Akshara Haasan

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Akshara Haasan
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Akshara Haasan at the 2016 Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards
Akshara Haasan

ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Other namesAkshu
Years active2010–present
Parent(s)Kamal Haasan
Sarika Thakur
RelativesShruthi Haasan (sister)
Suhasini Maniratnam (cousin)
Charu Haasan (uncle)
Chandra Haasan (uncle)
Anu Haasan (cousin)
FamilySee Haasan family

Akshara Haasan is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Hindi and Tamil language films. 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), and later appeared in Vivegam (2017).

Early and personal life[edit]

Akshara Haasan was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur.[1][2] Shruti Haasan is her elder sister. Akshara did her schooling years in Abacus Montessori School, Montessori; Lady Andal in Chennai; Beacon High in Mumbai and completed her schooling in Indus International School, Bangalore.

Akshara Haasan lives in Mumbai with her mother.[3] She is an atheist,although she agrees with Buddhism and describes it as "a way of life and in an individuals way of life."[4][5]


Haasan has worked as an assistant director to Rahul Dholakia on the 2010 film Society, starring her mother Sarika,[6] as well as Ram Moorthy, Uzer Khan, E. Niwas and Ruchi Narain on my many AD films in Mumbai.[7] 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.[8] She also worked for her father's Sabaash Naidu, which had her sister Shruthi Haasan in a supporting role.[9]

Haasan made her debut as an actress in Shamitabh, opposite Dhanush, which also has Amitabh Bachchan in the lead[10][11][12][13] and co-actor of Ajith Kumar in Vivegam in Tamil.


Year Title Role Language Notes
2015 Shamitabh Akshara Pandey Hindi
2017 Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana Laali Hindi
Vivegam Natasha Tamil
2019 Kadaram Kondan Aatirah Tamil
Fingertip Priya Tamil ZEE5 Web Series


  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. ^ "Shruti Haasan's sister Akshara lives in Mumbai with mom". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  4. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/tamil/did-akshara-haasan-convert-to-buddhism-kamal-haasan-responds-4771695/
  5. ^ http://m.indiatoday.in/story/kamal-haasan-daughter-akshara-religion-change/1/1013287.html
  6. ^ "I am leaving behind a good legacy for my children: Sarika". The Times of India. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' will be released on October 12". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  8. ^ Reluctant actor Akshara Haasan gets to work : Bollywood, News - India Today. Indiatoday.intoday.in (26 February 2014). Retrieved 2015-05-10.
  9. ^ "Kamal Haasan to work with daughters Shruti, Akshara in Sabaash Naidu". Hindustan Times. 30 April 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  10. ^ "I'm Working With Dhanush-Akshara Hassan: Amitabh Bachchan". tamilwire. 21 November 2013. Archived from the original on 27 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Dhanush ecstatic to work with Amitabh Bachchan, Akshara Haasan in R. Balki's next". glamsham. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Akshara Haasan to make Bollywood debut opposite Dhanush". CNN-IBN. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  13. ^ "IT'S OFFICIAL! Dhanush, Akshara, Big B In R Balki's Next". businessofcinema. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014.

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