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Uddapanda Harshika Poonacha- Actor

Uddapanda Harshika Poonacha, an Indian actres was born in Ammathi, Kodagu district of Karnataka  and she is the only daughter to her parents. She never dreamt of becoming an actor. An Engineering Graduate who got into acting by accident.  She works in Kannada films and also in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam films. She rose to fame with 2008 Kannada film PUC.





Shambhavi ( Thamane -Kademada )


Harshika Poonacha started her career at the age of 15 by acting in PUC in 2008 while she was doing her 12th Standard at Christ College, Bangalore. After completing 12th Standard, Harshika spent next two months working as a television anchor before beginning a professional course. She then joined Cambridge Institute of Technology, and completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical. During the time, she took a two-month break from her shooting assignments to attend her classes, complete assignments and prepare for exams. In 2012 she joined Maxpro Software Company and agreed to work for five days in a month while working 21 days in films.


  • She acted in Kodava film called Ponnamma a regional language in Karnataka, Konkani  and Telugu films in 2010.
  • In 2010, Harshika acted in an important role in Jackie with Puneeth Rajkumar
  • She  appeared in Thamassu with Shivrajkumar for which she won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • She played Ramya in Nariya Seere Kadha, in which Ravichandran played the lead role.
  • She also acted in a film named Cycle opposite Shivarjun.
  • she acted in comedy film 5 Idiots.
  • In 2013, she first had two releases in a row, Cycle and Ale and her third release Managana Kaili Maanikya opposite Ramesh Aravind.
  •  She acted in B3 a love story directed by Gana Shyam with Srikanth and Adwaitha an action-based film directed by MB Giriraj.
  • She also appeared in a video album Hoo Manase.
  • She and her cousin Bhuvaan Ponanna own a company called Glamgod Fashion and Events and conduct fashion shows and fashion weeks.


  • She won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • She won the Chittara award in 2019 as a star of the decade.
  • Won the DS Max National award in 2019 for excellence in movies and social work
  • She was honoured as the Sandalwood Smiling Queen-2019
  • Won the Udaya film award in 2010 for Best actress
  • Won Suvarna film award for Thamassu
  • SIMA award for Jackie


2008 PUC Kannada
2009 Ponnamma Kodava
2009 Kazar Konkani
2009 Edukondalavada Venkataramana Andaru Bagundali Telugu
Sugreeva Kannada
  Thamassu Kannada
  Jackie Kannada
  Jugaari Kannada
  Naariya Seere Kadda Kannada
2011 Murali Meets Meera Kannada
  5 Idiots Kannada
2012 Ko Ko Kannada
  Pari Kannada
  Crazy Loka Kannada
2013 Cycle Kannada
  Ale Kannada
  Mangana Kaili Maanikya Kannada
  Case No. 18/9 Kannada
  Advaitha Kannada
  B3 Kannada
2014 Maryade Kannada
2016 Bhale Jodi Kannada
  …Re Kannada
  Beat Kannada
2017 Upendra Matte Baa Kannada
Charminar Malayalam
  Chitte Kannada
2019 Un Kadhal Irundhal Malayalam –
  Udgharsha Kannada