Kamalahasan: The Consummate Actor (Charitavali Series)

Kamalahasan: The Consummate Actor (Charitavali Series)

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Item Code: IDE833
Author: Roopa Swaminathan
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2003
ISBN: 8129103036
Pages: 64 (B & W Illus: 36)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 7.25" X 7.25"
Weight 260 gm
From the Jacket:

Kamalahasan began his journey as a child artist in Kalathur kannamma. Since then, he has worked in over two hundred films and won umpteen awards. In spite of having been exposed to formal education only till standard IX, Kamal is a creative genius. A superb dancer, a brilliant actor, and an original writer cum director, Kamal excels in all aspects of filmmaking. Fiercely proud of his Tamil identity, and extremely protective of his colourful personal life, Kamal knows how to put in that extra bit in order to give a stellar performance and make even the most insipid characters come alive.

Lights, camera, action - presenting the inimitable Kamalahasan.

About the Author:

An MS in Mass Communications from Kansas State University, Roopa Swaminathan has worked in the film industry in Madras and is currently working on her first English feature film. An avid writer, her other Rupa Charitavalis include M.G. Ramachandran: Jewel of the Masses and Sivaji Ganeshan: The Making of a Legend.

The Charitavali Series:

Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary figures of India. The series present the lives of great kings, freedom fighters, political thinkers social reformers, pioneers of industry, eminent scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians, dancers and film stars, writers and sport people.

These biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the life, achievements and character of these legends. Full of fascinating stories and facts, written in an easy, story telling style, these biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the reader.


1. Child Star6
2. The Adolescent Years12
3. The Emergence of a Hero15
4. 16 Vayathinile - The Breakthrough Role20
5. Kamal's Acting Methodology24
6. Nayagan to Aalavandan35
7. Kamal's Personal Life - The Flip Side of Fame42
8. The Bollywood/Hollywood Treks46
9. The Backlash51
10. Looking Beyond Kamal55
11. The Future58
Kamal's Top Fifty Movies63

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