Kamal Haasan vs. Rajinikanth

Kamal Haasan (often misspelled Kamal Hassan) and Rajinikanth are movie stars from South India, with careers mainly in the Tamil Film Industry. Rajinikanth, often affectionately called Rajini, has claimed that he learned acting by watching Kamal Haasan movies. Thanks to their popularity, most Tamil cinema lovers know everything there is to know about these actors.

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Children 2 - Shruti & Akshara Hassan 2 – Aishwarya and Soundarya Rajnikanth
Awards Padma Shri, 24 Flimfare Award, 5 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, Nandi Awards, Vijay Awards, CNN-IBN Indian of the Year (2010), FICCI Living Legend (2009), Kalaimamani (1980), 4 National Awards (Highest in India) Padma Bhushan, 1 Flimfare Award, Raj Kapoor Award, and Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema, NDTV Entertainer of the Year for 2007 & Entertainer of the Decade in 2011
Occupation Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Singer, Lyricist, Dancer, Producer Actor, Screenwriter, Singer, Producer
Filmfare Awards 24 (Highest in India) 1
Marriages Vani Ganapathi (1978-1988), Sarika (1988-2002) Latha Rangachari (1981–Present)
Number of Movies 222 155
Debut Kalathur Kannamma Apoorva Raagangal(Tamil); Andha Kanoon (Hindi)
Date & Place of Birth 7th November 1954 in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India. 12th December 1950 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Birth Name Kamal Haasan Shivaji Rao Gaekwad

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Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan

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Kamal Haasan was born on 7th November, 1954 in Paramakudi, Madras, India. He was married to Vani Ganapathi in 1978. The marriage resulted in a divorce in 1988. He then tied the knot with Sarika in the same year and subsequently split in 2002 for allegedly having an affair with his co-star Simran Bagga. He is currently in a live in relationship with Gouthami Tadimalla since 2004.


Rajinikanth was born on 12th December 1949 in Bangalore, India as Shivaji Gaikwad. He got married to Latha Rangachari on 26th February, 1981. They currently have two children together: Aishwarya Rajinikanth and Soundarya Rajinikanth.

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Kamal Haasan was first seen on the silver screen at the age of 4 in Kalathur Kannamma. He worked in five other Tamil films before taking a nine year hiatus from acting to concentrate on his education. During this time, he learned karate as well as Bharatnatyam – a form of classical Indian dance. After his break, he returned, only to be seen in supporting roles till the ‘70’s.

Rajinikanth worked as a bus conductor but quit his job to study at the Madras Film Institute in 1974. Thereafter, he made his debut in Apoorva Raagangal and Andha Kanoon (Bollywood) in 1975.

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Kamal Haasan began acting at age 4 and went on to complete over 100 films. He acted as a supporting actor, after his 9 year break, in most of his films, but ended that stint with Naan Avanillai. From then on, Haasan established himself as a solo lead actor and never looked back. He went on to act in Hindi, Malayalam,Bengali, Telegu, Tamil and English movies.

Rajinikanth has delivered films in 7 different languages. He has worked in 101 movies in Tamil, 17 in Telugu, 11 in Kannada, 24 in Hindi, 2 in Malayalam and one each in Bengali and English. His stint as a supporting actor lasted merely two years before he established himself as a credible solo actor in 1978.

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Kamal Haasan has been honored with the most prestigious awards an actor can hope for. His first Flimfare Award (Regional) was in 1974 for a Malayalam movie – Kanyakumari. Within a span of four years, he went on to win six Best Actor Flimfare Awards (regional). He has won four National Film Awards, nineteen Flimfare Awards for films done in five different languages. The state of Tamil Nadu presented him with Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. He was also the recipient of Nandi Awards and Vijay Awards.

Rajinikanth won a Flimfare Award for Best Actor for his Tamil movie Nallavanuku Nallavan in 1984. From 1977 until 2009, the actor was given a many awards and those included a few from Flimfare, the state of Tamil Nadu, Cinema Association and Filmfans Association. He received the Raj Kapoor Award from the Government of Maharashtra in 2007. He was also given the Padma Bhushan, the third in line of highest award for Civilians awarded by the Government of India. In 2010, he received the Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema.

edit Popular Movies

Kamal Haasan has starred in various movies over the years. A short list is given below:

Aalavandhan(2001), Alavuddinum Athbutha Vilakkum(1979), Ananda Jyoti(1963), Anbe Sivam(2003), Aval Appadithaan(1978), Avvai Shanmugi(1996), Dasavatharam(2008), Devar Magan(1992), Duet(1994), Gunaa(1992), Hey Ram(2000)

Rajnikanth has delivered over 150 movies since his debut. A few of them are listed below:

Avargal, Kavikuil, Raghupathi Raghava Rajaram, Silakamma Sepinthi (Telugu), Bhuvana Oru Kalvi Kuri, Ondhu Prematha Katha (Kannada), 16 Vayathinila, Sakodara Saval (Kannada), Sakodara Sapatham (Tamil), Tiller (Hindi), Adu Puli Attam

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Comments: Kamal Haasan vs Rajinikanth

Anonymous comments (25)

June 11, 2014, 9:49am

Kamal is the world legend actor(lion of film industry)

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June 9, 2014, 10:54am

Both are best

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June 1, 2014, 1:07pm

A man who can do everything for cinema is Kamalhassan sir...he is better than rajni.. Not 1ly rajini sir can do style. kamalhassan sir also proved in his movies..but rajni can't act like ulaganayagan...ULAGANAYAGAN is Great!!

