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Age: 24 Years

Girlfriend: Sukanya Rajan

Hometown: New Delhi

Harsh Mayar

Harsh Mayar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Harsh Mayar

  • Harsh Mayar is an Indian actor who is known for playing the protagonist Chhotu (aka Kalam) in the Hindi-language children’s film I Am Kalam (2010). The role earned him the National Film Award for Best Child Artist in 2010.
  • Harsh grew up in a humble household and inclined towards acting at a very young age watching Bollywood films and TV shows. It was his maternal uncle who recognised his passion for acting and sponsored his theatre workshop at Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra.
  • Harsh spent his childhood participating in several local plays staged at Shri Ram Centre in Mandi House, Delhi’s own Broadway. In an interview, he recalled his initial days as a theatre artist and said,

    Firstly, I worked at the backstage. In my first stage show, I was given the role of a monkey. That was funny and exciting too. Even my mother was shocked to see me.”

  • He was immensely appreciated for playing the role of Annant in the theatrical production ‘Paighamber’ in which he shared the stage with veteran actors Tom Alter and Amit Behl.
    Harsh Mayar in a play sharing the stage with Tom Alter in the play 'Paighamber'

    Harsh Mayar in a play sharing the stage with Tom Alter in the play ‘Paighamber’

  • He came into the limelight in 2010 when he starred in the Indian Hindi-language children’s film ‘I Am Kalam,’ which was produced by the non-governmental charity Smile Foundation. The film centres around Chotu, a poor boy who forms an unlikely and unstable friendship with the lonely son of a nobleman. The film earned him numerous accolades including the National Film Award for Best Child Artist in 2010 and a nomination for the Colors Screen Awards for Best Child Artist in 2012.
  • Former President of India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam gifted Harsh Mayar his autobiography, Wings of Fire, after the release of the film I Am Kalam.
    Harsh Mayar with A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

    Harsh Mayar with A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

  • He played the role of Ajite, a boy who leads a gang of kids in Madhogarh village, in the Indian Hindi-language children’s film Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid (2012).
    Harsh Mayar (right) as Ajite in Jalpari The Desert Mermaid (2012)

    Harsh Mayar (right) as Ajite in Jalpari The Desert Mermaid (2012)

  • In 2013, he played the role of Nanu in the Indian- American English-language film Desires of the Heart.
    Desires of the Heart (2013)
  • In 2015, he appeared in the short film Untitled: The Words Left Unsaid as Nitin.
  • In 2016, he appeared in Doordarshan National’s action-drama series titled AdhaFULL in which he played the role of Adrak. The show follows three teenagers, Adrak, Tara, and Kitty, who form a gang called Aadha Full to solve mystery and crime cases that occur in their hometown, Badlapur.
    AdhaFULL (2016)
  • In 2017, he earned a Certificate of Excellence at the 7th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival for his role in the short film Porphessnal.
  • He played the role of a slum boy named Aatish in the Bollywood film Hichki (2018). The film follows Naina Mathur, a teacher suffering from Tourette syndrome, as she teaches the underprivileged children of class 9F students at St. Notker’s School.
    Harsh Mayar as Aatish in Hichki (2018)

    Harsh Mayar as Aatish in Hichki (2018)

  • Other films in which he appeared include Chaarfutiya Chhokare (2014), Nine Hours in Mumbai (2018), and The Tenant (2021)
  • In 2019, he appeared in the Hotstar Special anthology film Kanpuriye in which he played the role of Jugnu Lampat (Jugnu Harami).
  • From 2019 to 2022, he played the role of Aman Mishra in the critically acclaimed web series Gullak for which he was nominated in the category of Best Actor – Popular at the ITA Awards 2019.
    Harsh Mayar (right) as Aman Mishra in Gullak (2019)

    Harsh Mayar (right) as Aman Mishra in Gullak (2019)

  • In 2019, he played the role of Karun Nair in the TVF’s Qtiyapa’s video titled Padh Le Basanti.
  • In 2020, he played the role of Manoj Bhardwaj in the mini-series Overtime. The series chronicles the everyday problems of Manoj and Ramya, two IT employees, during an alien invasion.
    Overtime (2020)

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