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KAMAL HASSAN


Nickname: Universal Hero
Date of Birth: 7 November 1954
City: Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu
Country: India
Father:
Srinivasan
Siblings: Charu Haasan,Chandra Haasan
Children: daughters Shruti K. Haasan and Akshara
Marital status: divorced
Spouse:
Ex-spouse: Sarika, Vani Ganapathy
His hero: Ilayaraja
Hobbies: magic
Occupation: actor
Debut Film: Kalathur Kannamma
Languages: hindi, english, Telugu

Kamal Haasan (born on November 7, 1954) is an Indian film actor. He began his career as a child artist in many films, while also attending a theatre for stage plays, to follow his dream to act. Kamal Haasan gained the Indian cinema's attention in 1960 by playing an Award-winning role in his first blockbuster, Kalathur Kannamma and since then he has acted in over two hundred Indian films. Kamal Haasan has acted in several various character roles winning four Indian National Film Awards for his criticallly acclaimed acting.

An accomplished dramatic actor and celebrity, he received India's third highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri for his services to Indian cinema in 1990. Kamal Haasan performs predominantly in leading roles in high-budget and major studio films, ranging from romantic comedies and drama to action thrillers. His most popular films include Moondram Pirai (1982), Saagara Sangamam (1983), Nayagan (1987), Indian (1996) and Hey Ram (2000). However in 2007, Kamal Haasan has attempted to portray ten different characters in his upcoming project, Dasavatharam, therefore making the attempt a possible World Record.

Biography

Kamal was born to Srinivasan and as their fourth and youngest child. His father an advocate gave all three of his sons(Charu Haasan,Chandra Haasan,Kamal Haasan) the suffix of "Haasan" as a sign of his friendship to one Mr. Haasan. He is also a trained playback singer and sometimes pens the lyrics for the soundtracks of some of his recent films. He is an able performer of the Bharatanatyam dance form. He had assisted in choreography early in his career. He is multilingual.

Sixties

While Beatles were making music and VietNam was at war with US and the hippies in Haight Ashbury were doing freak-outs, Kamal made his screen debut with Kalathur Kannamma produced by AVM production at the age of six and it won him the first National Award for Best Child Artist. He followed it with appearances as a child actor in movies that featured MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Nagesh and Gemini Ganesh.

Seventies

As an actor in adult roles, he received a lukewarm response for his initial few films like Avargal, Aval Oru Thodarkathai, Solla Thaan Ninaikkiren, Maanavan and Kumara Vijayam. His first highly popular movie was 16 Vayathinile with Sridevi. This established him as a popular teen idol at the age of 23. Kamal Haasan and Sri Devi were a popular acting pair and have acted together in 23 films. The year following his appearance in 16 Vayathinile, Kamal Haasan acted in director K. Balachander's Telugu hit Maro Charithra.

In many of his late 1970's films, he was usually the hero with Rajinikanth as the villain.

During the 1970s, he has played a host of characters that include:

* a ventriloquist in Avargal (He actually learnt ventriquilism for his role in the movie)
* a village innocent in 16 Vayathinile
* a disco jockey in Ilamai Oonjaladugiradhu
* a psychopath serial killer of women in Sigappu Rojakkal
* a buck-toothed villager in Kalyanaraman
* Aladdin in Alavudheenum Arpudha Vilakkum

Eighties

His first attempt at direction came through an unfortunate turn of events with the demise of director T.N. Baalu during the filming of Sankarlal in 1981. Kamal reached superstardom in 1979 with multiple classics and mass blockbusters which coincided with the decline of MGR/Sivaji era in movies (MGR quit movies in 1977 while Sivaji, nevertheless continued to act till the 90s). A huge factor behind Kamal's success is his versatility.

