Karthi Biography

Tamil film actor Karthi belongs to a family associated with films. He is the younger son of actor Sivakumar and younger brother of Surya Sivakumar.

Karthi completed his education from St. Bedes School, Chennai and graduated in Engineering from Crescent College.  He did masters from the US and also courses in basic filmmaking there before joining Tamil film industry.

Karthi began his film career as an assistant director of Mani Rathnam in Aayitha Ezhuthu and Yuva. Mani Ratnam offered him lead role in Aayitha Ezhuthu, but he refused, the role went to Siddarth Narayan.

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Karthi top grossing film was Paruthiveeran, released in 2007. In this film his performance was highly appreciated and got positive review from the media.   

He then acted in Aayirathil Oruvan released in 2010. This film was a fantasy-adventure directed by Selvaraghavan. He was highly applauded for his superb performance in this movie which was commercially very successful.

Karthi‘s other successful films include; Paiyaa (2010), NaanMahaanAlla (2010), Siruthai (2011) and Saguni (2012) all made him superstar in the Tamil cinema.

Karthi grabbed Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor and Tamil Nadu State Film Special Prize Award for Best Actor for the film Paruthiveeran in the Year 2007.

  His latest films are All In All Azhagu Raja in Tamil,   Biriyani in Telugu and Kaaliin Tamil.

Karthi is also active in social welfare activities. He motivated his admirers through a social welfare club "MakkalNalaMandram".

 In 2011, he promoted awareness about lysosomal storage disease. Karthi is married to Ranjani Chinnasamy.

Karthi Latest News

Indians missed several chances at chess Olympiad: GM Harikrishna

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   12:46 pm
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Several Indian players missed winning chances after being in promising positions at the just concluded World Chess Olympiad at Baku, Azerbaijan, but nevertheless did well overall, a top Indian Grandmaster (GM) has said. View More..

'Remo' trailer clocks 1 mn views in less than 24 hours

    Updated On : Sep 20,2016   11:00 am
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The trailer of Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Tamil romantic-comedy "Remo", which was unveiled on Monday, has clocked over a million views in less than 24 hours. The film is gearing up for worldwide release on October 7. View More..

No meaningful roles for a heroine in south: Samantha

    Updated On : Sep 17,2016   11:54 am
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who has blockbusters such as "Theri", "A...Aa" and "Janatha Garage" to her credit this year, rues that there are no meaningful roles for a southern heroine and that it's very disheartening. View More..

Hyderabad varsity student commits suicide due to 'depression'

    Updated On : Sep 17,2016   11:32 am
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) A student of the University of Hyderabad allegedly committed suicide on Saturday apparently due to depression, police said. View More..

Mani Ratnam to shoot action sequence in Ladakh

    Updated On : Sep 17,2016   11:28 am
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who is currently busy wrapping up upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Kaatru Veliyidai", will shoot some important action sequences in Ladakh, where he's currently scouting for locations. View More..

Didn't force Satna into marriage: Karthik

    Updated On : Sep 15,2016   2:14 pm
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) Film producer and distributor Karthik has said that he didn't force actress Satna Titus into marrying him. View More..

Guru Somasundaram turns villain for 'Yaakkai'

    Updated On : Sep 14,2016   12:14 pm
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) Actor Somasundaram, best known for his work in Karthik Subbaraj-directed "Jigarthanda", will be seen playing the antagonist in upcoming thriller "Yaakkai". View More..

Cricket: India Blue strengthen grip on Duleep final

    Updated On : Sep 13,2016   11:20 pm
Greater Noida, Sep 13 (IANS) Inching closer to lifting the Duleep Trophy, India Blue took a virtually unassailable lead of 476 runs against India Red on a rain-truncated penultimate day of the tournament final at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground here on Tuesday. View More..

Kerala readies for Mother of all vegetarian meals: 26-dish Onam sadya

    Updated On : Sep 12,2016   2:26 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 12 (IANS) With Onam at Kerala's doorstep, one thing common to all households would be the most popular 26 dish Onam sadya -- verily the Mother of all vegetarian meals in the state. View More..

Pujara, Jackson put India Blue on top in Duleep Trophy final

    Updated On : Sep 11,2016   9:56 pm
Greater Noida, Sep 11 (IANS) Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara remained unbeaten on 256 as India Blue declared their first innings for a monumental 693/6 against India Red on the second day on Sunday of the final of the Duleep Trophy cricket tournament. View More..

Pujara's century drives India Blue to 362/3 in Duleep Trophy final

    Updated On : Sep 10,2016   9:54 pm
Greater Noida, Sep 10 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara's unbeaten 111 and fifties from Gautam Gambhir (94), Mayank Agarwal (57) and Dinesh Karthik (55 not out) drove India Blue to 362/3 in their first innings against India Red on the opening day of the Duleep Trophy cricket tournament final here on Saturday. View More..

Ananth, Vishnu shine at national racing tourney

    Updated On : Sep 10,2016   7:56 pm
Coimbatore, Sep 10 (IANS) Ananth Shanmugham and Vishnu Prasad emerged comfortable victors in the Euro JK 16 and LGB Formula 4 races in the second round of the 19th National Racing Championship at the Kari Motor Speedway here on Saturday. View More..

India Red to face India Blue in Duleep trophy final

    Updated On : Sep 09,2016   7:08 pm
Greater Noida, Sep 9 (IANS) The spotlight will be on India team cricketers Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan, Stuart Binny and Amit Mishra as India Red take on India Blue in the Duleep Trophy final at the Shahid Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex here from Saturday. View More..

India Blue reach Duleep Trophy final after draw against India Green

    Updated On : Sep 07,2016   10:08 pm
Greater Noida, Sep 7 (IANS) India Blue paved its way to the final of the Duleep Trophy after the league against India Green ended on a draw at the Shahid Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex here on Wednesday. View More..

Kohli rested; Rohit, Jadeja, Dhawan included for Duleep Trophy final

    Updated On : Sep 07,2016   7:50 pm
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Test skipper Virat Kohli has been rested for the Duleep Trophy final between India Red and India Blue, to be held from September 10 to 14 at the Shahid Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex in Greater Noida. View More..

India Blue pile up 707 against India Green in Duleep Trophy

    Updated On : Sep 05,2016   10:24 pm
Greater Noida, Sep 5 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara (166) and Sheldon Jackson (105) helped India Blue register a huge 707 all out in their first innings against India Green on the second day of the four-day Duleep Trophy cricket contest here on Monday. View More..

Indian men outplay Costa Rica in Chess Olympiad

    Updated On : Sep 03,2016   10:08 pm
Chennai, Sep 3 (IANS) The Indian chess teams -- open and women -- continued their winning streak in the second round of the World Chess Olympiad held at Baku, Azerbaijan wiping out Costa Rica and Brazil respectively. View More..

Mani Ratnam to shoot in Kashmir from month-end

    Updated On : Sep 03,2016   11:40 am
Chennai, Sep 3 (IANS) The next schedule of filmmaker Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai", which stars Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari, will reportedly take place in Kashmir from the end of September. View More..

Indian chess teams blast out Bolivia, Macedonia in Olympiad

    Updated On : Sep 02,2016   10:40 pm
Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) India started its World Chess Olympiad medal campaign in style with its men's and women's teams blanking 4-0 Bolivia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia respectively here on Friday. View More..

Duleep Trophy: Rain-marred India Red, India Blue tie ends in draw

    Updated On : Sep 01,2016   9:00 pm
Greater Noida, Sep 1 (IANS) The match between India Red and India Blue was called off after rain played spoilsport on the fourth and final day at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground here on Thursday. View More..