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Born Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Alwarpet, Chennai, India
Occupation actor, film director, film producer, writer
Relatives Suhasini Maniratnam (daughter)
Chandrahasan (brother)
Kamal Hassan (brother)
Anu Hasan (niece)
Shruti Haasan (niece)

Charuhasan[1][2][3][4][5] (born 1930) is an Indian film actor, acting mostly in South Indian movies. He was born in 1930 to D. Srinivasan. He is the elder brother of Kamal Haasan. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor[4] and also the Karnataka Government's Best Actor Award for the movie Tabarana Kathe, directed by Girish Kasaravalli in 1987.

Charuhasan is the father of Indian actress Suhasini Maniratnam and the brother of Kamal Haasan.[3] He has acted in several Tamil & Malayalam films, and a few Telugu & Kannada movies. His other notable movies include Dalapathi which was directed by his son-in-law Maniratnam. He also acted for a short time in Sun TV's serial Chithi & Anandham. Charuhasan is an avid amateur radio operator (callsign - VU2SCU).[2] He lives in Chennai.[1]

Before entering the film industry, he was a lawyer.[4][5] He had a different schooling to other children his age; due to an accident he was unable to attend school for the first few years of his life and had a private tutor give him a basic education.[6]


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  2. ^ a b QRZ Ham Radio Callsign Database - VU2SCU
  3. ^ a b Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen; National Film Archive of India (1994), Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema, British Film Institute, p. 206, ISBN 978-0-85170-455-5 
  4. ^ a b c Subha J Rao, "Entertainment for a cause", The Hindu, 30 August 2004
  5. ^ a b S.R. Ashok Kumar, "An advocate by profession, an actor by accident", The Hindu, 26 April 2007
  6. ^ Prince Frederick (Feb 28, 2005), "Metro Plus Chennai : Late bloomers", The Hindu, retrieved 2014-07-20 

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