Shruti Hassan is an Indian film actress ad signer who works predominantly in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi language films. Born to the prominent Hassan family, she is the daughter of actor Kamal Hassan 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. Her father is an lyengar while her mother Sarika was born to a Maharashtrian father and Rajput mother. Her younger sister Akshara Hassan represents India nationally for Ballroom Latin dancing. Hassan studied at Abacus Montessori school in Chennai and moved to Mumbai to study psychology at St. Andrew’s College.
Hassan focused on cinema and music, and eventually traveled to the USA to continue to learn music at the Musicians Institute in Califronia, before returning to Chennai. 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 unsuccessful 2009 Bollywood film, the drama thriller film Luck. She later went on to win critical acclaim for her role in the Walt Disney fantasy film in Telugu, Anaganaga O Dheerudu (2011),k Oh My Friend(2011) and her Tamil debut 7aum Arivu (2011).
After several successful films like Gabbar Singh (2011), Race Gurram (2014), Vedalam (2015) Simanthudu (2015), and Singam 3 (2017), she established herself as one of the leading contemporary actress in Tamil and Telugu cinema. In a recent poll conducted by the Chennai Times, Hassan 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 Ramaiya Vasta vaiya (2013) and Gabbar is Back(2015). In addition to acting, Hassan has also continued her stint in music through work as a singer in Indian languages and has become and established playback singer in India.
For her songs, she has received Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Tamil and the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Telugu nominations for the songs ‘Kannazhaga Kaalazhaga” from the film 3 (2012), “Yeandi Yeandi” from the film Puli (2015) and “junction Lo” from the film Aagadu (2014). She began her career as a music director with her father’s production Unnaipol Oruvan and her own music band and album.
After Gabbar Singh, she is back teaming up with Pawan Kalyan once again for the film Katamarayudu. Kishore Pardasani directed the movie and Shruti Hassan played Pawan’s love interest in the movie. Pawan played a village head in the move which revolves around Rayalaseema. Shruti Hassan has been showcased in a traditional role and her performance has been well appreciated. The movie has been receiving exceptional response from the audience all over.