What Happened To Harish Kumar – The Other Hero Of Govinda Movies?

If you are a fan of Govinda movies from the 90’s (like me), chances are high that you have seen this face. Meet Harish Kumar, who has played the sidekick to Govinda in a number of David Dhawan movies.

Not many people know this, but Harish was launched opposite Karisma Kapoor in the movie Prem Qaidi. He was just 15 when the movie was being shot, and 16 when the film released. The movie had tanked at the box office. Even though Karisma Kapoor recovered from this initial setback and went on to have a successful run in Bollywood, Harish wasn’t as lucky. He almost never got a solo lead role after that, even though he did appear in a couple of multi starrer films.

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After a point, Harish Kumar found his niche in David Dhawan-Govinda movies, where he would either be in a but part role, or play the sidekick to Govinda. It is said that David Dhawan used to consider Harish his lucky mascot, and would cast him in every movie of his, even if for a guest appearance. All this while, he still used to appear in Telegu films as the main lead. He also did a few Tamil and Malayalam films. His Malayalam films were almost soft porn in nature.

But what happened to him?

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After offers dried up for him, he put on a lot of weight. He soon started fading away from regional cinema also. His health issues kept escalating with every year. Now, he almost looks unrecognisable!

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He did try to make a comeback with 2012’s Chaar Din Ki Chaandni, but the movie bombed, and he faded from our screens once again.

Here’s hoping we get to see more of this talented actor soon!

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