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

England put India to bat in 3rd Test, Pant debuts

    Updated On : Aug 18,2018   3:14 pm
Nottingham, Aug 18 (IANS) England skipper Joe Root won the toss and opted to field against India in the third Test of the five-match rubber at Trent Bridge here on Saturday. View More..

India must come out of confusion and poor form (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   6:56 pm
Even after two straight defeats in the five-match series in England, India are still the worlds best Test side, ranked at the top while England are fifth behind South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. View More..

India aiming to keep Test series alive vs England at Tent Bridge (Preview)

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   6:44 pm
Nottingham, Aug 17 (IANS) A desperate Virat Kohli-led Indian team will be hungry to keep themselves alive in the five-match Test cricket series against hosts England when they square-off in the third Test at the Trent Bridge starting here on Saturday. View More..

Help flood-affected Kerela, urges Indian film fraternity

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   10:32 am
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) As Kerala faces one of its worst-ever calamities due to torrential rain and floods, claiming at least 114 lives, film celebrities from across India have urged people to come forward and help people in the state. View More..

India Red face India Green in Duleep Trophy domestic season opener

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   5:38 pm
Dindigul (Tamil Nadu), Aug 16 (IANS) Defending champions India Red will take on India Green in the opener of the 57th Duleep Trophy at the NPR College ground here on Friday, marking the start of the 2018-19 domestic cricket season in the country. View More..

Vengsarkar calls for Pant's inclusion in 3rd India-England Test

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   4:12 pm
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Former BCCI chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar has backed the inclusion of rookie wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant in India's playing XI for the third cricket Test against England, starting at Trent Bridge on Saturday. View More..

England outplay India by innings & 159 run at Lord's

    Updated On : Aug 12,2018   11:20 pm
London, Aug 12 (IANS) England bowled out India for 130 runs in the second innings to win the second Test by an innings and 159 runs on the fourth day of the play here on Sunday. View More..

England reduce India to 66/6 in 2nd innings (Tea)

    Updated On : Aug 12,2018   9:18 pm
London, Aug 12 (IANS) England pacer Stuart Broad took all the four wickets in the second session of the fourth day's play to push India on the verge of defeat in the second Test, with the tourists reaching 66/6 at tea here on Sunday. View More..

Wokes, Bairstow give England 250-run lead over India on Day 3 (Roundup)

    Updated On : Aug 12,2018   12:26 am
London, Aug 12 (IANS) England rode on and Chris Woakes (120 not out) Jonny Bairstow (93) to reach 357 for six wickets and take a huge 250-run lead over India on the third day of the second Test at the Lord's here on Saturday. View More..

England reach 89/4 at lunch on Day 3

    Updated On : Aug 11,2018   6:10 pm
London, Aug 11 (IANS) India reduced England to 89 for four wickets at lunch on the third day of their second Test at the Lord's here on Saturday. View More..

Anderson's fifer knocks India out for 107 in Lord's Test

    Updated On : Aug 11,2018   12:16 am
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Veteran quick James Anderson starred with the ball taking five wickets to help England bowl India out for a paltry 107 at stumps on a rain-truncated second day of the second cricket Test at Lord's here on Friday. View More..

England opt to field in rain-interrupted Lord's Test

    Updated On : Aug 10,2018   3:20 pm
London, Aug 10 (IANS) England skipper Joe Root won the toss and opted to field against India on the second day of the rain-shortened second cricket Test at the Lord's here on Friday. View More..

Spotlight on Indian batsmen in second Test vs England (Preview)

    Updated On : Aug 08,2018   6:30 pm
London, Aug 8 (IANS) After a poor show in the opening Test match against England, the Indian batsmen would like to rectify their mistakes and apply themselves diligently when India will face the hosts in the second match of the five-match series, starting here on Thursday. View More..

Looked to learn from how Virat batted with the tail: England's Sam Curran

    Updated On : Aug 04,2018   9:12 pm
Birmingham, Aug 4 (IANS) Young left-arm pacer Sam Curran, who starred with an all-round show to help England beat India by 31 runs in the first Test here on Saturday, revealed he tried to replicate the way Virat Kohli batted with the tail in the first innings. View More..

Root lavishes praise on bowlers after England's thrilling win

    Updated On : Aug 04,2018   7:42 pm
Birmigham, Aug 4 (IANS) An elated England captain Joe Root heaped praise on his bowlers for helping the team win first against India by 31 runs in a rip-roaring match here on Saturday. View More..

England beat India in first Test to lead series

    Updated On : Aug 04,2018   7:06 pm
Birmingham, Aug 4 (IANS) India were bowled out for 162 in their second innings, losing the first Test to England by 31 runs before lunch on the fourth day here on Saturday. View More..

Kohli stands firm as India need 84 runs to win first Test vs England (Roundup)

    Updated On : Aug 04,2018   12:18 am
Birmingham, Aug 4 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli's unbeaten 43-run knock helped India score 110/5 at stumps on the third day of the first Test against England here on Friday. India need another 84 runs to win. View More..

England out for 180; India need 194 to win first Test (Tea report)

    Updated On : Aug 03,2018   8:42 pm
Birmingham, Aug 3 (IANS) India bowled out England for 180 in their second innings at tea on the third day, getting a target of 194 runs to win the opening Test at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground here on Friday. View More..

Day 2: Kohli helps India post 274; England lead by 22 runs (Roundup)

    Updated On : Aug 03,2018   1:02 am
Birmingham, Aug 3 (IANS) Virat Kohli notched up a hundred to guide India to 274 all out in the first innings before leaving the hosts on 9/1 with a slender lead of 22 runs at stumps on the second day of the first Test match here on Thursday. View More..

Kohli's half-ton takes India to 160/6 at tea

    Updated On : Aug 02,2018   8:38 pm
Birmingham, Aug 2 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli kept India afloat with a patient half-century even as rookie quick Sam Curran continued to torment the visitors, who reached 160/6 at tea on the second day of the opening Test at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground here on Thursday. View More..