Charuhasan is an Indian film actor, acting mostly in Tamil movies. He was born in 1930. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor and also the Karnataka Government's Best Actor Award for the movie Tabarana Kathe, directed by Girish Kasaravalli in 1987. Charuhasan is the father of South Indian actress Suhasini Maniratnam and the brother of fellow National Award winner Kamal Haasan. He has also acted in several other Tamil and Kannada movies. His other notable movies include Dalapathi which was directed by his son-in-law Maniratnam. He also acted for a short time in Sun TV's serial Anandham. Charuhasan is an avid amateur radio operator (callsign - VU2SCU). He lives in Chennai. Before entering the film industry, he was a lawyer.