Shruti Haasan is an Indian film actress, singer and musician known for her works in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films. She was born to veteran actor Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur.
As a child artist, she sang in films and appeared in a guest role in her father’s Hey Ram (2000), before making her adult acting debut in the 2009 Bollywood action drama, Luck. She later went on to win critical acclaim for her role in the Walt Disney fantasy film in Telugu, Anaganaga O Dheerudu, Oh My Friend and her Tamil debut 7aum Arivu.
After several successful films like Gabbar Singh,Balupu, Yevadu, Race Gurram and Srimanthudu, she established herself as one of the leading contemporary actress in Tamil and Telugu cinema. In a recent poll conducted by Chennai Times Shruti topped the list of most desirable women. She has also continued her stint in music through work as a singer in Indian languages, a career in music direction beginning with her father’s production Unnaipol Oruvan and her own music band and album.
Haasan was born to actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur in Chennai. Her father is an Iyengar while her mother is half Marathi and half Rajput. Her younger sister Akshara represents India nationally for Ballroom Latin dancing. Haasan studied at Abacus Montessori 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 USA to continue to learn music at the Musicians Institute in California, before returning to Chennai.