In this period, he has played amongst other roles, :

* a blind violinist in Raja Paarvai at the age of 27 (first screenplay by Kamal)
* a classical dancer in Saagara Sangamam
* a mentally challenged man who falls in love in Swathi Muthyam
* an undercover cop in Kaaki Sattai
* a benevolent underworld don in Nayagan (Leader) at the age of 33 (directed by Mani Ratnam)
* an unemployed youth who chances upon a week of opulence in the silent movie Pushpak
* an honest cop, a dwarf circus clown and a fun-loving mechanic in Apoorva Sagodharargal at the age of 35 (screenplay by Kamal)
* a corrupt mayor in Indrudu Chandrudu, Telugu
* a spy in Vikram
* an illiterate villager in Sakalakala Vallavan

Apoorva Sagodharargal, which released in 1989, was the first Kamal film to gross almost Rs.100 million at the box office

Nineties

Kamal's second attempt at direction came through another unfortunate turn of events when the original director Shantanu Sheroey failed to do a good job while filming Chachi 420 in 1997. Inspired by the European style of closer-to-reality docu-dramas, Kamal moved decisively towards making films for select classes in the 90s, isolating some of his ardent fans.

In this period, he has played:

* as a Doctor in hilarious Tamil movie Sathy Leelavathy
* as quadruplets in the comedy Michael Madhana Kamarajan
* as an old and highly-corrupt mayor in Indiran Chandiran
* a mentally-challenged man in the romanceGuna
* a modern youth turned villager in Thevar Magan at the age of 38 (written and produced by Kamal)
* a hapless villager who lost and re-discovers his family in a metropolis in Mahanadhi
* a revolutionary lecturer in Nammavar
* a special police squad officer against terrorism in Kuruthipunal
* a righteous old revolutionary as well as his corrupt son in Indian
* an old nanny in Avvai Shanmugi at the age of 42

Unlike the eighties, Kamal films in the late nineties lost sheen and were less successful. However, Indian which released in 1996 grossed almost Rs.200 million at the box office marking a new peak in his career.

Noughts

Kamal's multi-faceted talent came to the fore in off-screen departments like direction, scripting, screenplay, special effects and these reached full bloom in this decade.

Again, he has played diverse roles in this period, which include:

* a Hindu fundamentalist in Hey Ram
* a mentally affected Sri Lankan Tamil in the comedy Thenali
* a pair of twins (one of which is a deranged psychopath) in Aalavandhan
* an ardent bachelor turned lover in Pammal K. Sambandam
* a randy pilot in the comedy caper Panchathantiram
* a disabled altruist in Anbe Sivam
* a rustic wrongly jailed for the murder of his lover in Virumaandi (directed by Kamal)
* a deaf circus stuntman in Mumbai Express at the age of 51
* an old age student of MBBS degree, Vasool Raja M.B.B.S, a remake of Hindi film, Munna Bai M.B.B.S
* as DCP Raghavan, a smart and suave policeman with his "Raghavan instinct" out to trace a serial psychopath killer duo in Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu

Thenali which released in 2000, was the first Kamal film to gross almost Rs.300 million at the box office. Vasool Raja M.B.B.S and Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu mopped up over Rs.400 million each at the box office. These back-to-back blockbusters proved his persistent hold on Kollywood and silenced critics.

Awards

Kamal is the only actor to receive four National Film Awards in India. He won his National awards for the films Nayagan, Moondram Pirai and Indian.He also won the national award for Best Child Actor for his performance in Kalathur Kannamma. He has also received the best actor award at the Asian Film festivals held in 1983 and 1985 for Saagara Sangamam and Swathi Muthyam respectively. Seven of his movies have been sent as India's official entry to the Oscars- The only actor to achieve this feat in the sub-continent. Kamal has won the Filmfare awards 18 times. In fact, he wrote to the FILMFARE committee not to give him any more awards and that be used to encourage the upcoming and promising young actors. He was awarded the fourth highest recognition given to Indian civilians - the Padmashri in 1990. He was conferred an honorary doctorate by Sathyabama University, Chennai in 2005. Kamal haasan has won a total of 172 awards which is more than any other actor in the world living or dead. He was named as "kalaignani" meaning - an idol of art, by M. Karunanidhi for his classical work towards Tamil cinema. In his upcoming film Dasavatharam, he is playing 10 different roles, an act which is the second of its kind in the world, after the Tamil movie Dambachari (1936).

Kamal was also conferred with a very unique honour this year(2007) as "Living Legend" in the film business by FICCI,India.

