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.

Harish Uthaman
Born (1982-04-05) 5 April 1982 (age 41)
Kannur, Kerala, India
Years active2010 – present
Amrita Kalyanpur
(m. 2018; div. 2019)
Chinnu Kuruvila
(m. 2022)

Personal life Edit

Harish was born in a Malayali family. He is from Kannur. He married Mumbai-based celebrity Makeup Artist Amrita Kalyanpur.[1] 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.[2]

Career Edit

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.[3] 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.[4][5] 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).[6]

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" .[7]

Filmography Edit

Denotes films that have not yet been released

Films Edit

Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 Tha Suriya Tamil Credited as Sri Hari
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards for Best Newcomer
2013 Gouravam Saravanan /
Mumbai Police Roy Malayalam
Pandiya Naadu Bharani Tamil
2014 Meagamann Guru Tamil
Power Kishore Vardhan / Chotu Telugu
Pisasu Angry husband Tamil
2015 Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka Guna Tamil
Jil ACP A. Parasuram Telugu
Pandaga Chesko Shiva Reddy's brother Telugu
Srimanthudu Radha Telugu
Thani Oruvan Suraj IPS Tamil
Paayum Puli Albert Tamil
2016 Express Raja Keshav Reddy Telugu
Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha Sunny Telugu
Vil Ambu Siva Tamil
Malupu Guna Telugu
Thodari Nandakumar Tamil
Rekka David Tamil
Maaveeran Kittu Selvaraj Tamil
2017 Bairavaa Prabha Tamil
Dora Police Officer Tamil
Mister Meera's brother Telugu
Duvvada Jagannadham Sultan Basha Telugu
Jai Lava Kusa Jai's henchman Telugu
Rubaai Mani Sharma Tamil
Nenjil Thunivirundhal Durai Pandi Tamil
C/o Surya Sambasivudu Telugu
Mayanadhi Harish Malayalam
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
Natpe Thunai Shanmugham Tamil
Rustum Arjun Prasad Kannada Debut in Kannada
Kalki Ummar Malayalam
Kaithi Adaikalam Tamil
2020 Aswathama Kishore Telugu
V Ranjith Telugu
2021 Eeswaran S. I. Sabarinathan Tamil
Naandhi Kishore Telugu
Ashvamithra Arun Tamil
Theerpugal Virkapadum Rajendran Tamil
2022 Veerapandiyapuram Madura Tamil
Bheeshma Parvam Martin Malayalam
Kuttram Kuttrame SI M. Naatrayan Tamil
Vikram Adaikalam Tamil
Cadaver ACP Vishal Tamil
Captain Karthi Devan Tamil
Ini Utharam SP Elavarasan Malayalam
2023 Agilan Nallaperumal Tamil [8]
B 32 Muthal 44 Vare Vivek Malayalam [9]
Shaakuntalam Telugu [10]
Ajayante Randam Moshanam TBA Malayalam [11]
2024 OG OG's assistant Telugu [12]

Web series Edit

Year Name Role Language Platform Notes
2020 Topless Top Tamil ZEE5 [13]
2022 Suzhal: The Vortex Trilok Vadde Tamil Amazon Prime dubbed in 10 languages

Television Edit

Voice actor Edit

Year Film Role Actor Notes
2023 Varisu Jai Rajendran Srikanth

References Edit

  1. ^ "നടന്‍ ഹരീഷ് ഉത്തമന്‍ വിവാഹിതനായി". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Married Chinnu Kuruvilla". hellokerala.in. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Harish of Pandianadu (aka) Pandiya Nadu fame in conversation". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  4. ^ "THA MOVIE REVIEW - TAMIL MOVIE THA MOVIE REVIEW". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Thaa / Tha - Tamil Movie Review | Tamil Cinema News - KollyInsider". kollyinsider.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Playing his cards right - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Harish loves to get bashed up! - The New Indian Express". newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Agilan gets OTT release date". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 31 March 2023.
  9. ^ "B 32 Muthal 44 Vare trailer promises a riveting tale of six women". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Fire breaks out on the sets of Tovino's Ajayante Randam Moshanam". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 29 March 2023.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "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.

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