It is Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Haasan’s birthday today. Let’s look at 7 facts about him.
1. His real name is Parthasarathy Srinivasan and he started acting at the age of 4.
2. He has won a record 19 filmfare awards so far after which he refused to accept the awards to support upcoming young actors.
3. He has won 4 National Awards till date. He won his first Award for Balu Mahendra’s Moondram Pirai.
4. He won the President’s Gold Medal for his role in the debut film Kalathur Kanamma.
5. Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth acted in many films together at the beginning of their career. Their last film was K. Balachander’s Thillu Mullu in which Kamal Haasan appeared in a guest role.
6. His first film as the hero was the 1974 Malayalam film Kanyakumari.
7. He was the first Tamil actor to earn more than 1 crore as a salary. This happened in 1994 and was the highest for any Indian actor at that time.
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