Kamal Hassan

Name: Kamal Haasan, November 7, 1954, Paramakudi, Madras State, India
Family: Srinivasan Iyer-Fater, Rajalakshmi-Mother, Charu and Chandra-two brothers, Shruti and Akshara-his daughters
Spouse(s):Vani Ganapathi (1978-1988), Sarika (1988-2002)
First Film: Kalathoor Kannamma in Tamil
Awards: Padmashree, Kalaimamani Awards and states awards from Tamil Nadu government.  National award for best actor for Mundram Pirai (1963), Nayakan 1988 and Indian 1996.

Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, script writer, and filmmaker, considered one of the leading method actors of Indian cinema. Haasan is known for winning several Indian film awards, including earning the most National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards, and also has the distinction of being the actor with the most number of films submitted by India in contest for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In addition to acting and directing, he is a screenwriter, lyricist, playback singer and choreographer. His film production company, Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films.

Kutty kamal Kamal Hassan

After several projects as a child artiste, Kamal Haasan’s breakthrough into lead acting came with his role in the 1975 drama Apoorva Raagangal, in which he played a rebellious youth in love with an older woman. He secured his first Indian National Film Award for his portrayal of a guileless school teacher who tends a child-like amnesiac in 1982’s Moondram Pirai. He was particularly noted for his performance in Mani Ratnam’s Godfatheresque Nayagan (1987), which was ranked by Time magazine as one of the best films of all time. Since then he has gone on to appear in other notable films such as his own productions, Hey Ram and Virumaandi, as well as the magnum opus Dasavathaaram, in which he appeared in ten distinct roles.

Early career: 1960s – early 1970s
Kamal Haasan made his film debut as a 4-year-old child artiste, in Kalathur Kannamma which was directed by A. Bhimsingh and released on 12 August 1959. He was cast along with the veteran Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan, winning the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. He acted as a child actor in five other Tamil films in the subsequent few years co-starring with Sivaji Ganesan and M. G. Ramachandran.

Following a nine year hiatus from films to concentrate on his education as well as learning karate and Bharathanatyam, Haasan returned with a series of low budget films in 1972, in all of which he played supporting roles. These films included roles in Arangetram and Sollathaan Ninaikkiren, both co-starring Sivakumar. His final supporting role before establishing himself as a lead actor was in Naan Avanillai.

Late 1970s – 1980s

Kamal Haasan first received a regional Filmfare Award for acting for his role in the Malayalam film Kanyakumari (1974). In the next four years, he won six regional Best Actor Filmfare Awards, including four consecutive Best Tamil Actor Awards. He acted in director K. Balachander’s Apoorva Raagangal, an exploration of age-gap relationships. The late 1970s was a period that saw Kamal Haasan’s frequent collaboration with K. Balachander, who also cast him in many of his socially-themed films such as Avargal (1977). The film won Haasan his first Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award. In 1976, Haasan appeared in the drama Moondru Mudichu with Rajinikanth and Sridevi, another K. Balachander film, Manmadha Leelai, and Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu, which won him his second consecutive Best Actor Award. 16 Vayathinile won him his third consecutive award, where he appeared as a mentally ill villager, once again alongside Rajinikanth and Sridevi. The fourth consecutive award came with Sigappu Rojakal in which he appeared as an anti-hero who is a psychopathic sexual killer. In the late seventies, Haasan appeared in other films such as the comedy Ninaithale Inikkum and the horror film Neeya.

Haasan’s pairing with the actress Sridevi continued with Guru and Varumayin Niram Sigappu in 1980. Kamal Haasan also made guest–cameo appearances, such as in the Rajnikanth film Thillu Mullu; Rajinikanth had previously appeared in some of Kamal Haasan’s films. Haasan’s 100th career film appearance was in 1981’s Raja Paarvai, which also marked his debut in film production. Despite this film’s relatively poor reception at the cinemas, his portrayal of a blind session violinist earned him a Filmfare Award. His next acting role, in Ek Duuje Ke Liye, became his first Hindi-language film. It was the remake of his previous Telugu-language film, Maro Charithra by K. Balachandar. Following a year of starring in commercially-oriented films, Haasan won his first of three National Awards for Best Actor with his portrayal of a school teacher who looks after a mentally retarded girl in Balu Mahendra’s Moondram Pirai, alter reprising the role in the Hindi version, Sadma. In 1983, Haasan appeared in Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey playing a double role.

