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

Dominant India face inexperienced West Indies (Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 24,2017   5:26 pm
Port of Spain, June 24 (IANS) India, who dominated with the bat in the rain-affected first One Day International (ODI) match, will look to carry forward their momentum when they take on the West Indies in the second match at the Queen's Park Oval here on Sunday. View More..

India clear favourites against inconsistent West Indies (Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   5:34 pm
Port of Spain, June 22 (IANS) Amid the off-field controversies over the exit of head coach Anil Kumble, ICC Champions Trophy runners-up India start as favourites in the first of the five-match ODI series against a lacklusture West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday. View More..

'Oopiri' earned me respect as a filmmaker: Vamsi Paidipally

    Updated On : Jun 20,2017   12:04 pm
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Vamsi Paidipally says his critically-acclaimed bilingual drama "Oopiri", which won him his first Filmfare Award, earned him lot of respect and helped him find his inner happiness. View More..

First look of multi-starrer 'Naragasooran' released

    Updated On : Jun 18,2017   12:10 pm
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) The first look poster of Karthick Naren's upcoming trilingual suspense drama "Naragasooran", starring Arvind Swami, Indrajith Sukumaran, Sundeep Kishan and Shriya Saran, was unveiled on Sunday. View More..

Madhavan, Samantha win at Filmfare Awards South

    Updated On : Jun 18,2017   11:40 am
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) R. Madhavan won the Best Actor for Tamil sports drama "Irudhi Suttru" while Samantha Ruth Prabhu bagged the Best Actress trophy for her role in Telugu romantic drama "A...Aa" for 2016 at a star-studded 64th Filmfare Awards southern edition. View More..

Wounded Pakistan look to overcome India for final glory (Lead Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 17,2017   7:48 pm
London, June 17 (IANS) A wounded Pakistan will be out for revenge while India will aim to maintain their dominance when the arch-rivals meet in the final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at The Oval here on Sunday. View More..

Wounded Pakistan look to overcome India for final glory (Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 17,2017   3:12 pm
London, June 17 (IANS) A wounded Pakistan will be out for revenge while India will aim to maintain their dominance when the arch-rivals meet in the final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at The Oval here on Sunday. View More..

Playing a powerful role in my next film: Simran

    Updated On : Jun 17,2017   1:44 pm
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Simran Bagga says she has landed a powerful role in actor Sivakarthikeyan's next yet-untitled Tamil project and she is quite excited about the opportunity. View More..

Won't touch dad's 'Agni Natchathiram': Gautham Karthik

    Updated On : Jun 16,2017   4:18 pm
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) Actor Gautham Karthik, basking in the success of his latest Tamil film "Rangoon", says he won't ever star in the remake of his father's most memorable yesteryear Tamil classic "Agni Natchathiram". View More..

Film with Dulquer won't be a bilingual: Karthik

    Updated On : Jun 15,2017   5:12 pm
Chennai, June 15 (IANS) Debutant director Ra. Karthik says his upcoming yet-untitled Tamil film with Malayalam heartthrob Dulquer Salmaan won't be made in another language. View More..

Pant, Kuldeep included for Windies tour; Rohit, Bumrah rested

    Updated On : Jun 15,2017   4:44 pm
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Promising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav are the two new additions to the India side, replacing Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah for the limited overs tour to the West Indies later this month. View More..

CT 2017: India aim to dominate Bangladesh in semis (Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 14,2017   3:36 pm
Birmingham, June 14 (IANS) Defending champions India will aim to live up to their tag of title contenders and dominate Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament here on Thursday. View More..

BAI announces teams for upcoming international tourneys

    Updated On : Jun 12,2017   6:32 pm
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) In an effort to give the shuttlers enough time to prepare for international tournaments, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has announced the teams for three upcoming tournaments. View More..

Prabhudheva begins work on 'Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja'

    Updated On : Jun 11,2017   11:46 am
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva on Sunday said he is travelling to London to commence work on his upcoming Tamil film "Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja", starring Vishal and Karthi in the lead. View More..

Nanotech-based test can predict prostate cancer risk better

    Updated On : Jun 10,2017   3:42 pm
Toronto, June 10 (IANS) Using nanotechnology, scientists have developed a new diagnostic process that can identify aggressive prostate cancer from a single drop of blood with 40 per cent more accuracy than current screening methods. View More..

India, South Africa face off in virtual quarter-final (Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 10,2017   2:46 pm
London, June 10 (IANS) Having suffered defeats in their previous matches, India and South Africa face a do-or-die battle in their quest for a semi-final spot when they meet in a Group B contest of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at The Oval here on Sunday. View More..

'Rangoon': A familiar thriller with lots to like (Tamil Movie Review)

    Updated On : Jun 10,2017   2:06 pm
Film: "Rangoon"; Director: Rajkumar Periasamy; Cast: Gautham Karthik, Sana Makbul, Lallu, Siddique and Daniel Annie Pope; Rating: *** View More..

Suriya to produce his brother's next film

    Updated On : Jun 09,2017   1:40 pm
Chennai, June 9 (IANS) Actor Suriya's 2D Entertainment will produce his brother Karthi's next yet-untitled Tamil film under Pandiraj's direction, it was announced on Friday. View More..

Gixxer Cup to hold 2nd selection round in Aizawl

    Updated On : Jun 08,2017   6:36 pm
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Suzuki Gixxer Cup will on Saturday launch the second leg of its selection round for this year's edition in Aizawl. View More..

Banks need Rs 95,000 cr capital over two years: Moody's-ICRA report

    Updated On : Jun 08,2017   4:40 pm
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Public sector banks will need as much as Rs 95,000 crore in capital over two years, which is way higher than the Rs 20,000 crore capital infusion that the government plans till March 2019, a Moody's-ICRA report said on Thursday. View More..