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

Already in Asia Cup final, India look to extend dominance (Preview)

    Updated On : Sep 24,2018   3:36 pm
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) Having already sealed their place in the final of the Asia Cup with successive wins over Bangladesh and Pakistan, defending champions India will now face a resurgent Afghanistan in the final match of the Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

Asia Cup: Pakistan to bat against unchanged India

    Updated On : Sep 23,2018   5:04 pm
Dubai, Sep 23 (IANS) Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat against India in the Super Four tie of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Asia Cup: Confident India look to continue dominance over Pakistan (Preview)

    Updated On : Sep 22,2018   6:40 pm
Dubai, Sep 22 (IANS) Beaming with confidence after successive lop-sided wins over Pakistan and Bangladesh, a confident India will once again aim to brush aside the Green Brigade when the two sides clash in a Super Four tie of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Asia Cup: Rohit, Jadeja star in India's 7-wkt win over Bangladesh

    Updated On : Sep 22,2018   12:01 am
Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS) India dished out another comprehensive performance to thrash Bangladesh by seven wickets in a Super Four stage match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday. View More..

Rajiv, Prabhu, Mithun grab pole positions at INMRC qualifying session

    Updated On : Sep 21,2018   6:30 pm
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Honda racer Rajiv Sethu snatched the pole position in the premier Super Sport Indian 165cc class ahead of his TVS Racing rivals to set up an intriguing contest on the morrow after the qualifying session in the fourth round of the MRF MMSC Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC) at the Madras Motor Racing Track here on Friday. View More..

India put Bangladesh in to bat in Asia Cup Super 4 tie

    Updated On : Sep 21,2018   4:44 pm
Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS) India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat in the first match of the Asia Cup Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday. View More..

More than 16,000 runners to participate in Mumbai Half Marathon

    Updated On : Sep 20,2018   7:02 pm
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) More than 16,000 runners have registered for the third edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon, across three race categories, it was announced on Thursday. View More..

Asia Cup: India eyeing perfect start to Super-4 stage (Preview)

    Updated On : Sep 20,2018   6:36 pm
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) An upbeat India will be eyeing another convincing victory over Bangladesh in their first game of the Super four round of the 2018 Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday. View More..

Asia Cup: India overpower Pakistan by eight wickets

    Updated On : Sep 19,2018   11:56 pm
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) A strong bowling performance followed by some power-packed batting saw India thrash arch rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday. View More..

Unchanged Pakistan opt to bat vs India in Asia Cup

    Updated On : Sep 19,2018   4:44 pm
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat against India in the final Group A match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

Asia Cup: India struggle to beat minnows Hong Kong

    Updated On : Sep 19,2018   1:36 am
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) Minnows Hong Kong put up a spirited fight before going down by 26 runs to a rather insipid Indian team in their Group A One-Day International (ODI) match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Tuesday. View More..

Dhawan shines, others faulter as India post 285/7 vs Hong Kong

    Updated On : Sep 18,2018   8:58 pm
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Opener Shikhar Dhawan (127) smashed a brilliant century to set a perfect platform but some poor batting from the middle-order saw India posting 285/7 runs against Hong Kong in Group A One-Day International (ODI) match of the Asia Cup here on Tuesday. View More..

Asia Cup: Hong Kong to field against India

    Updated On : Sep 18,2018   5:02 pm
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Hong Kong won the toss and elected to field against India in the group A match of the Asia Cup here on Tuesday. View More..

Asia Cup: India to take on minnows HK with eye on Pakistan tie (Preview)

    Updated On : Sep 17,2018   4:16 pm
Dubai, Sep 17 (IANS) Favourites India will look to sweep aside minnows Hong Kong in their Asia Cup opener on Tuesday and prepare for the much-anticipated clash against arch-rivals Pakistan the next day. View More..

Ashok Leyland inaugurates electric vehicle facility

    Updated On : Sep 07,2018   4:50 pm
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd on Friday said it has inaugurated its electric vehicle (EV) facility in its plant at Ennore here. View More..

India to play for pride, England for Cook in fifth and final Test (Preview)

    Updated On : Sep 06,2018   4:18 pm
London, Sep 6 (IANS) India will have only pride to play for after going down in the fourth Test and losing the five-match series 1-3 against England who will see former captain Alastair Cook don the white flannels for the last time, in the fifth and final Test at The Oval here on Friday. View More..

Ashwin in lead at National Racing meet

    Updated On : Sep 02,2018   9:32 pm
Coimbatore, Sep 2 (IANS) Chennai's Ashwin Datta emerged as the hero of Round 2 of the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship here on Sunday, setting the stage for a thrilling three-way tussle for supremacy in the Euro JK 2018 category. View More..

Honda rider Sarath concedes top spot after Round 3 of INMRC

    Updated On : Sep 02,2018   6:26 pm
Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) Seasoned Honda rider Sarath Kumar conceded his track position to arch-rival Jagan Kumar (TVS Racing) in the Super Sport Indian (165cc) class, as the third round of the Indian National Motorcycle Racing championship (INMRC) ended at the Madras Motor Racing Track (MMRT) here on Sunday. View More..

Nayan, Vishnu, Joseph shine on opening day of JKNRC Round 2

    Updated On : Sep 01,2018   7:52 pm
Coimbatore, Sep 1 (IANS) Mumbais Nayan Chatterjee and the Chennai duo of Vishnu Prasad and Joseph Mathew won their respective races in style as the Round 2 of the JK Tyre national racing championship got off to a brilliant start at the Kari Motor Speedway here on Saturday. View More..

Rohit to lead India at Asia Cup, Kohli rested

    Updated On : Sep 01,2018   2:32 pm
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday decided to rest Virat Kohli, and handed the captaincy to Rohit Sharma for the Asia Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 15. View More..