Harisree Ashokan (born December 28, 1964) is a Malayalam film actor who is known for his comedy roles. He has acted in more than 75 Malayalam films.Ashokan holds a diploma in Telecomm Engineering from Anjoor, Kerala. He found work as an assistant lineman in 1984 with the Telecom Department in Cochin, Kerala. He worked until 1987, when he rose to become a lineman. His elder brother was also a telecom officer.Asokan was always interested in acting and was an amateur theatre actor. His style of comedy was watched by Malayalam movie director Siddique during a popular celebration day event. Siddique was impressed and cast him in his first movie, Ramji Rao Speaking.