Shruti Haasan (born 28 January 1986) is an Indian film actress and singer who works predominantly in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi language films. Born to the prominent Haasan family, she is the daughter of 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 successful 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), Oh My Friend (2011) and her Tamil debut 7aum Arivu (2011). After several successful films like Gabbar Singh (2012), Race Gurram (2014), Vedalam (2015) Srimanthudu (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, Haasan 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 Vastavaiya (2013), Gabbar Is Back (2015) and Welcome Back (2015).
In addition to acting, Haasan has also continued her stint in music through work as a singer in Indian languages and has become an 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.