Sat, Apr 04, 2009

Like father, like daughter. Shruti Haasan , daughter of Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan , is a powerhouse of talent.

Shruti, 23, is the eldest of Kamal's two daughters and has a professional degree in music from the Musicians Institute, California. She has also said to have learnt “North Indian classical music”.

Today, Shruti heads the rock band Extramentals as the lead vocalist, but not many know that she debuted as a playback singer at the age of six, in south film ‘Thevar Magan’ (1992) and her first Bollywood song was in ‘Chachi 420’ (1998).

Her second Hindi song came in Hey Ram (2000), in which she sung the bilingual versions of the title track "Ram Ram" with her father, in both Hindi and Tamil.

Apart from singing, Shruti has also been a model and featured in magazines like Frappe! and Verve.

Shruti is presently said to be composing music for her father’s film ‘Thalaivan Irukkiraan’, a remake of the hit Bollywood thriller A Wednesday in Tamil and Telugu respectively.

“She has already recorded a song for the film and it's come out really well,” Kamal is quoted by a news agency.

In Bollywood, Shruti is set to make her acting debut in an action role opposite Imran Khan in director Soham Shah’s film Luck .