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Anu Haasan
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Anuradha Chandrahaasan

(1970-07-15) 15 July 1970 (age 53)
Education MSc degree in Physics and Management
Occupation Actress, Entrepreneur, Presenter, Writer, Motivational Speaker
Shri Vikas
(m. 1995; div. 2005)

Graham Jay
(m. 2010; div. 2014)
  • Chandrahasan (father)
Relatives See Haasan family

Anu Haasan (born Anuradha Chandrahaasan on 16 July 1970) is an Indian actress and TV anchor. She made her film debut in the critically acclaimed Indira (1995) and has since appeared in many Tamil films, playing minor roles. She hosted the celebrity talk show Koffee with Anu on the Tamil channel Vijay for three seasons.

Early life

Anu Hasan was born on 15 July 1970 to Chandrahasan, the brother of actors Kamal Haasan and Charuhasan. Anu is the cousin of film actresses Suhasini Maniratnam, Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan.

Anu did her schooling at St.Joseph's Anglo Indian Girls Higher Secondary School, Trichy and RSK Higher Secondary School and earned a MSc degree in Physics and Management from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan.

Personal life

Anu Hasan married Shri Vikas in 1995 and the couple divorced in 1999. After living alone for around 11 years, she married her long-time British friend Graham Jay in 2010 in a private wedding ceremony. Anu and Graham met on a music website, and their friendship eventually ended up in love, and then marriage. They divorced in 2014


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. 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 STAR Vijay. The show, which she hosted for over four years, soon became very popular and made her ultimately a household name in Tamil Nadu.

In 2014 she joined the Ask How India social movement and made a series of videos pertaining to social issues.

In addition, Anu has worked as a dubbing artiste, lending her voice for many non-Tamil-speaking actresses, including Raveena Tandon, Preity Zinta and Geetu Mohandas.

She writes a monthly column for Just for Women (India) magazine.



  • Sunny Side Up (2015) – Self Help English Book.



Year Film Role Language Notes
1995 Indira Indira Tamil
2001 Aalavandhan/Abhay Vijay and Nandu's mother Tamil/Hindi Guest appearance, Bilingual film
2002 Run Siva's sister Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2003 Nala Damayanthi Ammulu Tamil
Anjaneya Paramaguru's sister Tamil
2008 Akku Anu Tamil
Santhosh Subramaniam Tamil Guest appearance
Dhaam Dhoom Sarasu Tamil
2009 Sarvam Geetha Eashwar Tamil Guest appearance
Aadhavan Anu Tamil
Evaraina Epudaina Venkat's sister-in-law Telugu
2010 Maanja Velu Mrs. Bose Tamil
Irandu Mugam Sarveswaran's wife Tamil
Thottupaar Tamil
2011 Ko Herself Tamil Cameo appearance
Red Building Where The Sun Sets English
2012 Endukante... Premanta! Revathi Telugu
Dead Point Anwar's mother Arabic
Ullam Tamil
2013 Kunthapura Gowri Iyer Malayalam
2014 1: Nenokkadine Kalyani Telugu
2017 Valla Desam Anu Tamil
Is This Now Ms. Murray English
2018 Keni Suganthi Tamil
Chi La Sow Arjun's mother Telugu
2019 Vaakku Malayalam
2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai Saras Tamil Amazon Prime film;
Segment Coffee, Anyone?


Title Genre Language Role
Anbulla Snegithiyae TV series Tamil
Boom Boom Shakalaka TV series Tamil
Ammaavukku Rendula Raagu TV series Tamil
Vivahita TV series Malayalam
Koffee with Anu Talk show Tamil Host
Rekha IPS TV series Tamil Rekha
Tharkappu Kalai Theeratha TV series Tamil Appa
Anu Alavum Bayam Illai Reality show Tamil Host
En Samayal Araiyil Reality show Tamil Host
Kannadi Reality show Tamil Host
Golmaal Gouramma TV series Kannada
Hollyoaks Soap opera English Kameela
Cucumber Drama English Shoona Merchandani
My Jihad – Episodes 3 and 4 Drama English Noor
Ackley Bridge Soap opera English
EastEnders Soap opera English Fatima Inzamam
Emmerdale Soap opera English
Vaanga Pesalam Talk show Tamil Host
Bigg Boss 4 Reality show Tamil Special guest

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