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

Depositors prefer asset diversification as bank deposit rates fall

    Updated On : Oct 23,2016   12:34 pm
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) With falling bank deposit rates hitting time deposits hard, people are turning to financial instruments like shares, mutual funds, debentures, currency and tax-free bonds for higher returns, says the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). View More..

Book on Virat Kohli launched

    Updated On : Oct 19,2016   4:56 pm
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) A book penning the life of India's Test skipper Virat Kohli has been launched here in the presence of several high-profile cricketing personalities. View More..

Book on Virat Kohli launched

    Updated On : Oct 19,2016   3:36 pm
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) A book penning the life of India's limited-overs skipper Virat Kohli has been launched here in the presence of several high-profile cricketing personalities. View More..

Vijaya Bank All India Basketball Tournament to begin on Wednesday

    Updated On : Oct 18,2016   3:54 pm
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Vijaya Bank on Tuesday announced that the third edition of the Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty All India Basketball tournament for men will begin on Wednesday. View More..

'India can be next USSR in producing chess Grandmasters'

    Updated On : Oct 17,2016   12:28 pm
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) A slight tweaking of the national chess championship rules, increasing the prize money, engaging foreign coaches, corporate sponsorships and glamourising the game could transform the Indian chess scenario, experts say. View More..

Keerthy Suresh to team up with Suriya

    Updated On : Oct 17,2016   11:12 am
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Keerthy Suresh, fresh from the success of Sivakarthikeyan-starrer "Remo", has been signed on to play the female protagonist in Suriya's upcoming Tamil action thriller "Thaana Serntha Kootam". View More..

Project with Ravi Kumar will be very ambitious: Sivakarthikeyan

    Updated On : Oct 16,2016   12:12 pm
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Actor Sivakarthikeyan says his yet-untitled upcoming Tamil project with director R. Ravi Kumar will be very ambitious both in terms of scale and execution. View More..

'Remo': Skirts vulgarity, emerges a leggy winner (Tamil Movie Review, Rating: ***)

    Updated On : Oct 08,2016   4:42 pm
Film: "Remo; Director: Bakkiyaraj Kannan; Cast: Sivakarthikeyan, Keerthy Suresh; Rating: *** View More..

'Remo' grosses around Rs. 8 crore on first day in Tamil Nadu

    Updated On : Oct 08,2016   3:04 pm
Chennai, Oct 8 (IANS) Tamil romantic-comedy "Remo" has opened big at the Tamil Nadu box office. According to a trade pundit, the Sivakarthikeyan starrer grossed around Rs. 8 crore on the first day in the state. View More..

'Remo': Entertains but not charming enough (Tamil Movie Review, Rating: **1/2)

    Updated On : Oct 08,2016   1:34 pm
Film: "Remo"; Director: Bakkiyaraj Kannan; Cast: Sivakarthikeyan, Keerthy Suresh, Sathish, Saranya Ponvannan, Rajendran and Yogi Babu; Rating: **1/2 View More..

Mani Ratnam shoots 'Kaatru Veliyidai' in Hyderabad

    Updated On : Oct 08,2016   12:36 pm
Chennai, Oct 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who is gearing up for extensive shooting of his upcoming Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai" in Ladakh later this month, has resumed a short schedule in Hyderabad, a source said. View More..

Nobody recognised Sivakarthikeyan in nurse's character: Director

    Updated On : Oct 04,2016   12:02 pm
Chennai, Oct 4 (IANS) Debutant director Bakkiyaraj Kannan says nobody outside the team of upcoming Tamil romantic comedy "Remo", which features Sivakarthikeyan in the lead, could recognise the actor in the disguise of a nurse. View More..

Would love to do children's film: Sivakarthikeyan

    Updated On : Oct 02,2016   7:22 pm
Chennai, Oct 2 (IANS) Actor Sivakarthikeyan, whose films have appealed to all sections of the audience, including children, says he would like to be part of a full-length children's film alongside child actors. View More..

Challenging to design for nurse's role in 'Remo': Anu Parthasarthy

    Updated On : Oct 01,2016   1:22 pm
Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) Costume designer Anu Parthasarthy says it was extremely challenging to work on the costumes for actor Sivakarthikeyan, who will be seen in the disguise of a nurse in upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy "Remo". View More..

Proud to have played a woman in 'Remo': Sivakarthikeyan

    Updated On : Sep 30,2016   1:16 pm
Chennai, Sep 30 (IANS) Actor Sivakarthikeyan didn't have any inhibitions playing a nurse in the forthcoming Tamil romantic comedy "Remo". He says he accepted the role, which features for about 60 per cent of the film, with pride and gusto. View More..

Indians missed several chances at chess Olympiad: GM Harikrishna

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   12:46 pm
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Several Indian players missed winning chances after being in promising positions at the just concluded World Chess Olympiad at Baku, Azerbaijan, but nevertheless did well overall, a top Indian Grandmaster (GM) has said. View More..

'Remo' trailer clocks 1 mn views in less than 24 hours

    Updated On : Sep 20,2016   11:00 am
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The trailer of Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Tamil romantic-comedy "Remo", which was unveiled on Monday, has clocked over a million views in less than 24 hours. The film is gearing up for worldwide release on October 7. View More..

No meaningful roles for a heroine in south: Samantha

    Updated On : Sep 17,2016   11:54 am
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who has blockbusters such as "Theri", "A...Aa" and "Janatha Garage" to her credit this year, rues that there are no meaningful roles for a southern heroine and that it's very disheartening. View More..

Hyderabad varsity student commits suicide due to 'depression'

    Updated On : Sep 17,2016   11:32 am
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) A student of the University of Hyderabad allegedly committed suicide on Saturday apparently due to depression, police said. View More..

Mani Ratnam to shoot action sequence in Ladakh

    Updated On : Sep 17,2016   11:28 am
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who is currently busy wrapping up upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Kaatru Veliyidai", will shoot some important action sequences in Ladakh, where he's currently scouting for locations. View More..