Kamal Hassan celebrates 64th Birthday

By Meera Kalyani

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan turns a year older today and his fans couldn’t be more excited. On the superstar’s birthday, fans,celebrities and politicians are thronging Twitter with their best wishes and showering the actor with immense love. His daughter and actor Shruti Hassan wished him on twitter. Here’s what she had to say:

Chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee also took out time to wish Ulaganayagan on twitter

Actor Vikram has posted a special video message for the actor which has been trending online

Haasan started off his film career as a child artist in Tamil film Kalathur Kannamma (1960) which even won him the President’s Gold Medal. He then starred as the main lead in 1975 drama Apoorva Raagangal, directed by K Balachander.

For Moondram Pirai (1983), Haasan won his first National Film Award. The megastar was appreciated for Mani Ratnam’s Nayagan (1987) and S Shankar’s Indian (1996).

In 1979, Haasan was awarded the Kalaimamani award, the Padma Shri in 1990 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He was honoured with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Chevalier) in 2016. Interestingly, Haasan has won three National Film Awards, the second-most by any Indian actor, and nineteen Filmfare Awards.