Astro will play host to a pop-up channel (CH 242) dedicated to Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan, throughout the month of January, 2021.

All Astro customers - Kamal fans and non-fans alike, can enjoy 70 popular movies of the renowned actor, from 1st to 31st January, 2021.

Here are some of the award-winning movies that will entertain you through the month. The list below is categorised according to the awards won:

Rashtrapathi Awards

Kalathur Kannama (1960)

Kamal won under the Best Child Artist category for his debut in this movie, aged just six. Starring Gemini Ganesan and Savithri Ganesh, the movie tells of Rajalingam, a landlord's son, who gets married to Kannamma, a farmer's daughter. The couple faces difficulties when Rajalingam's father finds out about their marriage and disapproves of it.

National Film Awards

Moondram Pirai (1982)

Kamal won the Best Actor award for his role in this Balu Mahendra-directed romantic drama, in which he paired up with the late Sridevi.

Nayakan (1987)

Five years later, Ulaganayagan swept yet another win under the Best Actor category for starring as Velu Nayakan, a slum-dwelling boy who rises to become one of Mumbai's most influential gangsters.

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

16 Vayathinile (1977)

More than four decades later, Kamal's role as the limping orphan Chappani is still remembered by many. He won the Best Actor award for this role.

Moondram Pirai (1982)

Besides the National Film Awards, Kamal also garnered this award under the Best Actor category, for the same movie.

Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006)

Kamal's role as the no-nonsense cop Raghavan IPS, who crosses continents in pursuit of a couple of serial killers, won him yet another Best Actor award.

Dasavathaaram (2008)

One of his most-deserving wins, the veteran actor played 10 different roles in this K.S Ravikumar-directed flick.

Filmfare Awards South

Apoorva Raagangal (1975)

The Best Actor award was won by Ulaganayagan, for starring alongside Superstar Rajinikanth (in his debut role), among others, in this K. Balachander-directed flick.

16 Vayadhinile (1977)

Another Best Actor award for this movie.

Gunaa (1991)

Kamal's role as psychiatric patient Gunaa and his doomed-love story is one of the most-talked about, even decades later.

Hey Ram (2000)

The movie, director by Kamal himself, tells of Saket Ram, who joins a gang which wants to kill Mahatma Gandhi, because the latter advocates peace with Muslims. This after Saket's wife is raped during the Partition. This is another Best Actor win.

Aalavandhan (2001)

Kamal played dual roles - as twin brother Nandu and Vijay, who were abused by their stepmother during their younger days. Nandu becomes mentally ill and vows to kill Vijay's fiancee, whom he visualizes as his stepmother.

Anbe Sivam (2003)

This story chronicles the unlikely friendship that develops between Nallasivam (Kamal) and Anbarasu (R Madhavan), an ad-filmmaker, after they both bcome stranded at an airport due to heavy rains.

Unnaipol Oruvan (2009)

This Chakri Toleti-directed action tells of a common man's struggle to take revenge on terrorists who killed innocent people by setting off a bomb in a train.

Vishwaroopam (2013)

Kamal won both the Best Actor and Best Director award for his movie, that deals with the subject of terrorism.

French Film Society Award

Manmadan Ambu (2010)

Kamal won the Best Actor award for this movie, in which he reunited with Madhavan, and also starred Trisha and Sangeetha, among others.

International Film Festival Awards

Uttama Villain (2015)

This Ramesh Aravind-helmed project won both the Best Film and Best Actor awards.

Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (South Korea)

Hey Ram (2000)

Kamal won the award under the Director in Focus category.

Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards

Dasavathaaram (2008)

The awards won are Best Actor and Best Screenplay.

BFJA Awards

Hey Ram won the most outstanding work of the year award in the year 2001.

Cinema Express Awards

Micheal Madana Kamarajen (1990)

Kamal won the Best Actor award for his role as four brothers separated at birth.

Film Fans Association Award

Kamal won two Best Actor awards, for Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, and Dasavatharam, respectively.

SICA Awards

Anbe Sivam (2003)

Another Best Actor win for this movie.

Vijay Awards

Kamal won multiple Vijay Awards for the movie Dasavathaaram, namely the Most Popular Hero of the Year, Best Villain Award, and Best Story-Screenplay Writer Award.

Besides movies, Channel 242 will also have a range of popular songs and hilarious comedy clips from Kamal Haasan movies.