Harsh Mayar

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Harsh Mayar
Harsh Mayar Hichki Actor.jpg
Born (1998-03-22) 22 March 1998 (age 20)
Years active2011–present

Harsh Mayar (born 22 March 1998) is an Indian film actor working in Hindi Bollywood films. He is a national award-winner for 2011 film I Am Kalam.[1]

I Am Kalam (Debut)[edit]

Mayar started his career in 2005 when he was only eight years old. He joined Shri Ram Center in Delhi by his uncle Sunil Kumar because his parents were not able to afford the fee of his acting classes. During that time, he played 5–6 stage shows. Afterwards he gave 180 auditions for singing, dancing and acting. He was selected for Chillar Party, but he did not match the role and decided not to work for the film because he cracked his right hand while playing. After a few months when his hand was all right, he got a call for an audition. Initially Mayar showed no interest but his parents convinced him for the audition and he gave it. After one week he received the call and was selected for the film I Am Kalam. The film was shot in Rajasthan in 2009 and he worked with debuting director Nila Madhab Panda, with veteran actor Gulshan Grover and comic actor Pitobash Tripathy. I Am Kalam released on 5 August 2011. Mayar won many international awards for his performance in I Am Kalam. He also won the 58th National Film Award for the best child artist. His next film Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid released in 2012. He has worked in Chaarfutiya Chhokare (1 August 2014) with Soha Ali Khan, in a Bollywood thriller film, written and directed by Manish Harishankar and produced by Sunill Khosla and Vibha Dutta Khosla. The latest upcoming of Harsh is Hichki, with Rani Mukerji.

Commercial Theatre Play[edit]

Harsh Mayar is a part of the Hindi musical play Paighamber, directed by Vikas Dwivedi, with Tom Alter and Amit Behl in lead roles. The musical play is inspired by the classic of literature world The Prophet, by the great author Dr. Kahlil Gibran. How easy it would be to be distracted in one's life. Life which is made of five elements, earth, water, fire, air and ether, each having its own character. The play begins with the birth of a human life Anannt (Harsh) out of these five elements. He feels an overwhelming need to be free from love, marriage, emotions, knowledge, religion, jealousy, sorrow, pain, pleasure, friendship, beauty and death. The play depicts the various moments in his life, numerous emotions, and how he met Paighamber at every phase of his life and how Paighamber guided and enlightened him. By seeking the advice of Paighamber, this kid has grown up into a better human being. And however, in the mean time, it has been divulged that this grown up, bright, quick witted kid is none other than Dr. Kahlil Gibran and the Paighamber he met at various aspects of life is nothing but his own subconscious, which kept telling him what is wrong and what is right. The play incorporates the rich folk music of Chhattisgarh and Haryana as well as the famous Karma dance form of Chhattisgarh along with live music and singing.


Harsh appeared as lead in DD National's - Aadha Full as Adrak.[2] He started his television carrier from Channel V India crime series Gumrah: End of Innocence in 2014. After that he appeared in an episode of &TV crime show Tujhse Naaraz Nahin Zindagi in 2015.[3]

Short Film[edit]

Harsh Mayar worked as lead in a student film project. Title of the film is "Untitled - The Words Left Unsaid" Directed by "Sachin Aggarwal". This is an 8 minute short film in which Harsh as "Nitin" is a 15 years old school going boy who is alone in his home and write letters to his mother. Shooting of this film happened in Makrauli village of Rohtak District.


National film awards[edit]


  • 2010: Best Child Actor - I Am Kalam[4]
  • 2011: Best Child Actor In Bhagat Singh Bravery Award


International Awards[edit]


  • 2011: River Rock Award Best Actor in Silent River Film Festival, California -I Am Kalam
  • 2011: Special Mention for Best Actor in 17,International Children's Film Festival India, Heydrabad - I Am Kalam
  • 2010: Best Actor in Minsk International Film Festival, Liztapadzik


Year Film Role Notes
2011 I Am Kalam Chotu Urf Kalam [6] 58 National Film Awards - Best Child Actor[7]
2012 Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid Ajite
2014 Chaarfutiya Chhokare[8] Awadesh
2013 Desires Of The Heart Nanu English film
2014 Gram Post Bharat Bheroo Under Production
2015 Untitled - The Words Left Unsaid Nitin Short Film (Completed)
2018 Hichki Aatish Released on March 23, 2018


  1. ^ "Harsh Mayar Color Screen Award Nominee". Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  2. ^ "AdhaFULL: TV show on societal issues launched".
  3. ^ "I Am Kalam fame Harsh Mayar to feature in &TV's Tujhse Naaraz..."
  4. ^ "Harsh Mayar Blog". Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Colors Screen Award 2012". Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Harsh Mayar: I'm still known as junior Kalam, which is an honour".
  7. ^ 58th National Film Awards
  8. ^ "Chaarfutiya Chhokre".

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