Suhasini Maniratnam Actress, Age, Biography, Movies, Career

Suhasini Maniratnam

 Suhasini Maniratnam (born on 15th August 1961) is majorly known as Suhasini. She is an Indian actress known for her works in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu and Hindi films. Her debut in the industry was with the Tamil film Nenjathai Killathe in 1980. She won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for her debut film. The actress won the National Film Award for Best Actress for Tamil film Sindhu Bhairavi in 1986.

Suhasini Maniratnam Actress, Age, Biography, Movies

Name Suhasini Maniratnam
Nickname Suhani
Profession Actor, Director and anchor
Height 165cm or 1.65m or 5’5”
Weight 60kg or 132lbs
Figure measurement 36-28-36
Eye colour  Brown
Hair colour Black
Debut Nenjathai Killathe in 1980
Date of birth 15th August 1961 (58 years as of 2020)
Zodiac Leo
Birthplace Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Caste Atheist
Hometown Chennai
Schools Chennai Government School 
College/University Queen Mary’s College  and Madras Film Institute
Educational Qualification Graduation in Cinematography
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Hobby singing a travelling
Marital status married
Affairs unknown
Father Charuhasan
Mother name not known
Sister Nandini Charuhasan and Subhashini Charuhaasan
Car collection Audi A6 and BMW 7 Series
Net worth Rs. 120 crore

Early life and background

The actor was born as Suhasini  Charuhasan to actor Charuhasan in Paramakudi, into the Haasan family. Her two uncles are Chandrahasan and Kamal Haasan. Her three cousins are – Anu Haasan, Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan. The actor claims to be an atheist. The actress was a student of cinematography in the M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute. 

She married famous film director Mani Ratnam in 1988. The duo has a son Nandan born in 1992.

Personal favourites

  • Actor – Kamal Haasan and Naseeruddin Shah
  • Actress – Rekha
  • Film – Nayakan
  • Filmmakers  – Satyajit Ray, Victoria De Sica, K. Balachander and Late Shankar Nag
  • Painter –Raja Ravi Varma and Rembrandt 
  • Colour – Red


Suhasini started her career as a camera assistant to Ashok Kumar.

Then she went on to become an actress after that. She started her career as a makeup artist for several leading actors. Her debut was marked with the Tamil film Nenjathai Killathe opposite of Kokila Mohan. She was one of the highest demand actresses in the 1980’s. Her first Kannada film was K.

Balachander’s Benkiyalli Aralida Hooyu in 1983. Her collaboration with Vishnuvardhan is considered one of the best in Kannada films. She also did a number of  Kannada films. She did her Malayalam debut with Padmarajan’s Koodevide in 1983.

In 1996 Suhasini started directing with the film Indira. The actor wrote the screenplay and the project was produced by G.V. Films. She and husband run their production company Madras Talkies, with G. Srinivasan. The star is also an anchor on Zee Tamil TV Channel for a talk show interviewing famous movie personalities. 

Works as a Camera assistant 

  • Uthiripookkal
  • Jhonny 
  • Metti
  • Puthiya Varpukal

Works as  Voice Actor

  • Dalapathi in 1991
  • Thiruda thiruda in 1993
  • Uyire in 1998

Works as a Director 

  • Indira in 1995
  • Penn in 1991

Some recent works as an actor


  • Waiting in 2015


  • Marakkar in 2020
  • Abhiyude Kadha Anuvintheyum in 2018
  • Solo in 2017
  • Salt mango tree and Love 24*7 in 2015
  • Kalimannu in 2013
  • Makante Achan, Nammal Thammil and Vilapangalkkappuram in 2009


  • Oh Andha Naatkal in 2020
  • Kee and Boomerang in 2019
  • Abhi & Anu and Sollividava in 2018
  • Chennaiyil Oru Naal, Nibunan and Solo in 2017
  • Kanchana 2 in 2015
  • Ramanujan in 2014


  • Entha Manchivaadavuraa in 2020
  • Suryakantham and Yatra in 2019
  • Satya Gang, Touch chesi chudu and Tholi prema in 2018
  • Okkadu Migiladu in 2017
  • Legend in 2014


  • Ayushman Bhavaa and Yaana in 2019
  • Ambi Ning Vayassaytho and Prema Baraha in 2018
  • Vismaya and Masti Gudi in 2017
  • Naani, Preethiyalli Sahaja and Viraat in 2016
  • Masterpiece and Rebel in 2015
  • Sachin! Tendulkar Alla in 2014

Lesser-known facts

  • She was born to the famous Haasan family.
  • After her school life, she took B.Sc in Physics but left it to join the Madras Film Institute. 
  • She was initially a camera assistant and makeup artist. 
  • The actor is a prominent spokesperson in many organizations and institutions. 
  • She has launched her music albums including Aandhara Vaibhavam, Siddayya Kadha Ganam.
  • The star is an atheist. 
  • She is a philanthropist and is associated with several charities like Ability Foundation, Action Aid, Srinidhi Chidambaram’s Health Trust and Mukti.
  • The star has been a jury member at many awards shows and functions including the 9th Indian Film Festival  Stuttgart in Germany, 2012.
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