Suhasini Maniratnam was born on 15th August 1961 in famous city Chennai. Her original name was Suhasini Charuhaasan. She was born in prominent Hasaan family. She was cousin to the most prominent Indian film hero Kamal Haasan
. She was a cinematography student from Madras Film Institute. She started her career as a camera assistant and later became an actress.
She was married to greatest Indian film director Maniratnam in 1988. After her marriage, her name became Suhasini Maniratnam. She is an atheist and presently lives in Chennai; she has a son named Nandan. She acted in all south Indian languages and she was awarded National Award in 1986 as best actress. She worked as a makeup artist, camera assistant, Actress, Dialogue writer and even she directed a film. She was an extremely popular star in Kannada.
She started her actress career debut in 1980 through a Tamil film named Nenjathai Killathe, in her first movie itself she won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress. She acted along with all south Indian top heroes of her time; she herself was a top Heroine. She won film fare awards in Telugu and Kannada. She was awarded with Tamil state Film awards, Kerala state film awards and Nandi awards from Andhra Pradesh Government.
She also contributed to Television shows. She directed a TV show named ‘penn’ in 1991. She did much more television work in Tamil industry. She is also included in the documentary “Shades of Grey: The Cinema of K. Balachander”.
She hosted a reality show named Bommarillu in famous Telugu channel MAA TV. Bommarillu was one of the costliest TV shows in Telugu TV history; the prize for the winner includes a dream home in city of Hyderabad costing more than 20 Lakhs.
She is interested in social work also. She also campaigned for raising awareness against A.I.D.S.