Suhasini Maniratnam (born 15 August 1961) known commonly as Suhasini, is an Indian actress known for her works in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi 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 began her career as a camera assistant to Ashok Kumar, but it was in her destiny to become an actress. Suhasini Maniratnam was launched into films with ‘Nenjathai Killathe’ released in the year 1980 in the Tamil Language. She was pushed to Malayalam movies through Padmarajan’s Koodevide 1983. Her pairing with Vishnuvardhan is considered as one of the best and also unique in South Indian films. The pair have acted together in various blockbuster movies which include the likes of Bandhana, Muthina Haara, Himapatha, Mathad Mathad Mallige, Hendthig Helthini, and School Master.
Real Name: Suhasini Maniratnam
Another Name: Suhasini Charuhasan
Profession(s): Actress, Director
Date of Birth: 15 August 1961
Age: (as in 2020) 59 Years
Birthplace: Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/ Sun sign: Leo
Hometown: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
School: Government School, Chennai, India
College/ Institute: Queen Mary’s College, Chennai, India and Madras Film Institute, India
Educational Qualification: Graduate In Cinematography
Debut Film: Nenjathai Killathe (1980)
Religion: Atheist (Belongs to Hindu Family)
Caste: Not Known
Hobbies: Singing, Traveling
Awards, Honours, Achievements:
- She won Best Actress National Film Awards in 1986 for her splendid performance in the movie Sindhu Bhairavi.
- She is the four-time winner of Best Actress Filmfare Awards South respectively in the years 1983, 1984, 1988, and 1990.
- She is the two-time winner of Kerala State Film Awards for Best actress respectively in the years 1987 and 2001.
- She is the two-time winner of Tamil Nadu State Films Awards For Best actress.
- She is the winner of South Indian International Movie Awards for the Best Supporting Actress in 2014 for the movie Sachin! Tendulkar Alla.
Controversies: In 2005, three cases filed against her for supporting actress Khushboo on her comment on pre-marital s*x.
Mother: Name Not Known
Siblings: Brother: None
Sisters: Nandini Charuhaasan, Subhashini Charuhaasan
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.”
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Height, Weight & Figure Measurements
Height (approx.): in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.): in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.): 36-28-36
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
She is currently 59 years old according to her birth date on 15 August 1961.
Husband, Children – Son and Daughter
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Boyfriends: Not Known
Marriage Date: 1988
Husband/ Spouse: Maniratnam (Film Director)
Children – Son: Nandan
Net Worth and House
Facts about Suhasini Maniratnam, net worth & earnings are updated in May 2020. Suhasini Maniratnam’s net worth based on the recent statistical data from various wealth, net worth, and income sources: Wikipedia, Forbes, Fortune, etc.
Net Worth: $178,000
Source of wealth: All
Note the following: it is only the estimated median net worth of 15 Suhasini Maniratnam in the U.S.
Wealth = assets (stocks and bonds, houses, property, investments, land, real estate, money, savings, etc) – liabilities.
Favorite Actor: Kamal Haasan, Naseeruddin Shah
Favorite Actress: Rekha
Favorite Film: Nayakan
Favorite Filmmaker(s): Satyajit Ray, Victoria De Sica, K Balachander, Late Shankar Nag
Favorite Painter(s): Rembrandt, Ravi Verma
Movies – Career
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 Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada films. She started her career as a make-up artist for several leading actors.
Her first Kannada movie was K. Balachandars ‘Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu’ but she got stardom through ‘Bandhana'(1984) with Vishnuvardhan in the lead role, and it was a blockbuster hit. Her Kannada films Muthina Haara (1990) with Vishnuvardhan, directed by Rajendra Singh Babu, Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu (1983), directed by K. Balachander, Hendithghelthini and Amruthavarshini were huge hits.
Her collaboration with Vishnuvardhan is considered one of the best in the 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.
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- She was born into a famous Filmy background in Tamil Nadu. She is the cousin of Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan.
- After completing schooling, she took admission to B.Sc Physics but one year later left it and joined the Madras Film Institute to studying cinematography.
- When she was at Madras Film Institute, she was the only girl to graduate in cinematography.
- She entered the film industry as a camera assistant and a make-up artist.
- She made her successful acting debut as a lead actress in the movie Nenjathai Killathe in 1980.
- Suhasini is predominantly known for her works in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam movies. Apart from being a good actress, she is a make-up artist, hairstylist, dialogue writer, singer, hostess, producer, and film director as well. Suhasini Maniratnam As A Hostess
- She is a prominent spokesperson in many organizations and institutes. Suhasini, A Prominent Spokesperson
- She has also launched her music albums including Aandhra Vaibhavam, Siddayya Kadha Ganam, and more.
- She has been the jury member at many awards shows and functions including the ninth Indian Film Festival Stuttgart in 2012 in Germany.
- She doesn’t believe in God but she is a philanthropist. She is associated with several charities and foundations such as Ability Foundation, Action Aid, Srinidhi Chidambaram’s Health Trust, and Mukti.
- Her notable performance came into the movies such as Sindhu Bhairavi, Muthina Haara, Nuvvu Naaku Nachav, Amrutha Varshini, Theerthadanam, and Gabbar Singh.
FAQ’s About Suhasini Maniratnam
Who Is Suhasini Daughter?
She Does Not Have Any Daughter.
How Is Kamal Haasan Related To Suhasini?
Mani Ratnam Is Married To Suhasini, Who Is The Daughter Of Charuhasan, Kamal Haasan’s Older Brother. That Makes Kamal Haasan Uncle To Both Suhasini As Well As Mani Ratnam.
Is Maniratnam A Brahmin?
Mani Ratnam Was Born In Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India To Tamil Brahmin Parents. His Actual Name Is Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam. They Have A Son By The Name Of Nandhan Mani Ratnam. Ratnam Lives In Alwarpet, Chennai, Where He Runs His Production Company Madras Talkies.
Who Is Mani Ratnam Wife?
Mani Ratnam Wife: Suhasini Maniratnam (M. 1988)
Mani Is Married To Suhasini, An Established Actress In South Indian Cinema. The Marriage Took Place In The Year 1988. The Couple Has A Son Nandhan (Born 1992). The Family Resides In Alwarpet, Chennai, Where He Runs His Production Company, Madras Talkies.
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