Career as a film producer

Owing to his immense popularity in the Indian film industry, Kamal began producing films. He began with Raja Paarvai in 1981. A more recent production was the film Virumaandi in 2004. His privately held production house Raj Kamal Films produced several classics like Apoorva Sagodharargal, Thevar Magan, Kuruthipunal etc. His more recent production ventures include the films Virumaandi and Mumbai Xpress.
His magnum opus, Marudha Naayagam, is a period film set in early 18th century Madurai about a warrior/freedom fighter Yusuf Khan Sahib or Muhammed Yusuf Khan. The film's launch was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II. However, the film is yet to be made.

In 2005, he launched a new business unit called Raj Kamal Audio in a drive to corporatise all his film commitments. In 2006, he purchased prime real estate for a state-of-the-art multiplex cinema.

Personal life

Kamal Haasan married Vani Ganapathy in 1978. He legally divorced Vani in 1985. He then married Sarika but their marriage has ended in divorce too. He has two daughters with Sarika,(Shruthi and Akshara). He now lives with a former tamil actress Gauthami

Kamal Haasan is a self-professed atheist and rationalist.

Charity

Kamal is the first actor to turn his fan clubs into registered non-profit service organizations. He indulges in many charity work through his fan clubs by helping the needy. Fan clubs all over celebrate his birthday with some or the other charity work across the state.

Personal Quotes

"A London editor once told me that the best way to put news hounds off your scent is to lie inventively"

"The closest I feel to is Dustin Hoffman who shares many of my paradoxes. Physical appearance to begin with."

Filmography
Listed below is the best guesstimate available of Kamal's 240-odd releases till date in at least six regional markets.

* 1960 - Tamil debut
* 1962 - Malayalam debut
* 1977 - Bengali debut
* 1977 - Kannada debut
* 1977 - Telugu debut
* 1977 - Hindi debut

As Actor

2000s
Year Title Role Co-Stars Language Notes
2008 Marma Yogi Venkatesh, Shreya, Trisha, Hemamalini
2008 Dasavatharam Asin Thottumkal, Mallika Sherawat, Jayaprada Tamil In Production
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Raghavan Jyothika, Kamalinee Mukherjee Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Magadheera
2005 Rama Shama Bama Shyam Urvashi, Shruti Kannada
2005 Mumbai Express Avinash Manisha Koirala Tamil Dubbed into Telugu and Hindi as Mumbai Express
2004 Vasool Raja MBBS Rajaraman Venkatramanan Sneha, Malavika, Rahasya Tamil
2004 Virumaandi Virumaandi Abhirami Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Pothuraju
2003 Nala Damayanthi Kamal Haasan Madhavan, Geetu Mohandas Tamil Cameo appearance
2003 Anbe Sivam Nalla Sivam Kiran Rathod, Madhavan Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Satyame Sivam
2002 Panchathantiram Ramachandra Murthy Simran, Ramya Krishnan, Devayani Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Panchatantram
2001 Pammal K. Sambandam Pammal Kalyanam Sambandam Simran, Sneha Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Bramachari
2001 Parthale Paravasam Kamal Haasan Madhavan, Simran, Sneha Tamil Cameo appearance
Dubbed into Telugu as Paravasam
2000 Aalavandhan Vijay Kumar/Nandhu Kumar Manisha Koirala, Raveena Tandon Tamil Dubbed into Telugu and Hindi as Abhay
2000 Thenali Thenali Soman Jyothika, Devayani, Meena Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Thenali
2000 Hey Ram Saket Ram Rani Mukherjee, Vasundhara Das, Shah Rukh Khan Tamil Dubbed into Hindi as Hey Ram

