Kamal Haasan


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At a Glance

Profession Actor
Source of earnings Films, TV
Career High Point After winning the President's Medal at the age of five, Haasan's popularity as an adult was cemented with films like Apoorva Ragangal, Thevar Magan and Pushpak. His directorials, including Hey Ram and Vishwaroopam, have been known to stoke controversies and government opposition
Number of times on list since 2017 2
Earnings 2019
(In Rs crore)
Three-year Snapshot

#56 Celeb 100 Rank 2019

#71 Celeb 100 Rank 2018

Without a single movie release this year, Kamal Haasan has not only remained in the 2019 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, but also climbed up 15 ranks. This is courtesy his appearance as a host of the popular reality show Bigg Boss in Tamil. The 65-year-old's estimated earnings are about Rs 34 crore. He is currently shooting for his film Indian 2, a sequel to the 1996 film of the same name, which is possibly his last outing as an actor. With three National Awards as an actor, Haasan has made films in five languages and is known for his experimentation in cinema.

2019 Celebrity 100


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