Johnny Hari, also known as
Hari Krishnan, is an Indian actor. He is famous for his acting in Tamil movies. Madras is known to be his best performance. Johnny Hari’s father, Anbudurai is a welder while his mother, Vijayshankary is a housewife. Jonny went to DG Vaishnav College. He married his long time friend, Nisha after the release of the movie Madras.
During his college days, Johnny Hari was very attracted to mime. He started miming during his college days. It gave him the inspiration to start working in movies. He joined his college’s mime group, and they used to travel all over Tamil Nadu doing mime performances. Johnny was in touch with the famous mime artist, Gopi. He helped Jonny to meet Pa. Ranjith who is a famous Tamil film director, when he was working on his first movie, Attakathi in 2012. There, Ranjith was not able to find a suitable actor for a particular role. Johnny got that role to play, and he joined the Attakathi cast. This was his debut movie.
After doing Attakathi, Hari was seen in Maryan released in 2013. The film was directed by Bharat Bala who is the producer of the worldwide famous album called
Vande Mataram. Hari shared the screen with stars like Dhanush, Parvathy and
Salim Kumar in Maryan. He played the character of a fisherman. Pa. Ranjith again sought Hari in the movie Madras. Released in 2014, this film had a great impact on Hari’s career. The audience and the critics appreciated his role as Johnny. Johnny (his character) was an unconventional street dweller. Johnny was told to visit mental patients at the Government hospital situated in Kilpauk. Being thoroughly influenced by the agony of mental patients, he did very well in the movie. Hari grew his hair and had to lose about fifteen kilograms of weight to catch up with his role. He was so accurately perfect for the role that sometimes people misunderstood him for a real mental person.
Madras became a big hit all over and proved to be Hari’s best role ever portrayed. In 2016, Hari was seen in Darling 2, a horror movie directed by Satish Chandrasekaran. He portrayed Balaji, a stammering person who is caught inside a haunted house.
He again did a film with Ranjith called Kabali released in 2016. He worked along with the sensational actor Rajinikanth. He played the role of young thug living in Malaysia. He was praised by the critics for his outstanding work in Kabali. Johnny Hari is looking forward to work with different actors and directors. He also states that he will always continue mime.