1990s
Year Title Role Co-Stars Language Notes
1998 Kadhala Kadhala Ramalingham Prabhu Deva, Rambha, Soundarya Tamil
1998 Chachi 420 Jaiprakash Paswan/Lakshmi Godbhole Tabu, Ayesha Jhulka Hindi
1996 Avvai Shanmugi Pandiyan/Avvai Shanmugi Meena, Heera Rajgopal Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Bhamane Satyabhamane
1996 Indian Senapathy Bose/Chandra Bose Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar Tamil Dubbed into Hindi as Hindustani
Dubbed into Telugu as Bharateeyeedu
1995 Kuruthipunal Adhi Narayanan Gouthami Tadimalla Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Drohi
1995 Subha Sankalpam Dasu Priya Raman Telugu Dubbed into Telugu as Subha Sankalpam
1995 Sathi Leelavathi Shakthivel Heera Rajgopal, Sarala Tamil
1994 Duet Kamal Haasan Meenakshi Seshadri, Prabhu Tamil Cameo appearance
1994 Nammavar Selvan Gouthami Tadimalla, Srividya Tamil
1994 Magalir Mattum Kamal Haasan Revathi Menon, Urvashi Tamil Cameo appearance
Dubbed into Telugu as Aadavallaku Maatram
Dubbed into Malayalam as Ladies Only
1994 Mahanadhi Krishnaswamy Suganya Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Mahanadi
1993 Kalaignan Indrajeet Bindiya Tamil
1993 Maharasan Maharasan Bhanupriya Tamil
1992 Thevar Magan Shakthivelu Thevar Revathi Menon, Gouthami Tadimalla Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Kshatriya Putrudu
1992 Singaravelan Velan Kushboo Tamil
1991 Guna Guna Rekha Tamil
1990 Michael Madhana Kamarajan Michael/Madhan/Kameshwaran/Rajan Kushboo, Urvashi Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Michael Madhana Kamaraju
1990 Indran Chandran Indiran/Chandran Vijayashanti, Jayalalitha Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Indrudu Chandrudu
1990 My Dear Marthandan Kamal Haasan Prabhu, Kushboo Tamil Guest appearance

