July 15, 1970
Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
|Occupation||Actress, model, TV anchor, entrepreneur|
Kamal Hassan (uncle)
Suhasini Maniratnam (cousin)
Shruti Haasan (cousin)
Akshara Haasan (cousin)
Anu Hasan (born Anuradha Chandrahasan on 15 July 1970) is a Tamil actress and TV anchor. She made her film debut in the critically acclaimed Indira (1995) and has since appeared in many Tamil films, playing predominantly supporting roles. She hosted the celebrity talk show Koffee with Anu on the Tamil channel Vijay for three seasons. She is also an entrepreneur, model, musician and martial arts expert.
Anu Hasan was born on 15 July 1970 to Chandra Hasan, elder brother of the National Film Award-winning actor, Kamal Haasan. She was educated at St. Joseph's Anglo Indian Girls Higher Secondary School, Trichy and earned a MSc degree in Physics and Management from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan.
Her love for music showed up as a jazz singer when she performed at the U.S consulate in Kolkata. BITSians who were on campus between 1988 and 1993 remember Anu Hasan in some of the English Drama Club (EDC) productions of the day including Fiddler on the Roof and Spartacus.
She began her acting career in the title role of the 1995 Tamil film Indira, directed by her cousin Suhasini Mani Ratnam. Afterwards, she appeared in many other films, playing supporting roles such as the mother, sister or wife character of the lead actor. Among her films, her notable ones are Run (2002), in which she starred as the protagonist's sister, which earned her Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress and Nala Damayanthi (2003).
By 2000, she ventured into television, acting first in the series Anbulla Snehgidhiye, which was adapted from Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's award-winning novel Sister of My Heart. For her performance in the series, she received accolades and several awards. She then starred in a number of TV series like Avan Aval Avargal, Ammaavukku Rendula Raagu and Vivahita (Malayalam), following which she turned anchor for the celebrity talk show Koffee with Anu (named after herself), aired on Vijay TV. The show, which she hosted for over three years, soon became very popular and made her ultimately a household name in Tamil Nadu. She also currently presents Kannadi for Jaya TV.
In 2009-2010 she was awarded the Kalaimamani Award by the Tamil Nadu State Government.
|2001||Aalavandhan||Kamal's mother||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|2002||Run||Siva's sister||Tamil||Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Santhosh Subramaniam||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|2009||Sarvam||Gheetha Eashwar||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|Evaraina Epudaina||Venkat's sister-in-law||Telugu|
|2010||Maanja Velu||Karthik's wife||Tamil|
|Irandu Mugam||Sarveswaran's wife||Tamil|
|2011||Red Building Where The Sun Sets||English||Winner of National Award for Best Non-Feature|
|DeadPoint||Anwar's Mother||Arabic||Directed by Milad Latoof|
|2013||Aayiram Kanavughal||Anu / Anitha||Tamil||Currently filming in London, directed by Nanthathurai|
|Kaanagam||Anu||Tamil||under post production, directed by Maamani|
|Kunthapura||Gowri Iyer||Malayalam||A biopic film about pre-independence, Post-Production |
|Title||Genre / Language||Role|
|Anbulla Snegithiyae||TV series; Tamil|
|Boom Boom Shakal||TV series; Tamil|
|Avan Aval Avargal||TV series; Tamil|
|Ammaavukku Rendula Raagu||TV series; Tamil|
|Vivahita||TV series; Malayalam|
|Koffee with Anu||Talk show; Tamil||Host|
|Rekha IPS||TV series; Tamil||Rekha|
|Tharkappu Kalai Theeratha||TV series; Tamil||Appa|
|Anu Alavum Bayam Illai||Reality show; Tamil||Host|
|En Samayal Araiyil||Reality show; Tamil||Host|
|Kannadi||Reality show; Tamil||Host|
|Superkid||Quiz show; Tamil||Host|
|Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia||English|
- "Interview with Anu Hasan : Goergo". Goergo.in. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
- "Sandpaper - The BITSAA Magazine". Sandpaper.bitsaa.org. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
- "Metro Plus Madurai / Profiles : Spreading fragrance everywhere". The Hindu. 2006-12-16. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
- Video Series for Ask How India
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- Sivanand, Sibin (2012-07-10). "Kunthapura Malayalam Movie Preview". Theater Balcony. Retrieved 2013-09-07.