Harshika Poonacha predominantly works in Kannada films. She has also tested waters in Telugu, Konkani, Tulu and Kodava films. The 2008 flick PUC is her debut film. Born on May 1, 1990 Harshika hails from a small village in Karnataka. She was in her 18th year when she did her first film.
Harshika had a brief stint as a television show anchor. Hrudayadinda, Nimmindha Nimagaagi and Sarigamapa reality show in television are some of the programs that she hosted. She has a B.Tech degree to her credit and is a distinction holder. At this juncture, she took a halt from her shooting works to prepare for her forthcoming exams. Harshika is also working in Maxpro Software Company for 5 days monthly and the rest of the days she works in films. She is quite happy working in Maxpro Harshika didn’t imagine entering the film industry. Harshika worked in one film each in Kodava, Konkani and Telugu, after completing her PUC. The 2010 flick Jackie helped her attain stardom. The flick Thamassu with Shivrajkumar fetched her the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. Harshika also garnered the Suvarna Award for this film.
Ponnamma, Edukondalavada Venkataramana Andaru Bagundali, Kazar, Sugreeva, Murali Meets Meera, Ko Ko,
, Parie, Cycle, Mangana Kaili Manikya, Ale, Maryade, B3 and Advaitha are some of the films in which she acted. Hoo Manase is a video album in which Harshika had acted.
Anandha Thollai is Harshika’s first Tamil film, which is in the pipeline. Harshika, along with her cousin, Bhuvaan Ponannaa, manages Glamgod Fashion and Events. She also organizes fashion weeks and fashion shows. Harshu is the other name of Harshika. Harshika has indeed achieved a lot in a very short span of 4 years. She is academically good and has proved her acting talent to quite an extent.