Karthik Sivakumar, better known by his stage name Karthi, is an Indian actor who works predominantly in Tamil cinema. He has won three Filmfare Awards South, an Edison Award, a SIIMA Award and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award. The younger brother of actor Suriya and the youngest son of actor Sivakumar, Karthi initially joined Mani Ratnam as an assistant director. He was offered acting roles and made his acting debut in Paruthiveeran in 2007, which garnered critical acclaim and several accolades including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. His next project was that of the lead role in Aayirathil Oruvan, an action-adventure film directed by Selvaraghavan. He achieved consecutive commercial successes with his subsequent releases – Paiyaa, Naan Mahaan Alla and Siruthai. After appearing in a series of box office flops, he starred in successful films such as Madras, Thozha, Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, Kadaikutty Singam and Kaithi.
|Born||Karthik Sivakumar, May 25, 1977, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Alma mater||B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Binghamton University|
|Family||Suriya (brother), Brindha (sister), Jyothika (sister–in–law)|
In 2010, he had breakout roles in the Tamil films Paiyaa and Naan Mahaan Alla. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the title character in Paruthiveeran.
He went to school for engineering and worked as a consultant, but the work was too repetitive for him.
In addition to his on-screen work, he has been a noted social welfare activist, helping out the needy and encouraging his fans to do the same.
In his own time, his father, Sivakumar, was a well-known Tamil actor. In 2011, he married Ranjini Chinnaswarmy. They have a daughter named Umayaal, whom they welcomed into the world in 2013.
Suriya [Movie Actor], the Tamil leading man, is his younger brother.
Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan schools alumni. Male actors from Chennai. Tamil Nadu State Film Awards winners. Binghamton University alumni. Tamil male actors. Filmfare Awards South winners