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Harshvardhan Rane

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Harshvardhan Rane
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Harshvardhan Rane at Vogue Beauty Awards 2017
Born16 December 1983 (1983-12-16) (age 37)
Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India[1]
🏳️ NationalityIndian
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  2008–present
Sanam Teri Kasam
FamilyVivek Rane (Father) Swarnarekha Rao (Mother) Rohini Rane (Sister)

Harshavardhan Rane (born 16 December 1983) is an Indian film actor known for his works in Telugu cinema. He is best known for Thakita Thakita (2010), Prema Ishq Kaadhal (2013) and Anaamika (2014).[2][3] In 2016, he made his Bollywood debut with Sanam Teri Kasam which received mixed reviews.[4]

Early life[edit]

Harshavardhan was born in Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh) and brought up in Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh). His father, Vivek Rane, was a doctor, his mother is a homemaker settled in Hyderabad, and his grandfather an army lieutenant. His sister, Rohini lives in Mumbai.

Personal Life[edit]

Harshvardhan Rane follows Paleolithic diet.


Harsha joined the Bhagat Singh College in Delhi to pursue a course, but later dropped out. He trained at Barry John Acting Studio and started performing in theatrical ventures, including Indian adaptation of Tennessee Williams' works and some Hyderabad-based theater groups.[5] Later on, he worked as a freelancer in a film-branding enterprise. He wanted to be in the movies. He then moved on to Mumbai, where he got his first opportunity in the TV series Left Right Left on SAB TV in 2008.

He made his feature film acting debut with the Telugu language Thakita Thakita in 2010. Then he appeared in Naa Istam and Avunu. Over the following years, he acted in several Telugu films,[6] including the psychological thriller Maaya and comedy movie Brother of Bommali. He also made cameo appearances in films like Fidaa and Bengal tiger. Previously he was slated to make his Bollywood debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013), but opted out as it required an eleven-month contract. The romance film, Sanam Teri Kasam became his Bollywood debut.[7][8][9] It was written and directed by Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao and was released by Eros International on 5 February 2016. His next release was Paltan and his upcoming project is the Telugu film Brundavanamidi Andaridi. He is set to appear in three films directed by J P Dutta.[10]

He was among Times' Most Desirable Men in 2015, 2016 and 2017.[11][12][13]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 Thakita Thakita Sridhar Telugu
2012 Naa Ishtam Kishore Telugu
Avunu Harsha Telugu
2013 Prema Ishq Kaadhal Randhir "Randy" Telugu
2014 Anaamika Ajay Telugu Bilingual film
Nee Enge En Anbe Tamil
Maaya Siddharth Varma Telugu
2014 Brother of Bommali Harsha Telugu
2015 Avunu 2 Harsha Telugu
Bengal Tiger Karan Telugu Cameo appearance
2016 Sanam Teri Kasam Inder Lal Parihaar Hindi Debut in Bollywood
2017 Fidaa Bhanumathi's neighbour / suitor Telugu Cameo appearance
2018 Paltan Major Harbhajan Singh Hindi
2018 Kavacham Aravindh Telugu
2018 Brundavanamadi Andaridi TBA Telugu Filming[14]
2020 Taish Films that have not yet been released Hindi Filming[15]

TV series[edit]

  • Left Right Left (2008) as Cadet Rummy Gaur

Short films[edit]

  • Infinity (2012)
  • Khamakha (2016) the Short film had won People’s Choice Award as Best Short Film at the Jio Filmfare Short Film Awards 2017.[16]

Other work[edit]

He owns a charity foundation holding garage sales for the ShirtOff Foundation to raise money to support the education of a girl-child (Swati) who had lost her parents to HIV. The campaign has him selling T-shirts he wore in his films at charity garage sales. And the actor had recently sold his shirts in Hyderabad from his latest hit Sanam Teri Kasam and managed to single-handedly raise close to Rs Two lakhs and still counting through online sales. Talking about this unique initiative, " My fans buy my shirts on sale and pose with me holding placards that read Took my #ShirtOff۪ while some choose to simply contribute." Harshvardhan also says that he is humbled by the support his fans have shown him over the years. Every contribution no matter how big or small, go a long way in helping Swati, he says.[17][18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Function Award Work Result
2017 Lions Gold Awards 2016 Fresh Talent of the Year Sanam Teri Kasam Won[19]
2017 Stardust Awards 2017 Best Debut Male Sanam Teri Kasam Nominated[16]


  1. "Early Life - Harshavardhan Rane". Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  2. "Newbie Harshavardhan Rane excited to be launched by John Abraham". India Today. 22 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-25.
  3. "Excited John Abraham is launching me in Bollywood: Telugu actor Harshavardhan Rane". Daily News & Analysis. 22 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-25. Geethanjali 2014 act- Madhuandan as Geethanjalis boyfriend
  4. "Sanam Teri Kasam: Storyboard comes to Harshvardhan Rane's rescue - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  5. "Harshvardhan Rane-Biography, Career, Award and Net Worth - Highlights India". Highlights India. 2017-05-29. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  6. "John Abraham to launch Harshavardhan Rane in Bollywood". The Times of India. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-25.
  7. Sanam Teri Kasam Official Trailer with English Subtitle | Harshvardhan Rane, Mawra Hocane, YouTube, retrieved 2015-12-28
  8. PRABALIKA M BORAH. "Harshvardhan Rane on a roll". The Hindu.
  9. "Harshvardhan Rane doesn't discriminate between industries".
  10. "Harshvardhan Rane to feature in three films to be directed by J P Dutta - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  11. "Itimes Polls : Times Most Desirable Men 2016". www.itimes.com. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  12. "Itimes Polls : Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Men 2015 - Telugu". www.itimes.com. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  13. "National Most Desirable Men | Times Poll | Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  14. "Screenwriter Sridhar Seepana to turn director with 'Brundavanamadi Andaridi' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  15. "#Announcement: Pulkit Samrat, Jim Sarbh, Harshvardhan Rane, Kriti Kharbanda and Sanjeeda Sheikh... #Taish shooting commences... Directed by Bejoy Nambiar... Produced by Bejoy Nambiar, Shivanshu Pandey and Deepak Mukut... Ease My Trip and Getaway Pictures presentation". Taran Adarsh. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Harshvardhan Rane bags two major awards, looks forward to 2017". Deccan Chronicle. 2017-01-09. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  17. "Harshvardhan Rane goes shirtless for a good cause". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Events and Music. 2016-02-19. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  18. "Harshvardhan Rane hosts Shirt Off to fund the education of a little girl". Deccan Chronicle. 2016-02-14. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  19. Tripathi, Rajat. "Harshvardhan Rane starts off 2017 with a bang - find out how". Retrieved 2018-08-08.

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