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

To shoot in heat is a task: Avinash Sachdev (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : May 26,2017   7:42 pm
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The rise in temperature has taken a toll on the cast and crew of upcoming TV show "Inteqam Ek Masoom Ka". Actor Avinash Sachdev says its hard for them to shoot at 40-plus degrees in Mathura. View More..

Indian Open surfing gets underway

    Updated On : May 26,2017   7:32 pm
Mangaluru, May 26 (IANS) The second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing got underway amidst much fanfare at the Sasihithlu beach of this Karnataka city on Friday. View More..

Want to give my kids freedom to be what they want: Sachin Tendulkar

    Updated On : May 25,2017   2:20 pm
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar says through his documentary drama "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", he wants to share a very pertinent message that his parents taught him -- of giving children the freedom to pursue their dreams. View More..

Bengal Premier League to start in December, says Ganguly

    Updated On : May 19,2017   8:14 pm
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) A franchise-based Bengal Premier League (BPL) involving six teams will start in December this year, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly said here on Friday. View More..

Pandey ruled out of IPL, Karthik replaces him in ICC Champions Trophy (Lead, Correcting intro)

    Updated On : May 19,2017   1:20 am
New Delhi/Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) India and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) middle-order batsman Manish Pandey was on Thursday ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the ICC Champions Trophy starting June 1. View More..

Karthik replaces injured Pandey for ICC Champions Trophy, IPL

    Updated On : May 19,2017   12:34 am
New Delhi/Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Seasoned wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik was on Thursday called as a replacement for injured batsman Manish Pandey for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and next month's International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy. View More..

Karthik replaces injured Pandey for ICC Champions Trophy

    Updated On : May 18,2017   9:38 pm
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Seasoned wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik was on Thursday called as a replacement for injured batsman Manish Pandey for next month's International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy. View More..

10 held in Bengaluru with over Rs 3 cr in demonetised notes

    Updated On : May 15,2017   8:16 pm
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Ten people were arrested with demonetised currency amounting to over Rs 3 crore they were trying to change into new notes, said police on Monday. View More..

I'm afraid of stardom, says Karthika Nair

    Updated On : May 14,2017   4:28 pm
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) She is the daughter of former southern actress Radha and has been under the arclights since a young age. However, actress Karthika Nair says she was always hesitant about taking up acting as a career as she was afraid of being in the public eye. View More..

IPL-10: Scoreboard between Gujarat and Hyderabad

    Updated On : May 13,2017   7:50 pm
Kanpur, May 13 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad played at the Green Park Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

IPL-10: Hyderabad beat Gujarat to qualify for play-offs

    Updated On : May 13,2017   7:38 pm
Kanpur, May 13 (IANS) Skipper David Warner led from the front to help Sunrisers Hyderabad cement their place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs after the visitors comfortably beat Gujarat Lions by eight wickets at the Green Park Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

IPL: Gujarat flounder after superb start

    Updated On : May 13,2017   6:42 pm
Kanpur, May 13 (IANS) Gujarat Lions squandered an excellent start to post a total of 154 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) tie against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Green Park Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

IPL-10: Sunrisers opt to field vs Lions

    Updated On : May 13,2017   4:08 pm
Kanpur, May 13 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner won the toss and opted to field against Gujarat Lions in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Green Park Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

Mitaali Nag to play Barun Sobti's mother next (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : May 12,2017   6:14 pm
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress Mitaali Nag, who welcomed her first child -- son Rudranssh -- earlier this year, will return to acting with forthcoming TV show "Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon". She will be seen as actor Barun Sobtis mother in the show. View More..

Hyderabad face Gujarat in must-win IPL tie (Preview)

    Updated On : May 12,2017   1:30 pm
Kanpur, May 12 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad will aim to go for the kill and cement their place in the top four when they face Gujarat Lions in their last league tie of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Saturday. View More..

IPL-10: Iyer stars in Delhi's 2-wicket win over Gujarat

    Updated On : May 10,2017   11:58 pm
Kanpur, May 10 (IANS) Young Shreyas Iyer missed a magnificent century by four runs but that was enough for Delhi Daredevils to edge past Gujarat Lions by two wickets in an inconsequential Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Green Park Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

IPL-10: Finch, Karthik propel Gujarat to 195/5 vs Delhi

    Updated On : May 10,2017   9:58 pm
Kanpur, May 10 (IANS) Australian Aaron Finch's flashy half century helped Gujarat Lions recover from the early jolts and post a mammoth 195/5 against Delhi Daredevils in an inconsequential Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Green Park Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

IPL-10: Daredevils elect to field vs unchanged Lions

    Updated On : May 10,2017   7:42 pm
Kanpur, May 10 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils skipper Zaheer Khan won the toss and elected to field against Gujarat Lions in an inconsequential tie of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Green Park Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

IPL-10: Delhi, Gujarat play for pride in inconsequential tie

    Updated On : May 09,2017   4:34 pm
Kanpur, May 9 (IANS) With their campaign in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) already done and dusted, Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions will look to salvaging some pride when they clash in a league tie at the Green Park Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

I understand a character from heart, not mind: Tanuja Mukerji

    Updated On : May 09,2017   3:26 pm
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) In a career spanning over five decades, she has portrayed varied characters. Veteran actress Tanuja Mukerji says she always built a connect with a character through her heart and not the mind. View More..