Shruti Haasan (born January 28, 1986) is an Indian actress, singer and music composer who works in the South Indian film industry and Bollywood. Her parents are noted actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika. As a child artist, she sang in films and appeared in a guest role, before making her adult acting debut in the 2009 action drama, Luck. She later went on to win critical acclaim for her role in the Walt Disney fantasy film, Anaganaga O Dheerudu, Oh My Friend and 7aam Arivu. In 2012, she starred in Gabbar Singh, Telugu remake of Dabangg which also was her first hit as an actress. 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.
Shruti Haasan was next seen in Aishwarya Dhanush’s directorial debut , 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 Haasanand Rajinikanth as did the success of the song Why This Kolaveri Di?.
The film opened in March 2012 to positive reviews with a critic noting “Shruti Hassan has come a long way”, 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. Shruti had signed the film in November 2011 replacing Ileana D’Cruz who had opted out, and played the role of Bhagyalakshmi, a village girl, which had been essayed by Sonakshi Sinha in the original version. The film went on to become a large commercial success at the box office and created more film offers for the actress.
Critics also gave her performance a favourable verdict citing that she “justifies her role” and “though she didn’t have much of a role, she has left her mark”. Her next release in Telugu is Balupu with Ravi Teja. Shruti will be apart of upcoming Telugu movie “Yevadu” which has Ram Charan in the lead as well as Prabhu Deva’s new venture in hindi. The movie features producer Kumar Taurani’s son Girish.