Nasser has a new addition to his long list of awards and laurels he won over the years for his performance in the film industry. Vels University has announced an honorary doctorate for Nasser as a fitting recognition for his contribution to cinema. After making his acting debut in 1985 Tamil movie 'Kalyana Agathigal', Nasser took to doing Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi and English films. He has also directed a handful of films, including the critically acclaimed 'Avatharam' and 'Devathai'. With his fingers in different pies, there is almost nothing Nasser has not done in films. He has produced, worked as a voice over artist, and also tried his hand at playback singing. Besides cinema, Nasser now leads the Nadigar Sangam and has actively worked for the welfare of its members.