Till 1985, Haasan began to appear in more Hindi language films, including Saagar, for which he was awarded both the Filmfare Best Actor Award and the Best Supporting Actor Award, making him the first actor to win both awards for a single film. Saagar portrayed him alongside Rishi Kapoor both of whom were pinning for a woman, but Haasan ultimately loses out. Haasan also appeared in Geraftaar. He featured in Tamil cinema’s first sequel Japanil Kalyanaraman, which followed up his previous, Kalyanaraman as well as acting in Uruvangal Maralam co-starring Sivaji Ganesan and Rajinikanth.

In the mid-1980s, Haasan appeared in two Telugu language films, Sagara Sangamam and Swathi Muthyam with director, Kasinadhuni Viswanath. The latter film was India’s representative for the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film in 1986. Whilst, the former film portrayed Haasan as a drunkard classical dancer, Swathi Muthyam portrays him as an autistic person attempting to change society. Following Punnagai Mannan, in which he portrays dual roles including a satire of Charlie Chaplin and Vetri Vizha as an amnesiac, Haasan appeared in Mani Rathnam’s 1987 film Nayagan. Nayagan portrays the life of an underworld don in Bombay. The story revolves around the life of a real-life underworld don called Varadarajan Mudaliar, whilst sympathetically depicting the struggle of South Indians living in Mumbai. Haasan received a Indian National Award for his performance and Nayagan was nominated by India as its entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards in 1987 as well as being included in the Time top 100 movies list. In 1988, Haasan appeared in his only silent film to date, appearing in the black comedy Pushpak. In 1989, Haasan played a triple role in Apoorva Sagodharargal. The commercial film portrayed him in a role as a dwarf. He then attempted dual roles in Indrudu Chandrudu and its Tamil remake, winning the regional Best Actor Award for his performance.

The 1990s
Michael Madhana Kamarajan in 1991 saw Haasan go one step further, acting in four different roles as quadruplets with the film starting an ongoing collaboration for future comedy films between Haasan and Crazy Mohan, a dialogue writer. The film became a blockbuster, with Haasan’s portrayals all being critically praised; with one forming the crux for a future venture by his production house. Haasan won successive best actor awards for his portrayal of the deranged, obsessive protagonist in Guna and in Thevar Magan, where he played the son of actor, Sivaji Ganesan. Guna met with critical acclaim but failed commercially, whilst the latter became a big success, being remade into Hindi as Virasat, with Haasan credited for the story as well as being India’s submission for the Academy Awards that year. After a series of successful commercial films such as Singaravelan, Maharasan and Kalaignan; Haasan began to appear in comedies such as Sathi Leelavathi, based on the English film She-Devil, as well as renewing his collobaration with Kasinadhuni Viswanath in his last Telugu language film to date, Subha Sankalpam. The film, Haasan’s home production, featured him opposite comedienne Kovai Sarala and it’s success led on to further regional remakes. In 1996, Haasan starred in the police story, Kuruthipunal. His success in Kuruthipunal, was followed by his third National Film Award for Best Actor in Indian. Playing dual roles of a freedom fighter and his untrustful son, the film also won Haasan regional awards and plaudits for his portrayal. Moreover, both films were also selected as India’s submission for the Academy Awards in their respectiver release years.

Haasan appeared as a woman in Avvai Shanmughi inspired by the Hollywood production, Mrs. Doubtfire. In 1997, Haasan began his first directorial venture, the biopic of Mohammed Yusuf Khan, Marudhanayagam which failed to complete its schedules with only half an hour and a trailer being recorded during its shoot. Marudhanayagam had been speculated to be the biggest and most expensive film in Indian cinema with a number of high profile actors technicians signing up for roles. Moreover, the film was launched in a much publicized ceremony by Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom during her visit to India in 1997. Due to budget constraints, the film failed to materialize into feature length but Haasan has sinced stated his interest in building up funds for the project since. Haasan soon made his debut as director with a remake of Avvai Shanmughi in Hindi titled Chachi 420.

