Shruti Hassan Changed Her Name In School To Avoid Mention Of Her Parents, Kamal Hassan And Sarika

Popular Indian actress, Shruti Hassan had reportedly changed her name in school in order to avoid discussion about her parents, Kamal Hassan and Sarika. Find out!


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Shruti Hassan Changed Her Name In School To Avoid Mention Of Her Parents, Kamal Hassan And Sarika

Kamal Hassan's daughter, Shruti Hassan is not only the reigning queen of South Indian film industry but has also proved the mettle of her acting skills in Bollywood with films like Rocky Handsome, Gabbar Is Back, Welcome Back, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, and many more. The supremely talented actress is the daughter of legendary actor, Kamal Hassan and National Award-winning actress, Sarika. The actress never shies away from speaking out her bold thoughts in public without filters on debatable topics. That is why she always finds her name in headlines and is regarded as a fearsome queen of the entertainment industry by many people. (Recommend Read: When Vijay Anand's Niece-Turned-Wife Sushma Kohli Had Revealed The Kind Of Lover He Was In Real-Life)

Other than her roller-coaster ride on the professional front, her personal life has garnered her much attention from the media and public. Over the years, we have seen Shruti Hassan giving answers and reactions to her parents, Kamal Hassan and Sarika's separation during most of her media gatherings and promotional outings. Not for once, she had shied away from answering the same questions time and again proving that she's a power lady for a reason.

According to multiple reports in media, Indian actress, Shruti Hassan had decided not to reveal her real name and identity to everyone during her school days, and as a result, she had changed her name to Pooja Ramachandran. While some reports had stated that the reason behind Shruti's move was to avoid limelight and star treatment from her teachers and all other kids in school as she was the daughter of renowned celebrities, Kamal Hassan and Sarika. However, a few reports and rumours had also suggested that Shruti's parents were the ones, who had reportedly decided to change their daughter's name, as they were doubtful that some people would tease her with their controversial marriage and birth. For the uninitiated, when Shruti was born, her parents, Kamal ji and Sarika ji weren't married, and it was her father, who had divorced his first-wife, Vani Ganapathy and had married Sarika. (Don't Miss: Throwback: Rishi Kapoor Revealed Exactly When Wife, Neetu Kapoor Conceived Their Son, Ranbir Kapoor)

The gorgeous actress, Shruti Hassan had talked about her parents, Kamal Hassan and Sarika's separation a lot of times in media. However, it was her conversation with Film Companion back in 2019, in which she had explained why she thinks that her parents' decision of separating was a good one for their family. Shruti had said, "I was happy that they did what they did because they're both wonderful individuals who deserved happiness in their own parameters. They were people before they were my parents, and this is something that I always said. I understood this very early on. Many people who had gone through the same thing I did would say that splitting up is news to other people. It's not news to people in the house."

Going further in her interview, Shruti Hassan had also added that it's the best decision not to get stuck in a relationship when there are a lot of broken fragments in it because sooner or later, it's going to fall down and that is why it's better to call it off on time. She had added, "In fact, it's sad when any two people split apart. Now, as an adult who's had her own share of relationships, I can tell you hands down that if it's not working, don't try and glue the fragments together because when the storm hits, it's going to fall apart. So, it's better to separate. It would seem like a separation to the outside world, but we've kind of already prepped for it." (Also Read: When Rishi Kapoor Revealed How Working In Double Shifts With Neetu Singh Had Made Them Fall In Love)

What are your views on Shruti's decision of changing her name? Let us know!

Cover and Images Courtesy: Shruti Hassan
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