But the hat he’s perhaps enjoyed wearing the most though is that of an actor, both on stage and on screen...
I wanted to play incredibly challenging, multifaceted characters. Because we are all a puzzle.
—Kate Winslet, Lead actress of Titanic
The Titanic heroine’s words sit well on the charismatic Harry Sidhu, a man of many parts who’s played the role of multifaceted characters in real as well as reel life. He’s someone who’s traversed different walks, and enjoyed the spotlight to the last glowing ray. He could fill an entire wardrobe with his bio—he is a mechanical engineer, a private pilot, a fund raiser, a philanthropist, an entrepreneur, a politician, a community worker. May be there’s more to come.
But the hat he’s perhaps enjoyed wearing the most though is that of an actor, both on stage and on screen.
Harry Sidhu’s the closest you can get to Leonardo da Vinci from within the Indian community in Los Angeles.
In many ways, Harry was born for the big stage. While growing up in Bhopal, India, he discovered that he could one day make a career out of acting. He was a regular at school plays, and he always sensed that his love for acting was abiding. In 1974, after having lived in cities across Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh in India, Harry’s family moved to the USA. At the time the Amritsar-born Harry was just about 17, and raring to make a mark.