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Kamal Haasan to Receive French Chevalier Award

"Chevalier Award humbles me. I dedicate it to my admirers. I bow before my more deserving forerunners Mr Satyajit Ray and Mr Sivaji Ganesan who made the common man realize the value of the Chevalier Award".

  | August 22, 2016 08:07 IST (Chennai)
Kamal Haasan

A file photo of Kamal Haasan

Highlights

  • Kamal Haasan says that the award humbles me
  • 'I bow before my more deserving forerunners Satyajit Ray, Sivaji Ganesan'
  • Mr Haasan started his acting career in 1959 with Kalathur Kannamma
Actor Kamal Haasan has been chosen for the French Government's Chevalier Award for arts and letters.
In an audio message Mr Haasan says, "Chevalier Award humbles me. I dedicate it to my admirers. I bow before my more deserving forerunners Mr Satyajit Ray and Mr Sivaji Ganesan who made the common man realize the value of the Chevalier Award".
The 61-year-old actor made his debut as a child artist in 1959 in the film Kalathur Kannamma. The multi-faceted actor has done more than two hundred films.
"My journey has not been alone. Teachers and admirers abound around me," he said.
Actor Suriya congratulated Mr Haasan on Twitter.
 

 
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