Makkal Needhi Maiam: News

16 May 2021

Kamal Haasan

CRISIL changes Kamal Haasan firm's ratings for 'not cooperating'

Credit rating agency CRISIL has changed the ratings for actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's proprietary firm, Kamal Haasan (KH), tagging it "not cooperating."

19 Mar 2021

Tamil Nadu

Haasan releases MNM manifesto, assures 'skill-based payment' to housewives

Makkal Needhi Maiam chief and actor Kamal Haasan unveiled his party's manifesto in Coimbatore on Friday and promised income for housewives by honing their skills.

12 Mar 2021

Tamil Nadu

Kamal Haasan will contest TN polls from Coimbatore South

Veteran film actor Kamal Haasan, founder of the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), the party hustling to create a fresh alternative in Tamil Nadu politics, is set to make his electoral debut from the Coimbatore South constituency in the 2021 state Assembly elections.

19 Jan 2021

Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Kamal Haasan undergoes leg surgery

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Monday underwent leg surgery at a Chennai hospital and is doing well, his daughters Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan said in a statement on Tuesday.

05 Jan 2021

Shashi Tharoor

Kangana Ranaut opposes Kamal Haasan's idea of paying homemakers

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has voiced her disagreement over actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's idea of recognizing housework done by homemakers as a salaried profession, which was recently appreciated by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.

25 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

The Vice-President of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), the party floated by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar just months before Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

19 Sep 2019


Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

16 Sep 2019


#HindiDebate: Kamal Haasan says 'battle for Tamil bigger than Jallikattu'

Mere days after Home Minister Amit Shah's push to make Hindi India's national language, actor and politician Kamal Haasan has come out in opposition of his comments.

30 Aug 2019


Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

16 May 2019


Godse was 'deshbhakt', says BJP's Pragya Thakur; apologizes later

BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate and Malegaon blasts-accused, Pragya Singh Thakur, on Thursday called Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a "deshbhakt" (patriot).

13 May 2019

Tamil Nadu

5 questions for (Kabhi)neta Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan is a part-time politician. When he is bored, his team asks him to perform in front of live audience. Case in point: Voters in a Muslim-dominated area (by his own admission) of Karur district.

25 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

Kamal Haasan withdraws from poll-race, promises 50L jobs in manifesto

On Sunday, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan announced that he wouldn't contest upcoming Lok Sabha elections or Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu while stressing that all "candidates were his faces".

18 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

Pulwama attack: After supporting plebiscite in Kashmir, Kamal Haasan clarifies

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan sparked controversy on Monday by calling for a plebiscite in Kashmir, just days after the Pulwama terror attack shocked the nation.

17 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu

Superstar-turned-politician Rajinikanth won't contest Lok Sabha elections

Superstar Rajinikanth, who took the plunge into politics last year, clarified on Sunday he would not contest the upcoming general elections.

22 Dec 2018

Tamil Nadu

Speculations put to rest: Kamal Haasan's party will contest 2019-elections

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan on Saturday put all rumors to rest as he announced his party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He made the announcement while speaking to reporters in Chennai.

27 Nov 2018

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Gaja: Rise above politics, Kamal Haasan urges Kerala CM

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president and actor Kamal Haasan today appealed to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to "rise above politics" and extend support to the people affected by Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu.

Kamal Haasan's party is ready for Tamil Nadu by-polls

Actor Kamal Haasan, who forayed into politics earlier this year, announced on Wednesday that his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is ready to contest by-polls in Tamil Nadu whenever it happens.

03 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Bigg Boss: Kamal Haasan under fire for allegedly defaming Jayalalithaa

Kamal Haasan, the host of 'Bigg Boss Tamil' is in hot water over his remarks on dictators.

25 Jun 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal inspires me, says anti-corruption "politiculturist" Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan, actor turned "politiculturist," was in Delhi last week to register his party, the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM).

21 Jun 2018

Tamil Nadu

Discussed TN's political situation: Kamal Haasan after meeting Sonia Gandhi

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan today met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu.

23 May 2018


After week-long drama, HD Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM

After eight days of political tussle, Karnataka got its second CM in a week today, with JD(S)' HD Kumaraswamy taking oath at the Vidhana Soudha.

22 May 2018


TN: Several killed in police-firing as Sterlite protests turn violent

Eight people were killed as police allegedly opened fire on activists protesting the Sterlite copper-plant in Tuticorin, TN.

02 Mar 2018

Tamil Nadu

Kamal Haasan: His party doesn't believe in prohibition or freebies

When he launched his political party "Makkal Needhi Maiam" last week, superstar Kamal Haasan shied away from taking a stand on issues. However, now, Haasan has made his party's stance clear on two pertinent issues prevalent in Tamil Nadu: giving out freebies and alcohol prohibition.

22 Feb 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

All about Kamal Haasan's political party 'Makkal Needhi Maiam'

In true filmy style, superstar Kamal Haasan finally took the political plunge. He used drama, dialogue-baazi and emotion, enticing people into his fold.