Harsha Chemudu

Harsha Chemudu (born 31 August 1990), popularly known as "Viva" Harsha, is an Indian actor and comedian who works in Telugu films.[1][2] He started his acting career with the viral web series "Viva" on YouTube with which he came to be known as "Viva" Harsha.[3] He pursued his Engineering in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Harsha Chemudu
Personal information
BornHarsha Chemudu
(1990-08-31) 31 August 1990 (age 32)[citation needed]
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
EducationChaitanya Engineering College
YouTube information
Also known asVIVA Harsha
ChannelsViva Harsha
Years active2013–present
  • comedy
  • series
Subscribers11.4 K (Viva Harsha)
14.5 L (VIVA)
Total views12,95,790 views (Viva Harsha)
28,91,20,082 views (VIVA)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers

Early lifeEdit

He was born and brought up in a middle-class family in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. He completed his early schooling from Vingam Vidyalayam School in his hometown and his degree in Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Chaitanya Engineering College in Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Since childhood, he was inclined towards acting and filming and always wanted to be a successful actor in the Telugu film industry. His father, Satyanarayana Rao, is a bank manager at Federal Bank. His mother, Rama Devi, is a homemaker. He was an introvert till he started acting in short films and joined the Telugu film industry.


Viva Harsha started his career in the Telugu film industry with his debut appearance in a short film titled “Viva” in 2013, directed by his best friend, Sabarish Kandregula which premiered on YouTube. His appearance in this short film gained him popularity and fan following and he also got recognition in the Telugu industry as Viva Harsha. After that, he made his debut on the big-screen with his appearance in the Telugu movie Masala in 2013. He also worked in films like Govindudu Andarivadele, Dohchay, Colour Photo, Thank You Brother, Thimmarusu: Assignment Vali & others. With his hard work and impressive acting skills, he established himself as a well-known comedian in the Telugu film industry.


He worked in the web series The Grill (2019) and Hostel Daze (2019). He also co-hosted Sam Jam with Samantha Ruth Prabhu in 2020 and the host of Tamasha with Harsha, both streamed on Aha.



Year Film Role(s) Notes
2013 Masala Debut film
2014 Maine Pyar Kiya
Govindudu Andarivadele Bangari's friend
2015 Red Alert
Ram Leela
Singham 123 Junior Lingam
Jatha Kalise Hacker Srinu
Surya vs Surya Ice Gola vendor
Size Zero
Yavvanam oka Fantasy Google
Dohchay Manikyam's henchman
Shankarabharanam Happy's cousin
2016 Chal Chal Gurram
Raja Cheyyi Vesthe Raja Ram's friend
Jakkanna Kung Fu Pandu Assistant
Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada Arjun's friend
2017 Nenorakam
Tholi Parichayam
Raja the Great Kabbadi Commentator
Okka Kshanam
Nakshatram Dance Master
Jai Lava Kusa
2018 Chalo [4]
Toli Prema Aditya's childhood friend
Ameerpet to America
Vaadu Nenu Kaadhu
Tej I Love You Harsha
Neevevaro Kalyan's friend
Nannu Dochukunduvate Harsha
2019 ABCD – American Born Confused Desi Santosh
Bhagyanagara Veedullo Gamattu
2020 Krishna and His Leela Harsha
Bhanumathi & Ramakrishna Bunty
Colour Photo Bala Yesu
Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma
2021 Super Over Bangaru Raju
30 Rojullo Preminchadam Ela Nagarjuna
Thank You Brother Chiku
Thellavarithe Guruvaram
Thimmarusu: Assignment Vali
Vivaha Bhojanambu Government Officer
Gully Rowdy David Raj
Maha Samudram
Manchi Rojulochaie Banda Babu
Pushpaka Vimanam Meenakshi's ex one-sided lover
2022 Hero Forest thief
Mishan Impossible Booking clerk
Pakka Commercial Balraju
Karthikeya 2 Suleman
2022 Bimbisara Devadutta's companion


Year Title Role(s) Network
2019 The Grill[5] Ganesh Viu
2019 Hostel Daze Ravi Teja Amazon Prime Video
2020 Shit Happens[6] Harsha Aha
2020 Tamasha with Harsha[7][8] Host
2020–2021 Sam Jam[9] Co-Host
2021 3 Roses

YouTube videosEdit

Year Title Notes
2013 Viva[10] [11]
2014 Facebook Baba[12]
2016 The Results [13]
2016 Dadminton Theory[14][15]
2016 The Big Fat Proposal[16]
2016 The Interview[17]
2017 The Tourist Guide
2017 Drink and Drive[18]
2017 The Exams trilogy
2017 Modern Swayamvaram[19]
2018 The Visa Interview


  1. ^ "Viva Harsha". IMDb. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Viva Harsha Biography , Filmography & Movie List - BookMyShow". BookMyShow. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Funny, relatable comedy". www.deccanchronicle.com. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  4. ^ "'Chalo' movie review: Just for a few laughs".
  5. ^ "The Grill on Viu, A Telugu binge drama for millennials".
  6. ^ "Shit Happens review - Where the title says it all". Shit Happens review - Where the title says it all. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  7. ^ admin. "Tamasha with Harsha Comedy Talk Show Streaming Online Watch on AHA Video". Binged. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Viva Harsha impresses with his witty humor on Tamasha with Harsha". 123telugu.com. 14 November 2020. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  9. ^ "From being ridiculed to being celebrated; Viva Harsha on his journey to success". The new Indian Express. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  10. ^ "The Viva by Sabarish Kandregula". YouTube.
  11. ^ "VIVA: A remarkable journey of a couple of youngsters from Vizag".
  12. ^ "Facebook Baba (With English Subtitles) - A film by Sabarish Kandregula". YouTube.
  13. ^ "The Results!!! | by Sabarish Kandregula | VIVA". YouTube.
  14. ^ "VIVA Harsha Is BACK. Hilarious Short Film on PV Sindhu | The Dadminton Theory -". backbenz.in. Archived from the original on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  15. ^ "The Dadminton Theory | by Sabarish Kandregula | Viva". YouTube.
  16. ^ "viva harsha Archives - Tollywood Cinema News - Filmyflow". Tollywood Cinema News - Filmyflow. Archived from the original on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  17. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "The Interview | by Sabarish Kandregula | VIVA". YouTube.
  18. ^ "Viva Harsha is back: Telugu YouTube Sensation takes hilarious potshots at drunk drivers".
  19. ^ "This 'Modern Swayamvaram' with a twist is sure to crack you up".

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