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April 26, 2014, 1:16pm

Rajini is the real hero

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March 20, 2014, 2:35am

Tamil cinema proud coz of kamal

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September 10, 2013, 8:40am

Kamal Haasan is not only a best actor, he has multi-faceted talent. He is the best among all which Mr.Rajni himself accepts. He is the one and only hero who dare to take risk or do experiments in his films. He never takes fans as granted, that’s why every time he is doing variety of roles in every movie he acts. He has guts to do experiment, no other actor possess this quality in Tamil film industry. He is undoubtedly a pride of Tamil and Indian cinema.

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June 23, 2013, 4:22pm

Kamal Hassan will always be remembered in the Indian Entertainment business for this acting in different roles, characters and for this innovative thinking. Whereas Rajini is only most bankable actor. We shouldn't forget that Rajini's acting has always been same. The only reason Rajini flourished in this business is because of this "style" of lighting cigarette, which surely gives a wrong idea to the young generation.

Indians are well known for their lack of recognising skills in people. This is the reason Kamal Hassan did not become the superstar in the Industry.Kamal believes in reality, unlike in some sort of Superpower and this is another reason why people like Rajini Kanth.

Whatever it is, people from other countries will like to watch Kamal Haasan movies.

P.S. Foreigners love Rajini movies because they are superficial and funny as hell. ONly he can make audiences laugh with his Rajnikanth CId jokes... lol

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June 5, 2013, 1:37pm

Kamal only dedicated his life to cinema, hardwork, He beleives More Hardwork than beleiving in God. He respects his work as his true dedication, sincere than God. So Kamal is the real SUPERSTAR of INDIAN CINEMA.

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April 1, 2013, 5:25pm

Generally , the person knows many language must be have good mind . In this kamal won

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June 4, 2012, 12:40pm

kamal and rajini are 2 sides of a coin, without kamal u cannot appreciate rajni and without rajni u cant admire kamal , both are must, people, stop comparing just feel fortunate to be born in this era of these great cinema giants,(the like of which tamil cinema may not see in future)LOVE THEM BOTH

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April 18, 2012, 6:15pm

kamalahaasan is the better star of all stars including superstars also. rajnini film will run only due to publicity and great media advertisements. kamal film had run with 1200 days marocharitra telugu, 80 weeks ekduje keliye, 38t theatres silverjubilee sagara sangamam no other stars acheived that. kamal is the only vassool nayagan of indian cinemas and universal.
kumarappan, k.knagar

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February 14, 2012, 4:17am

Kamalhasan even though select good stories and good characters, cannot stand in the mind of people simply because he came from filmy background, he was having filmy background, he was supported by MGR, Gemini, and Nadigar Thilagam and K.Balachander and others. Whereas, super star after showing his merit only was supported by the film-personalities. He was able to express his feelings just like a common man. He is never camera-conscious and that's where his strength lies.

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January 27, 2012, 11:44am

Kamal hassan is Best he always rockz, Only One Actor KAMAL sir is Legend of world Film

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January 16, 2012, 11:04am

kamal is universal hero, no one can reach him.

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November 18, 2011, 6:35am

kamal is the legend.No one in this world to be like kamal.

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November 4, 2010, 12:55pm

The best actor india has got till date.

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April 13, 2014, 2:52pm

Both are special and legends for indian cinema

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March 18, 2014, 7:26am

Kamal= kamal. No any one in india for comparing him.

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March 15, 2014, 2:28pm


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March 12, 2014, 7:07am

Ony the mass hero on worrld super star

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February 28, 2014, 9:55am

pls see the family background of both. Kamal sir familys background and rajni sirs, But rajni sir today is been compared with a hero who started his carrier as a childhood artist. Rajni sir is not a childhood artist. Kamal sir is senior to rajnisir, But Rajni sir proved himself From bus conductor and now been compared with Kamal Hassan. This shows who is top hero.

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February 23, 2014, 6:39am

rajnikanth worships kamal haasan! ok.

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February 3, 2014, 12:44pm

Kamal poola umbithan Rajini super star ana innum umbuna periyala alam-Kamal is world biggest fans but Rajini loose koothi -Kamal is beat acting style all talent in one man

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January 27, 2014, 2:07am

Kamal is joker but only when Tamil cinema compare to cards game

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January 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Superstar. ........Thalaivar

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