Akshara Haasan (born 12 October 1991) is an Indian film actress, screenwriter, assistant director who works primarily in Bollywood and the Tamil film industry.
Haasan was tipped to be launched by Mani Ratnam in his romantic tale Kadal opposite Gautham Karthik. She has also refused several other offers before accepting R. Balki's film.
Haasan has worked as an assistant director to Rahul Dholakia on the 2010 film Society starring her mother Sarika, as well as to her father Kamal Haasan on the 2013 Tamil film Vishwaroopam. During her stint as an assistant director, she rejected opportunities to feature as an actress, notably turning down an offer to work in Mani Ratnam's Kadal.
Haasan will be making her debut as an actress in R. Balki's new directorial venture opposite Dhanush, which also has Amitabh Bachchan in the lead.