2000s: Hey Ram and onwards
Following a two-year hiatus in Indian cinema, Haasan opted against reviving his magnum opus, Marudhanayagam, and filmed his second directorial venture, Hey Ram, a period drama told in flashback with a semi-fictional plot centering around India’s Partition and the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Haasan also took on roles as the writer, the lyricist and the choreographer as well as producing the film under his home banner. The film, also featured Shahrukh Khan and was India’s submission for the Academy Awards that year. His following film was Aalavandhan, where he portrayed two distinct roles, for one of which he had his head shaved bald and gained ten kilograms. Despite much publicity prior to release, the film failed commercially, with Haasan opting to repay distributors who had suffered losses with the film.

Following a series of successful comedies in Thenali, Panchathantiram and Pammal K. Sambandam and a couple of guest appearances, Haasan directed his third feature film in Virumaandi, a film about the death penalty. Haasan also appeared in Anbe Sivam alongside Madhavan. Priyadarshan, who started the film, departed allowing commercial director Sundar C to complete the film. Anbe Sivam told the story of Nallasivam, enacted by Haasan as an idealist, social activist and communist. Kamal Haasan’s performance was highly lauded by critics with The Hindu stating that Haasan “has once again done Tamil cinema proud”.

Haasan then appeared in the remake film Vasool Raja alongside Sneha. In 2006, Haasan’s long delayed project, Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu emerged as a blockbuster. Gautham Menon’s Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu was Haasan’s first cop film since Kuruthipunal. In 2008, Haasan appeared in K. S. Ravikumar’s Dasavathaaram portraying ten distinct roles in the venture which to-date remains the most expensive Indian film ever made. Pairing opposite Asin Thottumkal, the film became the second highest grossing film ever in Tamil cinema and won Haasan critical praise for his enactment. He had also undertook the opportunity of being the story and screenwriter for the project. Following the completion of Dasavathaaram, Haasan opted to direct his fourth directorial venture, with a film tentatively titled Marmayogi, which after a year of pre-production became stalled. He then opted to produce and star in a venture, Unnaipol Oruvan, co-starring him with Mohanlal. The film, which had Shruti Haasan appear as the music director, became a successful venture for Haasan at the box-office.

Personal life
Family
Kamal Haasan was born on 7 November 1954 to a criminal lawyer named D. Srinivasan and his wife Rajalakshmi, both a part of the Tamil Iyengar caste, in the village of Paramakudi in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. Haasan has referred to his parents in recent films, with references being made in Unnaipol Oruvan as well as in the song, Kallai Mattum from Dasavathaaram. Kamal Haasan was the youngest of three brothers, the others being Charuhasan and Chandra Haasan. Charuhasan, like Kamal Haasan, is a National Film Award-winning actor, who appeared in the noted Kannada film, Tabarana Kathe among others, but he has semi-retired from films since of recent times. Kamal’s niece (Charuhasan’s daughter), Suhasini is also a National Film Award Winner and is married to noted director and fellow Award winner, Mani Ratnam, who collaborated with Kamal Haasan in 1987’s Nayagan. Chandra Haasan has appeared as the producer for several of Kamal Haasan’s films as well as being an executive of Kamal Haasan’s home production company, Rajkamal International. His brother’s daughter Anu Haasan has appeared in several films in supporting roles, most notably in Suhasini’s Indira.

Relationships
Despite his much praised and applauded film career, his personal life had some setbacks which have been exploited by the media. In Haasan’s early career, he co-starred in several Tamil and Malayalam films with noted actress Srividya. The pair were reported to have been a part of a notorious affair in the 1970s, with their relationship being explored in the 2008-released Malayalam film, Thirakkatha by Renjith, with Anoop Menon portraying Haasan and Priyamani playing Srividya. Srividya, who died in 2006, was visited by Haasan at her bedside during her final days. In 1978, at the age of twenty four, Haasan met and married danseuse Vani Ganapathy, who was elder to him. Vani put on the mantle of costume designer for her Haasan’s movies and was publicized for walking along with Haasan into the Filmfare Awards South ceremony of 1980, immediately after their wedding. However, the couple split after ten years together, after Haasan began dating fellow actress, Sarika, with Haasan confirming in a later interview that he and Vani have never been in touch ever since their divorce.

