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Bigg Boss Kannada Season 7 Contestants Harish Raj Biography

Unveiling the Journey of Harish Raj, a Prolific Figure in Kannada Cinema and Television, Through His Remarkable Filmography and Personal Triumphs

Harish Raj: From Actor to Director to Bigg Boss Kannada Season 7 Contestant

Harish Raj


Harish Raj, an eminent figure in Kannada cinema and television, has etched his name in the annals of entertainment with his versatile talents as an actor, director, and television personality. From his early days in the industry to his noteworthy achievements on the silver screen and small screen, let’s embark on a journey to unravel the multifaceted career of Harish Raj.

A Glimpse into the Life of Harish Raj

Born and raised in the vibrant city of Bangalore, Karnataka, Harish Raj’s journey in the world of entertainment began with his acting debut in the television serial “Hosa Chiguru Hale Beru” in 1996. Since then, he has captivated audiences with his impeccable performances and innate charisma, carving a niche for himself in the realm of Kannada cinema and beyond.

From Actor to Director: The Evolution of Harish Raj

Harish Raj’s foray into feature films commenced with his debut in “Doni Sagali” in 1998, marking the beginning of a prolific acting career that spanned over two decades. Amidst a string of acclaimed films and serials, Harish ventured into film direction with “Kalaakaar” in 2009, showcasing his creative vision and directorial prowess to critical acclaim.

Noteworthy Films and Television Serials

Harish Raj’s filmography is replete with memorable performances in critically acclaimed films such as “Dweepa,” “Koormavatara,” “Thaayi Saheba,” and “Kaanuru Heggadathi,” where he showcased his versatility and depth as an actor, leaving an indelible mark on audiences and critics alike.


Kannada Films:

  1. Thaayi Saheba (1997)
  2. Doni Sagali (1998)
  3. Shanti Shanti Shanti (1998)
  4. Kanooru Heggadithi (1999)
  5. Bhoogatha Dore (2000)
  6. Kurigalu Saar Kurigalu (2001)
  7. Dweepa (2002) – Role: Krishna
  8. Thuntata (2002)
  9. Wrong Number (2003)
  10. Mouni (2003)
  11. Neenandre Ishta (2003)
  12. Bhagath (2004)
  13. Hendathi Obbalu Maneyolagiddare (2005)
  14. Shadyantra (2005)
  15. Geeya Geeya (2005)
  16. Nanna Kanasine Hoove (2006)
  17. Tananam Tananam (2006)
  18. Nage Habba (2006)
  19. Ninadhe Nenapu (2007)
  20. Banada Neralu (2008)
  21. Anthu Inthu Preethi Banthu (2008) – Role: Hari
  22. Bandhu Balaga (2008) – Role: K. Raghunandan
  23. Honganasu (2008)
  24. Beladingalagi Baa (2008)
  25. Ninnusire Nannusiru (2008)
  26. Love Guru (2009)
  27. Kalaakaar (2009) – (Also director)
  28. Sugreeva (2010)
  29. Gun (2011) – Role: Ganesh (Also director)
  30. Aidondla Aidu (2011)
  31. Govindaya Namaha (2012) – Role: Harsha
  32. Sri Kshetra Adi Chunchanagiri (2012) – Role: Narada Muni
  33. Challenge (2012) – Role: Baasha (Trilingual film in Kannada, Malayalam, and Tamil)
  34. Barfi (2013) – Role: Balu
  35. Ambara (2013)
  36. Koormavatara (2013) – Role: Nathuram Godse
  37. Power (2014) – Role: Shastri
  38. Namo Boothatma (2014) – Role: Sharath alias Bhaskar
  39. Jai Lalitha (2014) – Role: Yogi
  40. Siganduru Chowdeshwari Mahime (2016)
  41. Sri Satyanarayana (2016) – (Also director)
  42. Orange (2018) – Role: Prashanth
  43. Kiladi Police (2019) – (Also director)
  44. Ramarjuna (2021) – Role: Dr. Hariprasad
  45. Undenaama (2023) – Role: Krishna

Other Language Films:

  1. Bengaloored (2010) – Role: Babruahana (English)
  2. Yaarukku Theriyum (2012) – Role: Baasha (Tamil)
  3. Omega.exe (2013) (Malayalam)
  4. 120 Minutes (2014) – Role: Baasha (Malayalam)
  5. Kaatru Veliyidai (2017) – Role: Madhusoodhanan Pillai (Tamil)
  6. B.Tech (2018) – Role: DCP Ramkumar Naik (Malayalam)
  7. Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu (2019) – Role: DYSP Xavier (Malayalam)
  8. Erida (2021) – Role: Inspector Sundar (Malayalam – Bilingual film)
  9. CBI 5 (2022) – Role: Sam (Malayalam)

TV Serials:

  1. Maneondhu Moorubagilu
  2. Kuberappa and Sons
  3. Swathimuthu
  4. Kavyanjali
  5. Mooka Raaga
  6. Premakathegalu
  7. Minchina Balli
  8. Danda Pindagalu
  9. Athma
  10. Prathibimba
  11. Chakra
  12. One Tea Spoon Suspense
  13. Veera Sipayee (Hindi)
  14. Antharal
  15. Swarajanma
  16. Kanoor Ki Malkin
  17. Kanthapura
  18. Malgudi days
  19. Chakravyuh

Personal Triumphs and Family Life

Beyond the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry, Harish Raj finds solace and joy in his personal life, having completed his M.A in English from Karnataka State Open University. In 2014, he embarked on a new chapter by marrying Shruthi Lokesh, and together they have been blessed with two daughters, adding richness and warmth to their family bond.

A Prolific Career Across Languages

Harish Raj’s talent transcends linguistic boundaries, as evidenced by his commendable performances in Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi films, including “Kaatru Veliyidai,” “Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu,” and “Erida,” where he showcased his versatility and adaptability as an actor on a national stage.

A Stellar Presence on Television

In addition to his film career, Harish Raj has left an indelible mark on television audiences with his memorable roles in serials such as “Maneondhu Moorubagilu,” “Kuberappa and Sons,” “Swathimuthu,” and “Veera Sipayee,” captivating viewers with his impeccable acting prowess and screen presence.

Participation in Bigg Boss Kannada Season 7

In 2019, Harish Raj embarked on a new chapter in his career by participating as a contestant in the iconic reality television show “Bigg Boss Kannada Season 7.” His journey in the Bigg Boss house was a rollercoaster ride of emotions, challenges, and memorable moments, showcasing his authenticity, resilience, and endearing personality to viewers nationwide.

Conclusion: A Legacy of Talent and Triumph

As Harish Raj continues to dazzle audiences with his remarkable performances and creative endeavors, his journey stands as a testament to his unwavering passion, dedication, and talent in the world of entertainment. With each role he portrays and each challenge he conquers, Harish Raj reaffirms his status as a true icon in Kannada cinema and television.

Name: Harish Raj

Other Name: Harish

Evicted: Bigg Boss Kannada season 7 – Evicted Day 107

Season Host: Kiccha Sudeepa

Network: Colors Kannada

Number of Days: 112

Number of Contestants: 20

Premier Date: 13 October 2019 – 2 February 2020

Prize Money:

Other Prizes (if any):

Date of Birth (DOB): July 26, 1976

Birth Place: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Settled Place: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Profession/Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer

Education: M.A in English



Spouse: Shruthi Lokesh

Children: Saanidhya, Dharshika (Daughter) 





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