Harish Uthaman (born 5 April 1982) is an Indian actor who appears in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada language films. He made his début portraying the lead role in Tha (2010), before playing villains in Gouravam, Pandiya Naadu, Meagamann, Power and Srimanthudu. He has acted in short films like Aazh Kadal, Kalaivu, etc. as the Hero and a musical album by Tarang called 'Undone'. His noteworthy performances are cop roles in movies like Thani Oruvan and Dora.
|Years active||2010 – present|
(m. 2018; div. 2019)
Harish is from a Malayali family. He married Mumbai-based celebrity Makeup Artist Amrita Kalyanpur. Their wedding took place on 6 September 2018 at Guruvayur Temple, Kerala in an intimate traditional ceremony in the presence of friends and family. They got divorced in 2019. In 2022, he married Malayalam actress Chinnu Kuruvila.
Harish's first job was as a part of the cabin crew, working with Paramount Airways for three years and later with British Airways for three further years. He also briefly worked in a commercials company in Chennai before Suriya Prabhakaran, offered him the lead role in a film. Harish thus made his acting début with the low budget 2010 romantic Tamil film Tha, which opened to above average reviews. To prepare for his first role he grew his beard for five months, and did work to darken his skin by applying oil and sitting in the sunshine as per the role's demands. The film had a limited release and went unnoticed at the box office, and his performance was described as "apt" by critics. The film was later screened at the Tamil Film Festival in Norway, where Harish met Radha Mohan for the first time. Harish won the Best Newcomer Award at the festival. Subsequently, Radha Mohan cast Harish in a negative role in his bilingual film Gouravam.
He was recommended to the director Suseenthiran for a role in Pandiya Naadu by Suriya Prabhakaran, his first director, and went on to gain critical acclaim for his performance in a villainous role. Today he does a lot of character and cop roles with all leading stars of south Indian industry. In the movie 'Nenjil Thunivirundhaal' he transformed his looks to suit the character. His latest movie Naandhi got huge response and his negative role got compliments like "We really Hate You" .
|2010||Tha||Suriya||Tamil||Credited as Sri Hari|
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards for Best Newcomer
|Power||Kishore Vardhan / Chotu||Telugu|
|2015||Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka||Guna||Tamil|
|Jil||ACP A. Parasuram||Telugu|
|Thani Oruvan||Suraj IPS||Tamil|
|2016||Express Raja||Keshav Reddy||Telugu|
|Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha||Sunny||Telugu|
|Duvvada Jagannadham||Sultan Basha||Telugu|
|Jai Lava Kusa||Jai's henchman||Telugu|
|Nenjil Thunivirundhal||Durai Pandi||Tamil|
|2018||Kavacham||Sarath Chandra IPS||Telugu|
|Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India||PC's brother||Telugu|
|2019||Vinaya Vidheya Rama||Ballem Balaram||Telugu|
|Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel||Ronald||Malayalam|
|Rustum||Arjun Prasad||Kannada||Debut in Kannada|
|2021||Eeswaran||S. I. Sabarinathan||Tamil|
|Kuttram Kuttrame||SI M. Naatrayan||Tamil|
|2022||Suzhal: The Vortex||Trilok Vadde||Tamil||Amazon Prime||dubbed in 10 languages|
2008-2009 Kolangal from episode 1329 - Madhubalakrishnan "Madhu" - Musician (Menaka's Lover) - Tamil
- "നടന് ഹരീഷ് ഉത്തമന് വിവാഹിതനായി". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
- "Married Chinnu Kuruvilla". hellokerala.in. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
- "Harish of Pandianadu (aka) Pandiya Nadu fame in conversation". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- "THA MOVIE REVIEW - TAMIL MOVIE THA MOVIE REVIEW". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- "Thaa / Tha - Tamil Movie Review | Tamil Cinema News - KollyInsider". kollyinsider.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- "Playing his cards right - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- "Harish loves to get bashed up! - The New Indian Express". newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Agilan Prelude Teaser 01 | Jayam Ravi | Priya | Tanya | N Kalyana Krishnan | Sam CS | Screen Scene, retrieved 7 June 2022
- "Tamil web series Topless takes a story about women, honour and makes it about the absurdities of men-Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
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