Subsequently, Haasan and Sarika married in 1988, with the pair having two children: Shruti Haasan (born 1986) and Akshara Haasan (born 1991). The former is a singer as well as an upcoming actress, whilst the latter is pursuing higher studies in Bangalore. Sarika, retired from acting roles soon after her marriage with Haasan, replacing his ex-wife, Vani Ganapathy as Haasan’s costume designer, with acclaimed work in Hey Ram. However, the pair filed for divorced in 2002, with Sarika estranging herself from her children as well as Haasan by the end of the procedure in 2004. Haasan’s intimate relationship with co-star Simran Bagga, who is twenty two years younger, became the reason for the split. A brief relationship with Simran, who appeared opposite Haasan in two consecutive ventures with Pammal K. Sambandam and Panchathantiram, followed after she ended her relationship with choreographer Raju Sundaram. However, the pair’s companionship was short lived, with Simran going onto marry a childhood friend in 2004. Currently Haasan lives with former actress, Gouthami Tadimalla, who co-starred with Haasan in several films in the late 80’s to the early 90’s. Haasan helped her during her traumatic experience suffering from breast cancer and the pair have been in a domestic relationship since 2005. Along with Shruti and Akshara, Gouthami’s daughter, Subbalakshmi, from an annulled marriage also lives with them.

Awards and honours
Kamal Haasan, a Padmashri holder, is the most decorated actor in terms of awards in the history of Indian cinema. He holds the record for the most National Film Awards for an actor with four, three awards for Best Actor and one for Best Child Artiste. Moreover, Haasan holds a record nineteen Filmfare Awards – ranging across five languages, and after his latest award in 2000, wrote to the organisation to exempt him from further awards. Other recognitions include a string of Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, Nandi Awards and Vijay Awards, in which Haasan won four separate awards for his performance in Dasavathaaram.

2000s

Year Film Role Cast Language Notes
2010 Marmayogi Shriya Saran, Trisha Krishnan, Hema Malini Tamil Delayed
Karunyam Madhavan, Trisha Krishnan Tamil Produced by Udaynidhi Stalin

Scripted by Kamal Haasan

2009 Unnaipol Oruvan common man Mohanlal, Laxmi, Anuja Iyer, Ganesh Venkatraman Tamil Simultaneous release in Telugu as Eenadu, Produced by Kamal Haasan

Ronnie Screwvala

2008 Dasavathaaram Vincent Poovaragan,

Christian Fletcher,

Govindarajan Ramaswamy, George Bush,

George Walker Bush,
Balram Naidu,

Rangaraja Nambi,

Krishnaveni,

Kalifullah Khan,

Shinghen Narahashi,

Avtaar Singh,

Asin Thottumkal, Mallika Sherawat, Jayaprada Tamil Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor

Winner, Vijay Award for Best Dialogue Writer

Winner, Vijay Award for Favourite Hero

Winner, Vijay Award for Best Comedian
Winner, Vijay Award for Best Villain

Nominated, Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award

Dubbed into Telugu as Dasavathaaram

Dubbed into Hindi as Dashavtar

2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Raghavan(police officer) Jyothika Saravanan, Kamalinee Mukherjee Tamil Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor

Dubbed into Telugu as Raghavan

2005 Rama Shama Bama Shyam Ramesh Arvind, Urvashi, Daisy Bopanna, Shruti Kannada
Mumbai Xpress Avinash Manisha Koirala, Vijay Raaz, Om Puri, Ramesh Arvind, Saurabh Shukla Hindi Produced by Kamal Haasan

Scripted by Kamal Haasan

Mumbai Express Avinash Manisha Koirala, Pasupathy, Ramesh Arvind, Nasser, Vaiyapuri Tamil Simultaneously made in Telugu as Mumbai Xpress

Produced by Kamal Haasan

Scripted by Kamal Haasan

2004 Vasool Raja MBBS Rajaraman Venkatramanan Sneha, Prabhu Ganesan Tamil
Virumaandi Virumaandi Abhirami Tamil Winner: 2004 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (South Korea) Dubbed into Telugu as Pothuraju

