Born on 23 November 1974 at Nellaya, Palakkad district in Kerala, Shri
Kalamandalam Harinarayanan received his training in Kathakali under
Kalamandalam M.P.S. Namboothiri at the Kerala Kalamandalam, and
obtained a post diploma in Kathakali Vesham. He is a recipient of the
National Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Kalamandalam Harinarayanan has played Pachha, Kathi and Vellatadi veshams. He has received critical acclaim for his roles as Arjuna in Kalakeyavadham, Ravana in Ravanolbhavam and Hanuman in Kalyanasaugandhikam. He has performed extensively within the region in the festivals organized by the several Kathakali clubs. He has also travelled to the U.K., Germany, France, Poland and the Middle East Countries for his performances.
Kalamandalam Harinarayanan is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2012 for his notable talent in the field of Kathakali.