The pretty Shruti Haasan came into being on 28th January, 1986 as the daughter of actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur, before their marriage in 1988. She pursued her studies from Abacus, Chennai upto 10th grade. Later on, she moved to Mumbai to study psychology at St. Andrew’s College. Shruti is an Indian actress as well as singer and musician well-known for her works in Telugu cinema, Tamil cinema and also Bollywood.
Started her career as a child artist, she sang in her father’s Hey Ram (2000), for the first time, though the role was limited to cameo. She was proffered in Bollywood as a debutante actress for the first time in Luck (2009), an action drama film. Although the film could not cope up with the prevailing other cinemas of that time, Shruti was well acclaimed for her remarkable performance in Walt Disney’s Anaganaga O Dheerudu in Telugu. She further added Oh My Friend and 7th Sense to her garner. Gabbar Singh in 2012 proved to be her first commercial success, which was a Telugu remake of bollywod Dabangg.
With various other successful accomplishments undertaken by her, she established herself in Telugu cinema. Besides, she is also considered as a promising actress in Hindi cinema too. With her latest being Gabbar is Back, an Akshay Kumar starrer, released recently is aptly expected to be a high scorer in Bollywood. In addition to this, she has also signed Welcome Back, which is currently under production.
In conjunction with her acting skills, she is also known for her singing talent too. Her singing debut was during her school age in the film Chachi 420. She also sang the bilingual versions of the title theme along with her father in Hey Ram. Critically appreciated for her work in the album from Illayaraaja, it was quoted that she has the essence of being a great singer with some training required.
Not only this, she has also established herself as a music composer with the Tamil film Unnaipol Oruvan. Added to this, she is also the lead vocalist in a rock band named The Extramentals.
On account of her much acknowledged contribution to the cinema industry, she has been nominated for diversified awards. Some of her accolades include The Best Debut Actress for the Filmfare Award (South) and the Cinemaa Award. She also carries the SIIMA Award for the Stylish Actress of South Indian Cinema.