It is once in a blue moon when we come across an actor/actress who has worked for more than 50 years in the film industry. This is a landmark which has been achieved only by a few actors across the globe. Today, we have one of the very few actors who has achieved this feat in our Indian cinema itself. And the actor in question is none other than Kamal Haasan. The actor clocks 60 years in the Indian film industry and firstly, we want to congratulate him on this milestone.
Kamal started his acting career as a child artist and today he is among the finest and talented actors India has. Kamal has primarily worked in Tamil films but he has also ventured into Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada movies. And that speaks a lot about his versatility. It is not easy to survive in an industry where your fate changes every Friday. Although Kamal Haasan has seen highs and lows in his career, he has sailed through it all.
Fans across the nations are celebrating his 60 glorious years in movies. Guru, Ram Lakshman, Raja Paarvai, Savaal Moondram Pirai, Simla Special, Sanam Teri Kasam, Sagara Sangamam, Uyarndha Ullam, Vrutham Chanakyan, Vishwaroop Vishwaroopam II are few of the many movies that Kamal Haasan has done over the years.
Also, as he completes six decades in the industry, we share with you 5 lesser-known facts about megastar Kamal Haasan:
1. He is the first actor to convert fans club to welfare association
Kamal Haasan took the decision to convert his fan clubs into social welfare organisation after a group of fans carried a torch all the way from Pondicherry in the '80s to celebrate the success of their idol's film. According to Haasan, his ‘Narpani Iyakkam’ has indulged in welfare activities for the last 37 years and has contributed over Rs 30 crore for the welfare schemes.
2- Kamal Haasan is the first actor to donate his body
Kamal Haasan donated his organs to be used for medical purposes after his life. The awareness about organ donation is high these days but Kamal did this long back when the awareness was very low, thereby setting an example for many celebrities and commoners.
3- He is the only actor to have silver jubilees in 6 languages
4- Kamal Haasan is the only actor, who has been awarded by the income tax department, for zero- arrear in income tax.
He was honoured by the Income Tax department in Chennai for being 'a shining example of good citizenship' for paying his taxes on a regular basis.
5- The Only actor to have the highest number of academy award submission in Indian Cinema.
Seven films featuring Kamal Haasan have been submitted by India to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, the most for any actor in India.
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