Karthi Biography

About Karthi

Karthi is a critically acclaimed actor and a Tamil stalwart known for his effortless and flawless style of acting. His performances carry immense dedication and a lot of hard work.

He began his career as an Assistant Director under Mani Ratnam. Soon featured in the film Paruthiveeran, which was a huge success and his performance was highly applauded for its high level of quality. For his role, he even won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Tamil.

Karthi’s illustrious career consists of popular films such as Paiyaa, Madras, Oopiri, Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, Alex Pandian with Tamil and Telugu star Anushka Shetty and Kaithi.

Karthi comes from the lineage of superstars, as he is the son of veteran actor Sivakumar and the younger brother of famous actor Suriya. He will soon feature in P.S. Mithran’s Sardar.

Karti in a white formal shirt

Karthi Biography

Real Name: Karthik Shivkumar

Nickname: Karthi

Date of Birth of Karthi: 25 May 1977

Age of Karthi:  43

Height of Karthi: In cm- 178, In m-1.78, In ft inch-5’10

Weight of Karthi: 78 kg (172)

Body Measurement of Karthi: 42-34-13.5

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Zodiac Sign/Star Sign: Gemini

Known Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Urdu, Marathi

Religion: Hindu

Profession: Actor

Favorite Actor: Rajnikanth

Favourite Car: Mercedes-Benz

Favourite Sport: Badminton

Favourite Colour: Black, White, Blue

Favourite Destination: London

Favourite Food: Chicken

Net Worth of Karthi: $3 Million

Marital Status: Married

Nationality: Indian

Home Town: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Currently Living: Chennai

Karti in an action movie

Controversies of Karthi

1. Karthi’s film Kaithi surrounded itself with controversy when a person named Rajeev filed a complaint stating he was the one behind the script of Kaithi. Moreover, he has demanded Rs. 4 Crore as compensation and license for the story from the producers.

2. Over a selfie, the situation grew tense between Karthi and actress Kasturi Shankar. When, both the actors met each other on a stage for the promotion of the audio launch of July Kaatril. 

Kasturi while taking a selfie with Karthi, took a dig at Karthi’s father Sivakumar, that he isn’t there with them, pointing out to the older controversy of his father. Karthi quickly replied that the act of taking a selfie has become disrespectful in recent times.

Interesting Facts about Karthi

1. Karthi did not want to become an actor first. He always mentioned that it was the circumstances that brought out the actor in him.

2. Karthi and superstar Mahesh Babu, both have studied from the same college. 

3. During his school days, he didn’t like watching films of Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam.

4. Karthi had established a negative image among the audience by doing the same kind of movies like Paruththi Veeran and Yuganiki Okkadu. Slowly he changed his image, by performing different kinds of roles.

5. Apart from his on-screen work, he has been an active welfare activist, helping out the needy and inspiring his fans to try to do the same.

6. His father Sivakumar is a great Tamil actor. 

7. He married Ranjini Chinnaswamy in 2011. Together they have a daughter named Umayaal who was born in 2013.

8. He has adopted a White Lion cub named Namratha.

9. Before he became an actor, he used to work as a graphic designer in New York.

10. Karthi’s movie Sulthan starring Rashmika Mandanna was given 4 out of 5 stars by The Indian Express and was praised for its strong casts and emotional sequences.

11.Karthi will feature in Mani Ratnam’s multi-starrer epic historical drama Ponniyin Selvan which also includes popular actors like Vikram and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Upcoming Movies of Karthi

Sardar (Tamil)

Mdhuravada (Telugu)

Family of Karthi

suriya karthi family

Father: Sivakumar 

Mother: Lakshmi

Wife: Ranjani Chinnaswamy

Actor Ranjini with wife Ranjini

Daughter of Karthi: Umayal

Karti Son and daughter

Son of Karthi: Kandhan

Social Media Profiles of Karthi

Facebook: sikarthi

Instagram: @karthi.offl

Twitter: @iskarthi_

Education/Qualification of Karthi

School: St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai.

College: Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Mechanical Engineering,

Hobbies of Karthi


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