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

Confident India aim for ODI series win against England (Preview)

    Updated On : Jul 13,2018   1:50 pm
London, July 13 (IANS) After a convincing victory in the first One-Day International (ODI), India will aim to seal the three match series with another win when they face hosts England in the second match here on Saturday. View More..

Confident India eye winning start to ODI series against England (Preview)

    Updated On : Jul 11,2018   4:40 pm
Nottingham, July 11 (IANS) Fresh from their Twenty20 International (T20I) series win, an upbeat India will be eyeing to continue with the momentum when they take on England in the first of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) rubber at Trent Bridge here on Thursday. View More..

Google 'Launchpad Accelerator' India chapter to nurture desi startups

    Updated On : Jul 10,2018   2:32 pm
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) In a bid to nurture Indian startups working in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), Google on Tuesday announced to open the India chapter of its global "Launchpad Accelerator" mentorship programme. View More..

Rajiv Sethu claims double win in 2nd round of National Motorcycle Racin

    Updated On : Jul 08,2018   6:20 pm
Chennai, July 8 (IANS) Local lad Rajiv Sethu (Idemitsu Honda Ten10 Racing) ended the weekend on a high by achieving a double in the premier Super Sport Indian 165cc class as the second round of the MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship concluded at the MMRT here on Sunday. View More..

Perera, Tharani impress at JK Tyre racing nationals

    Updated On : Jul 08,2018   5:38 pm
Coimbatore, July 8 (IANS) Sri Lankan racer Bryan Perera emerged the star of the rain-marred day, winning two Euro JK 18 races as the opening round of the 21st JK Tyre national racing championship concluded here on Sunday. View More..

Rajiv, Anish post wins on Day 1 in National Motorcycle Racing

    Updated On : Jul 07,2018   8:42 pm
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) Hondas Rajiv Sethu and Anish Shetty started the weekend action with wins in the first race of MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship Round 2. View More..

Chennai trio shine on day 1 of JK Tyre racing nationals

    Updated On : Jul 07,2018   6:40 pm
Coimbatore, July 7 (IANS) The Chennai trio of Karthik Tharani, Vishnu Prasad and Joseph Mathew ruled the opening day of the 21st JK Tyre national racing championship, winning in their respective categories at the Kari Motor Speedway here on Saturday. View More..

India aim to improve in decisive contest vs England (Preview)

    Updated On : Jul 07,2018   3:12 pm
Bristol (UK), July 7 (IANS) With England winning the second Twenty20 International to level the series at 1-1, India will aim to improve the performance and win the third and decisive contest here on Sunday. View More..

Pacer Shardul replaces Bumrah for ODIs vs England

    Updated On : Jul 06,2018   4:36 pm
Cardiff, July 6 (IANS) Rising paceman Shardul Thakur has been called in as replacement for injured Jasprit Bumrah for the upcoming three-match One-day International (ODI) series against England, a BCCI release stated on Friday. View More..

India aim T20I series win against England (Preview)

    Updated On : Jul 05,2018   3:40 pm
Cardiff, July 5 (IANS) Fresh from a clinical eight-wicket victory over England, India will aim to clinch the series when they face the hosts in the second Twenty-20 International of the three-match rubber at Sophia Gardens here on Friday. View More..

1st T20I: Kohli's men prepare for challenging English summer (Preview)

    Updated On : Jul 02,2018   4:34 pm
Manchester, July 2 (IANS) Fresh from a relatively easy 2-0 whitewash over minnows Ireland, India's real test on the tour will start on Tuesday when the Virat Kohli-led brigade will be up against a formidable England side in the first of the three-match Twenty20 International series at the Old Trafford here. View More..

India outclass Ireland in second T20I; pocket series 2-0

    Updated On : Jun 30,2018   12:00 am
Dublin, June 29 (IANS) Powered by half centuries from Lokesh Rahul and Suresh Raina and a collective bowling effort, India registered their biggest T20I win after convincingly thrashing minnows Ireland by 143 runs in the second and final T20 International, to pocket the two-match series 2-0 here on Friday. View More..

Ireland opt to bowl in 2nd T20I vs India

    Updated On : Jun 29,2018   8:16 pm
Dublin, June 29 (IANS) Ireland skipper Gary Wilson won the toss and opted to field against India in their second and final T20I at the Malahide Cricket Ground here on Friday. View More..

India look to make a few changes in second T20I vs Ireland (Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 28,2018   5:02 pm
Dublin, June 28 (IANS) Fresh from a 76-run win in the opening match, India will look to ring in a few changes as they attempt to finish off their assignments in Ireland on a winning note during the second and final T20 International here on Friday. View More..

Ireland put India in to bat in first T20I

    Updated On : Jun 27,2018   8:28 pm
Dublin, June 27 (IANS) Ireland skipper Gary Wilson won the toss and opted to field against India in the first of the two-match T20I series here on Wednesday. View More..

India eye winning start to English summer against Ireland (Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 26,2018   4:58 pm
Dublin, June 26 (IANS) Refreshed and rejuvenated after a much deserved break, India will look to start the English summer on a high when they take the field in the first of the two-match T20I series against Ireland here on Wednesday. View More..

Karthi's next brings 'joint family' back

    Updated On : Jun 23,2018   9:42 am
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Tamil star Karthi who has been doing a lot of intense roles lately in films like "Kaashmora", Mani Ratnam's "Katru Veliyidai", is now shooting for a project close to his heart that involves the values of a joint family. View More..

Nagarjuna set to enter 'Munnabhai...' territory

    Updated On : Jun 21,2018   8:48 am
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) After Ram Gopal Varma's "Officer" that opens next week, actor Nagarjuna is already on to his next project a big light-hearted comedy with which the veteran star says he enters the Munnabhai-territory. View More..

Raina replaces 'unfit' Rayudu for England ODIs

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   9:06 pm
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Seasoned batsman Suresh Raina was on Saturday named as a replacement for Ambati Rayudu in the One-Day International squad against England after the Hyderabadi batsman failed to clear the mandatory fitness test. View More..

Scoreboard of India vs Afghanistan one-off Test

    Updated On : Jun 15,2018   5:56 pm
Bengaluru, June 15 (IANS) Following is the scorecard of the one-off Test between India and Afghanistan, which the hosts won by an innings and 262 runs here on Thursday. View More..