1980s
Year Title Role Co-Stars Language Notes
1989 Indrudu Chandrudu Indiran/Chandiran Vijayashanti Telugu Dubbed into Hindi as Mayor Saab
1989 Chanakyan Johnson Urmila Matondkar Malayalam
1989 Apoorva Sagodharargal Raghupathy/Raja/Appu Gouthami Tadimalla, Srividya Tamil Dubbed into Hindi as Appu Raja
Dubbed into Telugu as Aboorva Saghardorga
1988 Unnal Mudiyum Thambi Udhayamoorthy Seetha Tamil
1988 Soora Samhaaram A. V. Pandiyan Nirosha Tamil
1988 Daisy James Lakshmi Malayalam
1988 Sathya Sathyamurthy Amala Tamil
1988 Pushpak Pushpak Amala, Ramya Krishnan Silent Dubbed into Hindi as Pushpak
Dubbed into Tamil as Pesum Padam
Dubbed into Malayalam as Pushpaka Vimanam
Dubbed into Kannada as Pushpaka Vimana
Dubbed into English as The Love Chariot
1987 Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu Kamal Haasan Geetha, Sathyaraj Tamil Cameo appearance
1987 Nayagan Velu Nayagan Saranya Tamil Dubbed into Hindi as Velu Nayakan
Dubbed into Telugu as Nayakudu
1987 Per Sollum Pillai Radha Tamil
1987 Vetri Vizha Amala, Kushboo Tamil
1987 Andarikante Ghanudu Ambika Telugu
1987 Viratham Shobana Malayalam
1987 Kadhal Parisu Mohan Ambika, Radha Tamil
1986 December Pookal Kamal Haasan Revathi Menon Tamil Guest appearance
1986 Punnagai Mannan Sethu/Chaplin Chellappa Revathi Menon, Rekha Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Dance Master
1986 Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu Sridevi Telugu
1986 Vikram Vikram Dimple Kapadia Tamil
1986 Naanum Oru Thozhilali Ambika Tamil
1986 Swathi Muthyam Sivayya Raadhika Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Sippikkul Muthu
1986 Manakanakku Kamal Haasan Radha Tamil Guest appearance
1985 Dekha Pyar Tumhara Poonam Dhillon, Rati Agnihotri Hindi
1985 Japanil Kalyanaraman Kalyanam/Raman Radha Tamil
1985 Mangamma Sabadham Ashok Madhavi Tamil
1985 Geraftaar Kishan Kumar Khanna Poonam Dhillon, Madhavi, Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan Hindi
1985 Saagar Raja Dimple Kapadia Hindi
1985 Uyarndha Ullam Ambika Tamil
1985 Andha Oru Nimdham Urvashi Tamil
1985 Kaakki Sattai Madhavi, Ambika Tamil
1984 Oru Kadhiyin Diary Radha, Revathi Menon Tamil
1984 Aakhri Sangram Raja Rajinikanth, Sridevi Hindi
1984 Karishma Sunny Reena Roy Hindi
1984 Enakkul Oruvan Shobana, Sripriya Tamil
1984 Raj Tilak Suraj Hema Malini, Reena Roy Hindi
1984 Yaadgar Poonam Dhillon Hindi
1984 Ek Nai Paheli Sandeep Hema Malini Hindi
1984 Yeh Desh Mathur Geetha Hindi
1984 Pyasa Shaitan Madhu Malhotra Hindi
1983 Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey Gopi/Vinod Radha Tamil
1983 Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu Pavithra, Suhasini Kannada
1983 Poikkal Kudhirai Kamal Haasan Sathyaraj, Viji Tamil Guest appearance
1983 Sadma Somu Sridevi, Silk Smitha Hindi
1983 Sagara Sangamam Balakrishna Jayaprada, Geetha Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Salangai Oli
1983 Sneha Bandham Krishnam Raju Malayalam
1983 Sattam Madhavi Tamil
1983 Uruvangal Maralam Kamal Haasan Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth Tamil Guest appearance
1983 Zara Si Zindagi Raja Anita Raj, Nilu Phule Hindi
1982 Agni Sakshi Kamal Haasan Rajinikanth, Sivakumar, Saritha Tamil Guest appearance
1982 Pagadai Panirendu Sripriya Tamil
1982 Yeh To Kamaal Ho Gaya Ratan Chander/Ajay Saxena Poonam Dhillon Hindi
1982 Rani Theni Kamal Haasan Chaaru Haasan, Shyamala Tamil Guest appearance
1982 Ezham Rathiri Mamta Malayalam
1982 Dil Ka Sathi Dil Zahina Wahab Hindi
1982 Afsana Do Dilon Ka Shobha, Vidhubala Hindi
1982 Sagalakala Vallavan Ambika Tamil
1982 Sanam Teri Kasam Sunil Sharma Reena Roy Hindi Dubbed into Tamil as Paadagan
1982 Simla Special Sripriya Tamil
1982 Moondram Pirai Srinivasan Sridevi, Silk Smitha Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Vasantha Kokila
1982 Naandri, Meendum Varuga Kamal Haasan Prathap Pothan, Rajinikanth Tamil Guest appearance
1982 Andhi Veyilile Ponnu Lakshmi Malayalam
1982 Andhagudu Sridevi Telugu
1982 Vazhvey Maayam Sridevi, Ambika, Sripriya Tamil Dubbed into Malayalam as Vazhvey Maayam
1981 Do Dil Diwane Rati Agnihotri Hindi
1981 Ellam Inbamayyam Madhavi Tamil
1981 Tick! Tick! Tick! Dilip Madhavi, Radha Tamil Dubbed into Hindi as Bombay Express
1981 Sankarlal Sridevi Tamil
1981 Savaal Sripriya Tamil
1981 Kadal Meengal Sujatha Tamil
1981 Ek Duuje Ke Liye Vasudeva Rati Agnihotri, Madhavi Hindi
1981 Raja Paarvai Raghu Madhavi Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Amavasya Chandrudu
1981 Ram Lakshman Sripriya Tamil
1981 Meendum Kokila Sridevi Tamil
1981 Aakali Rajyam Sridevi Telugu
1981 Thillu Mullu Kamal Haasan Rajinikanth, Madhavi Tamil Guest appearance
1980 Natchathiram Kamal Haasan Sripriya Tamil Guest appearance
1980 Maria, My Darling Sripriya Tamil
1980 Maria, My Darling Sripriya Kannada
1980 Varumayin Niram Sigappu Sridevi Tamil
1980 Guru Guru Sridevi Tamil
1980 Ullasa Paravaigal Rati Agnihotri Tamil

