Kamal Haasan to Receive French Chevalier Award

Kamal Haasan to Receive French Chevalier Award

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
Chennai: 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.