Sri Hari began his career in Telugu cinema as the antagonist and finally his hard work yield dividends as went on to do some notable lead roles. He is one of most appreciated actors and apparently was paid heavily even though he played character artist in most of his films.
He launched his career as a stunt fighter. He was also a professional athlete in gymnastics. He went for police training and got selected but decided against it, as he wanted to pursue his career in films. His first movie was Brahma Naydu which was released in the year 1986.
He kept on growing as an actor and was a part of few notable films such as Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, Brindaavanam and Magadheera. He acted in over 100 films in his career spanning over 2 and half decades.