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Anu Hasan

General Profile of Anu Hasan  -   TV Artists

Anu Hasan is a Tamil actress and TV anchor. She made her film debut in the critically acclaimed film Indira (1995) and has since appeared in a few Tamil films, playing supporting roles. She currently hosts the celebrity talk show Koffee with Anu on the Tamil channel Vijay . She is also an entrepreneur, model, musician and martial arts expert.

Her love for music showed up as a jazz singer when she performed at the U.S consulate in Kolkata. BITSians who were on campus between 1988 and 1993 remember Anu Hasan in some of the English Drama Club (EDC) productions of the day including Fiddler on the Roof and Spartacus.

She appeared only in a few films, playing supporting roles such as the mother, sister or wife character of the lead actor. Among her films, her notable ones are Run (2002), in which she starred as the protagonist's sister, which earned her Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress and Nala Damayanthi (2003).

By 2000, she ventured into television, acting first in the series Anbulla Snehgidhiye, which was adapted from Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's award-winning novel Sister of My Heart. For her performance in the series, she received accolades and several awards. 

She then starred in a number of TV series like Avan Aval Avargal, Ammaavukku Rendula Raagu and Vivahita (Malayalam), following which she turned anchor for the celebrity talk show Koffee with Anu (named after herself), aired on Vijay TV. The show, which she has hosted now for over three years, soon became very popular and made her ultimately a household name in Tamil Nadu.

Films Acted

Indira
Aalavandhan
Run
Nala Damayanthi
Anjaneya
Akku
Santhosh Subramaniam
Dhaam Dhoom
Sarvam
Aadhavan
Evaraina Epudaina
Maanja Velu
Irandu Mugam
Thottuppaar
Ko
Red Building Where The Sun Sets
Endhukante... Premanta!
Yen Endraal Kaadhal Enben
DeadPoint

 
Family Background

Anu was born on 15 July 1970 to Chandra Hasan, brother of the famous National Film Award-winning actor Kamal Haasan. She has acted under her cousin (Charuhasan's daughter) Suhasini's direction. Anu is the daughter of the lawyer-and-producer Chandrahasan. Chandrahasan is the son of an orthodox Srinivasa Iyengar, an affluent land owner of Ramanathapuram District. He worked for the British as a lawyer practicing at Madras High Court in the early 1890s.

Educational Qualification & Sports

Anu did her schooling at St. Joseph's Anglo-Indian Girls' Higher Secondary School, Trichy, and earned a MSc degree in Physics and Management from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan. She is a martial arts student (Kalari art; she has trained in Chiramam, Silambam, Kurunthadi and Kaipor) and also a proficient basketball player who represented the Trichy district.