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.

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Munim qualifies for final in two categories of AITA tennis meet

    Updated On : Feb 22,2018   6:50 pm
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Deep Munim of Madhya Pradesh will compete for a double crown on Friday against Maharashtra's Arjun Gohad in the boys singles U-14 event and against Gujarat's Dhanya Shah in the U-16 category of the Sunfeast AITA Super Series Junior tennis tournament here. View More..

India aim to seal the deal in 2nd T20I against S. Africa (Preview)

    Updated On : Feb 20,2018   5:04 pm
Centurion, Feb 20 (IANS) After a comprehensive victory in the first Twenty20 International, India will aim to seal the three-match series when they take on South Africa in the second match here at the SuperSport Park on Wednesday. View More..

Politics not my cup of tea: Malayalam filmmaker Balachandra Menon

    Updated On : Feb 20,2018   11:32 am
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Politics is a field best suited for "great people with extraordinary skills and human qualities", says veteran Malayalam filmmaker Balachandra Menon, even as southern film industry bigwigs Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan take the political plunge. View More..

India aim bright start against S.Africa in 1st T20I (Preview)

    Updated On : Feb 17,2018   2:26 pm
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) Following a historic One-Day International (ODI) series victory, ruthless India will aim to continue their form in the cricket's shortest format when they face South Africa in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

'Mercury' to release on April 13

    Updated On : Feb 16,2018   10:06 am
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva's upcoming Tamil silent thriller film "Mercury" will be hitting the screens on April 13. View More..

Growth of India's debt capital markets moderated: Report

    Updated On : Feb 15,2018   9:36 pm
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Driven by a slowdown in bond issuance, the growth of India's debt capital markets moderated by three per cent in the current year with a growth of 16 per cent in the value of corporate bonds outstanding by December end, a report said on Thursday. View More..

Ruthless India aim for 5-1 finish against S.Africa in 6th ODI (Preview)

    Updated On : Feb 15,2018   2:46 pm
Centurion, Feb 15 (IANS) Following a historic series victory on South African soil, India will aim to continue their dominance to finish with a 5-1 record against the Proteas in the sixth One-Day International (ODI) at the SuperSport Park here on Friday. View More..

Kohli-led India aim to create history in 5th ODI (Preview)

    Updated On : Feb 12,2018   3:18 pm
Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Feb 12 (IANS) Failing to maintain their triumphant run after a defeat in the fourth One-Day International (ODI), India will aim to clinch their maiden bilateral 50-overs series against the Proteas in South African conditions in the fifth encounter here on Tuesday. View More..

Translating Thakazhi from Malayalam into English (Translating India-4)

    Updated On : Feb 12,2018   3:04 pm
(ATTN EDITORS: This is the fourth in a 10-part "Translating India" series where 10 noted translators -- in articles written exclusively for IANS -- share their experiences of translating from their respective languages.) View More..

Odisha CM's Private Secretary's residence vandalised, Patnaik condemns BJP

    Updated On : Feb 10,2018   8:34 pm
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) A group of BJP workers on Saturday barged into Odisha Chief Minister's Private Secretary V.K. Pandian's official residence here and indulged in vandalism, which was dubbed "absolutely shocking" by Naveen Patnaik. View More..

India eye historic series win; Proteas hope for redemption (Preview)

    Updated On : Feb 09,2018   2:54 pm
Johannesburg, Feb 9 (IANS) Beaming in confidence after three consecutive wins, India will press hard to pocket a historic ODI series when they face a depleted South Africa, who will hope for some AB de Villiers' magic in the fourth one-dayer at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

Equity indices snap 7-day fall on investors' bargain hunting (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 08,2018   6:30 pm
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Bargain hunting by investors after seven consecutive days of losses propelled key Indian equity indices to close on a higher note on Thursday. View More..

Khelo India: Maharashtra dominate weightlifting competitions

    Updated On : Feb 07,2018   8:50 pm
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Maharashtra's Achinta Sheuli hardly broke into a sweat on his way to the gold medal in the boys' 77 kilogram class on the third day of the weightlifting competition at the Khelo India School Games here on Wednesday. View More..

Confident India eye 3-0 lead against depleted S.Africa (Preview)

    Updated On : Feb 06,2018   4:02 pm
Cape Town, Feb 6 (IANS) Buoyed by the convincing wins in the opening two ODIs, India will fancy their chances to take an unprecedented 3-0 lead when they take on a depleted South African team, plagued by injuries, in the third One-day International of the six-match series at Newlands here on Wednesday. View More..

India aim to exert pressure on depleted Proteas in 2nd ODI (Preview)

    Updated On : Feb 03,2018   1:08 pm
Centurion, Feb 3 (IANS) South Africa suffered a huge blow after skipper Faf du Plessis was ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing One-Day International (ODI) series against India with a fractured finger, even as the tourists aim to exert pressure on the depleted hosts in the second match here on Sunday. View More..

Cannot judge players based on IPL value, says Ganguly

    Updated On : Jan 31,2018   6:44 pm
Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) A cricketer should not be judged on the basis of how much he fetches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament is based on "demand and supply", feels former India captain Sourav Ganguly. View More..

India eye early momentum in ODI series vs Proteas (Preview)

    Updated On : Jan 31,2018   5:30 pm
Durban, Jan 31 (IANS) After losing the three-Test rubber 1-2, India will be eager to bounce back when they face South Africa in the opener of the six-match One-day International (ODI) series here on Thursday. View More..

Raina makes comeback to T20I squad for S. Africa series

    Updated On : Jan 28,2018   3:56 pm
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Batsman Suresh Raina made his comeback to the Indian Twenty20 cricket squad after being named on Sunday for the away series against South Africa. View More..

BCCI may expand selection panel: COA chief Vinod Rai (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Jan 28,2018   1:32 pm
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may soon expand its three-member selection committee in a bid to strengthen the process of identifying prospects for the Indian team from domestic tournaments. View More..

South Africa vs India 3rd Test scoreboard

    Updated On : Jan 27,2018   9:00 pm
Johannesburg, Jan 27 (IANS) Scoreboard on the fourth and concluding day of the third Test between South Africa and India at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Saturday. View More..