Born on 7th November 1954, Kamal Haasan debuted as a child artiste at the age of six in the film Kalathoor Kannamma, which was released in the year 1960. From a 6-year-old boy debuting in a film, Kamal Haasan, the actor, has come a long way. He is turning 62 years old this year and the work he continues to do is incredibly astonishing to witness.
Most actors are often dedicated artists and incredibly committed to the story and their characters. Kamal Haasan is one such brilliant artist who has never hesitated from undergoing physical transformations to look a part in a movie. Here are five times Kamal let the fandom awestruck with his physical transformations:
Apoorva Sagodharargal:This 1989 film saw Kamal Haasan in a dual role. Kamal played the role of a dwarf working in a circus and also a role of a mechanic in the film. The Hindi version of the movie, Appu Raja, was also quite popular with the audience.
Hindustani:Released in 1996, this film saw Kamal Haasan playing a role of a veteran freedom fighter, hell-bent on cleaning up the corruption prevalent in the bureaucracy. Check out his look from the movie:
Chachi 420:Chachi 420 (1997), the Hindi remake of Avvai Shanmughi (1996) was a movie every 90’s kid grew up watching. The transformation Kamal Haasan underwent to play the role of Laxmi Godbole aka Chachi was simply brilliant to see.
Aalavandhan This 2001 Tamil, film which was also simultaneously shot in Hindi and dubbed in Telugu, was titled Abhay. It saw Kamal Haasan in a dual role and he gave us a stellar performance as the titular psychopath character.
It is no doubt that Kamal Haasan, the versatile actor went to extensive and painful lengths to get in the skin of these characters listed above.
To Kamal Haasan, a genius, who grows a year older today – happy birthday!