Actress, Supporting Cast
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Real/Other Names:: Suhasini Maniratnam
Date of Birth:: August 15, 1961(Age-49)
Place of Birth:: Parmakudi, Tamil Nadu

Family and Relations

Father : Charu Hasan (elder brother of Kamal Hassan)
Husband:Mani Ratnam

Mini Biography

Personal life :
Suhasini is a trained costume designer, hair stylist and cinematographer. She is known as the first female student to graduate from the Madras Film institute. In 1988, she married Mani Ratnam and the couple have a son, born in 1992.

Film career:
She 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,which was a milestone in the hhistory 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, helming her first film Indira. She also wrote the screenplay for the film. The project was produced by G.V. films. She and husband Mani Ratnam, are both involved in the running of their production company Madras Talkies, along with G. Srinivasan.

She is also a very talented make-up artist and hair stylist. Suhasini has helped her co-stars who were equally popular like Radhika, Radha, Vijayashanthi, Sumalatha and Ambika on their make up and hair. She even volunteered to do Radhika's hair for the movie, "Keladi Kanmani", a sort of come-back movie for Radhika. She was very instrumental in getting Radhika back to Cinema after the later succumbed to some personal problems. Her penchant for hairdressing and unegoistic helping approach to her co-stars has made her one of the very favorite co-actress as she is always seen personally helping her co-stars like Radha, Radhika, Vijayashanthi, Sumalatha with their hair and make up. Her latest appearance in Telugu Movie Leader is a stand out performance, which lifts the supporting artists value in movies to a whole new level