Born on 7th November 1954, Kamal Haasan is one of the very few South Indian actors who managed to make a mark in Bollywood back in his time. He is the recipient of tens of awards, including two National Awards for best actor, and the Indian Civil Awards, which include the Padmabhushan and Padma Shri awards. Apart from that, the actor has also received the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award from the Government of France, in recognition of his contribution to the field of cinema, making him the only Indian actor to receive the award.
Kamal enjoys a very good craze in Tamil Nadu, the Telugu states, and all across India as well, and here’s a look at his net worth, lifestyle, car collection, and remuneration per movie:
Kamal Haasan is estimated to have a net worth of over Rs. 177 Crores, with his net worth expected to have seen a steep increase over the last few years, with Kamal serving as the host of Bigg Boss Tamil, and with his career in politics. He has featured in over 230 films so far, in various Indian languages, and has portrayed multiple characters in the same movie, as many as ten characters in Dasavatharam, making him one of the very few Indian actors to do so.
Coming to his car collection, Kamal owns a BMW 730LD and a Lexus Lx 570, among others, and the cost of these two cars put together is Rs. 3.69 Crores.
Kamal is said to charge anywhere between 20 to 30 Crores per film, as his remuneration, with the actor reportedly charged Rs. 50 Crores for Vikram, owing to the massive success of the film. His annual income is expected to be more than 100 Crores, especially this year, with the actor being paid Rs. 150 Crores as his remuneration, for the sixth season of Bigg Boss Tamil.
Kamal is the youngest of four siblings, with his eldest sibling, brother Charuhasan, also being a National Award winner. His daughter is the famous actress Suhasini, who is married to director Maniratnam.
Kamal was initially married to dancer Vani Ganapathy, and the two got divorced ten years later. In 1988, Kamal married Bollywood actress Sarika and has two daughters with her, Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan. Sarika and Kamal got divorced in 2004. Both Shruti and Akshara are actresses as well.
From 2005 to 2016, Kamal was in a relationship with Gautami, his costar in several films.
Kamal made his debut as a child artist in the Tamil film Kalathur Kannamma, in 1950, and worked in several Tamil films as a child artist since then. After a long gap, he made his return as a lead actor in K Balachander’s Arangetram, in 1973. Since then, there has been no stopping or turning back for the actor. On many occasions, Kamal has named Balachander to be his guru and his mentor, when it comes to his film career.
On the other hand, apart from being a highly accomplished actor, Kamal is also a highly talented and trained classical dancer, with the audience getting a glimpse of his talent in the film Sagarasangamam.
Kamal is also a singer and a music composer. He has also written scripts for many of his films and directed films like Vishwaroopam, Hey Ram, and others. Seven films featuring Kamal have been submitted by India to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, the most for any actor in India.