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

IPL: Karthik questions D/L method, vouches for VJD

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   10:46 pm
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik termed the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method "strange" and vouched for Indian counterpart of the rule, the "VJD method", after his team lost to Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets in a rain-truncated Indian Premier League (IPL) game here on Saturday. View More..

Punjab ride Gayle-Rahul show to beat KKR and top IPL table

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   9:02 pm
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab openers Chris Gayle and KL Rahul made short work of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as they won by nine wickets via the Duckworth Lewis (D/L) method in a rain-truncated Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. View More..

IPL-2018: KKR ride Lynn's 74 to post challenging 191/7

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   6:08 pm
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode Chris Lynn's 41-ball 74 to post 191/7 in 20 overs against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. View More..

IPL: Punjab elect to field against KKR

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   4:02 pm
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab skipper R Ashwin won the toss and decided to field against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. View More..

Was the first one to know about Chappell's mail against Sourav, reveals Sehwag

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   10:42 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Virender Sehwag was the first to know about then coach Greg Chappell's infamous e-mail against Sourav Ganguly during the 2005 Zimbabwe tour, the dashing former India opener revealed on Friday. View More..

IPL: Streak hints at KKR's plans to get Gayle out early

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   6:32 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) After Chris Gayle blasted a 63-ball 104 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach Heath Streak on Friday hinted that they will look to get the dynamic West Indies batter back in the hut early when they take on Kings XI Punjab here. View More..

IPL-2018: KKR, Punjab look to continue winning streak (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   11:20 am
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will both be high on confidence after registering morale-boosting victories in their respective previous games, when they clash in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. View More..

IPL: Rahane takes blame for defeat to KKR

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   5:02 pm
Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane blamed himself for his team's seven-wicket defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) game on Wednesday night. View More..

IPL-2018: All-round KKR record facile seven-wicket win over Rajasthan

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   11:38 pm
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) stretched their winning run to two games by registering a facile seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

Goa man, who posted fake news of Parrikar's death, arrested

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   10:58 pm
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) The Goa Police Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested a 35-year-old man of South Goa's Vasco port town for posting a fake news in Facebook on Tuesday, which claimed that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently being treated for advanced pancreatic cancer in the United States, is no more. View More..

IPL-2018: KKR bowlers restrict Rajasthan to 160/8

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   10:14 pm
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals to restrict Rajasthan Royals to 160/8 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

IPL: Kolkata to bowl against Rajasthan Royals

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   7:54 pm
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to field against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

Gold Coast encouraging, Asian Games will be tough (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Apr 17,2018   7:48 pm
For India, the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games is remembered more for weightlifter Subrata Paul testing positive for a banned drug than 32 medals the country won. The entire officialdom was there more to canvass for African support to host the Games in India. View More..

IPL: Rajasthan to face Kolkata in search for third win (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 17,2018   5:40 pm
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals will aim to make it three wins in a row when they face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

IPL-2018: KKR canter to 71-run win over Delhi

    Updated On : Apr 17,2018   12:06 am
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders rode on on Nitish Rana and Andre Russell's heroics to snap a two-game losing streak and register a 71-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in a lopsided Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. View More..

IPL-2018: KKR canter to 71-run win over Delhi

    Updated On : Apr 16,2018   11:32 pm
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), riding on Nitish Rana and Andre Russell's heroics, snapped a two-game losing streak in style to register a 71-run victory over Gautam Gambhir's Delhi Daredevils in a lopsided Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. View More..

IPL: KKR ride Rana, Russell heroics to post 200/9 vs Delhi

    Updated On : Apr 16,2018   10:16 pm
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Nitish Rana cracked a fine half century while Andre Russell blasted a 12-ball 44 to propel Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to 200/9 in 20 overs against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. View More..

IPL: Delhi opt to field against Kolkata

    Updated On : Apr 16,2018   7:42 pm
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and asked the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to bat in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. View More..

IPL: Focusing on Gambhir alone will only get us into trouble: Katich

    Updated On : Apr 15,2018   8:44 pm
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will not be focusing on Gautam Gambhir alone when their most successful former captain leads Delhi Daredevils (DD) at the Eden Gardens in a big-ticket Indian Premier League (IPL) game here on Monday, assistant coach Simon Katich said. View More..

IPL: Struggling KKR look to get together against buoyant Delhi (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 15,2018   1:46 pm
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Not in fine fettle after facing two successive defeats, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be forced to go down memory lane when they welcome their most successful captain Gautam Gambhir, who is now in charge of Delhi Daredevils (DD), in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between the two teams here at the Eden Gardens on Monday. View More..