Harsh Mayar is an Indian actor who is known for playing the protagonist Chhotu (aka Kalam) in the Hindi-language children’s film I Am Kalam (2010). The role earned him the National Film Award for Best Child Artist in 2010.Harsh grew up in a humble household and inclined towards acting at a very young age watching Bollywood films and TV shows. It was his maternal uncle who recognised his passion for acting and encouraged him to attend a theatre workshop at Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra from 2005 to 2008.Harsh spent his childhood participating in several local plays staged at Shri Ram Centre in Mandi House, Delhi’s own Broadway. In an interview, he recalled his initial days as a theatre artist and said, Firstly, I worked at the backstage. In my first stage show, I was given the role of a monkey. That was funny and exciting too. Even my mother was shocked to see me.”.
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