Gautham Karthik is an Indian film actor, working in the Tamil film industry. He made his acting debut in Mani Ratnam's Kadal (2013).
Gautham is the son of successful Tamil hero Karthik Muthuraman and actress Ragini Karthik. He is the grandson of actor R. Muthuraman. He has two siblings, Ghayn Karthik and Thiran Karthik. He is entered the tamil cinema 2012. Gautham was not connected with the film industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology, English & Media. In college he performed as a guitarist and vocalist in his band Dead End Street. He has two younger siblings, Ghayn and Thiran.
Reports as early as 2006 suggested that actor Karthik was interested in directing a film with his son in the lead role, though the project never took off. During a press meet in December 2009, Karthik revealed that his son, Gautham, would make his debut in Mani Ratnam's next venture after completion of Ratnam's bilingual films Raavan and Raavanan. After a brief postponement and speculation, Mani Ratnam announced that Gautham would make his debut in Kadal in February 2012. A critic noted "Gautham delivers in his very first film. He scores in action as well as dance department too", while a reviewer from Rediff.com wrote that the actor "pulled it off with elan", labelling him as "a natural performer and is surely here to stay".
His second film, Yennamo Yedho, a remake of the Telugu film, Ala Modalaindi released in April 2014 to mixed reviews and a lukewarm box office, while Gautham's performance was praised by the critics.His next release was director Aishwarya Dhanush's Vai Raja Vai on 1 May 2015, which opened to positive reviews and was a commercial success. He is currently working in three films simultaneously, including director Saravanan's Sippai opposite Lakshmi Menon, Indrajith, directed by Kalaprabhu, opposite debutante Sonarika Bhadoria. He has next signed up director Rajkumar's debut Tamil film titled Rangoon opposite debutante Sana Makbul.
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