Hareesh Kanaran is an Indian film actor and comedian, popular amongst the regional audience for his work in movies and TV shows like Aanakkallan (2018), Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha (2018),
(2017), Kali (2016), Viswa Vikhyaatharaaya Payyanmaar (2017), etc. Mostly known for his supreme involvement in Malayali short films, theatres, TV shows, and Mollywood movies, Hareesh has really been an important part of the Indian film industry for the past seven years. Born in Perumanna village, Kozhikode district, Kerala, Hareesh completed his schooling from the Ganapathy Boys school, Kozhikode.
He is currently married to Sandhya, a school teacher and the couple has a son named Dhyan Hari. Starting out with his career as a mimicry artist in a comedy group called “Calicut Friends,” Hareesh later became a part of troupes like V4 Calicut and Calicut Super Jokes. The year 2014 was a pivotal one for Hareesh as he made his first decisive contribution on the Indian silver screen as an on-screen artist with the Malayali comedy film
, directed by
, starring Jayaram,
, Kalabhavari Shajon, and Baburaj in lead roles alongside him. Since then, Hareesh has featured in various other film projects as an actor.
His stock character of Jaliyan Kanaran has in comedy festival has a special place in the hearts of viewers. Over the years, Zeeshan has often been applauded and admired by various critics and local spectators for his exceptional performances as a comedian and on-screen artist, especially his on-screen comic timing, confidence, humble nature, body language and the efficient portrayal of characters while shooting the plot sequences. During his career, Hareesh has been nominated for and won several awards like South Indian International Movie award for the Best Comedian (nomination), Asianet Film Award for the Best Actor in a Humorous Role (winner), Vanitha Film Award for the Best Comedian (won twice).