Shruti Haasan at the special screening of the short film Devi (32).jpgShruti 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

The Haasans: Akshara, Kamal and Shruti

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.

Film

Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
2000 Hey Ram Vallabhbhai Patel’s daughter Tamil Child artist
Hindi
2009 Luck Ayesha, Natasha[b] Hindi
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
Gabbar Singh Bhagyalakshmi Telugu
2013 Balupu Shruti Telugu
Ramaiya Vastavaiya Sona Hindi
D-Day Suraiya Hindi
Ramayya Vasthavayya Ammulu Telugu
2014 Yevadu Manju Telugu
Race Gurram Spandana Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
Aagadu Un­known Telugu Special appearance in the song “Junction Lo”
Poojai Divya Tamil
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
Welcome Back Ranjana Hindi
Puli Pavazhamalli Tamil
Vedalam Swetha Tamil
2016 Rocky Handsome Rukshida Hindi
Premam Sithara Telugu
2017 Singam 3 Vidhya (Agni) Tamil
Katamarayudu Avanthika Telugu
Behen Hogi Teri Binny Hindi
2020 Yaara Sukanya Hindi
Putham Pudhu Kaalai Ramya Tamil Anthology film; segment: Coffee, Anyone?
2021 Krack Kalyani Telugu
The Power Pari Hindi
Pitta Kathalu Divya Telugu Anthology film; segment: xLife
Vakeel Saab Satyadev’s wife Telugu Cameo appearance
Laabam Clara Tamil
2022 NBK107dagger TBA Telugu Filming
Waltair Veerayya dagger TBA Telugu Filming
2023 Salaar dagger Aadya Telugu Filming

Television

Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
2018 Hello Sago Host Tamil
2019 Treadstone Nira Patel English Recurring role
2022 Best Seller Meethu Mathur / Adya Jaisingh Hindi

Short films

Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
2020 Devi Maya Hindi

Voice artist

Year Film Role Original language Note Ref(s)
2019 Frozen II Elsa English Tamil version