Karthik Sivakumar, better known by his stage name Karthi, is an Indian film actor, who predominantly works in the Tamil Film Industry. He made his acting debut in Ameer’s Paruthiveeran in 2007. He got critical acclaims and several accolades including the Filmfare Award for the Best Actor and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award. He then appeared in Aayirathil Oruvan (2010), which was a commercial success directed by Selvaraghavan. He then starred in movies such as Paiyaa, Naan Mahaan Alla, Siruthai, Biriyani, Madras, Oopiri, Kaatru Veliyidai and Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, which was established him in the Tamil Cinema.
Karthi got married Ranjini on 3 July 2011. He has one daughter named “Umayaal” and a son “Kandhan”.
Early Life And Career
Karthi was born on 25 May 1977, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His father Sivakumar is an Actor and Lakshmi is his mother. He has one elder brother Suriya, who is also an actor. He has completed his elementary and secondary school education at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai. He completed Mechanical Engineering from Crescent Engineering College, Chennai. After his graduation, he worked as the Engineering consultant in Chennai and considered higher studies abroad. Then he got a scholarship for his higher studies in the United States and enrolled at Binghamton University, New York, where he completed his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering.
After completing studies, Karthi returned to Chennai and met the director Mani Ratnam and got a chance to work as the assistant director for the film Aaytha Ezhuthu. Later, he Karthi got acting offers and worked with Priyamani in the film Paruthiveeran. Karthi got critical acclaims for his performance in the movie. He then appeared in the film Aayirathil Oruvan which was directed by Selvaraghavan.
|Profession||Indian film actor|
|Date of Birth||25 May 1977|
|Age||41 (As of 2018)|
|Mother Name||Lakshmi Sivakumar|
|Educational Qualification||Master of science|
|School||St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai|
|College||Binghamton University, New York|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Cycling, Singing|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Current City||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
Karthi Movies list
|2004||Aayutha Ezhuthu||Michael’s friend||Tamil||Uncredited role|
|2007||Paruthiveeran||Paruthiveeran||Tamil||Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil|
Tamil Nadu State Film Special Prize
Vijay Award for Best Male Debut
|2010||Aayirathil Oruvan||Muthu||Tamil||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil|
|Paiyaa||Siva||Tamil||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil|
|Naan Mahaan Alla||Jeeva Prakasam||Tamil||Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Actor|
|2011||Siruthai||Rathnavel Pandian, “Rocket” Raja||Tamil|
|2012||Saguni||Kamalakannan||Tamil||Also playback singer (“Kandha Kaara Vadai”)|
|2013||Alex Pandian||Alex Pandian||Tamil|
|All in All Azhagu Raja||Azhagu Raja||Tamil|
|Biriyani||Sugan||Tamil||Also playback singer for song “Mississippi”|
|2014||Madras||Kaali||Tamil||Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South |
SIIMA Critics Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Actor
|Kaashmora||Kaashmora, Raj Nayak||Tamil|
|2017||Kaatru Veliyidai||Varun Chakrapani||Tamil|
|Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru||Theeran Thirumaran||Tamil||Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South|
Edison Award for Best Actor
|2018||Kadaikutty Singam||Guna Singam||Tamil|
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