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

5 Indians jailed for fraud in Singapore

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   4:52 pm
Singapore, April 24 (IANS) Five Indian nationals were jailed here on Monday for making fraudulent Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund claims amounting to 167,253 Singapore dollars (US $120,422) between January 2015 to May last year, a media report said. View More..

IPL: Gujarat vs Punjab scoreboard

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   8:38 pm
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard at the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab here on Sunday. View More..

IPL: Punjab beat Gujarat by 26 runs to end losing run

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   8:14 pm
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab put up a strong all-round show to end their four-match losing streak with a 26-run victory over Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest here on Sunday. View More..

Bowlers need to step up, says Raina

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   8:00 pm
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) After going down to Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Sunday, dejected Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina said his bowlers need to step up as they are lacking confidence in the middle. View More..

IPL: Amla's 65 fires Punjab to 188/7 against Gujarat

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   5:48 pm
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Opening batsman Hashim Amla played a crucial knock of 65 as Kings XI Punjab posted a challenging total of 188/7 in 20 overs against Gujarat Lions in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday. View More..

IPL: Gujarat opt to field against Punjab

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   4:00 pm
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday. View More..

IPL-10: Gujarat look to consolidate vs Punjab (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   4:02 pm
Rajkot, April 22 (IANS) Motivated by the morale-boosting four-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their last Indian Premier League (IPL) match, Gujarat Lions will be aiming to keep the momentum going when they face Kings XI Punjab at home on Sunday. View More..

IPL-10: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions scoreboard

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   12:10 am
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Following is the scorecard between Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Lions at the Eden Gardens on Friday. View More..

IPL: Raina's all-round heroics help Gujarat script win against Kolkata

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   12:04 am
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Skipper Suresh Raina conjured up a tenacious rearguard action to lead Gujarat Lions to a four-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League game at the Eden Gardens on Friday. View More..

IPL: Gujarat win toss, opt to field vs KKR

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   7:52 pm
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and put Kolkata Knight Riders to bat in their Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. View More..

Our bowling attack better than last year: Gujarat assistant coach

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   8:12 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Gujarat Lions assistant coach Sitanshu Kotak does not feel their bowling has been the reason for their poor run in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) so far. View More..

Buoyant Kolkata take on lowly Gujarat in IPL clash (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   12:34 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Revenge will be on their minds when wooden spooners Gujarat Lions take on table toppers Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a return Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture here at the Eden Gardens on Friday. View More..

IPL-10: Scoreboard of Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions match

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   12:02 am
Rajkot, April 19 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match between Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

IPL-10: All-round RCB tame Gujarat Lions in their own den

    Updated On : Apr 18,2017   11:50 pm
Rajkot, April 18 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ended their three-match losing run with a 21-run win over Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

IPL-10: Raina asks Kohli's RCB to bat

    Updated On : Apr 18,2017   7:42 pm
Rajkot, April 18 (IANS) Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and elected to field against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

'Kirik Party' Telugu remake to roll from June

    Updated On : Apr 18,2017   12:20 pm
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Telugu remake of last year's Kannada blockbuster "Kirik Party", which will star Nikhil Siddartha, will roll from June, a source said. View More..

IPL-10: Gujarat bowlers face litmus test against Bangalore (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 17,2017   5:36 pm
Rajkot, April 17 (IANS) Gujarat Lions bowlers will face litmus test when they take on star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) batting line-up in an Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Tuesday. View More..

IPL: Mumbai vs Gujarat scoreboard

    Updated On : Apr 16,2017   8:08 pm
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions here on Sunday: View More..

Mumbai beat Gujarat by 6 wickets in IPL tie

    Updated On : Apr 16,2017   7:52 pm
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Extending their winning streak to four matches, Mumbai Indians defeated Gujarat Lions by six wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday. View More..

McCullum, Karthik take Gujarat to 176/4 vs Mumbai Indians

    Updated On : Apr 16,2017   6:02 pm
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Brendon McCullum and Dinesh Karthik's crafty knocks helped Gujarat Lions post 176/4 against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday. View More..