Top 50 Most Desirable Men: No.33 - Harshavardhan Rane, A Telugu Star Dreaming Of Making It Big In Bollywood

Maanyata Thu |Jun 04, 2019

Telugu-turned-Bollywood star Harshavardhan Rane grabbed the number 33 spot on the list of The Top 50 Most Desirable Men 2018. Here is everything you need to know about the handsome star!

The Times of India has recently unveiled  Top 50 Most Desirable Men of 2018, and the Telugu-turned-Bollywood star Harshavardhan Rane grabbed the number 33 spot on the list.

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Harshavardhan Rane has carved a niche for himself by giving some stellar performances in both Telugu and Bollywood films such as Sanam Teri Kasam, Thakita Thakita and Avunu. To help you get to know more about the handsome actor, we have rounded up some interesting facts about him below!

His Early Life

Harshavardhan Rane was born in Rajahmundry on 16 December 1983. The actor struggled a lot during his early days. Harshavardhan disclosed that when he was 16 years old, he ran away from his home in Gwalior with just 100 rupees in his pocket.

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His Career

Harshvardhan began his acting career with TV series show Left Right Left alongside Rajeev Khandelwal in 2008. Talking about his first acting opportunity, the actor recalled,

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Harshavardhan then realized that he wanted to see himself not just on TV but also on the big screens. The handsome actor made his Telugu film debut by playing the male lead in the 2010 comedy Thakita Thakita.

Following the success of the film, Harshvardhan went on to act in Avunu, Maaya, Prema Ishq Kaadhal among many others and received positive responses from the audiences and critics for his performances.

Like many his Telugu colleagues, the four-consecutive-year Top 50 Most Desirable Men lister also wanted to try his luck in Bollywood and made his debut in romantic-drama Sanam Teri Kasam. Talking about how he bagged his first Bollywood film, the actor shared that when he approached the director duo Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao for the lead in the movie, the role was already taken up, however, after seeing his video, the director chose him for the part.

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His Lesser Known Facts

He was romantically linked to badminton player Jwala Gutta. However, the two both denied the reports.

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While he has worked in both Telugu and Bollywood, Harshavardhan claims that he will not discriminate and differentiate between these two industries.

During a media interaction, Harshavardhan was all praise for Telugu audience for always giving him lots of love and support.

He worked as a freelancer in a film enterprise before starting his acting career.

He completed his degree from Barry John Acting Studio and began performing in theatrical ventures including Indian adoption of Tennessee William and some Hyderabad-based theater groups.

He has featured in some commercial advertisements for 7UP and Chennai Super Knights.

He did a shirt-off initiative to raise funds for an orphan girl.

He has a passion for tattoos and has finally got inked on his ring finger on his birthday.

He lost nearly 20 kilos for his role in Sanam Teri Kasam

On the professional front, Harshvardhan Rane was last seen in J.P Dutta's war drama Paltan, which has a stellar cast of Sonu Sood, Arjun Rampal, Esha Gupta, and Gurmeet Choudhary. He is currently working on Telugu film Brundavanamadi Andaridi.


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