Akshara Haasan

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Akshara Haasan
Akshara Haasan gracing ‘Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards 2016’.jpg
Haasan at Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards, 2016
Born (1991-10-12) 12 October 1991 (age 25)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010–present
Parent(s) Kamal Haasan
Sarika Thakur
Family See Haasan family

Akshara Haasan (born 12 October 1991) is an Indian film actress and assistant director. The daughter of actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur, and the younger sister of Shruti Haasan, she made her film debut with the comedy drama Shamitabh (2015).

Early life[edit]

Akshara Haasan was born on 12 October 1991 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur. Her father is an Iyengar while her mother Sarika was a Maharashtran. [1] [2] Shruti Haasan is her elder sister. Akshara did her schooling years in Abacus Montessori school, Lady Andal in Chennai; Beacon High in Mumbai and completed her schooling in Indus International School (Bangalore).

Career[edit]

Haasan has worked as an assistant director to Rahul Dholakia on the 2010 film Society starring her mother Sarika,[3] as well as Ram Moorthy, Uzer Khan, E. Niwas, Ruchi Narain on my many AD films in Mumbai.[4] During her stint as an assistant director, she rejected opportunities to feature as an actress, notably turning down an offer to work in Mani Ratnam's Kadal.[5]

Haasan made her debut as an actress in Shamitabh opposite Dhanush, which also has Amitabh Bachchan in the lead.[6][7][8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Akshara with her father Kamal Haasan and sister Shruti Haasan in 2015

Haasan lives in Mumbai with her mother.[10]

Filmography[edit]

As Actress
Year Title Language Role Notes
2015 Shamitabh Hindi Akshara Pandey
2017 Vivegam Tamil Filming
Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana Hindi
As Assistant Director
Year Title Language Notes
2016 Sabaash Naidu Tamil
Telugu
Hindi
Filming[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Girl Interrupted". 13 July 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Gupta, Priya (17 May 2013). "I get devastated at the idea of marriage: Shruti Haasan". Times of India. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "I am leaving behind a good legacy for my children: Sarika". The Times of India. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' will be released on October 12". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Reluctant actor Akshara Haasan gets to work : Bollywood, News - India Today. Indiatoday.intoday.in (26 February 2014). Retrieved 2015-05-10.
  6. ^ "I’m Working With Dhanush-Akshara Hassan: Amitabh Bachchan". tamilwire. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dhanush ecstatic to work with Amitabh Bachchan, Akshara Haasan in R. Balki's next". glamsham. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Akshara Haasan to make Bollywood debut opposite Dhanush". CNN-IBN. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "IT’S OFFICIAL! Dhanush, Akshara, Big B In R Balki’s Next". businessofcinema. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Shruti Haasan's sister Akshara lives in Mumbai with mom". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Kamal Haasan to work with daughters Shruti, Akshara in Sabaash Naidu". Hindustan Times. 2016-04-30. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 

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