Popularly referred to as ‘Ulaganayagan’, our very own Kamal Haasan is one the brightest stars in the history of Tamil cinema; an actor, dancer, director, producer, screenwriter, playback singer and lyricist who has contributed not only to Tamil movies but also worked in Telugu, Malayalam, Kanada Hindi and Bengali industry.
Kamal Haasan has been a recipient of four national awards and nineteen Filmfare awards. He was also awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan in his lifetime. Kamal’s personal life has been the grist for the gossip mill in this industry.
He has often shown his grief as most of his relationships were unsuccessful. He has married twice owing to the ‘herd mentality’ of the society but was never happy. Let us find out why Kamal Haasan, despite being in love so many times, is still alone at the age of 63
- Kamal Haasan and Srividya
Kamal Haasan met Srividya on the sets of the 1975’s Tamil classic Apoorva Raagangal. She was a popular South Indian actress who according to the sources had fallen in love during the shooting of the film. Their relationship was kept in the dark for many years, seemed that Kamal Haasan was not eager to court Srividya officially.
Srividya was married to George Thomas and later divorced in 1980. She died of prolonged illness in 2006. Kamal Haasan was rumored to keep meeting her in her deathbed.
- Kamal Haasan and Vani Ganapathi
Kamal Haasan started dating popular dancer Vani Ganapathi around the year 1977 and later married in 1978. Kamal’s infidelity and the inability to conceive after ten years of their marriage were two of the main reasons for their split-up.
- Kamal Haasan and Sarika
One of the main reasons why Kamal Hasan’s marriage to Vani didn’t work out was because of Kamal Haasan love interest, Sarika, a Gujarati Actress. Kamal moved out, only to be in a live-in relationship with Sarika who surprisingly gave birth to their first daughter, Shruti Haasan in 1986 while Kamal was still married.
Kamal finally divorced his former wife Vani in 1988 to marry Sarika. Sarika gave birth to another daughter, Akshara Haasan, in 1991. They divorced after sixteen long years of marriage, probably because of the same reasons, that is, Kamal being unfaithful on many occasions.
His closeness to Tamil actress Simran was also not perceived well by Sarika. The incidents traumatized Sarika so much that she even tried to attempt suicide.
- Kamal Haasan and Simran Bagga
Kamal Haasan and Tamil actress Simran Bagga started dating while shooting for their film Pammal K Sambandam in the early 2000s. Despite having a huge age gap of 22 years, it wasn’t a barrier for their blooming love. Their blooming romance was short-lived and Simran was later married to another man.
- Kamal Haasan and Gautami
Gautami and Kamal Haasan’s relationship dated back to the time when he was married to Sarika. After his divorce, he moved in with Gautami and worked in several films together. They didn’t want to get married as they were truly happy in their live-in relationship.
Like a genuine partner, Kamal Haasan stood by her side when Gautami was battling with cancer. Like every other relationship, they separated too after thirteen years. The reason is unknown but reports say the couple was going through a rough patch and consequently decided to split up.