Kamal Hassan to get Lifetime Achievement Award at Mumbai Film Fest

FP Staff

Sep,12 2013 16:02:13 IST

Tamil superstar Kamal Hassan will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival that will begin on 17 October.

Hassan is one of the stalwarts of the Tamil film industry who has been in the movie business for over five decades now. The multifaceted actor is also a director, writer, producer, singer, choreographer as well as a lyricist. With over 190 films to his credit the actor has bagged three national awards, has been honoured with a Padma Shri and Kalaimamani Award.  At the age of six, Hassan won the President's Gold Medal for Best Child Actor for his debut film Kalathur Kannamma.

Best known for his performances in critically-acclaimed and award-winning films such as Moondram Pirai (1982); Nayagan (1987), hailed as one of the best films of all time by TIME magazine; Pushpak (1987), Appu Raja (1989) and Hey Ram (2000) the actor has a huge fan following in India as well as abroad.

Courtesy: ibn live

Courtesy: ibn live

Shyam Benegal, Chairman, Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) was delighted to announce that Hassan will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. “He is a legend in every sense of the term. He is a writer, singer, director, lyricist and an actor par-excellence. We are extremely honored to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Shri Kamal Haasan.” said Benegal.

Apart from Hassan, French filmmaker Costa-Gavras, best remembered for his film Z which won the Foreign Language Oscar in 1969, will also receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Mumbai Film Festival.

The Mumbai Film Festival is currently in its 15th edition. This edition of the festival, will screen over 200 films from 65 countries. The festival will take place from the 17th – 24 October 2013.

Updated Date: Sep 12, 2013 16:28 PM