Shruti Haasan was born on 28 January 1986 to actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur in Chennai, India. Her younger sister Akshara represents India nationally for Ballroom Latin dancing. Shruthi studied at Abacus in Chennai and moved to Mumbai to study psychology at St. Andrew?s College.
Shruti shifted her focus to cinema and music, and eventually travelled to the USA to continue to learn music at the Musicians Institute in California, before returning to Chennai. She has also had rhinoplasty to alter the appearance of her nose early in her film career.
Shruti?s was only six when she recorded a song for the first time for Thevar Magan (for her gather) and it was an Ilaiyaraaja composition. Next came her debut singing for a Hindi movie titled Chachi 420 and this happened to be a duet, where her father joined in. the film ?Hey Ram? saw Shruti sang various versions (title theme)- in Tamil and Hindi and the song was titled ?Rama Rama??.once again it was sung along with Shruti?s father. It turns out that the Ilayaraaja album received critical praise and also won shruti accolades!
K. J. Yesudas (a veteran singer) joined Shruti for a film titled En Mana Vaanil (in the year 2002) which was for Ilaiyaraaja?s music. She?s also worked done work with Gautham Menon for his Vaaranam Aayiram where the composition was by Harris Jayaraj. Shruti (in the year 2008) was busy wrapping up her debut album (untitled) where she has not only sung the tracks, but has also composed and written them herself! This album was to be released somewhere in 2009. She has also sung a track for her own movie Luck.
September 2010 saw Shruti collaborating with Dave Kushner and the project was for the film titled Hisss. The lyrics for this track were written by Shruti and it was a Whilst Kushner composition?. Shruti also sang this track and featured in the promotional video.
Shruti is not only interested in composing music, singing and acting, but she has also tried her hand at modeling. In September 2007, shruti featured in Frappe! Magazine as well as Verve.
Shruti?s debut in Bollywood came with a film titled Luck where she was paired opposite /Imran Khan and which was a Soham Shah film. This film gathered quite a lot of publicity before its release, but failed to be so promising at the box office. Shruti debuted in Telugu films in the year 2011 (January), where she was cast opposite Siddharth and the film was titled Anaganaga O Dheerudu, which is a Prakash Kovelamudi?s direction. This movie was a Walt Disney Pictures co-production, yet it turned out to be unsuccessful commercially.