Produced by Kamal Haasan

Scripted by Kamal Haasan

Directed by Kamal Haasan

2003 Nala Damayanthi Kamal Haasan Madhavan, Geetu Mohandas Tamil Guest appearance

Produced by Kamal Haasan

Scripted by Kamal Haasan

Anbe Sivam Nalla Sivam Madhavan, Kiran Rathod Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Satyame Sivam

Scripted by Kamal Haasan

2002 Panchathantiram Ramachandra Murthy Simran, Ramya Krishnan, Devayani Tamil Simultaneously made in Telugu as Panchatantram
Pammal K. Sambandam Pammal Kalyanam Sambandam Simran, Abbas, Sneha Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Brahmachari
2001 Parthale Paravasam Kamal Haasan Madhavan, Simran, Sneha Tamil Guest appearance

Dubbed into Telugu as Paravasam

2000 Aalavandhan Vijay Kumar,

Nandhu Kumar

Raveena Tandon, Manisha Koirala Tamil Dubbed into Telugu and Hindi as Abhay

Scripted by Kamal Haasan

Thenali Thenali Soman Jyothika, Jayaram, Devayani Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Tenali
Hey Ram Saket Ram Shahrukh Khan, Hema Malini, Rani Mukherjee, Vasundhara Das Tamil Winner: Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award

Simultaneously made in Hindi as Hey Ram

Dubbed into Telugu as Hey Ram

Produced by Kamal Haasan

Scripted by Kamal Haasan

Directed by Kamal Haasan

1990s

Year Title Role Co-Stars Language Notes
1998 Kadhala Kadhala Ramalingham Prabhu Deva, Rambha, Soundarya Tamil Scripted by Kamal Haasan

Dubbed into Telugu as Navvandi.. Lavvandi!

1998 Chachi 420 Jaiprakash Paswan,

Lakshmi Godbhole

Tabu, Ayesha Jhulka Hindi Nominated: Filmfare Best Actor Award

Produced by Kamal Haasan

Scripted by Kamal Haasan

Directed by Kamal Haasan

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 Winner: National Film Award for Best Actor

Winner: Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award

Winner: Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor

Dubbed into Hindi as Hindustani

Dubbed into Telugu as Bharateeyeedu

1995 Kuruthipunal Adhi Narayanan Gouthami Tadimalla, Arjun Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Drohi

Produced by Kamal Haasan

Winner: Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award

1995 Subha Sankalpam Dasu Priya Raman Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Paasa Valai
1995 Sathi Leelavathi Shakthivel Heera Rajgopal, Sarala Tamil Produced by Kamal Haasan

Dubbed into Telugu as Sathi Leelavathi

1994 Nammavar Selvam Gouthami Tadimalla, Srividya Tamil Scripted by Kamal Haasan
1994 Magalir Mattum Kamal Haasan Nassar, Revathi Menon,Rohini, Urvashi Tamil Guest appearance

Dubbed into Telugu as Aadavallaku Maathrame

Dubbed into Malayalam as Ladies Only

Produced by Kamal Haasan

1994 Mahanadhi Krishnaswamy Suganya Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Mahanadi

Scripted by Kamal Haasan

1993 Kalaignan Indrajeet Bindiya Tamil
1993 Maharasan Maharasan Bhanupriya Tamil Produced by Kamal Haasan
1992 Thevar Magan Shakthivelu Thevar Sivaji Ganesan, Revathi Menon, Gouthami Tadimalla Tamil Winner: Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award

Dubbed into Telugu as Kshatriya Putrudu

Produced by Kamal Haasan

Scripted by Kamal Haasan

1992 Singaravelan Velan Kushboo Tamil
1991 Guna Guna Rekha, Roshini Tamil Winner: Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award
1990 Michael Madhana Kamarajan Michael,

Madhan,

Kameshwaran,
Rajan

Rupini,Kushboo, Urvashi Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Michael Madana Kama Raju

Scripted by Kamal Haasan

Produced by Kamal Haasan

1990 Indran Chandran Indiran,

Chandran

Vijayashanti, Srividya Tamil Scripted by Kamal Haasan

Dubbed from Telugu 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 Winner: Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award

