Harshika Poonacha is an Indian actress. She mainly appears in Kannada language films and has also worked in Telugu, Kodava,Konkani and Tulu language films. She made her acting debut in 2008, for the film PUC. Harshika Poonacha was born in Ammathi, a small village in Kodagu district of Karnataka as the only daughter to her parents. Harshika Poonacha acted in her first film PUC when she was 18 years old and doing her PUC at Christ College. In 2007, she finished her pre-university course.
Harshika Poonacha spent the next two months working as a television show anchor, before beginning a professional course. Harshika Poonacha anchored programs like Nimmindha Nimagaagi, Hrudayadinda and the Sarigamapa television reality show. She joined Cambridge Institute of Technology, Bangalore’s electronic engineering course and completed her BTech degree in 2011.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 said: “Getting into films was an accident. I never dreamt of becoming an actress.
After PUC, Harshika Poonacha acted in a Kodava film Ponnamma, a Konkani film Kazar and a Telugu film Edukondalavada Venkataramana Andaru Bagundali. In 2010,Harshika Poonacha acted in an important role in Jackie, which catapulted her to an instant celebrity status. She later appeared in Thamassu with Shivrajkumar for which she won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, and played Ramya in Nariya Seere Kadha,in which Ravichandran played the lead role.
|Born||Ammathi, Kodagu district, Karnataka, India|
|Residence||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|