Harish Kumar (actor)

Harish Kumar (born 1 August 1975) is an Indian film actor & film producer.[1][better source needed] He has acted in lead roles in multiple films of four languages. He is mainly known for his works in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada movies. His notable movies are Prem Qaidi, Coolie No. 1, Tirangaa, Prema Khaidi, Kranti Kshetra, Ravan Raaj: A True Story and Daisy.[2] He won two Nandi Awards.

Harish Kumar
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Kumar in 2011
Born01 August 1975 (1975-08) (age 46)
Nationality India
OccupationFilm actor
Film producer
Years active1979–1983
1988–present
Spouse(s)
Sangeeta Chugh
(m. 1995)
Children2

CareerEdit

Harish started his career as a child actor. He is the only male child actor to have worked in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam films. He then played the lead in many films.

For the film Andhra Kesari, he won the Nandi Award for the best child Actor of the year 1983 from the Chief Minister Late N. T. Rama Rao. He also received special jury award as the best actor in 1996 for the film Oho Naa Pellanta produced by D.Ramanaidu, and directed by Jandhyala. Harish acted as a lead at a young age of 13. His first film as a lead actor was Daisy, a Malayalam film directed by Pratap Pothen. The movie also starred Kamal Haasan. In Tamil, he was introduced by T. Rajendar as a lead in the film Pookal Vidum Thudel, directed by Sridhar Rajan.

In Telugu, he was introduced as a lead actor by producer D. Ramanaidu in the film Prema Khaidi in 1990 with Malashree as the female lead. As the film went on to be a success at the box office, Ramanaidu decided to re-make it in Hindi with Harish as the lead and introduced Karisma Kapoor as the female lead opposite Harish in the film Prem Qaidi in 1991 which did well at the box office.[3] He acted with many Legendary stars of India like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Govinda, Mithun Chakraborty, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Dharmendra, Jeetendra. Throughout his career Harish has acted in a total of 280 movies.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Kumar married Sangeeta Chugh in 1995 and lives with his family in Mumbai. The couple has two sons.[4]

FilmographyEdit

As a child actorEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1979 Muddula Koduku A.N.R and Sridevi's son Telugu
1979 Ek Hi Bhool as Rekha's brother Hindi
1981 Seetamalakshmi Telugu
1981 Prema Kanuka Telugu
1981 Premabhishekam Sridevi's brother Telugu
1981 Kondaveeti Simham N.T.R's son Telugu
1982 Trisulam young Krishnam Raaju Telugu
1982 Naa Desam Telugu
1982 Mahasangramam ? young Krishna
1982 Bari Apurupa Nam Jodi young Dwarakish Kannada
1982 Bhakta Drana Markandeyya as Markamdeyya
1982 Farz Aur Kanoon as Jeetendra's son Hindi
1982 Jeevan Dhaara as Babloo Hindi
1983 Andha Kanoon young Rajnikanth Hindi
1983 Prem Tapasya as Shankar Hindi
1983 Andhra Kesari Prakasam Telugu
1984 Srimadvirat Veerabrahmendra Swami Charitra Young N. T. Rama Rao Telugu
1985 Haqeeqat (1985 film) Gopal Hindi
1987 Sansar as Vidya Sagar Hindi

HindiEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2018 Aa Gaya Hero
2012 Chaar Din Ki Chandni
2011 Naughty @ 40 Sandeep Srivastav/Sandy
2001 Inteqam as Vijay Kumar Singh
2000 Bulandi as Nakul (Arjun's brother)
1999 Nyaydaata as Rahul
1999 Phool Aur Aag Cameo in song "Main Gaaon Dil Gaaye"
1998 Aunty No. 1 Abhyankar
1998 Chhota Chetan Rajkumar
1997 Hero No. 1 as Meena's prospective husband
1997 Gundagardi ( in song Saila Saila)
1997 Shapath as Rahul
1996 Muqadama as Dancer (song "Naya Maal")
1996 Army as Kishan
1996 Bhishma as Sub-Inspector Abhimanyu Verma
1995 Coolie No. 1 as Deepak
1995 Gaddaar as Vijay Saxena
1995 Janam Kundli as Sunny R. Kapoor
1995 Jawab as Ravi A. Saxena
1995 Aashique Mastane (as Harish Kumar) as Sohan/Rohan (dual role)
1995 Ravan Raaj: A True Story as Harish Verma
1994 Phoolan Devi as Tarika
1994 The Gentleman
1994 Kranti Kshetra as Harish Ashok Kumar Mangatrao
1993 Aadmi Deepak
1993 Inspector Jhansi
1993 Zakhmi Rooh
1993 Zakhmo Ka Hisaab
1992 Tirangaa as Sanjay Chauhan, Son of DIG Chauhan
1991 Prem Qaidi as Chandra Mohan
1987 Sansar as Vidyasagar D. Sharma
1985 Haqeeqat (1985 film) Gopal as (child artist)
1983 Prem Tapasya (credited as Master Hari) as (child artist)
1982 Jeevan Dhaara (credited as Master Hari) as Babloo (child artist)
1986 Lil Zaki

KannadaEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1990 Prema Khaidi as Chandran (Chandru)
1993 Hendthi Helidare Kelabeku as Kumar
1997 Laali
2001 Vande matharam

MalayalamEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1988 Daisy as Pradeep Menon
1989 Ivalente Kamuki
1990 Sthreekuvendi Sthree
1990 Teenage Love
1990 Vasyam
1993 Aayiram Chirakulla Moham

TamilEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Pookkal Vidum Thoothu
1991 Nee Sirithaal Deepavali as Murali
1991 Gnana Paravai as Giri

TeluguEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2007 Pellaindi Kaani as Sivaji
1999 Daddy Daddy as Prasad
1997 Gokulamlo Seetha as Bhaskar
1997 Super Heroes
1996 Oho Naa Pellanta as Hari and Soundarya (dual roles in male and female version )
1995 Kondapalli Rathaiah
1994 S.P. Parshuram as Parshuram's brother
1994 Jailor Gaari Abbayi as Rambabu
1994 Bangaru Kutumbam as Hari
1994 Kurradi Kurradu
1993 Manavarali Pelli as Seenu
1993 Inspector Jhansi
1993 Praana Daata as Narendra kumar
1993 Evandi Aavida Vachindi as Achchi Babu
1992 Prema Vijetha as Raju
1992 Yugala Getham
1992 College Bullodu as Raja
1992 Rowdy Inspector as Gandhi
1992 Pelam Chepite Vinali as Hari
1991 Prema Panjaram as Srikanth
1991 Madhavayya Gari Manavadu as Vamsi Krishna and Vamsi Mohan (dual role)
1990 Prema Khaidi as Chandran "Chandu"
1988 Vivaha Bhojanambu as Krishna

ProducerEdit

  • Kaash... Hamara Dil Pagal Na Hota (2003)

AwardsEdit

Nandi Awards[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Harish Kumar". Times of India. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Bollywood's Forgotten Stars: 10 intriguing facts about Karisma Kapoor's first leading man – Harish Kumar". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Top 10 Movies of Harish Kumar". WittyColumn. 10 February 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Karisma Kapoor's first hero Harish Kumar looks unrecognisable now! | english.lokmat.com". Lokmat English. 20 January 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  5. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 August 2020.(in Telugu)

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