Winner: Nandi Award for Best Actor

Dubbed into Hindi as Mayor Saab

1989 Chanakyan Johnson Jayaram, Urmila Matondkar Malayalam
1989 Vetri Vizha Vetrivel Amala, Kushboo Tamil
1989 Apoorva Sagodharargal Sedhupathy,

Raja,

Appu

Gouthami Tadimalla, Srividya Tamil Dubbed into Hindi as Appu Raja

Dubbed into Telugu as Vichitra Sodarulu
Produced by Kamal Haasan

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 Produced by Kamal Haasan

Dubbed into Telugu as Sathya

1988 Pushpak(Pushpaka Vimana) Pushpak Amala Kannada Speechless Winner: Filmfare Best Kannada Actor Award

Dubbed into Hindi as Pushpak

Dubbed into Tamil as Pesum Padam

Dubbed into Telugu as Pushpaka Vimanam

Dubbed into Malayalam as Pushpaka Vimanam

Dubbed into English as The Love Chariot

1987 Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu Kamal Haasan Geetha, Sathyaraj Tamil Guest appearance

Produced by Kamal Haasan

1987 Nayagan Velu Nayagan Saranya Tamil Winner: National Film Award for Best Actor

Dubbed into Hindi as Velu Nayakan

Dubbed into Telugu as Nayakudu

1987 Per Sollum Pillai Ramu Radhika 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 Produced by Kamal Haasan
1986 Naanum Oru Thozhilali Ambika Tamil
1986 Swathi Muthyam Sivayya Raadhika Telugu Winner: Nandi Award for Best Actor

Dubbed into Tamil as Sippikkul Muthu

1986 Manakanakku Kamal Haasan Vijayakanth, 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 Winner: Filmfare Best Actor Award
1985 Uyarndha Ullam Ambika Tamil
1985 Andha Oru Nimdham Urvashi Tamil
1985 Kaakki Sattai Murali Madhavi, Ambika Tamil
1984 Oru Kaidhiyin Diary David Radha, Revathi Menon Tamil
1984 Aakhri Sangram Raja Rajinikanth, Sridevi Hindi
1984 Karishma Sunny Reena Roy Hindi
1984 Enakkul Oruvan Madhan 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 Winner: Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award

Winner: Nandi Award for Best Actor

Dubbed into Tamil as Salangai Oli

1983 Sneha Bandham Krishnam Raju Malayalam
1983 Sattam Raja 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 Charuhasan, 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 Velu Ambika Tamil
1982 Sanam Teri Kasam Sunil Sharma Reena Roy Hindi Dubbed into Tamil as Paadagan
1982 Simla Special Gopu Sripriya Tamil
1982 Moondram Pirai Srinivasan Sridevi, Silk Smitha Tamil Winner: National Film Award for Best Actor

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 Raja 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, Nisha Noor, Swapna Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Tik.. Tik.. Tik..

Dubbed into Hindi as Bombay Express

1981 Sankarlal Sridevi Tamil
1981 Savaal P. P. Raja Sripriya Tamil
1981 Kadal Meengal Sujatha Tamil
1981 Ek Duuje Ke Liye Vasudeva Rati Agnihotri, Madhavi Hindi
1981 Raja Paarvai Raghu Madhavi Tamil Winner: Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award

Dubbed into Telugu as Amavasya Chandrudu
Produced by Kamal Haasan

Scripted by Kamal Haasan[5]

1981 Ram Lakshman Ram Sripriya Tamil
1981 Meendum Kokila Manian Sridevi Tamil
1981 Aakali Rajyam Sridevi Telugu Winner: Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award
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 Rangan 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 Neela Malargal Sridevi Tamil
1979 Mangala Vaathiyam Sripriya Tamil
1979 Kalyanaraman Kalyanam,

Raman

Sridevi Tamil
1979 Idi Katha Kaadu Chiranjeevi, Jayasudha Telugu
1979 Allaudinaum Arputha Vilakkum Aladdin Rajinikanth, Gemini Ganesan, Helen, Sripriya Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Allauddin Adbutha Deepam

