Harish Patel is an Indian actor. Although mainly associated with the stage, he has also appeared in comedy films and on television. He began performing at the age of seven, when he played both male and female parts in the Hindu epic Ramayana. In 1995, he joined the Indian National Theatre and did his first professional play Thakkali Charitam. He made his Debut in Shyam Benegal directed Mandi (1983).