Name: Shruti Haasan
Nickname: Kanna, Vendakkai
Birthday: 28th January, 1986
Known For: Shruti Haasan is not only an actress but is also known to be a multi-talented diva in the industry. Besides being a good singer, a music composer, a well-known actress and a model, she is a multilinguist as well and she can talk in 8 languages.
Debut Film: Hey Ram
Marital Status: Unmarried
Relationships: Michael Corsale, Naga Chaitanya, Santanu Hazarika
Awards: Filmfare Award South for Best Female Debut, Filmfare Award South for Best Actress- Telugu, 2 SIIMA Awards for Best Actress- Telugu, SIIMA Award for Best Female Debut, CineMAA Award for Best Actress, CineMAA Award for Best Female Debut
Shruti Haasan Biography
Shruti Haasan was born to actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur in Chennai. Her younger sister Akshara Haasan is also an actress. Haasan’s first appearance in a feature film was a child artist in a cameo role as the daughter of Vallabhbhai Patel in the Tamil-Hindi bilingual Hey Ram, based on a murder attempt on Mahatma Gandhi, directed by her father Kamal Haasan.
After rejecting prominent film offers, most notably the lead role in Venkat Prabhu’s Saroja, in late 2007 that Haasan was set to make her actual acting debut in 2008 with a film opposite Madhavan, directed by Nishikant Kamat. Entitled Endrendrum Punnagai, the film was stalled before production began.
Shruti Haasan eventually signed up to feature in Soham Shah’s Hindi film Luck, opposite Imran Khan, in 2008 and shot for the film for nearly a year. Imran Khan, her childhood friend, had recommended her name to the director and Haasan signed on after listening to the entire script and accepted to play a dual role in the action film.
Shruti took part in action scenes during filming and worked out extensively. The film opened to unanimously poor reviews from critics and took a poor opening at the box office, with critics stating that she “deserved a better launch vehicle”. Haasan then went on to appear alongside Blaaze in the promotional videos for Unnaipol Oruvan and Eenadu, the bilingual films starring her father, for which she had composed the music.
She made a further appearance in a promotional video for the horror film Hisss, starring Mallika Sherawat, where she had also sung a song composed by Dave Kushner. She made her Telugu debut in January 2011, acting opposite Siddharth in the fantasy adventure film Anaganaga O Dheerudu, directed by Prakash Kovelamudi. The film opened to positive reviews, with her performance being praised by critics.
Her second Hindi feature film, Madhur Bhandarkar’s romantic comedy Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, saw her appear in an extended guest appearance alongside an ensemble cast of Emraan Hashmi, Ajay Devgn and Shazahn Padamsee. Shruti’s performance gained poor responses from critics. However, the film went on to become a commercial success at the box office.
In 2010, Haasan was signed by AR Murugadoss to star opposite Suriya in his next film 7aum Arivu, and the film’s shooting began in June later that year. Her performance in the movie won appreciation from critics. The film opened to mixed reviews but became commercially successful.
Her next Telugu release was Oh My Friend, a romantic comedy film alongside Siddharth again, which also co-starred Hansika Motwani and Navdeep. The film opened to average reviews from critics.
Aishwarya Dhanush’s directorial debut 3, a romantic drama film co-starring Dhanush, marked a turning point in Haasan’s career. The film opened in 2012 to positive reviews, though the film only garnered average returns at the box office. Her second release in 2012 was Harish Shankar’s Telugu film Gabbar Singh, a remake of the 2010 Hindi film Dabangg, with the version featuring her alongside Pawan Kalyan.
The film went on to become a major commercial success at the box office and brought in more film offers for Haasan. Critics also gave her performance a favourable verdict. In 2013, she appeared in the Telugu action film Balupu opposite Ravi Teja, which eventually became a “super-hit” at the Indian box office. Shruti mainly received positive reviews for her performance.
Later that year, Shruti Haasan starred in two Hindi films, Prabhu Deva’s Ramaiya Vastavaiya and Nikkhil Advani’s D-Day. She also sang a song for the latter film, entitled “Alvida”. The film received an average response from critics. Her first release of 2014, the Telugu film Yevadu, opposite Ram Charan, emerged as a major commercial success.
Her second Telugu release of the year, Race Gurram, had Shruti Haasan star opposite Allu Arjun for the first time in her career. The film was released in 2014 and eventually emerged as a blockbuster success. Along with the rest of the film, Haasan received positive reviews for her performance.
Shruti also had a Tamil release; Poojai, opposite Vishal, and performed her first item number in her career in the Telugu action comedy film Aagadu, featuring Mahesh Babu and Tamannaah in the lead roles. In 2015, Haasan performed her second item number in the Hindi film Tevar, featuring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha.
Next, she appeared in multiple films in such as the Hindi film Gabbar Is Back opposite Akshay Kumar, Koratala Siva’s Srimanthudu opposite Mahesh Babu, Anees Bazmee’s comedy Welcome Back, alongside John Abraham, Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar and the Tamil films Puli, co-starring Vijay, Vedalam and Ajith Kumar.
In 2016 she appeared in Rocky Handsome opposite John Abraham for the second time and in the film Premam, opposite Naga Chaitanya which was the remake of the Malayalam film Premam. Shruti Haasan was signed to the fantasy film Sangamithra, directed by Sundar. C, in which she was to play a warrior. However, citing date issues, she opted out of the film.
In 2017, she appeared in Katamarayudu, which marked her second collaboration with Pawan Kalyan, Si3, with Suriya, for the second time, and Behen Hogi Teri alongside Rajkummar Rao. She made her American television debut in 2019 with the action drama series Treadstone in which she had a recurring role. After 3 years of hiatus in Indian films, she appeared in 2020 in the short film Devi, the ZEE5 film Yaara opposite Vidyut Jammwal and the anthology film Putham Pudhu Kaalai.
In 2021, she appeared in the Telugu action film Krack opposite Ravi Teja. She also worked opposite Vidyut Jammwal in the Mahesh Manjrekar film The Power. Shruti Haasan had a cameo role in the Pawan Kalyan starrer Vakeel Saab. She also appeared in the Tamil film Laabam alongside Vijay Sethupathi and will be next seen in the action thriller Salaar opposite Prabhas.
Latest News: Nandamuri Balakrishna and Shruti Haasan’s upcoming film with director Gopichandh Malineni was launched today (November 13), and the regular shoot will commence in early 2022.
Controversy: According to one report, the actress played a Pakistani hooker in the critically acclaimed Bollywood flick ‘D-Day’. However, before its release, Shruti Haasan faced backlash in the Tamil film industry as the distributors had used movies poster, featuring Shruti and lead actor Arjun Rampal’s intimate moment and promoted it as a p*rn flick. This infuriated the actress, who was being presented in such a light. The complaint was lodged, though, it only added to the publicity of the flick.
Latest Movies: Laabam
Latest Series: Treadstone
Upcoming Movies: Salaar