Dubbed into Hindi as Aladdin and Wonderful Lamp

1979 Andhamaina Anubhavam Rajinikanth, Geetha, Jayaprada Telugu
1979 Ninaithale Inikkum Chandroo Rajinikanth, Geetha, Jayaprada Tamil Dubbed into Hindi as Pyara Tarana
1979 Thaayillamal Naan Illai Raja 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 Dubbed into Hindi as Dil Ka Sath Dil
1978 Yaetta Ramu Madhu Malayalam Winner: Filmfare Best Malayalam Actor Award
1978 Aval Appadithan Arun Rajinikanth, Sripriya Tamil
1978 Manidharil Ithanai Nirangala Sridevi Tamil
1978 Sigappu Rojakal Dileep Sridevi Tamil Winner: Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award

Dubbed into Telugu as Erra Gulaabeelu

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 Charitra Balu Madhavi, Saritha Telugu
1978 Nizhal Nijamagiradhu Sanjeevi 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 Supporting role
1977 Aanandham Paramaanandham Shobana Malayalam Guest appearance
1977 Aadu Puli Aattam Rajinikanth, Sripriya Tamil
1977 16 Vayathinile Chappani Sridevi, Rajinikanth Tamil Winner: Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award
1977 Oor Magal Marikkumo Vidhubala Malayalam Guest appearance
1977 Nirakudum Sridevi Malayalam
1977 Ashta Maangalyam Vidhubala Malayalam Guest appearance
1977 Kabita Gopal Sandhya Ray, Ranjit Mullik Bengali
1977 Unnai Suttrum Ulagam Jayalalitha Tamil Supporting role
1977 Sridevi Saradha Malayalam
1977 Madhura Sopnam Jayaprabha Malayalam
1977 Avargal Janardan/Johnny Sujatha, Rajinikanth 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 Balaji 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 Winner: Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award
1976 Sathiyam Sivaji Ganesan, Jayachithra Tamil Supporting role
1976 Aruthu Sumithra Malayalam Guest appearance
1976 Swimming Pool Sumithra Malayalam
1976 Manmadha Leelai Madhu Vijaya Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Manmatha Leela
1976 Samassiya Srividya, Madhu Malayalam
1976 Anthu Leni Katha Arun Jayaprada, Rajinikanth, Sripriya Telugu
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, Rajinikanth Tamil Winner: Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award
1975 Maalai Sooda Vaa Manjula Tamil
1975 Gnan Ninne Premikkunnu Ushakumari Malayalam
1975 Pattikkaattu Raja Jayasudha, Sivakumar Tamil Supporting role
1975 Thangathile Vairam Sivakumar, Jayasudha, Sripriya Tamil Supporting role
1975 Melnaattu Marumagal Vani Ganapathy Tamil
1975 Then Sindhudhe Vaanam Sivakumar, Jayachitra Tamil Supporting role
1975 Aayirathil Oruthi Vijaya Tamil
1975 Pattampoochi Jayachitra Tamil
1975 Cinema Paithiyam Natarajan Jayachitra Tamil
1974 Panathukkaga Sivakumar, Jayachitra Tamil Supporting role
1974 Aaina Prem Kapoor Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz Hindi Guest appearance
1974 Vishnu Vijayam Sheela Malayalam
1974 Anbu Thangai Muthuraman, Nirmala Tamil Supporting role
1974 Kanyakumari Rita Bhaduri Malayalam Winner: Filmfare Best Malayalam Actor Award
1974 Naan Avanillai Gemini Ganesan, Lakshmi Tamil Supporting role
1974 Gumasthavin Magal Sivakumar, Arathi Tamil Supporting role
1974 Paruva Kaalam Nagesh, Prameela Tamil Supporting role
1973 Sollathaan Ninaikkiren Sivakumar, Srividya Tamil Supporting role
1973 Arangetram Thiagu Sivakumar, Prameela Tamil Supporting role
1972 Kanna Nalama Jaishankar Tamil Supporting role
1972 Kurathi Magan Gemini Ganesan, Jayachithra, Vijaya Tamil Supporting role
1972 Maanavan Jaishankar, Lakshmi Tamil Supporting role

