Shruti Haasan (born 28 January 1986) is an Indian actress and playback singer who works predominantly in Telugu, Tamil 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 breakthrough & stardom in Telugu films including Gabbar Singh (2012), Balupu (2013), Yevadu(2014), Race Gurram(2014), Srimanthudu (2015), Krack (2021) & 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.
Early life and Family
Shruti Haasan was born to actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur in Madras (present-day Chennai). 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.
Haasan earlier dated London based actor Michael Corsale, of Italian descent. She broke up with him in 2019. Haasan is in a relationship with autodidact visual artist, Santanu Hazarika, since 2020.
Haasan is associated with a lot of social causes. She has been associated with RPG foundation, an NGO committed towards women empowerment. She was a part of Julio Ribeiro campaign for Jammu and Kashmir floods of 2014, where she donated a large sum for the cause. For Bal Asha Trust, Mumbai, she organised an online clothes sale and promoted circular fashion. In 2019, she attended a painting exhibition, to raise funds for children of Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children.
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In 2014, she lent her voice for a digital campaign called TeachAIDS to spread AIDS awareness. Haasan made her Cannes Film Festival appearance in 2017, where she also graced the red carpet for British author Neil Gaiman. She has ramp walked at the Lakme Fashion Week and has been cover model for various magazines.
Haasan has performed at various film awards and other events. She has done music gigs in London. She was signed as the brand ambassador for WWF India. Haasan also conducted an online session on social topics such as mental health, women in films and media and sustainability in fashion.
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Haasan has been surrounded by various controversies. Post her debut, the actress went under the knife for her nose to get that perfect face. She received several criticism for the same. She said, “As far as my nose surgery goes, it’s a choice I made, even after my first film was done because my nose was broken. I didn’t like the way it felt. I didn’t like the way it looked. It was a personal choice. Nobody asked me to fix it.”
Shruti Haasan was signed as a brand ambassador for the electrical appliance company Lloyd. She also endorses Emami Navratna’s cool talc. She is a brand ambassador for Fossil watches in India. In a 2018 poll conducted by the Chennai Times, Haasan was named one of the most desirable women in Chennai.
Artistry and public image
Haasan is considered among the most popular actor of Telugu cinema. She is one of the highest paid actresses in South Indian cinema, according to various media reports. Haasan has appeared in Forbes India‘s Celebrity 100 list. She debuted at 61st position with an estimated annual income of ₹80.0 million (US$1.0 million). In 2016, with an estimated annual income of ₹69.0 million (US$860,000), she peaked at 46th position.
With her debut films Anaganaga O Dheerudu and 7aum Arivu, critics stated that, “she shows promise.”. Her career marked a turning point with 3. She went onto achieve praises for her portrayals in mainstream Telugu and Tamil films, in particular for Oh My Friend, Race Gurram, Srimanthudu, Premam and Si3. She has been termed, “fine performer”, “graceful”, “revelation” and “gorgeous” for her performances in these films. She has often been cast opposite the same actors more than once, featuring in two or more films with Pawan Kalyan, Suriya, Ravi Teja and Siddharth. She even proved to be the “lucky charm”, for some of them.
Suresh Krishnamoorthy of The Hindu find her to be “down-to-earth and someone who conceals her not-so-ok Telugu with a dazzling smile”. Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News noted, “Haasan is one of the rare talents who doesn’t take the star part of the celebrity too seriously.” GQ India finds Haasan to be “a talented actress, a gifted singer and one helluva looker”. While praising her music skills, Verve termed her a “multifaceted artiste”. She has been placed in Rediff‘s “Top Tamil Actresses” of 2012 List. She is also listed among the “Hottest South Indian” actresses. She stood at the 24th place on Forbes India‘s most influential stars on Instagram in South cinema for the year 2021.
Haasan has frequently featured on Hyderabad Times’ Most Desirable Woman and Chennai Times’ Most Desirable Woman list. She became Hyderabad’s Most Desirable Woman in 2013 and 2020 and became Chennai’s Most Desirable Woman in 2013. Haasan is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products. She was signed as a brand ambassador for Lloyd. She also endorses Emami Navratna cool talc. She is a brand ambassador for Fossil watches in India. Other brands endrosed by her include Philips, Paksha and Crizal.
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