Karthi

Karthi (Aka) Karthik Sivakumar

 Actor
 Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
 25-May-1977
 Paruthiveeran (2007)

About Me

Karthik Sivakumar, better known by his stage name Karthi. He was born on 25 May 1977. His wife Ranjani Chinnaswamy and daughter umayaal. He is entered the tamil cinema industry 2007. He is an Indian film actor who works in the Tamil film industry. 

Early Life

He did his schoolings at St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School. The younger son of actor Sivakumar, Karthi holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and master of business administration in Industrial Engineering.

Career

Since he had always wanted to become a film director, he returned to India and joined Mani Ratnam as an assistant director. He was offered acting roles and made his acting debut in Paruthiveeran in 2007 as the title character, a careless village ruffian, winning critical acclaim and several accolades including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award. His next role was that of a coolie in Aayirathil Oruvan (2010), an adventure film directed by Selvaraghavan. He achieved consecutive commercial successes and blockbuster hit. Karthi earned many awards like Filmfare Best Debut & Best Actor. Then he did a movie Aayirathil Oruvan with Selvaraghvan, it’s a fantasy movie so it took some time to get release mean while he also acted in a romantic movie Payya with Lingusamy. Both released in 2010 and went on to become hugely successful at the box office. Karthi's performances in Aayirathil Oruvan and Paiyaa earned him further nominations at the 58th Filmfare Awards South in the Best Actor category.

part from his film career, Karthi has also been involved in social welfare activities, encouraging fans to do likewise through the "Makkal Nala Mandram", a social welfare club that he inaugurated. In 2011, he became a cause ambassador to promote awareness of lysosomal storage disease. As of 2015, he is the treasurer of the Nadigar Sangam. Karthi signed his second project under Selvaraghavan's direction, Idhu Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam, which was supposed to be a romance film. Karthi's third film in 2010 was Suseenthiran's thriller Naan Mahaan Alla, in which he played a middle class youth from Chennai whose life is disrupted when his father is killed. It received good reviews, was very popular, and Karthi's performances was praised by critics. Naan Mahaan Alla was dubbed into Telugu and released as Naa Peru Shiva in 2011. it was very successful and earned Karthi some Telugu film offers. Karthi's next film  Siruthai (2011), a remake of the 2006 Telugu film Vikramarkudu. He played two roles a thief and a police officer. Karthi's performances received favourable reviews. Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu wrote: "Karthi looks and performs better with every film. In may 2011,his began working on a political comedy film, saguni, directed by Shankar Dayal. 

He later appeared in the 2013 Pongal release Alex Pandian, Opposite Anushka Shetty, Which also opened to negative critical response upon release. He next release was Rajesh M's All in ll Azhagu Raja which featured him opposite Kajal Aggarwal and Santhanam. The film was released on Diwali 2013, and received mostly negative reviews from critics. His next film was Venkat Prabhu's Biriyani, which was released in December 2013, opening to positive reviews and became a box office success. He also sang the song "Mississippi" under Yuvan Shankar Raja's direction for both the Tamil and Telugu versions of the film. Karthi later appeared in Pa. Ranjith's Madras, a critical and commercial success. His next release was the 2015 action drama Komban. Karthi's upcoming films include Kaashmora, and the Tamil-Telugu bilingual film Oopiri.

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