Kamal Hassan is an Indian film actor, director, producer, singer, songwriter and dancer. A four-time National Film Award winner, he is mainly known for his work in Tamil cinema. He began his acting career as a child artist in ‘Kalathur Kannamma’ (1960). He made his breakthrough as a lead actor in ‘Apoorva Raagangal’ (1975) which was a critical and commercial success.
Till date, he has given numerous hit films and only a few flops. Some of Kamal Hassan’s successful Tamil films include '16 Vayathinile' (1977), 'Kokila' (1977), 'Nizhal Nijamagiradhu' (1978), 'Maro Charitra' (1978), 'Sigappu Rojakkal' (1978), 'Thaayillamal Naan Illai' (1979), 'Kalyanaraman' (1979), 'Ullasa Paravaigal' (1980), 'Guru' (1980), 'Meendum Kokila' (1981), 'Vazhvey Maayam' (1982), 'Moondram Pirai' (1982), 'Sakalakala Vallavan' (1982), 'Thoongathey Thambi Thoongathey' (1983), 'Oru Kaidhiyin Diary' (1985), 'Kaakki Sattai' (1985), 'Kadhal Parisu' (1987), 'Vetri Vizha' (1989), 'Michael Madana Kama Rajan' (1990), 'Mahanadi' (1994), 'Indian' (1996), 'Kaathala Kaathala' (1998), 'Panchatanthiram' (2002), 'Virumaandi' (2004) and 'Unnaipol Oruvan' (2009). His flop movies include 'Avargal' (1977) and 'Raja Paarvai' (1981).
The actor has also contributed to Hindi cinema. Some of his successful Bollywood movies include 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye' (1981), 'Sanam Teri Kasam' (1982), 'Raaj Tilak' (1984) and 'Geraftaar' (1985).
Nirupama, a USA-based nuclear oncologist, is married to Kathak teacher Vishwanath. Suspicious of his behavior, she appoints an investigator to follow him; but he is killed by an assailant of Al Qaeda’s Omar. When Nirupama and Vishwanath are taken hostages, she is stunned to see VIshwanath fight with their captors, revealing his true identity as Wisam Kashmiri and his mission in the USA.
Raghu is a blind pianist who has been facing lots of difficulties since his childhood. Soon, Nancy, a girl from a wealthy family falls in love with him, but Nancy’s father wants her to be married to another man. However, with the help of her grandfather, she decides to escape and elope with Raghu.