Yet another talented actor of Kannada cinema Harish Raj makes foray in to direction and production. Is he following the foot steps of his senior colleagues Ramesh Aravind, Abijith, Mohan and others? As of now in triple responsibilities Harish Raj is chasing dreams which he has build in the last 11 years to reach the top spot in Kannada cinema. Harish Raj has taken up 'Kalakaar' that is a part of his life story. Suman Ranganath and Radhika Gandhi are his counterparts in the film that mounted the sets a few days ago.
For the concept I have derived the industry did not give right look. So I have decided to launch the film with the final support from my mother Pankajakshi, sisters and brother in laws says Harish Raj addressing the media.
Born on 26th July 1976, Harish Raj is a post graduate MA in English from KSOU Mysore made debut in film from Dhoni Sagali in 1997. He has acted in some of the important films like Thayi saheba, Dweepa, Kannooru Heggdathi, Love Guru, Banada Neralu, Anthu Inthu Preethi Banthu, Bandhu Balaga, Honganasu, Beladingalagi Ba, Ninadhe Nenapu, Ninnusire Nannusiru, Nage Habba, Thananam Thananam, Geeya Geeya, Shadyantra, Hendathi Obbalu Maneyolagiddare, Nanna Kanasine Hoove, Bhagath, Mouni, Wrong Number, Thuntata, Bhoogatha Dore, Kurigalu Saar Kurigalu and Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi.
Very active in the television field too Harish Raj made debut in Hosa Chiguru Hale Beru in 1996 and went on to act in quite a number of television serials such as Maneondhu moorubagilu, Kuberappa and sons, Vatsalya, Kanyadana, sillu lally, kalyana masthu, Hogli Bidi saar, Kawaladari, Badhuku, Spandana, Swathimuthu, Kavyanjali, Mooka Raaga, Premakathegalu, Minchina Balli, Danda Pindagalu, Athma, Prathibimba, Chakra, One Tea spoon suspense, Veera Sipayee Hindi serials such as Antharal, Swarajanma, Kanoor Ki Malkin, Kanthapura, New episodes of Malgudi days, Chakravyuh by Mohan Singh. Harish Raj is also in to television films on Indian cooperative movement, Nalina Roowarigalu, Appa Maga, DB Thirty Two
Bubbling with energy Harish Raj took part in Ad films Kanva shirts, Gemini Tea, Big Bazaar, Maruthi 800, Manjal soap, Bru Coffee and Eastern pickles.
With so much of experience he was not catapult to the position of hero in Kannada cinema is what forced him to make a dashing attempt from 'Kalakaar'.
Top ranking director H,M.Ramachandra is the man behind camera. Giridhar Diwan is scoring music and Crazy Minds Sri is editing the film. Rajaram, Vishwa, Sudha Narasimha Raju, Avinash are also in the supporting roles.
'Kalakaar' will be shot in 30 days in Bangalore in a budget of Rs.1 crore. Earlier to 'Kalakar' Harish Raj thought of 'Super Hit' and 'Super Duper' for his debut film as titles.