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    Malini Mannath

     

    Home schooled
    “There are the perks, but there are a lot of unreasonable expectations, too,” says Shruti Haasan, about being the daughter of actor Kamal Haasan. Despite a shaky start, Shruti has managed to carve an enviable niche for herself. She’s not just a singer for her films, but also playbacks for other actresses. Having honed her acting skills over the years, she is today a sought-after actress in not just Tamil films, but Telugu and Hindi, too. She attributes her success to a combination of hard work, good scripts, wonderful teams and directors. She surely has
    done her father proud.

    Show some moves
    From singing Kuchikuchi Rakkamma as a child for his uncle AR Rahman to becoming one of the leading music composers of the day, GV MiM 1Prakash has come a long way. Prakash also wears the additional hats of a singer, producer and now an actor of fair competence. Quiz him on the best compliment he has received and he says, “It was when Rajinikanth and Vijay complimented me on my dancing in Trisha Illana Nayanthara. It’s one I’ll always treasure.” Looks like there’s more to come from this young achiever.

    A fresh take 

    Emerging from the shadow of a father like Vairamuthu, a renowned lyricist, is no easy task. But Madhan Karky has done just that. A lyricist with an individual style, Karky has penned lyrics for over 400 songs in the last five years. He has also worked on the dialogues for blockbusters like Nanban, Enthiran and Baahubali. “Instant feedback from social networking sites helps me keep up. I try to be different each time,” says Karky. Incidentally, he was born on the very day his father penned his first lyrics.

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