Biography / trivia
* Harshika Poonacha was born on 1st May 1990 Ammathi, Kodagu, Karnataka, she is the only daughter to her parents.
* Harshika completed her PUC at ‘Christ College’ in Bangalore. She later attended ‘Cambridge Institute of Technology’, Bangalore and did her BTech in 2011. While doing her BTech she was busy with film shooting and she took two-month break to complete her college assignments & for exam preparation.
* She made her acting debut with Kannada film “PUC” in 2008, she was just 18 yers old when she did her first film also it was just a co-incidence that she was doing PUC at Christ College during the filming of her debut film. After her debut movie she appeared in “Jackie” playing a major role alongside Puneet Rajkumar and Bhavana Menon. She later worked for “Thamassu” alongside Shivrajkumar.
* After completion of her pre-university course she did anchoring TV shows including Hrudayadinda, Nimmindha Nimagaagi, Sarigamapa etc.
* Apart from TV and films she also appeared in a Kannada video album “Hoo Manase”.
* Despite of her busy shooting schedule she joined ‘Maxpro’, a Software Company in 2012 and she is working there for just 5 days in a month, whereas the remaining time is dedicated to movies.
* She made her Tamil debut with “Anandha Thollai”.
“I’ve always considered working for other regional film industries. However, I need a good launch pad. Telugu and Tamil film industries are big and their market is huge. I am in no hurry and will wait for good opportunities.”
“Ravichandran is meticulous when it comes to direction. He gave several tips on improving my acting skills. He also complimented me on my expressions. Overall, it was an amazing experience to work with Ravichandran.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||2008||PUC||Ramesh||Charisma Bharadwaj,Vinaya Prasad,Avinash,
|2||2009||Kazar||Richard Castelino||Larry Fernandes,Savio Monteiro,Mitesh|
|3||2009||EdukondalavadaVenkataramanaAndaru Bagundali||Surya Injamuri||Sunil,Navneet Kaur,M S Narayana,
Rao Ramesh Rao,
|4||2010||Sugreeva||Om Prakash Rao||Shivaraj Kumar,Yagna Shetty,Harish Raj,
|6||2010||Jackie||Duniya Soori||Puneet Rajkumar,Rangayana Raghu,Bhavana Menon,
|7||2010||Jugaari||Aravind S D||Avinash Diwakar,Dharma, Avinash,Sharat Lohithashwa|
|8||2010||Naariya Seere Kadda||Annayya P||Ravichandran,Nikhita, Haripriya,Shubha Punja,
|9||2011||Murali Meets Meera||Mahesh Rao||Prajwal Devaraj,Reema Vohra|
|10||2011||5 Idiots||Master Anand||Master Anand,Aniruddh,Naveen Krishna,
|11||2012||Ko Ko||R. Chandru||Srinagar Kitty,Srihari,Priyamani,
|12||2012||Parie||Sudhir Attavar||Rakesh Adiga,Sharath Lohitashwa,Smitha,
|13||2012||Crazy Loka||Kavita Lankesh||V. Ravichandran,Surya,Daisy Bopanna,
|19||2012||Crazy Krishna||Prashanth||Kishan,Surabhi Santhosh|
|20||2012||Anandha Thollai||Balu Anand||Dr Srinivasan,Vani Viswanath,Sriman,