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

We were under pressure in this game: Karthik

    Updated On : May 23,2018   11:22 pm
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik said they were under pressure in the Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals but eventually came up trumps to win by 25 runs and make Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Wednesday. View More..

IPL Playoffs: All-round KKR see off Royals to make Qualifiers 2

    Updated On : May 23,2018   10:56 pm
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Skipper Dinesh Karthik (52) led from the front as Andre Russell (49 not out), Piyush Chawla (2/24) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/18) starred with bat and ball to help Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) see off Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 25 runs and reach Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Wednesday. View More..

IPL Playoffs: Russell, Karthik help KKR to 169/7 after early collapse

    Updated On : May 23,2018   9:04 pm
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode skipper Dinesh Karthik's well-paced fifty coupled with Andre Russell's unbeaten 25-ball 49 blitz to recover from an early collapse and post 169/7 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator at the Eden Gardens here on Wednesday. View More..

IPL-Playoffs: Rajasthan to field vs Kolkata

    Updated On : May 23,2018   6:44 pm
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator at the Eden Gardens here on Wednesday. View More..

Film celebs condole 'murdered innocents' in TN

    Updated On : May 23,2018   12:20 pm
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Film celebrities like R. Madhavan, Siddharth and Jayam Ravi have condoled the death of civilians killed in police firing during ongoing anti-Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu's Toothukudi district. View More..

IPL: Team character should hold KKR in good stead, says Katich

    Updated On : May 22,2018   8:04 pm
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) assistant coach Simon Katich on Tuesday hoped the team's new-found confidence after stringing together a hat-trick of wins should hold them in good stead when they take on Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator here on Tuesday. View More..

IPL-Playoffs: Royals aim to upset favourites KKR in Eliminator (Preview)

    Updated On : May 22,2018   11:34 am
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Resurgent Rajasthan Royals will look to defy odds and upset 'home favourites' Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator here at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. View More..

We are peaking at the right time, says Dinesh Karthik

    Updated On : May 20,2018   12:46 am
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik feels the team is peaking at the right time after making the playoffs by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must-win IPL game here. View More..

IPL-2018: KKR seal playoffs berth with five-wicket win over Sunrisers

    Updated On : May 20,2018   12:01 am
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) booked their place in the playoffs of the Indian Premier League with a five-wicket victory over table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a crunch game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

IPL-2018: Sunrisers win toss, elect to bat first

    Updated On : May 19,2018   7:44 pm
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

IPL: KKR take on Hyderabad in must-win game (Preview)

    Updated On : May 18,2018   2:08 pm
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) Eying a play-off berth, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will have their task cut out when they take on already-qualified table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

Nepal tweaker Lamichhane added to ICC World XI squad

    Updated On : May 16,2018   4:08 pm
Dubai, May 16 (IANS) Nepal wrist-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane was on Wednesday added to the ICC World XI squad for the May 31 T20I against the West Indies. View More..

Andhra launch capsize: Two bodies recovered

    Updated On : May 16,2018   1:18 pm
Vijayawada, May 16 (IANS) Bodies of two children were retrieved from Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday as a search was on for others who went missing after a launch capsized the previous evening. View More..

IPL: KKR edge closer to playoffs with easy win against Royals

    Updated On : May 16,2018   12:12 am
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) sharpened their chances of a playoff berth with a convincing six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Tuesday. View More..

10 missing as boat capsize in Godavari River in Andhra

    Updated On : May 15,2018   11:34 pm
Vijayawada, May 15 (IANS) Ten people went missing after a boat capsized in Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, officials said. View More..

IPL: Kuldeep four-for helps KKR restrict Royals to 142

    Updated On : May 15,2018   10:16 pm
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav scalped four wickets to help Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) recover from a Powerplay blitz by Rajasthan Royals (RR) openers and skittle them out for 142 in 19 overs in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Tuesday. View More..

Vantika upsets two-time national champion Karthikeyan in chess meet

    Updated On : May 15,2018   9:34 pm
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Teenaged Women International Master Vantika Agarwal of Delhi provided the biggest sensation of the ongoing Kolkata International Grandmaster Open Chess tournament when she defeated two-time national champion and Grandmaster Murali Karthikeyan of ONGC in the second round at the Newtown School here. View More..

IPL: KKR ask Royals to bat first

    Updated On : May 15,2018   7:44 pm
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to field against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Tuesday. View More..

International Grandmasters Chess Tournament gets underway in Kolkata

    Updated On : May 14,2018   9:34 pm
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) A total of 207 players from 13 countries will feature in the International Grandmasters Chess Tournament, which kicked-off at the Newtown School here on Monday. View More..

Destiny is in our hands, says KKR coach Kallis

    Updated On : May 14,2018   7:38 pm
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach and legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis on Monday said they have their destiny in their hands going into the last two matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL). View More..