Shruti Haasan (born on 28 January 1986) is an Indian film actress, singer and musician known for her works in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi language films. Born to the prominent Haasan family, she is the daughter of veteran actor Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur. Through her successful career, she has received three Filmfare Awards and has established herself as one of the leading actresses of South Indian cinema.
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 (2011), Oh My Friend (2011) and her Tamil debut 7aum Arivu (2011). After several successful films like Gabbar Singh (2012), Balupu (2013), Yevadu (2014), Race Gurram (2014) and Srimanthudu (2015) 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.Alongside appearing in Tamil and Telugu films, she has also appeared in several commercially successful Hindi films, including Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (2011), Ramaiya Vastavaiya (2013), Gabbar Is Back (2015) and Welcome Back (2015).
Shruti Haasan was next seen in Aishwarya Dhanush’s directorial debut 3, a romantic drama film co-starring Dhanush. Aishwarya revealed that she had written the script with Shruti Haasan in mind but date problems meant that the film began its shoot with Amala Paul instead. However, in a turn of events, Shruti was re-signed to play the character of Janani, and the film gained much hype prior to release due to the collaboration of herself and Aishwarya, being the daughters of the two leading contemporary Tamil actors Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth as did the success of the song
Shruti Haasan sang her first song aged just six in her father’s Thevar Magan in the composition of Ilaiyaraaja. While in school, Haasan made her singing debut in the Hindi language film, Chachi 420, singing a duet with her father who also directed the film. Shruti sang the bilingual versions of the title theme, Rama Rama with her father, in Hindi and in Tamil for the movie Hey Ram. The album from Ilayaraaja, which was critically praised, won Haasan accolades for her efforts with Screen India saying that she “has the makings of a good singer, and with some training she should go great guns.