Renowned South Indian Actor, Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan is on a roll with exciting projects on board, and now he will be honoured with a prestigious award.The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will felicitate veteran actor Kamal Haasan with the Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema at the upcoming IIFA Awards 2023, which is to be held in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on May 26 and 27.
Kamal Haasan has expressed excitement about the possibility of attending this year’s ceremony, “I am extremely honoured and grateful that I have been a part of many IIFAs. They are doing a great job promoting Indian cinema globally. I’m excited to be present at this year’s event.”
The 68-year-old actor started his career as a child artist in the Tamil film Kalathur Kannamma, for which he was awarded the President’s Gold Medal. Since then, he has worked in the film industries such as Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam Hindi and Bengali as well. Kamal is well-known for his performances in movies such as Avvai Shanmugi, Nayagan, Hey Ram, Indian and Vikram, among many others. He has received both the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan.
This year, Farah Khan and Rajkummar Rao will host the IIFA rocks, while Abhishek Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal will pick up the stage for the major awards. At the award presentation, IIFA will also honour fashion designer Manish Malhotra for his contributions in the film industry and actor-couple pair Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza with Outstanding Achievement in Regional Film for the Marathi film Ved, which marked the directorial debut of Riteish. Miral and Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism teamed up for the Sobha IIFA Weekend and NEXA Awards.