Harshvardhan Rane (born 16 December 1983) is an Indian film actor known for his works in Telugu cinema. He is best known for Thakita Thakita (2010), Prema Ishq Kaadhal (2013) and Anaamika (2014). In 2016, he made his Bollywood debut with Sanam Teri Kasam which received mixed reviews. Harshavardhan was born in Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh) and brought up in Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh). His father, Vivek Rane, was a doctor, his mother is a homemaker settled in Hyderabad, and his grandfather an army lieutenant. His sister, Rohini lives in Mumbai. Harshvardhan Rane follows the Paleolithic diet.

Harsha joined the Bhagat Singh College in Delhi to pursue a course but later dropped out. He trained at Barry John Acting Studio and started performing in theatrical ventures, including Indian adaptation of Tennessee Williams' works and some Hyderabad-based theater groups. Later on, he worked as a freelancer in a film-branding enterprise. He wanted to be in the movies. He then moved on to Mumbai, where he got his first opportunity in the TV series Left Right Left on SAB TV in 2008. He made his feature film acting debut with the Telugu language Thakita Thakita in 2010. Then he appeared in Naa Istam and Avunu. Over the following years, he acted in several Telugu films, including the psychological thriller Maaya and comedy movie Brother of Bommali. He also made cameo appearances in films like Fidaa and Bengal tiger. Previously he was slated to make his Bollywood debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) but opted out as it required an eleven-month contract. The romance film, Sanam Teri Kasam became his Bollywood debut. It was written and directed by Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao and was released by Eros International on 5 February 2016. His next release was Paltan and his upcoming project is the Telugu film Brundavanamidi Andaridi. He is set to appear in three films directed by J P Dutta. He was among Times' Most Desirable Men in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He started with Ad Shoots and minor roles. Then he got a chance as a lead actor. But now his net worth is $10 million. Which is higher than some star kids. He started his career as a minor role actor, after so much hard work he got a chance in big films as a lead role.

Harshvardhan Rane Controversies:
Affairs: He is dated actress Tennis player Jwala Gutta. He was also in a relationship with actress and model Kim Sharma.
Rejecting 'Ram Leela': Harsha got an opportunity to debut to Bollywood with 'Ram Leela' as a negative role. But he rejected the opportunity. Ram Leela turned blockbuster. Later he said he has no regrets from his decision of rejecting.
Break up with Kim: Harsha and Kim were dated for a long time. But recently they broke relationships for some arguments.
Paltan movie: Harsha acted in J.P. Dutta's Paltan movie. Many Paltan actor showed anger for filmmakers of Paltan for not clearing their payments on time. Harsha said in media his payment for acting in Paltan cleared on time. Also, he has no anger for filmmakers.
Mawra Hocane and Harsha: Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane and Harsha acted in Sanam Teri Kasam. There was too much news that shows Mawra and Harsha are dating each other. But Mawra later cleared this all are rumors, and she only doing her work.