1970s
Year Title Role Co-Stars Language Notes
1979 Azhiyadha Kolangal Prathap Pothan, Shobha Tamil
1979 Yerra Gulabi Sridevi Telugu
1979 Neela Malargal Sridevi Tamil
1979 Mangala Vaathiyam Sripriya Tamil
1979 Kalyanaraman Kalyanam/Raman Sridevi Tamil
1979 Idikatha Kaadu Chiranjeevi, Jayasudha Telugu
1979 Allaudinaum Arputha Vilakkum Aladdin Rajinikanth, Gemini Ganesan, Helen, Sripriya Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Alavuddinum Athbutha Villakum
Dubbed into Hindi as Aladdin and Wonderful Lamp
1979 Andhamaina Anubhavam Rajinikanth, Geetha, Jayaprada Telugu
1979 Ninaithale Inikkum Rajinikanth, Geetha, Jayaprada Tamil Dubbed into Hindi as Pyara Tarana
1979 Thaayillamal Naan Illai Sridevi, Rajinikanth Tamil
1979 Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum Aladdin Rajinikanth, Gemini Ganesan, Helen, Sripriya Malayalam
1979 Neeya Sripriya Tamil
1979 Sigappukkal Mookkuthi Sridevi Tamil
1979 Sommokadidhi Sokkadidhi Rangadu/Shekar Jayasudha Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Iru Nilavugal
1978 Thappida Thala Rajinikanth, Saritha Kannada Guest appearance
Dubbed into Tamil as Thappu Thalangal
1979 Amara Prema Rajababu Telugu
1978 Madanolsavam Raju Zarina Wahab Malayalam
1978 Yaetta Ramu Madhu Malayalam
1978 Aval Appadithan Arun Rajinikanth, Sripriya Tamil
1978 Manidharil Ithanai Nirangala Sridevi Tamil
1978 Sigappu Rojakal Dileep Sridevi Tamil
1978 Vayanadhan Thamban Latha Malayalam
1978 Anumodhanam Vidhubala Malayalam
1978 Vayasu Pilichindi Rajinikanth, Jayachithra Telugu
1978 Sattam En Kaiyil Sripriya Tamil
1978 Ilamai Oonjaladukirathu Rajinikanth, Sripriya Tamil
1978 Maro Charithra Balu Madhavi, Saritha Telugu
1978 Nizhal Nijamagiradhu Sumithra Tamil
1977 Aadhya Paadham Sridevi Malayalam Guest appearance
1977 Sathyavaan Saavithri Sridevi Malayalam
1977 Kokila Shobha Kannada
1977 Naam Pirandha Mann Sivaji Ganesan, Vijaya Tamil
1977 Aanandham Paramaanandham Shobana Malayalam Guest appearance
1977 Aadu Puli Aattam Rajinikanth, Sripriya Tamil
1977 16 Vayathinile Chappani Sridevi Tamil
1977 Oor Magal Marikkumo Vidhubala Malayalam Guest appearance
1977 Nirakudum Sridevi Malayalam
1977 Ashta Maangalyam Vidhubala Malayalam Guest appearance
1977 Kabita Sandhya Ray, Ranjit Mullik Bengali
1977 Unnai Suttrum Ulagam Jayalalitha Tamil
1977 Sridevi Saradha Malayalam
1977 Madhura Sopnam Jayaprabha Malayalam
1977 Avargal Janardan/Johnny Sujatha Tamil
1977 Aasirvaadham Sheela Malayalam
1977 Sivathaandavam Jayasudha Malayalam
1977 Uyarndhavargal Sujatha Tamil
1977 Velankanni Mathave Jesus Christ Srividya, Sivakumar Malayalam
1976 Lalitha Sujatha Tamil
1976 Mogam Muppadhu Varusham Sumithra Tamil
1976 Moondru Mudichu Sridevi, Rajinikanth Tamil
1976 Nee Ente Lahari Jayachitra Malayalam
1976 Ponni Lakshmi Malayalam
1976 Idhaya Malar Sujatha Tamil
1976 Kumaara Vijayam Jayachitra Tamil
1976 Kuttavum Sitshayum Sridevi Malayalam
1976 Unarchigal Srividya Malayalam
1976 Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu Sujatha Tamil
1976 Sathiyam Sivaji Ganesan, Jayachithra Tamil
1976 Aruthu Sumithra Malayalam Guest appearance
1976 Swimming Pool Sumithra Malayalam
1976 Manmadha Leelai Madhu Vijaya Tamil
1976 Samassiya Srividya, Madhu Malayalam
1976 Appoopan Jayabharathi Malayalam
1976 Agni Pushpam Jayabharathi Malayalam
1975 Andharangam Deepa, Savithri Tamil
1975 Raasaleela Jayasudha, Kanaka Malayalam
1975 Mattoru Seetha Sheela Malayalam
1975 Thiruvonam Saradha Malayalam
1975 Apoorva Raagangal Prasanna Srividya Tamil
1975 Maalai Sooda Vaa Manjula Tamil
1975 Gnan Ninne Premikkunnu Ushakumari Malayalam
1975 Pattikkaattu Raja Jayasudha, Sivakumar Tamil
1975 Thangathile Vairam Sivakumar, Jayasudha, Sripriya Tamil
1975 Melnaattu Marumagal Vani Ganapathy Tamil
1975 Then Sindhudhe Vaanam Sivakumar, Jayachitra Tamil
1975 Aayirathil Oruthi Vijaya Tamil
1975 Pattampoochi Jayachitra Tamil
1975 Cinema Paithiyam Jayachitra Tamil
1974 Panathukkaga Sivakumar, Jayachitra Tamil
1974 Aaina Prem Kapoor Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz Hindi Dubbed into Tamil as Aval Oru Thodarkathai
Dubbed into Telugu as Anthuleni Katha
Dubbed into Malayalam as Aval Oru Thudarkatha
1974 Vishnu Vijayam Sheela Malayalam
1974 Anbu Thangai Muthuraman, Nirmala Tamil
1974 Kanyakumari Sankarabhi Malayalam
1974 Naan Avanillai Gemini Ganesan, Lakshmi Tamil
1974 Gumasthavin Magal Sivakumar, Arathi Tamil
1974 Paruva Kaalam Nagesh, Prameela Tamil
1973 Sollathaan Ninaikkiren Sivakumar, Srividya Tamil
1973 Arangetram Thiagu Sivakumar, Prameela Tamil
1972 Kanna Nalama Jaishankar Tamil
1972 Kurathi Magan Gemini Ganesan, Jayachithra, Vijaya Tamil
1972 Maanavan Jaishankar, Lakshmi Tamil

