6 April.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote for the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls in Chennai on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

  • Kamal Hassan joined politics in 2018
  • He founded Makkal Needhi Maiam party in February 2018
  • The 66-year-old actor is contesting the 2021 Tamil Nadu assembly election from Coimbatore (South)

5 April.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Actor turn politician Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan addresses during an election campaign, in Coimbatore. (PTI photo)

  • Polling for the 234-seat strong Tamil Nadu Assembly will be held in a single phase on April 6
  • AIADMK is currently in power in the state with 135 seats
  • In order to form a government in the state, a party or coalition has to win 118 seats

4 April.Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan addresses during an election campaign rally for party candidate Muruganantham, ahead of the upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Tiruchi district. (PTI Photo)

  • Kamal Haasan is contesting from the Coimbatore South assembly constituency in the upcoming Tamil Nadu polls
  • On Sunday, his daughter Akshara Haasan and niece Suhasini Mani Ratnam joined him in his campaign
  • The two not only asked people to vote for Kamal but also entertained them by dancing to the folk beats

27 March.Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Union Minister Smriti Irani asked Kamal Haasan to have an open debate with the BJP's candidate for Coimbatore South constituency from where the Haasan is contesting. (RSTV/PTI Photo)

  • Kamal Haasan has on several occasions criticised the Centre on issues of development 
  • Smriti Irani on Saturday "challenged" him to have an open debate with BJP's Vanathi Srinivasan
  • The election for the 16th Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu will be held on April 6

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12 March.Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Kamal Haasan has starred in nearly 220 films in the major Indian languages - Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. (Photo Credit: Facebook@/Kamal Haasan)

  • Kamal Haasan has been part of the film industry for over 60 years
  • He started off as a child artiste in the film "Kalathoor Kannamma" (1960)
  • He will contest the upcoming Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Assembly polls from Coimbatore South