Anu Hasan

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Anu Hasan
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Born Anuradha Chandrahasan
(1970-07-15) 15 July 1970 (age 47)
Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress, TV anchor, entrepreneur
Relatives See Haasan family

Anu Hasan (born Anuradha Chandrahasan on 15 July 1970) is an Indian 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 minor roles. She hosted the celebrity talk show Koffee with Anu on the Tamil channel Vijay for three seasons.

Early life[edit]

Anu Hasan was born on 15 July 1970 to Chandra Hasan, the brother of actors Kamal Haasan and Charuhasan. Hasan is the first cousin of film actresses Shruti Haasan, Suhasini Maniratnam and Akshara Haasan.

Hasan was educated at St. Joseph's Anglo Indian Girls Higher Secondary School, Tiruchirappalli, and earned a MSc degree in Physics and Management from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan.[1][2]


By 2000, she ventured into television,[3] acting first in the series Anbulla Snehgidhiye, which was adapted from Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's award-winning novel Sister of My Heart.[1] 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 STAR Vijay. The show, which she hosted for over four years, soon became very popular and made her ultimately a household name in Tamil Nadu.[2]

In 2014 she joined the Ask How India social movement and made a series of videos pertaining to social issues.[4]

In addition, Anu has worked as a dubbing artiste, lending her voice for many non-Tamil-speaking actresses, including Raveena Tandon, Preity Zinta and Geetu Mohandas.[5]



Year Film Role Language Notes
1995 Indira Indira Tamil
2001 Aalavandhan Kamal's mother Tamil Cameo
2002 Run Siva's sister Tamil Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2003 Nala Damayanthi Amloo Tamil
Anjaneya Paramaguru's sister Tamil
2008 Akku Anu Tamil
Santhosh Subramaniam Tamil Cameo
Dhaam Dhoom Sarasu Tamil
2009 Sarvam Gheetha Eashwar Tamil Cameo
Aadhavan Anu Tamil
Evaraina Epudaina Venkat's sister-in-law Telugu
2010 Maanja Velu Karthik's wife Tamil
Irandu Mugam Sarveswaran's wife Tamil
Thottuppaar Tamil
2011 Ko Herself Tamil Cameo
Red Building Where The Sun Sets English Winner of National Award for Best Non-Feature
2012 Endhukante... Premanta!
Yen Endral Kadhal Enben!
Revathi Telugu
Bilingual film in Telugu and Tamil languages
DeadPoint Anwar's Mother Arabic Directed by Milad Latoof
2013 Kunthapura Gowri Iyer Malayalam A biopic film about pre-independence, Post-Production [6]
2014 1: Nenokkadine Kalyani(Mahesh Babu's mother) Telugu
2015 Valla Desam Tamil
2015 Aakki Tamil
2016 Vaakku Malayalam
2016 [Is This Now] English


Title Genre Language Role
Anbulla Snegithiyae TV series Tamil
Boom Boom Shakal 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
Golmaal Gouramma TV series Kannada
Hollyoaks Soap opera English
Cucumber Drama English Shoona Merchandani
My Jihad - Episodes 3 and 4 Drama English Noor
EastEnders Soap opera English Fatima Inzamam
Emmerdale Soap opera English


  1. ^ a b "Sandpaper - The BITSAA Magazine". Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Metro Plus Madurai / Profiles : Spreading fragrance everywhere". The Hindu. 2006-12-16. Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Anu Hasan : Goergo". Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  4. ^ Video Series for Ask How India
  5. ^ [1] Archived 7 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Sivanand, Sibin (2012-07-10). "Kunthapura Malayalam Movie Preview". Theater Balcony. Retrieved 2013-09-07. 

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