Shruti Haasan (born 28 January 1986) is an Indian actress and playback singer who works predominantly in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi language films. Born in the Haasan family, she is the daughter of actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur.
As a child artist, Haasan sang in films and appeared in a guest role in her father’s directorial Hey Ram (2000), before making her adult acting debut in the 2009 Bollywood film Luck. She achieved recognition with leading roles in the Telugu romantic comedy Oh My Friend (2011), the Telugu fantasy film Anaganaga O Dheerudu (2011), the Tamil science fiction action film 7aum Arivu (2011). Her roles in the latter two earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South. Haasan went on to establish herself in South Indian cinema with several commercially successful films, her break through and stardom in Telugu films including Gabbar Singh (2012), Balupu (2013), Yevadu (2014), Race Gurram (2014), Srimanthudu (2015), Krack (2021) and Tamil films Vedalam and Si3 (2017). She won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu for the action comedy Race Gurram (2014). Haasan’s Hindi film roles include the critically acclaimed action thriller film D-Day (2013), Ramaiya Vastavaiya (2013), the action film Gabbar Is Back (2015) and the action comedy Welcome Back (2015).
In addition to acting, Haasan is also an established playback singer. She has received nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil for singing “Kannazhaga Kaalazhaga” in 3 (2012) and “Yendi Yendi” in Puli (2015); and the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Telugu for “Junction Lo” in Aagadu (2014). Haasan began her career as a music director with her father’s production Unnaipol Oruvan (2009) and has since formed her own music band. She got Best Music Director award for Unnaipol Oruvan at Edison Awards.
Early life and family
Shruti Haasan was born to actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur in Madras (present-day Chennai) in a Tamil family. Her father is a Tamilian, while her mother Sarika was born to a Maharashtrian father and Rajput mother. Her younger sister Akshara Haasan is also an actress. Actor and lawyer Charuhasan is her uncle. Her cousins are actresses Anu Hasan and Suhasini Maniratnam. Haasan studied at Lady Andal school in Chennai and moved to Mumbai to study psychology at St. Andrew’s College.
Haasan focused on cinema and music, and eventually traveled to the US to continue to learn music at the Musicians Institute in California, before returning to Chennai.
|2000||Hey Ram||Vallabhbhai Patel’s daughter||Tamil||Child artist|
|2011||Anaganaga O Dheerudu||Priya||Telugu||Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South|
|Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji||Nikki Narang||Hindi|
|7aum Arivu||Subha Srinivasan||Tamil||Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South|
|Oh My Friend||Siri||Telugu|
|2012||3||Janani||Tamil||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil|
|Race Gurram||Spandana||Telugu||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|Aagadu||Unknown||Telugu||Special appearance in the song “Junction Lo”|
|2015||Tevar||Unknown||Hindi||Special appearance in the song “Madamiyan”|
|Gabbar Is Back||Shruti||Hindi|
|Srimanthudu||Charuseela||Telugu||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|2017||Singam 3||Vidhya (Agni)||Tamil|
|Behen Hogi Teri||Binny||Hindi|
|Putham Pudhu Kaalai||Ramya||Tamil||Anthology film; segment: Coffee, Anyone?|
|Pitta Kathalu||Divya||Telugu||Anthology film; segment: xLife|
|Vakeel Saab||Satyadev’s wife||Telugu||Cameo appearance|
|2019||Treadstone||Nira Patel||English||Recurring role|
|2022||Best Seller||Meethu Mathur / Adya Jaisingh||Hindi|
|2019||Frozen II||Elsa||English||Tamil version|