1960s
Year Title Role Co-Stars Language Notes
1963 Anandha Jodhi MGR, Devika Tamil
1963 Vaanampadi Nagesh, Vijayakumari Tamil
1962 Kannum Kalarum Sathyan, Sukumari Malayalam
1962 Paadha Kannikkai Gemini Ganesan, Savithri Tamil
1962 Paarthal Pasi Theerum Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri Tamil
1960 Kalathur Kannamma Gemini Ganesan, Savithri Tamil

As Producer

* Films marked (a) above were produced by Kamal

As Writer

* 1999 - Biwi No.1 (Hindi) songs
* 1997 - Virasat (Hindi) songs
* In addition, films marked (b) above were scripted by Kamal

As Director

* Films marked (c) above were directed by Kamal Hassan
* 1997 - Chachi 420 (Hindi)
* 2000 - Hey Ram
* 2004 - Virumaandi

As Miscellaneous Crew

* 2006 - Pudhu Pettai (playback singer)
* 2004 - Mumbai Xpress (playback singer)
* 2004 - Vasool Raja MBBS (playback singer)
* 2004 - Virumaandi (producer,lyricist and playback singer)
* 2003 - Anbe Sivam (playback singer)
* 2003 - Nala Damayanthi (producer, playback singer)
* 2000 - Hey Ram (choreographer, lyricist and playback singer)
* 1998 - Chachi 420 (playback singer: "Jago Gori")
* 1996 - Ullasam (playback singer)
* 1996 - Avvai Shanmugi (playback singer)
* 1995 - Sathi Leelavathi (playback singer)
* 1992 - Devar Magan (playback singer)
* 1987 - Nayagan (playback singer)
* 1985 - Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu (playback singer)
* 1982- O Maane Maane (playback singer)
* 1981- Shankarlal (playback singer)
* 1975 - Andharangam (playback singer)
* 1974 - Aaina (dances)

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2 Comments:

gurukalai said...

NICE. BUT 7 OF HIS FILMS WENT TO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS. BUT U HAVE MENTIONED AS 6. PLS CHANGE THAT.

hungeryjack said...

Nice post - Heera Rajagopal ..Keep Posting


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