.
3Starred in Krishna Shah's shelved project " TAJ" opposite Kareena Kapoor.The film was to be based on the Taj Mahal. The film folded up during the scripting process in 2000.
4Uncle to actor Gautam Kanthadai.
5When Anil Kapoor was approached for Taal, he suggested to Subhash Ghai that only Kamal Hassan suited the role.
6Rajkumar Santoshi wrote Ghayal and Ghatak for Kamal Hassan. Due to no producer's willing to back the film , he changed the star cast.
7His favorite actor is Nagesh. His other 3 favorite actors include Shivaji Ganesan, M.G. Ramachandran, Rajesh Khanna. He respected Genmini Ganesan immensely.
8Kamal Hasan became the first Indian actor to get a 1 crore as his salary for a single film in 1994. It was Rajesh Khanna who was alone the highest paid Indian actor in India from 1970-1987 and Amitabh shared the status of being highest paid Indian actor with Rajesh Khanna from 1980-87 and Kamal Hasan became alone the highest paid Indian actor from 1988-1998 and shares the same tag of highest paid Indian actor with Rajnikanth from 1999-2013.
9Former partner of actress/dancer Vani Ganpati.
10Did daredevil stunts for the film, Abhay (2001), where he did bungee jumping. Severely injured his back whilst filming.
11Met action superstar Jackie Chan for the first time, when the latter came to the audio launch of Hassan's latest thriller, Dasavatharam in April of 2008. Hassan confessed to have been a huge fan of Chan, and admitted at the audio launch that he had during his career, tried emulating Jackie Chan's stunts, resulting in 32 fractures to his body.
12Has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and Hindi films.
13Trained in the classical Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam.
14Seven movies that he has starred in have been sent to represent India in Oscars for Best foreign movie category, highest by any Indian.
15Gets his wife/girlfriend to do costumes for his films
16Has two daughters, Shruti Haasan and Akshara.
17Is a very very strong fan of Ilayaraja and always ropes him as the composer for all his home productions
18Is 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.
19On April 27 2002 Kamala Haasan was detained at Toronto airport and denied boarding his flight to L.A. because he had an Arab name/look and was considered a potential terrorist.
20Kamal's hobby is magic
21His innovative acting has earned him the title "the first, and perhaps the last, complete hero in Indian Cinema"

#Quote
1Strangely, one of the greatest rationalists of this world has been turned into a god: Buddha.
2I haven't got a degree. So, I've never stopped learning. When you get a degree, and wear that square hat with tassels on it, you think you've done it and you lean back. There is a certain amount of complacency that comes with achievement. What you perceive is achievement. When you don't, when you are insecure all the time, that's when you constantly forage for knowledge in the extra-mural dump.
3The closest I feel to is Dustin Hoffman who shares many of my paradoxes. Physical appearance to begin with.
4A London editor once told me that the best way to put news hounds off your scent is to lie inventively

#Trademark
1Kamal Haasan has a unique distinction of sung song for 14 Music Composers.
2He is fluent in Tamil, English, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Bengali, Kannada and French.
3Kamal Haasan happens to be the one and only Indian actor bagging more than 18 Filmfare awards.

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