With over 200 films under his belt and an acting career spanning over five decades, Kamal Haasan still knows how to stand his ground among the younger crop of Tamil superstars. His movie Papanasam (2015), which was a remake of the Malayalam superhit film Drishyam, grossed over Rs 100 crore in theatrical earnings. His recently released bilingual film Thoongaavanam raked in Rs 14 crore almost a week after its release in early November. This year also saw the mercurial actor become the brand ambassador for textile firm Pothys. It is reported that Haasan plans to donate the proceeds of his brand endorsements to children affected with HIV.
Fast Fact: He has received 18 Filmfare Awards for Best Actor for his roles in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films.