1960s

Year Title Role Co-Stars Language Notes
1963 Anandha Jodhi M. G. Ramachandran, Devika Tamil Child Artiste
1963 Vaanampadi Nagesh, Vijayakumari Tamil Child Artiste
1962 Kannum Kalarum Sathyan, Sukumari Malayalam Child Artiste
1962 Paadha Kannikkai Gemini Ganesan, Savithri Tamil Child Artiste
1962 Paarthal Pasi Theerum Babu Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri Tamil Child Artiste
1960 Kalathur Kannamma Selvam Gemini Ganesan, Savithri Tamil Winner: National Film Award for Best Child Artist

Dropped/Shelved Projects

Year Title Role Co-Stars Language Notes
1984 Khabardhaar Amitabh Bachchan Hindil
1997 Ladies Only Randhir Kapoor, Heera, Seema Biswas Hindil
1998 Maruthunaayakam Om Puri, Sathyaraj Tamil Warrior
1997 Kandaein Seethayae Ruchitha, Nazar, Ramesh Arvind Tamil
2008 Marmayogi Sushmitha Sen, Venkatesh Tamil

As playback singer

Year Song title Film Composer Language Notes
2009 Nilai Varuma Unnai Pol Oruvan Shruti Hassan Tamil
2009 Allah Jaane Allah Unnai Pol Oruvan Shruti Hassan Tamil
2008 Oh Ho Sanam

Mukundha Mukundha

Dasavathaaram Himesh Reshammiya Tamil
2006 “Neruppu Vaayinil” Pudhupettai Yuvan Shankar Raja Tamil
2004 “Kurangu Kaiyil Malai”

“Ele! Nee Othippoo”

Mumbai Express Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
2004 “Kalakkapovathu Yaaru”

“Alwarpetai Aaluda”

Vasool Raja MBBS Bharathwaj Tamil
2003 “Annalakshmi”

“Maada vilakke”

“Kombula poova sutthi”

“Unna vida”

Virumandi Ilayaraaja Tamil
2003 “Anbe Sivam”

“Yele Machi”

“Naatukkoru Seithi”

Anbe Sivam Vidyasagar Tamil
2002 “Sudupattadha”

“Stranded On The Streets”

Nala Damayanthi Ramesh Vinayagam Tamil
2002 “Yeandi Sudamani”

“Kandhasamy Madasamy”

Pammal K. Sambandam Deva Tamil
2002 “Kadhal Piriyamal”

“Vandhen Vandhen”

Panchathantiram Deva Tamil
2001 “Kadavul Paadhi”

“Siri Siri”

Aalavandhan Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Tamil
2000 “Aalangati Mazhai”

“Injirango Injirango”

Thenali A. R. Rahman Tamil
2000 “Ram Ram”

“Ramanaanalum”

Hey Ram Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
1999 “Chippikule Muthu”

“Vaa Nanbane”

“Aval Devathai”

The Blast Yuvanshankar Raja Tamil Indipop album
1998 “Jago Gori” Chachi 420 Vishal Bharadwaj Hindi
1998 “Kaasu Mela”

“Saravanabhava”

“Madonna Paadala”

Kadhala Kadhala Karthik Raja Tamil
1996 “Muthae Muthamma” Ullasam Karthik Raja Tamil
1996 “Rukku Rukku” Avvai Shanmughi Deva Tamil
1995 “Maarugo Maarugo “ Sathi Leelavathi Tamil
1994 “Anbaana Nenjam ”

“Peigala Nambaadhey”

Mahanadhi Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
1993 “Kokkarakko kozhi” Kalaignan Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
1992 “Inji Idupalaga”

“Sandhu Pottu”

Thevar Magan Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
1992 “Pootu Vaitha Kadhal Thitam”

“Sonnapadi Kelu”

Singaravelan Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
1991 “Kanmani Anbodu”

“Unnai Naan”

Guna Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
1990 “Sundhari Neeyum” Michael Madhana Kama Rajan Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
1989 “Raaja Kayya vecha” Apoorva Sagotharargal Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
1987 “Thenpandi Seemayilae” Nayagan Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
1984 “Ammamma Vanthathingu” Per Sollum Pillai Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
1983 “Ek Dafa Ek Jungle Tha” Sadma Ilaiyaraaja Hindi
1981 “Vizhiyorathu Kanavu” Raja Paarvai Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
1978 “Ninaivo Oru Paravai” Sigappu Rojakkal Ilaiyaraaja Tamil
1975 “Naairu Oli Mazhaiyil” Andharangam Tamil

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