Birth: 15-08-1961, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Suhasini Maniratnam is a Indian actress. She made her film debut in 1980 with the Tamil film Nenjathai Killathe. Suhasini was born on August 15, 1961 in Chennai to actor Charuhasan, the older brother of Kamal Hassan and has a sibling Anu Haasan Suhasini has acted in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu films. In Kannada, she acted in several movies like Bandhana and Muttina Haara (1990) directed by Rajendra Singh Babu, Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu (1983) directed by K. Balchander, Suprabhatha, directed by Dinesh Babu. In Kannada films, she is a popular artist, especially in Vishnuvardhan movies which were hits at box office. She was introduced to Malayalam cinema through Padmarajan's Koodevide (1983), which also featured Mammootty. Her role in the AFI Fest-nominated feature Vaanaprastham (1999), which starred Mohanlal was particularly well received, a milestone in the history of Indian cinema. She won the coveted 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 for the film. The project was produced by G.V. Films. Suhasini and husband Mani Ratnam are involved in the running of their production company Madras Talkies, with G. Srinivasan. At the beginning of her movies she could not speak in Tamil and it gave directors a tough job to teach her Tamil and then later she learned the language and dubbed herself. Suhasini has helped her co-stars who were equally popular like Radhika, Radha, Vijayashanthi, Sumalatha and Ambika on their makeup and hair. Her latest appearance in the Telugu movie Leader is a stand out performance, which lifts the supporting artists value in movies to a whole new level.