Harish Uthaman (born 5 April 1982) is an Indian actor who appears in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada films. He made his début portraying the lead role in Tha (2010), before playing villains in Gouravam, Pandiya Naadu, Meagamann, Power and Srimanthudu.
|Years active||2010 – present|
(m. 2018; div. 2019)
Personal life Edit
Harish was born in a Malayali family. He is from Kannur. 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 (2013).
He was recommended to the director Suseenthiran for a role in Pandiya Naadu (2013) 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 Thunivirundhal (2017) he transformed his looks to suit the character. His movie Naandhi (2021) got huge response and his negative role got compliments like "We really Hate You" .
|†||Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|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|
|Pandaga Chesko||Shiva Reddy's brother||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|
|Ini Utharam||SP Elavarasan||Malayalam|
|B 32 Muthal 44 Vare||Vivek||Malayalam|||
|Ajayante Randam Moshanam †||TBA||Malayalam|||
|2024||OG †||OG's assistant||Telugu|||
Web series Edit
|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
Voice actor Edit
- "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 gets OTT release date". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 31 March 2023.
- "B 32 Muthal 44 Vare trailer promises a riveting tale of six women". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
- "When will Shaakuntalam premiere on OTT? Check release date, time and where to watch Samantha Ruth Prabhu's film online". The Economic Times. 7 May 2023. ISSN 0013-0389. Retrieved 17 May 2023.
- "Fire breaks out on the sets of Tovino's Ajayante Randam Moshanam". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 29 March 2023.
- "Pawan Kalyan's film 'OG' by Sujeet completes its third schedule". The Times of India. 26 June 2023. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 1 September 2023.
- "Tamil web series Topless takes a story about women, honour and makes it about the absurdities of men". Firstpost. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2021.