Harish Uthaman is an Indian actor who primarily works in Tamil and Telugu films. Harish Uthaman is best known for his performance in negative roles in the films like Meagamann (2014), Thani Oruvan (2015), Bairava (2017), Kalki (2019), and Bheeshma Parvam (2022).
Harish Uthaman was born on Monday, 5 April 1982 (age 40 years; as of 2022) in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. His zodiac sign is Aries. His hometown is Kannur, Tamil Nadu. Harish attended CSI Higher Secondary School in Coimbatore and Rukmani Kannan Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School in Kovaipudur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. For his graduation, Harish went to Dr GRD College of Arts and Science in Coimbatore and Bharathiar University in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Weight (approx.): 80 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 42 Inches, Waist: 32 Inches, Biceps: 16 Inches
Harish Uthaman belongs to a Malayali family.
Parents & Siblings
Harish’s father was a farmer who passed away in 2005. He has three brothers and one sister.
Harish Uthaman with his mother
Wife & Children
On 6 September 2018, Harish Uthaman married celebrity makeup artist Amrita Kalyanpurat at Guruvayur Krishna Temple, Kerala.
Harish Uthaman with his first wife Amrita Kalyanpurat
The wedding ceremony took place in the presence of their friends and family. The couple divorced within a year of their marriage in 2019. On 20 January 2022, Harish married Malayalam actress Chinnu Kuruvila at the registrar’s office in Mavelikkara, Kerala.
Harish Uthaman with his second wife Chinnu Kuruvila
The couple registered their marriage as per the Special Marriage Act.
Harish Uttaman started his career as a cabin crew member at Paramount Airways. He worked there for around 3 years.
Harish Uthaman with his Paramount Airways colleagues
For the next 2.5 years, he worked as a Flight Steward at British Airways. Later, Harish worked in an advertisement company in Chennai.
While working at British Airways, Harish Uthaman met Surya Prabhakaran, a Tamil film director who gave him the opportunity to act in a film. Harish left his job and started his career as an actor. In 2010, he made his debut in the Tamil film Tha in which he played the role of Suriya.
Harish Uthaman in a still from his debut film Tha
In 2011, Harish Uthaman made his Malayalam debut with the film Mumbai Police in which he played the role of Roy. In 2014, Harish made his debut in the Telugu cinema with the film Power in which he played the role of Kishore Vardhan. In 2013, he played the role of Bharani, a villain, in the Tamil film Pandiya Naadu. In an interview, talking about the reaction of the audience to his film, Harish said,
I was both scared and elated with the audience’s response! Viewers were cursing me in the crudest language during some scenes and clapping loudly when I got bashed up. Their reaction is my reward. I think Pandiya Naadu is a turning point in my career!”
Later, Harish appeared as an intimidating villain in several films like ‘Power’ (2014), ‘Bairava’ (2017), ‘Kalki’ (2019), and ‘Kuttram Kuttrame’ (2022).
Poster of Harish Uthaman’s film Kuttram Kuttrame
In 2015, he appeared in the Telugu movie Srimanthudu in which he played the role of Radha. Later, he appeared in various Tamil films like ‘Thodari’ (2016), ‘Rekka’ (2016), ‘C/o Surya’ (2017), ‘Kaithi’ (2019), ‘Ashvamithra’ (2021), and ‘Vikram’ (2022).
Harish Uthaman in a still from his film C/o Surya
In 2020, Harish Uthaman made his debut in the web series Topless which premiered on ZEE5.
Poster of Harish Uthaman’s debut web series Topless
In 2022, he played the role of Trilok Vadde in the web series Suzhal: The Vortex on Amazon Prime Video.
Harish Uthaman in a still from his web series Suzhal: The Vortex
In 2008, Harish Uthaman appeared in the television show Kolangal in which he played the role of Madhubalakrishnan on Sun TV.
In October 2013, Harish Uthaman appeared in the music video Undone from the album Tarang.
- 2010: Best Newcomer award at Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards for the film Thaa
- 2017: Best villain for Thodari and Rekka at MGR Sivaji Cinema Awards
Harish Uthaman with his award for Best Villain
- Harish Uthaman has a great interest in sports. In an interview, he talked about his enthusiasm for sports and said,
I love sports, have been playing Basketball for 17 years, I still play over the weekend in Chennai. I am into Parkour since a year, it gives me a thorough adrenalin rush. I need to do some kind of ground exercise otherwise my day is not completed.”
Harish Uthaman playing basketball
- Harish Uthaman is a fitness enthusiast. In an interview, talking about his fitness regime, he said,
I undertook the basic cinema stunts training and when I am not shooting, I am devoted to the gym as I am a fitness freak. I also play basketball and swim regularly to maintain my physique.
Harish Uthaman at the gym
- Harish Uthaman considers Mr Udhayakumar as his mentor in the film industry.
- While Harish was studying in college, he was elected as the captain of the college basketball team and the head of student affairs.
- In an interview, talking about his experience of entering into films, Harish said,
Acting happened by chance when I met Suryaprabakar. I had a week off from my job as Flight Steward in British Airways. So I met him, thinking I could do a small role in that one week. I always felt I had the eyes, features and build of a villain. But he surprised me completely by casting me as hero in Tha!”
- Harish often shares photos of his smoking on social media.
Harish Uthaman smoking a cigar
- In an interview, talking about the preparation for his debut film, Harish said,
For about 5 months, I grew my beard and also did work to darken my skin, as the role demanded that. Since I was in London for most of the time, I was really fair and I had to literally get baked in sunlight and with oil, to get the required skin tone.
- During the shoot of the Tamil film Thodari, Dhanush and Harish Uthaman performed a fight sequence on top of a moving train without a rope.
- Harish Uthaman has a pet dog, Leo and a pet cat, Poocha.
Harish Uthaman with his pet dog, Leo
Harish Uthaman with his pet cat, Poocha