Hareesh Perumanna is an Indian actor who generally acts in the Mollywood or Malayalam cinema. He is also known as
. He is also a comedian. His main breakout as a comedian was as the stock character Jaliyan Kanaran in the comedy reality show,
, which aired on the TV channel Mazhavil Manorama. He was born in Perumanna village, which is in the Kozhikode district in the southern Indian state of Kerala. He completed his primary education from Ganapathy Boys School, which is in Kozhikode
. During his schooling days, he had organized and performed a drama Naatam during the school youth festival. This drama of his was ranked first place in the category of drama. Hareesh then tied a knot with Sandhya, who is a school teacher. They both have a son together whom they have named Dhyan Hari. During the start of his career, he worked as a mimicry artist for the troupe named ‘Calicut Friends.’ Then he joined other various troupes like ‘Calicut Super Jokes’ and ‘Calicut V4’. He then made his debut on the television in the Malayalam comedy reality show, Comedy Festival; it was telecast on Mazhavil Manorama. He played the character Jaliyan Kanaran.
This character of his was loved by the TV audience, making him an audience favorite character. In the year 2014, he made his debut with the film,
. After that, he went on to feature in many cameos and supporting roles in various films. His comic timing, his comic skills have got him nominated for various awards. He has won Asianet Film Award for Best Actor for humorous roles for various characters in the year 2018. In the same year he also won the Vanitha Film Award for Best Comedian for the films Aanakkallan, OruPazhaya Bomb Kadha. Again in the year 2019, he won the Vanitha film Award for Best Comedian for various films.