As the southern superstar and veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan turned 66 on Saturday, his daughters, Akshara Haasan and Shruti Haasan conveyed their birthday wishes for their daddy.
Shruti shared a childhood picture with dad Kamal Hassan on her Instagram account and wrote, “Happy birthday to my Bapuji, Appa, daddy dearest @ikamalhaasan may this year be another memorable one in your library of splendid years, can’t wait to see all you have in store for the world.”
Akshara Haasan to wished her appa on Instagram, though she placed comparatively new pictures of her with her dad and wrote, “Happiest birthday to my friend, my amazing father, and a legend who has set the best example ; not just for me but millions of people. Happiest birthday my Bapuji.”
Besides being an actor, Kamal Haasan is an acclaimed dancer, film director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer, lyricist and politician. Apart from Tamil cinema, Hassan has also worked in Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali films.
Haasan has won four National Film Awards and 19 Filmfare Awards. He was awarded the Kalaimamani Award in 1984, the Padma Shri in 1990, the Padma Bhushan in 2014 and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Chevalier) in 2016.
He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at 15th Mumbai International Film Festival in 2013.
Haasan started his career as a child artist in the 1960 Tamil-language film Kalathur Kannamma, for which he won the President’s Gold Medal.
He has also hosted “Bigg Boss Tamil” on the small screen which has been very popular among fans.