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

Baby to lead Kerala in 2017-18 Ranji season

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   7:44 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Promising batsman Sachin Baby was on Tuesday named Kerala skipper for the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy season, replacing Rohan Prem. View More..

Suriya's 'Thaana Serntha Kootam' to release on Pongal 2018

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   7:42 am
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Suriya's much awaited next Tamil film "Thaana Serntha Kootam", a heist-comedy, has been confirmed to hit the screens for Pongal 2018, its makers announced on Monday. View More..

India Red draw India Blue to enter Duleep Trophy final

    Updated On : Sep 16,2017   10:04 pm
Kanpur, Sep 16 (IANS) India Red secured their place in the final of the Duleep Trophy after the second match of the tournament against India Blue ended in a tame draw at the Green Park Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

Duleep Trophy: Indrajith's unbeaten 120 lifts India Red to 291/9

    Updated On : Sep 13,2017   10:14 pm
Kanpur, Sep 13 (IANS) Baba Indrajith's 120 not out propped up India Red to 291 for nine on the first day of their Duleep Trophy cricket match against India Blue at the Green Park here on Wednesday. View More..

Four Fabindia staff chargesheeted in peeping tom case

    Updated On : Sep 10,2017   3:10 pm
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) Four Fabindia staff have been chargesheeted in a court of law here in connection with a 2015 case of snooping after Union Minister Smriti Irani made a complaint against it, a police officer said on Sunday. View More..

Second film as important as your first, says Aathmika

    Updated On : Aug 31,2017   11:54 am
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) Actress Aathmika has signed her second Tamil film "Naragasooran". Basking in the success of her maiden Tamil outing "Meesaya Murukku", she says the second film is as important as ones first. View More..

India Red to face India Green in Duleep Trophy opener

    Updated On : Aug 30,2017   9:04 pm
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Abhinav Mukund-led India Red will take on Parthiv Patel's India Green in the opening match of the Duleep Trophy, starting September 7 in Lucknow. The tournament will be played with pink ball and under lights. View More..

Song from 'Thaana Serntha Kootam' to be shot in Croatia

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   12:32 pm
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) The makers of Suriya starrer upcoming Tamil film "Thaana Serntha Kootam" will be heading to Croatia later this month to shoot a song, a source said. View More..

Blue Whale challenge: Goa Police issues advisory for parents

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   9:40 am
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) The suicides of two youngsters in Kerala and Maharashtra while playing the Blue Whale challenge, has forced the Goa Police to issue a formal advisory to parents on safeguarding their wards from playing the online game. View More..

Odisha partners with Facebook to train women entrepreneurs

    Updated On : Aug 08,2017   9:46 pm
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) Odisha will partner with Facebook to train women entrepreneurs and Self Help Groups (SHGs) to promote entrepreneurship and digital literacy, an official said on Tuesday. View More..

Second poster of 'Velaikkaran' released

    Updated On : Aug 08,2017   11:32 am
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) The second poster of Sivakarthikeyan starrer Tamil action drama "Velaikkaran" was released on Tuesday on the occasion of actor Fahadh Faasil's birthday. View More..

Sundeep Kishan might team up with Gautham Menon

    Updated On : Aug 07,2017   11:48 am
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) Actor Sundeep Kishan, who has had a phenomenal year with hits such as "Maanagaram" and "Shamanthakamani", is likely to collaborate with filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon for a bilingual soon, a source said. View More..

Laxman clinches National Blitz Chess Championship

    Updated On : Aug 04,2017   7:38 pm
Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian Grandmaster R.R. Laxman clinched the National Blitz Chess Championship title with a 10 out of 11 scorecard here on Friday. View More..

'Crop and motor insurance to drive general insurance sector's growth'

    Updated On : Aug 01,2017   7:00 pm
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Crop and motor insurance are expected to drive the Indian non-life sectors growth by 20 per cent this fiscal, said a senior official at ICRA Ltd on Tuesday. View More..

'Life insurance sector to grow 15-18 per cent on APE basis in FY18'

    Updated On : Aug 01,2017   6:08 pm
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) The Indian life insurance industry is expected to log a growth of 15 to 18 per cent this fiscal on an annual premium equivalent (APE), said a senior official at credit rating agency ICRA. View More..

Prabhudheva's 'Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja' not shelved

    Updated On : Jul 26,2017   1:26 pm
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva's comeback Tamil directorial "Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja" has been stalled for a while and not shelved, a source from the production team has clarified. View More..

On Suriya's birthday,'Thaana Serntha Kootam' poster released

    Updated On : Jul 23,2017   11:54 am
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) The first look poster of Suriya-starrer upcoming Tamil film "Thaana Serntha Kootam" was released on Sunday on the occasion of the actor's 42nd birthday. View More..

Rana-Ashwin, Nataraj win at Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   7:26 pm
Pune, July 22 (IANS) The ninth edition of Maruti Suzukis annual southern motorsports rally, Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare concluded in a grand finale here on Saturday with Team Maruti Suzukis Suresh Rana and Ashwin Naik winning the Ultimate Cars category and T. Nataraj in Ultimate Bikes. View More..

Gayathrie deserves more challenging roles: Arumuga Kumar

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   12:20 pm
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Debutant director Arumuga Kumar, who has roped in actress Gayathrie for a pivotal role in upcoming Tamil adventure comedy "Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solrena", believes she deserves more challenging roles. View More..

Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare flagged off in Bengaluru

    Updated On : Jul 16,2017   8:24 pm
Bengaluru, July 16 (IANS) The ninth edition of the Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare was flagged off from here on Sunday, with a strong participation of over 180 rallyists in the annual southern motorsport rally. View More..