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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.

Anu Hasan
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Born
Anuradha Chandrahasan

(1970-07-15) 15 July 1970 (age 49)
OccupationActress, Entrepreneur, Presenter, Writer, Motivational Speaker, Podcaster
RelativesSee Haasan family

Early lifeEdit

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

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

CareerEdit

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]

She writes a monthly column for Just for Women (India) magazine.

AuthorEdit

BooksEdit

  • Sunny Side Up (2015) – Self Help English Book.[6]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1995 Indira Indira Tamil
2001 Aalavandhan Vijay and Nandu's mother Tamil Cameo appearance, was simultaneously shot in Hindi as Abhay
2002 Run Siva's sister Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2003 Nala Damayanthi Ammulu Tamil
Anjaneya Paramaguru's sister Tamil
2008 Akku Anu Tamil
Santhosh Subramaniam Tamil Cameo appearance
Dhaam Dhoom Sarasu Tamil
2009 Sarvam Geetha Eashwar Tamil Cameo appearance
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 appearance
Red Building Where The Sun Sets English
2012 Endhukante... Premanta!
Yen Endraal Kaadhal Enben
Revathi Telugu
Tamil
Tamil-Telugu Bilingual film
Dead Point Anwar's mother Arabic
2013 Kunthapura Gowri Iyer Malayalam
2014 1: Nenokkadine Kalyani Telugu
2017 Valla Desam Anu Tamil
Is This Now Ms. Murray English
2018 Kinar
Keni
Malayalam
Tamil
Chi La Sow Telugu

TelevisionEdit

Title Genre Language Role
Anbulla Snegithiyae TV series Tamil
Boom Boom Shakalaka 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
Vaanga Pesalam Talk show Tamil Host

Dubbing artistEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sandpaper – The BITSAA Magazine". Sandpaper.bitsaa.org. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Metro Plus Madurai / Profiles : Spreading fragrance everywhere". The Hindu. 16 December 2006. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Interview with Anu Hasan : Goergo". Goergo.in. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  4. ^ Video Series for Ask How India
  5. ^ [1] Archived 7 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ https://soundcloud.com/southword

External linksEdit