Harish Iyer

Motivational Speaker and Activist in Navi Mumbai, India

Harish Iyer

Motivational Speaker and Activist in Navi Mumbai, India

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Harish Iyer (aka Harrish Iyer aka Aham aka @hiyer) is an icon for the common people. An Equal Rights Activist, he is best known for his quirky campaigns for the rights of Homosexuals, Women, Children and Animals. His life and experiences have been the subject of a book and two movies.


Harish is one of the most vocal voices for the LGBT campaign worldwide. It is thus, not surprising that he is listed at #71 in the World Pride Powerlist 2013. He shares the honour with Ellen De Generes, Ellen Page, Stephen Fry, Ricky Martin, Elton John, Martina Navratilova to name a few. He is the only Indian National in the list.

Harish is one of the 10 winners of the Zindagi Live Awards an award instituted by Network 18 which is the Indian partners of the CNN news group. He received this award for his work in creating awareness on the issue of child sexual abuse.

In the year 2016, Harish received the Bharat Petroleum instituted Energising Bharat Awards for his work in women empowerment.

Appearances :Iyer's jovial disposition, easy approachability and his ability to handle complex questions and homophobic comments with rare sensibility mixed with unexpected quirkmakeshim an affable guest on television and radio.

In 2013 he appeared in the India chapter of Stephen Fry's documentary - OUT THERE where the British Actor chronicled lives of LGBT persons across the world.

In 2012, Harish appeared on the most popular chat show hosted and produced by Bollywood Actor - Aamir Khan called Satyamev Jayate.

Harish Iyer has been seen as an opinion maker and as a panelist in several channels like - CNN, BBC, AL Jazeera, Australian Network, New York Radio, Washington Radio, BBC Radio, NDTV, CNN IBN, Times Now, ABP News, India TV, News X, Focus TV, Aaj Tak, Radio Mirchi, Radio One, Radio City, Red FM and many more.

In 2014, Iyer featured in a quirky PETA video where he urged viewers to "love cock" (watch video)

Biography : Harish's childhood was scarred by repeated sexual abuse. But with a little help from his animal friends, Harish learnt to take the lemons life handed him and make sweet lemonade.

To get in touch with Harish to share/seek assistance:

write directly to harish.iyer@hotmail.com

For other enquiries: write to deborah@hiyer.net

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