Karthik Sivakumar is more popular as his stage name Karthi. Karthi is an famous talented Indian actor who mainly works in South Indian film industry specially in Tamil and Telugu cinema. He already won a many awards for his acting. Along with acting he also works as a assistant director and playback singer.
Karthi aka Karthik Sivakumar was born on May 25, 1977 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Currently he is 43 years old (As of 2021).
Karthi was born and spent his childhood in Chennai, Tamil nadu. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He did his Schooling from Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai. He owns a master degree in Industrial Engineering. He did his bachelors degree (B.tech) from Crescent Engineering College, Chennai in the field of Mechanical Engineering.
He wanted to be part of films since his childhood but along with this also he didn’t know what he actually wants. His father wanted that he must take good education even he wants to go in film industry. After gaining B.tech degree he used to work as a Engineering consultant in Chennai and earns about 5000 Rs. Per month. At that time he got a scholarship for his higher studies of master degree. And so he enrolled for the course Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in Binghamton University, New York, USA. At the time of master’s he also did some courses on filmmaking or directing from State University of New York. And during his masters degree he also worked as a part time graphic designer.
|Full Name||Karthik Sivakumar|
|Date of Birth||May 25, 1977|
|Zodiac sign / Sun sign||Gemini|
|Famous For||Acting In South Indian Movie|
|School||St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai|
|College||Crescent Engineering College, Chennai|
Industrial Engineering in Binghamton University, New York, USA.
|Educational Qualifications||Master of Science in Industrial Engineering|
|Years Active||Not Known|
After completing his masters in Industrial Engineering he came back to Chennai. After returning he met to popular director Mani Ratnam. After meeting Mani Ratnam offer a role as a Arjun in movie “Aayutha Ezhuthu”. but due to some reason this role was played by Siddharth. Karthi refuse the offer of acting and worked as an assistant director in “Aayutha Ezhuthu” but also seen in guest role. After that he received many many acting offers.
He made his acting debut from movie Paruthiveeran in 2005. He was in a lead role in opposite of Priyamani (Female lead role). This Movie was directed by Ameer. Karthis signed a 2nd big project titled “Idhu Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam,” under direction of Selvaraghavan. It was a romantic movie and Sandhya was in a lead female role. In this movie karthi did a role of “sophisticated upmarket stylish guy”. In 2007 director abandoned this project. After that Selvaraghavan announcee other action thriller adventures movie named Aayirathil Oruvan and Karthi was in a lead role. He played a lead role in Linguswamy’s film Paiyaa. Director of Paiyaa wanted to release this movie earlier but due to slow shooting of Aayirathil Oruvan releasing of Paiyaa was postponed many times.
He playes role of middle class young boy in action thriller movie Naan Mahaan Alla which was directed by Suseenthiran> Karthhi got many appraisal by critics for his acting in movie. In 2011 he acted in movie masala Siruthai which is remake of Telugu film Vikramarkudu. In this film he played two roles of Police and thief. Karthi started working on Sagunic which is political comedy in 2011 under direction of Shankar Dayal. He played role of Kamalakannan who is villager who came to city to save of his parents house in Karaikudi. After that in 2013 he appeared in movie “Alex Pandian” opposite of Anushka Shetty. The movie title “Madras” was change his career. After this he appeared in many blockbustor movies such as “Oopiri”, “Thoza” and “Kashmora” in 2016. “Theeran Adhigaram” in 2017. Karthi was seen in a superhit movie “Kaithi” in 2019.
Along with Actinf Karthi is a good singer. He made his singing debut in 2012 with the song “Kandha Kaara Vadai” for Tamil movie Saguni. in 2013 he gave his voice for the song “Mississippi”for film Biriyani.
Family and Cast
Karthi was born in a Indian Tamil family. His father name is Sivakumar and he is also a popular actor in Tamil industry. His mother name is Lakshami and she is house wife. He is among the three children’s of his parents. His elder brother name is Suriya and he is a superstar in Tamil cinema. Suriya is at very good stage of his career at the time of karthi’s debut. Karthi has a younger sister named Brindha. She is singer and works in Tamilian movies. A well known south indian actress Jyothika is a sister-in-law of Karthi.
Girlfriend, Wife and Relationships
Karthi was married with Ranjini Chinnaswamy on 3 July 2011. The couple was engaged on April 29, 2011. Ranjini has master’s degree in English literature and she got this degree from Stella maris college, Chennai. The couple have a one daughter named “Umayaal” and one son named “Kandhan”. they born on 11 January 2013 and 20 October 2020 respectively.
|Girlfriend/ Wife||Ranjini Chinnaswamy|
Karthi is fitness lover and looks very fit. He has height of 5 feet and 10 inches/ 178 cm. His weight is around 78kg/ 171 lbs. He looks dashing with his beard. He has chest of 42 inches, waist of 34 inches and biceps of 13.5 inches. He looks hot with a Dark Brown eyes and black hair.
|Weight (approx.)||Kilograms- 78 Kg|
Weight in Pounds- 171 lbs
|Height (approx.)||Centimeters – 178 cm|
Inches – 5 ft 10 in
Meter – 1.78 m
|Shoe Size||Not known|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Karthi have a networth of around INR 90 crores. He generally earns 8 to 10 crore rupees. His main source of income is through his acting and directing a movie.
|Net Worth||INR 90 crores|
|Address||Tamil Nadu, India|
|Office Phone Number / Mobile Number||Not Known|
Interesting Facts and Information
- Karthi is good hearted person and often involved in many charity activities.
- Favorite Sport is Badminton.
- He wanted to become film director only but his father convinced him to move in acting.
- He is animal lover and adopted a one white tiger at Vandalur Zoo.
- His favourite singer is A.R Rahman and Shreya Ghoshal.
- His favorite actor is Rajnikanth.
- He is also associate with many brands as brand ambassador in south India.
- He was seen in “Bru Instant Coffee” advertisement with Kajal Aggarwal.
- He celebrate his birthday in orphanages and where he donated tailoring machines and bicycle for those who are physically challenged.
- Along with acting and directing movie he also love singing.