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

Third ODI: Rohit eyes first series win as captain (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   2:24 pm
Visakhapatnam, Dec 16 (IANS) Rohit Sharma will aim to maintain his superb batting form and win his first series as captain when India take on Sri Lanka in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI scoreboard

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   8:26 pm
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the second One-Day International (ODI) played between India and Sri Lanka at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

Aizawl beat Churchill in I-League tie

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   6:42 pm
Aizawl, Dec 13 (IANS) Defending champions Aizawl FC tasted their first win of the campaign with a 1-0 verdict over Churchill Brothers FC in their I-League match here on Wednesday. View More..

Sri Lanka win toss, opt to field in 2nd ODI

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   11:44 am
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera won the toss and elected to field in the second One-day International against India at the Punjab Cricket Association's I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

India aim to bounce back in second ODI vs Sri Lanka (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   2:16 pm
Mohali, Dec 12 (IANS) Still licking their wounds after the humiliation in Dharamsala, India will be aiming to roar back when they face a rejuvenated Sri Lanka in the do-or-die second One-day International (ODI) at the Punjab Cricket Association's I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

Sri Lanka thrash India in first ODI

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   5:56 pm
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka dominated with both bat and ball to outclass India by seven wickets in the first One-day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

I-League: Mohun Bagan sink Churchill to go top of table

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   4:36 pm
Barasat (West Bengal), Dec 10 (IANS) Mohun Bagan blanked a lacklustre Churchill Brothers 5-0 in a lopsided I-League clash at the Vidyasagar Krirangan here to go top of the points table on a rainy Sunday afternoon. View More..

Lakmal helps Sri Lanka dismiss India for 112 in first ODI

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   3:30 pm
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Medium-pacer Suranga Lakmal took a four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka dismissed India for a paltry 112 runs in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Sri Lanka opt to field against India in first ODI

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   11:32 am
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka's new captain Thisara Perera won the toss and opted to bowl against India in the first One-Day International (ODI) match at the HPCA Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Washington Sundar to replace injured Kedar Jadhav for Sri Lanka ODIs

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   7:48 pm
Dharamsala, Dec 9 (IANS) Teenaged all-rounder Washington Sundar was on Saturday drafted into the India squad replacing injured Kedar Jadhav for the three-match One-day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka, starting here on Sunday. View More..

India look to extend dominance over Sri Lanka in ODIs (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   3:28 pm
Dharamsala, Dec 9 (IANS) India will aim to extend their dominance sans regular skipper Virat Kohli when they face Sri Lanka in the opener of the three-match One-day International rubber at the HPCA Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Festival of Bharat to celebrate India's essence

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   12:46 pm
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Festival of Bharat, a four-day festival to be held in Rajasthan from March 1-4 next year will celebrate the essence of the country. View More..

Rohit to lead India in T20Is against Sri Lanka

    Updated On : Dec 04,2017   10:50 pm
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Rohit Sharma will lead the 15-member squad in absence of Virat Kohli for the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Sri Lanka, starting on December 20, it was announced on Monday. View More..

Rohit to lead India in T20Is against Sri Lanka

    Updated On : Dec 04,2017   8:24 pm
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Rohit Sharma will lead the 15-member squad in absence of Virat Kohli for the three-match Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka, starting on December 20, it was announced on Monday. View More..

I-League: Lajong continue winning run against Churchill

    Updated On : Dec 02,2017   9:08 pm
Shillong, Dec 2 (IANS) Redeem Tlang and Samuel J Lyngdoh Kynshi struck in either half to give Lajong a 2-0 victory over Churchill Brothers in their second I-League home fixture this football season. View More..

Kohli rested for Sri Lanka ODIs, Rohit to lead

    Updated On : Nov 27,2017   5:14 pm
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Days after India skipper Virat Kohli hit out at the cramped schedule of the team ahead of the crucial South Africa tour next month, the BCCI selection committee on Monday rested the 29-year-old batsman for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting December 10. View More..

SIT on illegal mining questions Goa ex-CM Kamat for three hours

    Updated On : Nov 24,2017   9:32 pm
Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat was on Friday questioned for nearly three hours by Goa Police Crime Branch's Special Investigation Team (SIT) in an illegal mining case. View More..

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..