Kamal Haasan awarded the Padma Bhushan

Kamal Haasan awarded the Padma Bhushan

The actor-filmmaker known for his work across all southern languages, was named for the Padma Bhushan award on the occasion of the 65th Republic Day on Saturday

Kamal Haasan will get the award for his contribution to Indian cinema over the last five decades.

The 59-year old, who has so far starred in over 200 films, made his cinematic debut as a child actor in Tamil film Kalathur Kannamma, which earned him the president’s gold medal. His first adult role was in his mentor K Balachander‘s 1973 Tamil drama Arangetram. The two had since then had worked in over 30 films together. Some of his prominent Tamil films include Moondram Pirai, Nayagan, Pushpak, Virumaandi and Anbe Sivam.

Besides working predominantly in Tamil films, Haasan had also starred in films in other southern languages such as Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada. Films such as Sagara Sangamam, Swati Muthyam and Subha Sankalpam have popularised him in Telugu, while films such as Pushapaka Vimana and Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu are regarded as his best work in Kannada. In Malayalam, he is known for films such as Vrutham, Daisy and ChanakyanHaasan had also worked in Hindi films such as Ek Duuje Ke Liye, Sagar, Raaj Tilak and Giraftaar.

Besides acting, Haasan has also proved his mettle as a director, writer, singer and producer over the years. He had so far directed five films such as Chachi 420, Hey Ram, Virumaandi, Vishwaroopam and soon to release  Vishwaroopam 2.

Haasan is the winner of three National awards and 19 Filmfare awards so far. In 1990, he also received the Padma Shri. He has two daughters – Shruti Haasan, a popular actress and Akshara Haasan.Subscribe to me on YouTube


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  • Mohan Kumar

    This is too late reconganization for Mr Kamal…

    Hi is the first actor in this world who donated his body for medical research (he initiated this much before the great Hithendran).

    All these so called super stars in our country will talk about non-casteism, black money, etc. in their movies, but only Mr kamal lives his life against all these things. He refused strongly to declare the caste for Shruthi & Akshara in school (& in other govt records). He was the first actor in south India who got reorganization from Income Tax department for paying his 100% tax.

    When babri masjid demolition happened, he was the only Indian actor who questioned boldly and In-Person to Indian PM Mr Narashima Rao. No other Khans/ super stars opened thier mouth. He has the real guts (Now I see Ajith with such a real guts though I don’t like his acting).

    He is the first Indian actor, who dismissed his fans association and started welfare clubs. He lost so many lakhs of fans in 1980′s because of this move. He didn’t do this for any political stunts, he did this ONLY to divert his fans from doing useless works (like keeping cut-outs, banners) to useful things. He personally as well as through his welfare clubs did so many good things, but never ever advertised it in Media. He had a vison of making his welfare clubs like rotary clubs. but he did his best.

    No other actor in India touched his records…

    1. He is the only Indian actor who gave super hits in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali

    2. He is the only Indian super star who won 4 times national award

    3. He is the only Indian who won 21 film fare awards (he wrote letter to film fare asking to encourage new comers instead of him)

    4. His Marocharitra(1979) and EjTuje keliye though a remake both ran for 695 days and 282 days respectively in Chennai. (EkTuje Keliye(1982) smashed Amitabh,Rishi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor’s films opening in 1982 in Mumbai and all over India.)

    5. Sagalakalavallavan was the first grosser to collect 1 crore as collection in South Indian cinema.

    6. Salangai oli(1982) was the first south Indian film to be released and tase success in Russia after Awara.

    7. Apoorva sahodargal was the Tamil film to erase continuous houseful shows of MGR’s Ulagam sutrum valibhan. Total continuous houseful shows were 392 as compared to 308 shows by Ulagam sutrum valibhan.

    8. Devar Magan stormed the collection in southern districts in 1992 and was the first Tamil film to collect more than a crore in Madurai/Ramnad/Karaikudi/Virudunagar districts alone.

    9. Indian erased all records till 1996 and touched 50 crores gross collection globally.

    10. Guru played one year in srilanka.It released in 3 theatres and completed 365 days in each one of them.

    Now do you agree that its a late reconganization for Mr Kamal ?

  • Mohan Kumar

    Best wishes to my Kamal!