Harish Uthaman is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam language films. He made his début portraying the lead role in Thaa (2010), before playing villains in Gouravam, Pandiya Naadu and Meagamann.
Harish's first job was as a part of the cabin crew, working with Paramount Airways for three years and later with British Airways for three further years. He also then briefly worked in a commercials company in Chennai before Suriya Prabhakaran, offered him the lead role in a film. Harish thus made his acting début with the low budget 2010 romantic Tamil film Thaa, which opened to above average reviews. To prepare for his first role he grew his beard for five months, and did work to darken his skin by applying oil and sitting in the sunshine as per the role's demands. The film had a limited release and went unnoticed at the box office, and his performance was described as "apt" by critics. The film was later screened at the Tamil Film Festival in Norway, where Harish met Radha Mohan for the first time. Harish won the Best Newcomer Award at the festival. Subsequently Radha Mohan cast Harish in a negative role in his bilingual film Gouravam.
He was recommended to director Suseenthiran for a role in Pandiya Naadu by Suriya Prabhakaran, his first director, and went on to gain critical acclaim for his performance in a villainous role.