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

Cricket: Tamil Nadu beat India 'Red' to win Deodhar Trophy

    Updated On : Mar 29,2017   9:12 pm
Visakhapatnam, March 29 (IANS) Seasoned Dinesh Karthik cracked 126 as Tamil Nadu defeated India 'Red' by 42 runs in the final to clinch the Deodhar Trophy 50-overs cricket tournament at the ACA-VDCA stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

'Indian wearable market clocks 2.5 mn units in 2016'

    Updated On : Mar 29,2017   4:22 pm
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The wearable market in India observed a shipment of 2.5 million units in 2016 with Goqii and Xiaomi dominating the entry-level segment, International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker has said. View More..

'Charlie', 'Irudhi Suttru' bag top laurels at IIFA Utsavam 2017

    Updated On : Mar 29,2017   11:22 am
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavans Tamil sports drama "Irudhi Suttru" and Dulquer Salmaan-starrer "Charlie" bagged top awards at the second edition of IIFA Utsavam here. View More..

Tech, used correctly, could transform learning in govt schools

    Updated On : Mar 28,2017   4:12 pm
Children can learn more with the help of technology, if the programme is well designed and implemented, and personalises content to the childs existing knowledge level, found a January 2017 study of an after-school intervention in Delhi. View More..

Awareness about digital transactions must for cashless economy

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   7:00 pm
Roorkee, March 26 (IANS) Financial literacy and awareness about digital transactions is paramount in rural India to make the cashless economy a reality, executives of mobile wallet-provider services said here at a panel discussion. View More..

See myself competing for batsman's slot in Team India: Dinesh Karthik

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   12:30 pm
Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who has consistently been amongst the runs in the domestic circuit, is now eyeing a batsman's slot in the national team, knowing all too well that it was far from easy to displace Wriddhiman Saha and Mahendra Singh Dhoni from their respective positions in Tests and limited overs cricket. View More..

With increasing urbanisation, new nutrition challenges

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   2:26 pm
The world has vowed to eliminate poverty and hunger by 2030 as part of 169 sustainable development goals adopted in 2015. Yet, increasing urbanisation is posing new challenges to progress, according to a new report, and India is particularly vulnerable because it faces the twin burden of under- and over-nutrition. View More..

Working with Mani Ratnam very nourishing: Aditi Rao Hydari

    Updated On : Mar 20,2017   6:36 pm
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari on Monday said working with ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam in forthcoming Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai" was very nourishing. View More..

Tamil Nadu clinch fifth Vijay Hazare crown, outplay Bengal (Lead, correcting intro)

    Updated On : Mar 20,2017   6:12 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Inspired by a belligerent century from seasoned keeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, Tamil Nadu outshone Bengal by 37 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Monday, to clinch the domestic 50-over cricket competition, the 2016-17 Vijay Hazare Trophy for the fifth time. View More..

Tamil Nadu clinch third Vijay Hazare crown, outplay Bengal

    Updated On : Mar 20,2017   5:40 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Inspired by a belligerent century from seasoned keeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, Tamil Nadu outshone Bengal by 37 runs to clinch the domestic 50-over competition, the 2016-17 Vijay Hazare Trophy for the third time at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Monday. View More..

Mani Ratnam extends gratitude to Indian armed forces via 'Kaatru...'

    Updated On : Mar 20,2017   5:00 pm
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam on Monday said he would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the Indian armed forces through his forthcoming Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai". View More..

Every film with Rahman is special journey: Mani Ratnam

    Updated On : Mar 20,2017   3:22 pm
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam on Monday said every collaboration with double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman is a special journey. View More..

It took 25 versions to lock 'Baahubali 2...' trailer: Editor

    Updated On : Mar 18,2017   12:54 pm
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Vamsi Atluri says it took 25 versions to lock the trailer of S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", which clocked a whopping 50 million views across languages in just 24 hours. View More..

Mani Ratnam's 'Kaatru Veliyidai' cleared with U certificate

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   12:46 pm
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's forthcoming Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai" has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with U certificate, and without cuts, the makers announced on Friday. View More..

Tamil Nadu down Baroda to reach Vijay Hazare final

    Updated On : Mar 16,2017   8:00 pm
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Half-centuries from seasoned campaigner Dinesh Karthik and skipper Vijay Shankar helped Tamil Nadu beat Baroda by six wickets and reach the final of the Vijay Hazare cricket tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium here on Thursday. View More..

Mani Ratnam's energy level very inspiring: Mir Sarwar

    Updated On : Mar 16,2017   6:18 pm
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Actor Mir Sarwar, who is making his Tamil debut with Mani Ratnam's upcoming romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai", says the energy the "Roja" filmmaker brings to the sets is very inspiring. View More..

Hindi remake of 'Dhuruvangal 16' on the cards

    Updated On : Mar 13,2017   3:42 pm
Chennai, March 13 (IANS) Director Karthick Naren has confirmed that Hindi remake of his critically acclaimed Tamil directorial debut "Dhuruvangal 16" is on the cards. View More..

Tamil Nadu thump Gujarat to enter Vijay Hazare semis

    Updated On : Mar 12,2017   6:28 pm
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu defeated defending champions Gujarat by five wickets in the quarter-finals of the Vijay Hazare 50-overs domestic cricket tournament at the Palam Ground here on Sunday. View More..

40-day long schedule in Bhuj for Karthi's next film

    Updated On : Mar 11,2017   12:02 pm
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) The makers of actor Karthi's upcoming Tamil thriller "Dheeran Adhigaaram Ondru" are currently filming a 40-day schedule in Bhuj. Cinematographer Sathyan Sooriyan says the film will be a visual treat. View More..

Chandy rules out taking up any party post

    Updated On : Mar 10,2017   10:16 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, March 10 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday ruled out taking over as Congress party state unit chief following the surprise resignation of state Congress president V.M. Sudheeran. View More..