November 6, 2013 12:11:05 PM IST By Mansoor Khan, Glamsham Editorial
If Dilip Kumar is termed as 'God of Acting' and Amitabh Bachchan 'Star of Millennium', then Kamal Haasan can indisputably be termed as 'The Pride of Indian Cinema' because the actor with his versatility and his daring to experiment with unconventional roles has taken Indian Cinema to dizzying heights. The actor turns 59 on November 7, 2013. Glamsham.Com wishes him a long life so that he keeps exploring new vistas in Indian Cinema.
Always carving for innovation Kamal Haasan has the distinction of winning maximum National Awards and Filmfare awards! He has won 4 National Awards and 19 Filmfare awards. Like Lata Mangeshkar, Kamal Haasan too has sidelined himself from the Filmfare Awards letting other newcomers deserve the honor.
Kamal Haasan proved his mettle as an actor par excellence with his debut film KALATHUR KANNAMMA (1960) made in Tamil in which he stole thunder opposite the legendary South actor Gemini Ganesan at the young age of just 6 years by winning the Best Child Artist National Award!
Readers would be surprised to know that though the National Award for Best Child actor was initiated in 1968 yet Kamal Haasan's performance was such mesmerizing in the movie that he won him rave reviews and was given a special President's Gold Medal for his brilliant performance in the movie.
KALATHUR KANNAMMA was produced by AVM and was later remade in Hindi as MAIN CHUP RAHUNGI (1962) starring Meena Kumari and Sunil Dutt. In the Hindi version Master Babloo played the role essayed by Kamal Haasan in the original but today nobody remembers Babloo while Kamal Haasan has become a loving legend!