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Date of Birth September 13, 1960
Place of Birth Chennai, India
Age 59 years old
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Karthik (actor)

Murali Karthikeyan Muthuraman, best known by stage name Karthik, is an Indian film actor, playback singer and politician who works mainly in Tamil cinema. He is the son of actor R. Muthuraman. He was first introduced by Bharathiraja in the film Alaigal Oivathillai. He has primarily appeared in lead roles in Tamil films, who was also known as Navarasa Nayagan. He has also appeared in some Telugu films. Karthik has acted in more than 125 films. He has been the recipient of the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and the Nandi Award. He won four Filmfare Awards South.

Born: Murali Karthikeyan Muthuraman, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality: Indian
Other names: Navarasa Nayagan
Alma mater: The New College, Chennai
Occupation: Actor, playback singer, politician
Years active: 1981–present
Spouse(s): Ragini (m.1988-present), Rathi (m. 1992-present)
Children: Gautham Karthik (b.1989), Ghayn Karthik (b.1991), Thiran Karthik (b.1993)
Parent(s): R. Muthuraman, Sulochana
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About Karthik

Indian actor, singer and politician who won four Filmfare Awards for Best Actor - Tamil. He's best known for his roles in films such as Agni Natchathiram, Varusham Padhinaaru, and Ponnumani.

Before Fame

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from New College, Chennai.


He joined politics in 2006 and was appointed as Secretary of the Tamil Nadu state unit of the All India Forward Bloc.

Family Life

He was married to actress Ragini Nandwani in 1988; they have sons named Gautham and Ghayn. He later married Ragini's sister, Rathi, in 1992; they have a son named Thiran.


He played a small role in Mani Ratnam's film Raavanan.

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  • Politicians from Chennai
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  • Indian actor-politicians
  • Male actors from Chennai
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards winners
  • Indian male voice actors
  • Nandi Award winners
  • Tamil playback singers
  • Tamil male actors
  • Indian male film singers
  • Male actors in Telugu cinema
  • Filmfare Awards South winners
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