User:Vensatry/Early life of Kamal Haasan

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Kamal Haasan was born into a Tamil family at Paramakudi, now a part of Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu. His father D. Srinivasan, a lawyer by profession, was a freedom fighter.[1] Haasan's brothers Charuhasan (b. 1930) and Chandrahasan (b. 1936) are both lawyers; Charuhasan would go onto become an established actor in the 1980s. Haasan has a sister named Nalini (b. 1946), who is a trained classical dancer. He had his primary education in Paramakudi, but later shifted to Madras (now Chennai) as his brothers pursued their higher education in the city.[1] Haasan was enrolled at a school in Santhome.[1] As a child, he had more interest in films, fine arts and was strongly encouraged by his father.[1] When a doctor friend of Haasan's mother visited the house of Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar (AVM) to treat the latter's wife, she took Haasan along with her.[2] Impressed by the mannerisms of Haasan, M. Saravanan, AVM's son recommended him for a role in their upcoming production titled Kalathur Kannamma. Baby Daisy Rani who was originally chosen for the role was replaced by Haasan since AVM felt she was "over exposed".[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "வரலாற்றுச்சுவடுகள் – திரைப்பட வரலாறு 929 – "உலக நாயகன்" கமல்ஹாசன்". Daily Thanthi (in Tamil). 4 September 2008. 
  2. ^ V. S., Srinivasan (19 December 1997). "Chachi comes a-visiting". Retrieved 17 June 2013.