Harish Uthaman

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Harish Uthaman
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Born5 April 1982 age (37)
Navakkarai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
OccupationFilm actor
Years active2010–present
Home townKannur, Kerala
Height5' 11"
Spouse(s)
Amrita Kalyanpur (m. 2018)

Harish Uthaman is an Indian film actor who appears in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada language films. He made his début portraying the lead role in Thaa (2010), before playing villains in Gouravam, Pandiya Naadu and Meagamann. 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. He is the latest most sought after villain in the South Indian industry to stand opposite leading stars.

Personal life[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3][4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 Thaa Suriya Tamil Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards for Best Newcomer
2013 Gouravam Saravanan /
Jagapathi
Tamil
Telugu
Mumbai Police Roy Malayalam
Pandiya Naadu Bharani Tamil
2014 Meagamann Guru Tamil
Power Chotu Telugu
Pisasu Angry husband Tamil
2015 Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka Guna Tamil
Telugu
Jil Police officer Telugu
Thani Oruvan Suraj IPS Tamil
Paayum Puli Albert Tamil
Pandaga Chesko Telugu
Srimanthudu Radha Telugu
2016 Express Raja Keshav Reddy Telugu
Kalaivu (The Rejection) Guy Tamil Short film
Vil Ambu Siva Tamil
Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha Sunny Telugu
Thodari Nandakumar Tamil
Rekka David Tamil
Aazh Kadal (Deep Sea) Guy Tamil Short film
Maaveeran Kittu Selvaraj Tamil
2017 Bairavaa Prabha,Malarvizhi's Sister's spouse 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 Officer 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samuthirakani's assistant in demand - Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Harish of Pandianadu (aka) Pandiya Nadu fame in conversation". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  3. ^ "THA MOVIE REVIEW - TAMIL MOVIE THA MOVIE REVIEW". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Thaa / Tha - Tamil Movie Review | Tamil Cinema News - KollyInsider". kollyinsider.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Playing his cards right - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Harish loves to get bashed up! - The New Indian Express". newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.