Indian High Commissioner YK Sinha along with senior officials welcomed legendary Indian actor Padmabhushan Kamal Hassan to historic India House….reports Asian Lite News
A creamy layer of the Indian community arrive at India House to welcome legendary superstar Padmabhushan Kamal Hassan at India House in London. Indian High Commissioner YK Sinha along with senior officials praised the star for his humility and contributions to Indian cinema.
Federation of Tamil Association in the United Kingdom’s Jacob Ravibalan honour ‘ Kamal Sir’ with a shawl. Kamal Hassan arrived in London to attend the ceremony at Buckingham Palace to launch Indo-UK year of culture.
Regarding the event, Kamal Hassan said: This is a great occasion to celebrate the shared history of India and the UK. The English language is the best example of that and I often refer to it as a great Indian language that unites us all.
Kamal Haasan, born 7 November 1954, is an actor, screenwriter, director, producer, playback singer and lyricist. Kamal has won several film awards including three National Film Awards and nineteen Filmfare Awards. His production company, Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films.
After a few projects as a child artist, Kamal’s breakthrough as a lead actor came in the 1975 drama Apoorva Raagangal, in which he played a rebellious youth who falls in love with an older woman. He won his first National Film Award for his portrayal of a guileless schoolteacher who cares for a childlike amnesiac in Moondram Pirai (1983). He was noted for his performances in Mani Ratnam’s Nayagan (1987) and Shankar’s vigilante film Indian (1996), which saw him playing dual roles of a father and a son. Since then he has appeared in a number of films including Hey Ram (2000), Virumaandi (2004), Vishwaroopam (2013) which were his own productions and Dasavathaaram (2008) in which he played ten different roles.
Kamal was awarded with the Kalaimamani in 1979, the Padma Shri in 1990, the Padma Bhushan in 2014 and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Chevalier) in 2016.