Today is Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Haasan’s birthday. Let’s look at 15 facts about our living legend.
1. He was the first Indian actor to get 1 crore remuneration in the year 1994.
2. He won the President’s Gold medal for Kalathur Kannama at the age of 6.
3. He has the highest filmfare awards ever -19 after which he requested filmfare to not give him any more awards.
4. The animation sequences in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill is inspired by Kamal’s Aalavandhan.
5. He wrote his first script at the age of 18 for the 1976 film Unarchigal.
6. His has the highest number of Oscar submissions from India. 7 of his films have been submitted for Oscars.
7. Times Magazine listed Nayagan as one of the top 100 films of all time.
8. Kamal’s Aboorva Sagodarargal sold 2 crore tickets which is a record till date.
9. Kamal and Rajini have acted together in 16 films.
10. His first film as a full fledged hero was the Malayalam film Kanyakumari in 1974.
11. Two heroines have acted with him in the maximum number of films – Sridevi and Sripriya.
12. He was once the dance master for MGR, Shivaji and Jayalalitha.
13. 3 members of Kamal’s family have won National Awards – Kamal , Charuhasan and Suhasini.
14. Kamal and Rajini’s last film together was Thillu Mullu in which Kamal had a guest role.
15. He was a part of Balu Mahendra and Bharatiraja’s first films – Kokila and 16 Vayathinile respectively.