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.