Akshara Haasan is an Indian film actress, screenwriter, assistant director who works primarily in Bollywood and the Tamil film industry. Haasan was tipped to be launched by Mani Ratnam in his romantic tale Kadal opposite Gautham Karthik. She has also refused several other offers before accepting R. Balki's film.
Akshara Haasan was born on 12 October 1991 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur. Her father is Tamil while her mother is of Marathi and Rajput descent. Shruti Haasan is her elder sister. Haasan completed her schooling in Chennai, and later at Bangalore's Indus International School.
Haasan has worked as an assistant director to Rahul Dholakia on the 2010 film Society starring her mother Sarika, as well as to Kamal Haasan on the 2013 Tamil film Vishwaroopam.
Haasan made her bollywood acting debut as an actress in R. Balki' s new directorial venture titled 'Shamitabh' topposite Dhanush, which also has Amitabh Bachchan in the lead.