Kamal Haasan is a multi-talented guy who is an Indian actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer, Lyricist and politician too. He works primarily in Tamil movies. He has won numerous awards including three National Film Awards, the second-most by any Indian actor, and nineteen Filmfare Awards.
Kamal’s relationship status has made him always been in limelight. He has been in a relationship with five women, actress Srividya, dancer Vani Ganapathi, Gujarati actress Sarika, actress Simran Bagga and Gautami.
In an Interview with Pinkvilla Kamal Said:
I never believed in marriage. People marry because of peer pressure but I don’t subscribe to the ‘herd mentality’. I shouldn’t have married. I married for the convenience of my women. Vani wouldn’t live-in and I wasn’t strong enough to put my foot down. And the society was such that Sarika and I couldn’t book a hotel room together even after we had two daughters.
Let’s have a look at Kamal Haasan’s relationships with these five women:
Kamal Haasan’s first breakthrough as a lead actor came with the 1975’s Tamil classic Apoorva Raagangal. He shared screen space in this film with Srividya, a popular South Indian actress who eventually fell in love with Kamal by the end of the making of the film. They kept their affair under curtains, and both of them did not talk much about it. It is said though that the 22-year old Srividya was madly in love with Kamal who was two years younger to her. In spite of all positives, Kamal was not interested to tie the knot with her.
Later, Srividya married George Thomas, an assistant director in Malayalam films in the year 1976 but divorced in 1980. She passed away in 2006 after a prolonged illness and according to sources, Kamal visited Srividya when she was on her deathbed.
2. Vani Ganapathi
Around the year 1977, Kamal Haasan started seeing the popular dancer Vani Ganapathy. Nothing much is known about how they fell in such deep love, but it is said that they were introduced through a common friend. The duo got married in 1978, as Vani was not interested in a live-in relationship, whereas Kamal wanted one.
The couple had a smooth run with their wedding but then things started going downhill when Kamal started seeing Sarika. It is rumoured that one reason for the split was because Vani couldn’t conceive, and they separated after 10 years.