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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Odisha partners with Facebook to train women entrepreneurs

    Updated On : Aug 08,2017   9:46 pm
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) Odisha will partner with Facebook to train women entrepreneurs and Self Help Groups (SHGs) to promote entrepreneurship and digital literacy, an official said on Tuesday. View More..

Second poster of 'Velaikkaran' released

    Updated On : Aug 08,2017   11:32 am
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) The second poster of Sivakarthikeyan starrer Tamil action drama "Velaikkaran" was released on Tuesday on the occasion of actor Fahadh Faasil's birthday. View More..

Sundeep Kishan might team up with Gautham Menon

    Updated On : Aug 07,2017   11:48 am
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) Actor Sundeep Kishan, who has had a phenomenal year with hits such as "Maanagaram" and "Shamanthakamani", is likely to collaborate with filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon for a bilingual soon, a source said. View More..

Laxman clinches National Blitz Chess Championship

    Updated On : Aug 04,2017   7:38 pm
Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian Grandmaster R.R. Laxman clinched the National Blitz Chess Championship title with a 10 out of 11 scorecard here on Friday. View More..

'Crop and motor insurance to drive general insurance sector's growth'

    Updated On : Aug 01,2017   7:00 pm
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Crop and motor insurance are expected to drive the Indian non-life sectors growth by 20 per cent this fiscal, said a senior official at ICRA Ltd on Tuesday. View More..

'Life insurance sector to grow 15-18 per cent on APE basis in FY18'

    Updated On : Aug 01,2017   6:08 pm
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) The Indian life insurance industry is expected to log a growth of 15 to 18 per cent this fiscal on an annual premium equivalent (APE), said a senior official at credit rating agency ICRA. View More..

Prabhudheva's 'Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja' not shelved

    Updated On : Jul 26,2017   1:26 pm
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva's comeback Tamil directorial "Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja" has been stalled for a while and not shelved, a source from the production team has clarified. View More..

On Suriya's birthday,'Thaana Serntha Kootam' poster released

    Updated On : Jul 23,2017   11:54 am
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) The first look poster of Suriya-starrer upcoming Tamil film "Thaana Serntha Kootam" was released on Sunday on the occasion of the actor's 42nd birthday. View More..

Rana-Ashwin, Nataraj win at Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   7:26 pm
Pune, July 22 (IANS) The ninth edition of Maruti Suzukis annual southern motorsports rally, Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare concluded in a grand finale here on Saturday with Team Maruti Suzukis Suresh Rana and Ashwin Naik winning the Ultimate Cars category and T. Nataraj in Ultimate Bikes. View More..

Gayathrie deserves more challenging roles: Arumuga Kumar

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   12:20 pm
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Debutant director Arumuga Kumar, who has roped in actress Gayathrie for a pivotal role in upcoming Tamil adventure comedy "Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solrena", believes she deserves more challenging roles. View More..

Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare flagged off in Bengaluru

    Updated On : Jul 16,2017   8:24 pm
Bengaluru, July 16 (IANS) The ninth edition of the Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare was flagged off from here on Sunday, with a strong participation of over 180 rallyists in the annual southern motorsport rally. View More..

Rajniesh's 'Aarambh' look inspired by Jon Snow, says Goldie Behl

    Updated On : Jul 13,2017   5:46 pm
Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Director Goldie Behl says actor Rajniesh Duggall's look from historical fantasy show "Aarambh" is inspired from the character Jon Snow of "Game Of Thrones". View More..

Kin of woman locked in room for 15 years arrested, released on bail

    Updated On : Jul 12,2017   11:48 pm
Panaji, July 12 (IANS) Two men and their wives were arrested here on Wednesday for allegedly locking up their sister in a room for nearly 15 years, police said. View More..

Woman rescued from locked room after 15 years in Goa

    Updated On : Jul 11,2017   11:58 pm
Panaji, July 11 (IANS) In a heart-wrenching incident, a middle-aged woman believed to be in her late-forties, was rescued on Tuesday after nearly 15 years from a locked room of her maternal house in North Goa's Candolim village. View More..

Lewis shines as West Indies beat India by nine wickets

    Updated On : Jul 10,2017   6:42 am
Kingston (Jamaica), July 10 (IANS) Riding on Evin Lewis' unbeaten century, West Indies defeated India by nine wickets in the one-off Twenty20 International match at the Sabina Park here on Sunday. View More..

Lewis shines as West Indies beat India by nine wickets

    Updated On : Jul 10,2017   1:16 am
Kingston (Jamaica), July 10 (IANS) Riding on Evin Lewis' unbeaten century, West Indies defeated India by nine wickets in the one-off Twenty20 International match against West Indies at the Sabina Park here on Sunday. View More..

West Indies beat India by nine wickets in one-off T20

    Updated On : Jul 10,2017   12:48 am
Kingston (Jamaica), July 10 (IANS) Riding on Evin Lewis unbeaten century, West Indies defeated India by nine wickets in the one-off Twenty20 International match against West Indies at the Sabina Park here on Sunday. View More..

India post challenging total vs West Indies

    Updated On : Jul 09,2017   11:22 pm
Kingston (Jamaica), July 9 (IANS) India posted a challenging total of 190/6 in the one-off Twenty20 International against West Indies at the Sabina Park here on Sunday. View More..

India post challenging total vs West Indies

    Updated On : Jul 09,2017   10:50 pm
Kingston (Jamaica), July 9 (IANS) India posted a challenging total of 190/6 in the one-off Twenty20 International against West Indies at the Sabina Park here on Sunday. View More..

West Indies win toss, opt to field vs India in T20I match

    Updated On : Jul 09,2017   8:50 pm
Kingston (Jamaica), July 9 (IANS) The West Indies won the toss and elected to field in the one-off Twenty20 International (T20I) match against India at Sabina Park here on Sunday. View More..