Suhasini Maniratnam (born 15 August 1961) known commonly as Suhasini, is an Indian actress known for her works in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu films. She made her film debut in 1980 with the Tamil film Nenjathai Killathe, for which she won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress. Suhasini won the National Film Award for Best Actress for the Tamil film Sindhu Bhairavi in 1986..
Suhasini Mani Ratnam
15 August 1961
|Occupation||Actress, director, producer, writer|
Kamal Haasan (uncle)
Anu Hasan (cousin)
Shruti Haasan (cousin)
Akshara Haasan (cousin)
Suhasini was born to actor Charuhasan,in Paramakudi, into the prominent Haasan family. She married film director Mani Ratnam in 1988 and the couple has a son Nandan born in 1992. She is a self-described atheist. In an interview, she said "I don't believe in God, in prayer, in going to temples begging God to give me and my family happiness."
She was named the honorary council for the country of Luxembourg.
A student of cinematography from the M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute, Suhasini started her career as a camera assistant to Ashok Kumar and went on to become an actress. Suhasini has acted in Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil films. She started her career as a make-up artist for several leading actors. She made her debut with the Tamil film Nenjathai Killathe opposite Kokila Mohan. She was a top star in both Tamil and Telugu films during the 1980s.
Her first Kannada movie was K. Balachandars Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu (1983) which was a big hit. The mega success of Rajendra Singh Babu's Bandhana opposite Vishnuvardhan, established her in Kannada films as well and she went on to give several more hits over the next few years - Muthina Haara (1990), Suprabhatha, Hendthig Helthini and Amruthavarshini to name a few. Her collaboration with Vishnuvardhan is considered as one of the best in Kannada cinema. The duo has acted together in many blockbuster films that include Bandhana, Suprabhatha, Muthina Haara, Hendthig Helthini, Himapatha, Mathad Mathad Mallige and School Master.
She was introduced to Malayalam cinema through Padmarajan's Koodevide (1983), which also featured Mammootty. Her role in the AFI Fest-nominated feature Vanaprastham (1999), which starred Mohanlal, was particularly well received. She won the National Film Award for Best Actress in 1986 for her role in the 1985 Tamil film Sindhu Bhairavi, directed by K. Balachander. In 1996, Suhasini stepped into direction with Indira. She also wrote the screenplay. The project was produced by G. V. Films.
Suhasini and her husband Mani Ratnam are involved in the running of their production company Madras Talkies, with G. Srinivasan. She is also an anchor on Zee Tamil TV Channel for a talk show interviewing famous movie personalities.
- Best Actress – Kannada – Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu (1983)
- Best Actress – Telugu – Swati (1984)
- Best Actress – Kannada – Suprabhatha (1988)
- Best Actress – Kannada – Muthina Haara (1990)
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Kannada – Sachin! Tendulkar Alla (2014)
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1983||Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu||Kavitha|
|1997||Ganga Yamuna||Yamuna||Cameo appearance|
|2000||Yaarige Saluthe Sambala|
|2000||Swalpa Adjust Madkolli|
|2001||Ellara Mane Dosenu|
|2007||Maathaad Maathaadu Mallige||Kanaka|
|2010||Sanju Weds Geetha|
|2014||Sachin! Tendulkar Alla||Sakshi Dinesh|
|2017||Masti Gudi||Chief Minister|
|2018||Ambi Ning Vayassaytho||Nandhini|
|2019||Ayushman Bhava||Harshini Prasad|
|1987||President Gari Abbai||Latha|
|1987||Samsaram Oka Chadarangam||Uma|
|1988||Aakhari Poratam||Sunadha Mala|
|1993||Ratha Sarathi||Dr. Shakunthala|
|1997||Pelli Pandiri||Dr. Prabhavathi|
|2000||Sakutumba Saparivaara Sametam||Vaani|
|2001||Nuvvu Naaku Nachav||Sujatha|
|2006||Valliddari Vayasu Padahare|
|2007||Sri Mahalakshmi||Lakshmi's sister|
|2008||Amma Cheppindi||Bose's mother|
|2012||Sri Vasavi Vaibhavam||Goddess Kanyaka Parameswari|
|2012||Gabbar Singh||Gabbar Singh's mother|
|2012||Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?||Suguna|
|2013||Baadshah||Mother of N. T. Rama Rao|
|2018||Tholi Prema||Aditya's mother|
|2018||Touch Chesi Chudu||Shalini's mother|
|2019||Yatra||Sabitha Indra Reddy|
|1981||Kudumbam Oru Kadambam||Parvathi|
|1982||Nandri, Meendum Varuga|
|1983||Veetile Raman Velile Krishnan|
|1983||Oru Indhiya Kanavu||Anamika|
|1983||Poikkal Kudhirai||Guest appearance|
|1987||Manathil Uruthi Vendum||Nandini|
|1988||En Bommukutty Ammavukku||Lakshmi|
|1989||En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan||Saradha|
|2001||Paarvai Ondre Podhume|
|2010||Thambikku Indha Ooru|
|2015||Kanchana 2||Channel MD|
|2017||Chennaiyil Oru Naal 2||Sister Lily|
|2018||Abhi & Anu||Revathy|
|2020||Putham Pudhu Kaalai||Valli||Amazon Prime film|
Also director and writer for the segment Coffee, Anyone?
|2020||Oh Andha Naatkal||Sindhu||Delayed|
|1984||Thathamme Poocha Poocha||Kalyani|
|1984||Unni Vanna Divasam||Anu|
|1987||Manivathoorile Aayiram Sivarathrikal||Neena|
|1989||Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam||Capt. Alice Cherian|
|2006||Pachakuthira||Akash's mother |
|2009||Vilapangalkkappuram||Dr. Mary Varghese|
|2009||Nammal Thammil||Rosy IAS|
|2015||Love 24x7||Dr. Sarayu|
|2015||Salt Mango Tree||Deepika|
|2018||Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum||Revathy|
|2020||Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham||Khadeejumma|
Hindi / EnglishEdit
|1995||Indira||Anu Hasan, Arvind Swamy|
|2020||Putham Pudhu Kaalai ||Herself, Anu Hasan, Shruti Haasan||Anthology film; segment Coffee, anyone?|
As a dialogue writerEdit
|2010||Ravanan||Vikram, Prithviraj, Aishwarya Rai|
|1997||Iruvar||Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai|
|1993||Thiruda Thiruda||Prashanth, Anand, Heera Rajgopal|
As camera assistantEdit
As Voice ActorEdit
|1993||Thiruda Thiruda||Heera Rajagopal||Tamil|
|1998||Uyire (Dubbed version)||Manisha Koirala||Tamil|
- Autograph (Jaya TV) as Host
- Weekend with Stars (Zee Tamil TV) as host
- Ninaivu Kurippugal (DD Podhigai) as host
- "Getting to know Suhasini Mani Ratnam". Rediff.com. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
- "The Tribune – Windows – Main Feature". The Tribune. 12 April 2003. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
- "Celeb couple Married to the medium". The Tribune. 12 April 2003. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
- Tamil, Galatta (30 January 2020). "Suhasini honorary council for Luxembourg". YouTube.
- Indian Cinema. Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 1996. p. 89. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
- "Film List of Suhasini Manirathnam| Lakshman Sruthi - 100% Manual Orchestra |". www.lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
- Vidura. C. Sarkar. 1989.
- "Nikhila all praise for Dileep". Times of India. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
- "'Putham Pudhu Kaalai': Amazon Prime Video announces anthology of five Tamil short films". Cinema Express. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
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