Karthik Sivakumar

25 May 1977


Karthi (Tamil: கார்த்தி; born Karthik Sivakumar on 25 May 1977) is a Indian film actor who works in the Tamil film industry. Son of veteran actor Sivakumar and younger brother of Surya Sivakumar, he made his acting debut in 2007 with the top-grossing film Paruthiveeran, receiving critical acclaim and the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance as the titular character. He went on to appear in commercially successful ventures such as Aayirathil Oruvan, Paiyaa, Naan Mahaan Alla and Siruthaiwhich established him in the Tamil film industry

Karthi was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to actor Sivakumar and Lakshmi. He has an elder brother, Surya who is an actor in the Tamil film industry and a younger sister named Brindha Sivakumar. He graduated from St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai after which he went on to complete his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from the Crescent Engineering College, Chennai. He got a scholarship for his higher studies in the United States,[4] where he earned a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Binghamton University, New York.[5] He worked as a graphic designer there for some time, before realizing his priorities and deciding to pursue a career in filmmaking.[5] He did a couple of basic courses in filmmaking before entering films.[4] Karthi married Ranjani Chinnasamy, a post graduate in English literature who studied at Stella Maris College, Chennai on 3 July 2011 at the CODISSIA Complex in Coimbatore.[6][7] They got engaged on 29 April 2011 at Ranjani's native, Goundampalayam in Erode District.[8][9] The wedding was arranged by the elders of the family


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Filmography (9 titles)

(movie, 2018)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Role: Actor
(movie, 2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Kombaiah Pandian)
(movie, 2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Kaali)
(movie, 2013)
···All in All Azhagu Raja
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Azhagu Raja)
(movie, 2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
By: Siva
Role: Actor (as Ratnavel Pandian IPS · Rocket Raja)
(movie, 2010)
···Aayirathil Oruvan
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, History
Role: Actor (as Muthu)
(movie, 2010)
···Naan Mahaan Alla
Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime
Role: Actor (as Jeeva Pragasam)
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Shiva)
(movie, 2007)
···Paruthi Veeran
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Pauthiveeran)