As a child artist, she sang in films and appeared in a guest role, before making her adult acting debut in the 2009 action drama, Luck.
She later went on to win critical acclaim for her role in the Walt Disney fantasy film, Anaganaga O Dheerudu, Oh My Friend and 7aam Arivu.
In 2012, she starred in Gabbar Singh, Telugu remake of Dabangg which also was her first hit as an actress.
After her graduation, Shruti travelled to the US to continue to learn music at the Musicians Institute in California.
While in school, Haasan made her singing debut in the Hindi language film, Chachi 420, singing a duet with her father who also directed the film.
Shruti sang the bilingual versions of the title theme, Rama Rama with her father, in Hindi and in Tamil for the movie Hey Ram.
She made her Telugu debut in January 2011, acting opposite Siddharth in the fantasy adventure film Anaganaga O Dheerudu directed by Prakash Kovelamudi son of director K. Raghavendra Rao.
Shruti Haasan was next seen in Aishwarya Dhanush's directorial debut 3, a romantic drama film co-starring Dhanush.
Her second release in 2012 was Harish Shankar's Telugu film Gabbar Singh, a remake of the 2010 Hindi film Dabangg, with the version featuring her alongside Pawan Kalyan.
Shruti had signed the film in November 2011 replacing Ileana D'Cruz who had opted out, and played the role of Bhagyalakshmi, a village girl, which had been essayed by Sonakshi Sinha in the original version.
She was born to actress Sagarika and Southern superstar Kamal Haasan.
She has a younger sister too.
Her next release in Telugu is Balupu with Ravi Teja., the movie, along with her performance was well received from critics and audience.
Shruti will be apart of upcoming Telugu movie Yevadu which has Ram Charan Teja in the lead as well as Prabhu Deva's new venture in Hindi.
The movie features producer Kumar Taurani's son Girish Kumar. she was the cover model of the men's magazine maxim(India) for May 2013 edition
Shruti is also the vocalist of an alternative rock band The Extramentals.
She was in a relationship with actor Siddharth but the two later broke up.
In September 2010, Haasan collaborated with Dave Kushner for the film, Hisss. Whilst Kushner composed the track, Shruti wrote the lyrics, sang and appeared in a promotional video for the film.