Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ten Facts About Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan

Here are ten quick facts about Kamal Haasan:

1. Kamal Haasan has acted in over 200 Indian films in various languages: Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali and even a silent film.

2. Kamal is one of the two actors to receive three National Film Awards for Best Actor in India.

3. Seven of his movies have been sent as India’s official entry to the Oscars.

4. He also won the National Award (Best Child Actor) for his debut performance in Kalathur Kannamma.

5. Kamal Haasan has won 18 Filmfare awards.

6. He has also won the Abraham Kovoor National Award for his Humanist Activities and Secular Life.

7. He has a huge fan following among the Indian population worldwide in India, Srilanka, Malaysia, Singapore, UK, US, Canada and other European countries.

8. He was conferred an honorary doctorate by Sathyabama University, Chennai in 2005.

9. In 2009, he became one of very few actors to have completed 50 years in Indian Cinema.

10. In 1990, he was honoured with India’s fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri, for his services to Indian cinema.


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