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

Raina replaces 'unfit' Rayudu for England ODIs

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   9:06 pm
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Seasoned batsman Suresh Raina was on Saturday named as a replacement for Ambati Rayudu in the One-Day International squad against England after the Hyderabadi batsman failed to clear the mandatory fitness test. View More..

Scoreboard of India vs Afghanistan one-off Test

    Updated On : Jun 15,2018   5:56 pm
Bengaluru, June 15 (IANS) Following is the scorecard of the one-off Test between India and Afghanistan, which the hosts won by an innings and 262 runs here on Thursday. View More..

India vs Afghanistan Day 1 scoreboard

    Updated On : Jun 14,2018   6:28 pm
Bengaluru, June 14 (IANS) Following is the scorecard at stumps on Day 1 of the One-off Test match between India and Afghanistan here on Thursday. View More..

Afghanistan pull India back with 5 wickets in final session (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jun 14,2018   6:26 pm
Bengaluru, June 14 (IANS) Debutants Afghanistan clawed back with five wickets in the final session to spoil India's run feast, built on rollicking centuries from openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay as the hosts reached 347/6 at stumps on the opening day of the one-off Test here on Thursday. View More..

India opt to bat in Afghanistan's debut Test

    Updated On : Jun 14,2018   9:30 am
Bengaluru, June 14 (IANS) India skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and opted to bat in the one-off Test against debutants Afghanistan here Thursday. View More..

Spin-heavy Afghanistan face India in historic Test (Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 13,2018   4:18 pm
Bengaluru, June 13 (IANS) Afghanistan will embark on a new journey in their cricket history when they make their Test debut against a Virat Kohli-less No.1-ranked India in the historic one-off Test at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday. View More..

Sudheeran blamed for Congress defeat in 2016 Kerala assembly polls

    Updated On : Jun 12,2018   7:50 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, June 12 (IANS) Sparks flew thick and fast at the Executive Committee meeting of the Congress's Kerala unit on Tuesday where former state chief V.M. Sudheeran came under severe attack, with some attributing the party's loss in 2016 assembly polls to his leadership. View More..

Happy to see Afghanistan doing well, says Karthik

    Updated On : Jun 12,2018   7:48 pm
Bengaluru, June 12 (IANS) Indian wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik on Tuesday said he is happy to see Afghanistan doing well and rising through the ranks of world cricket. View More..

Frenzied reception for Rajinikanth in north Bengal hills

    Updated On : Jun 06,2018   9:54 pm
Siliguri, June 6 (IANS) A frenzied, thousand strong crowd wildly cheered and called out his name as Tamil superstar Rajinikanth stepped out of the airport terminal at Bagdogra near here on Wednesday on his first shooting assignment in the northern West Bengal hills. View More..

Karthik replaces injured Wriddhiman for Afghan Test

    Updated On : Jun 02,2018   4:18 pm
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India's regular Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has been ruled out of the upcoming one-off Test against Afghanistan in Bengaluru, the BCCI confirmed on Saturday. Dinesh Karthik has been named as the replacement for the Test beginning on June 14. View More..

'Abhimanyudu': A terse war over private information (Film Review)

    Updated On : Jun 02,2018   12:02 am
Film: "Abhimanyudu" (Telugu); Director: P.S Mithran; Starring: Vishal Krishna, Arjun, Samantha Ruth Prabhu; Rating: *** 1/2 (3 and a half stars) View More..

Indian-origin children monopolise Spelling Bee championship for 11th year

    Updated On : Jun 01,2018   11:10 am
New York, June 1 (IANS) For the 11th consecutive year, Indian-origin children have monopolised the National Spelling Bee crown with Karthik Nemmani winning the 2018 championship, beating out five others in the last rounds. View More..

Indian-American wins Spelling Bee contest

    Updated On : Jun 01,2018   8:58 am
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Indian-American Karthik Nemmani, was declared champion of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee, winning on the word "koinonia" and surviving what was arguably the most intense competition in the contests 93-year history. View More..

ICC World XI set to face Windies in charity T20 tie (Preview)

    Updated On : May 30,2018   3:52 pm
London, May 30 (IANS) A galaxy of former and current stars will be in action at the iconic Lord's on Thursday to play an exhibition match between the ICC World XI and the West Indies and help raise funds for the refurbishment of five cricket stadia in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. View More..

Film with Rajinikanth will have nothing to do with politics: Karthik Subbaraj

    Updated On : May 30,2018   2:14 pm
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Tamil filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj, who is embarking on a film starring megastar Rajinikanth in the lead, says the movie will have nothing to do with politics. View More..

Injured Saha faces race against time to be fit for Afghanistan Test

    Updated On : May 28,2018   8:44 pm
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) In a bid to regain full fitness ahead of India's historic one-off Test match against Afghanistan next month, injured wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha will see specialist doctors to assess his thumb injury, the BCCI said in a statement on Monday. View More..

IPL Playoffs: Rana's run out cost us the game, says Karthik

    Updated On : May 26,2018   2:40 pm
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik feels Nitish Rana's run out cost them dear as they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 14 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 on Friday. View More..

IPL-Playoffs: All-round Rashid propels Hyderabad into final

    Updated On : May 25,2018   11:18 pm
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan starred with bat and ball to help Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fix a date with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Sunday's final after beating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 13 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. View More..

IPL-Playoffs: Rashid blitz lift Sunrisers to 174/7 against KKR

    Updated On : May 25,2018   9:12 pm
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Rashid Khan blunted chinaman Kuldeep Yadav's two crucial wickets in one over with an unbeaten 10-ball 34 cameo to propel Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to 174/7 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. View More..

IPL-Playoffs: Kolkata put Hyderabad to bat

    Updated On : May 25,2018   6:44 pm
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. View More..