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

Delhi government Health Secretary turns approver in Goa illegal mining case

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   10:40 pm
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Goa's former Principal Secretary Mining, Rajiv Yaduvanshi, who is currently Health Secretary in Delhi's AAP government, on Friday turned state approver in an illegal mining case, which is being probed by the SIT of Goa Police, a senior official said. View More..

Toll in Andhra boat tragedy mounts to 21

    Updated On : Nov 13,2017   5:24 pm
Vijayawada, Nov 13 (IANS) The death toll in Sunday's boat capsize in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district rose to 21 on Monday as more bodies were recovered from Krishna river and one of the injured succumbed, police said. View More..

Woman dies of shock over daughter's death in boat tragedy

    Updated On : Nov 13,2017   3:50 pm
Vijayawada, Nov 13 (IANS) The boat capsize in Krishna river on Sunday caused a double tragedy to a family in Andhra Pradesh as a woman died of shock on seeing the body of her daughter. View More..

Tech Mahindra, Toshiba Digital Solutions to boost smart factory market

    Updated On : Nov 13,2017   2:28 pm
Tokyo, Nov 13 (IANS) Toshiba Digital Solutions and Tech Mahindra on Monday joined hands to help manufacturers adopt integrated smart factory solutions across production lines. View More..

Toll in Andhra boat tragedy rises to 19

    Updated On : Nov 13,2017   11:38 am
Vijayawada, Nov 13 (IANS) The death toll in Sunday's boat capsize in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district rose to 19 as three more bodies were recovered from Krishna river on Monday, police said. View More..

India, NZ battle-ready for series finale (Preview)

    Updated On : Nov 06,2017   12:36 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 6 (IANS) With series levelled at 1-1, India and New Zealand will aim to outplay each other in the third and final Twenty20 International match to seal the series at the Greenfield International Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

India aim to clinch T20I series vs New Zealand (Preview)

    Updated On : Nov 03,2017   12:30 pm
Rajkot, Nov 3 (IANS) After a brilliant show in the first match, India will aim to seal the three match series when they take on New Zealand in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

India eye maiden T20I win against New Zealand (Preview)

    Updated On : Oct 31,2017   1:02 pm
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) After a brilliant performance in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs), India will aim for a maiden win against the New Zealand when they take on the visitors in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) match here on Wednesday. View More..

India beat New Zealand in 3rd ODI to clinch series (Roundup)

    Updated On : Oct 29,2017   10:48 pm
Kanpur, Oct 29 (IANS) India produced a brilliant all-round performance to beat New Zealand by six runs in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Green Park Stadium here on Sunday and clinch the series. View More..

India beat New Zealand in 3rd ODI to clinch series

    Updated On : Oct 29,2017   10:32 pm
Kanpur, Oct 29 (IANS) India produced a brilliant all-round performance to beat New Zealand by six runs in the third and final One Day International at the Green Park Stadium here on Sunday and clinch the series. View More..

New Zealand to field in 3rd ODI vs India

    Updated On : Oct 29,2017   1:16 pm
Kanpur, Oct 29 (IANS) New Zealand won the toss and elected to field in the third and final One Day International (ODI) match at the Green Park here on Sunday. View More..

India aim to clinch ODI series against NZ (Preview)

    Updated On : Oct 28,2017   1:42 pm
Kanpur, Oct 28 (IANS) Coming from a six-wicket victory, India will look to defeat New Zealand in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series at the Green Park here on Sunday. View More..

Bowlers, fielders were clinical, says Kohli

    Updated On : Oct 25,2017   9:32 pm
Pune, Oct 25 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli praised his bowlers and fielders for their performance in the second One Day International match here on Wednesday. View More..

India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI scoreboard

    Updated On : Oct 25,2017   9:16 pm
Pune, Oct 25 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the second India-New Zealand One Day International match played here on Wednesday. View More..

India beat New Zealand to level ODI series 1-1

    Updated On : Oct 25,2017   9:14 pm
Pune, Oct 25 (IANS) A good batting display helped India beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second One Day International at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

New Zealand win the toss, elect to bat

    Updated On : Oct 25,2017   1:10 pm
Pune, Oct 25 (IANS) New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat against India in the second of three-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

India aim to bounce back in 2nd ODI vs New Zealand (Preview)

    Updated On : Oct 24,2017   6:10 pm
Pune, Oct 24 (IANS) After trailing 0-1 in the three match One-Day International (ODI) series, India will look to bounce back when the hosts take on a confident New Zealand in the second match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

Siraj, Iyer included for NZ T20Is, Vijay returns for Lanka Tests

    Updated On : Oct 23,2017   5:30 pm
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Hyderabad pacer Mohammed Siraj and Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer are the fresh inclusions in the India squad for the three Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) against New Zealand, starting November 1. View More..

Siraj, Iyer included for NZ T20Is, Vijay returns for Lanka Tests

    Updated On : Oct 23,2017   1:06 pm
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Hyderabad pacer Mohammed Siraj and Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer are the fresh inclusions in the India squad for the three Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) against New Zealand, starting November 1. View More..

Latham, Taylor guide Kiwis to victory

    Updated On : Oct 22,2017   10:14 pm
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) New Zealand rode on brilliant knocks from Tom Latham and Ross Taylor to a comprehensive six-wicket victory over India in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday. View More..