Akshara Hassan working for Olympics

Indian film actor Kamal Haasan’s younger daughter Akshara is the talk of the town. She is just 16 and has her eyes set on the Olympics already. Both daughters of Kamal Haasan have carved a place for themselves. The two young girls are growing up to be well-groomed and brilliant individuals, creating an identity for themselves without the name and fame of their star parents, Kamal and Sarika.

With dancing in her genes and a doting father, she’s just breezed through the first bronze test in ballroom Latin conducted by the UK Alliance of Professional Teachers Of Dancing. Ballroom Latin will be a competitive sport in the 2012 Olympics in London.

Akshara’s elder sister Shruti is already into music, and is firmly routing for her little sister. “I see a lot of Kamal in her. He’s a great dancer himself and she’s very talented and is naturally gifted for dancing,” said Jeffrey Vardon, Director, Hot Shoe Dance Comp. So as she does the Cha Cha and the Latin jive, Akshara knows she has to keep her feet firmly on the ground. To qualify for the Olympics she’s got 4 more levels to pass in the next 5 years.