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Karthi (Actor) Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 21, 2020

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Short Biography

Karthi was born on 25-05-1977 in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He is an Indian Film Actor & Playback Singer who is known for his work in Tamil & Telugu cinema.

Other Name: Karthik Sivakumar
Other Professions: Playback Singer
Appearance: Tamil Telugu

Karthi Complete Bio & Career

He had his schooling at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai. He gained a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Crescent Engineering College, Chennai. Karthi got a scholarship for his higher studies in the United States and enrolled at Binghamton University, New York, where he earned his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. While pursuing his masters, he also attended lectures on filmmaking.
When Karthi returned to Chennai, he met director Mani Ratnam, who offered him the role of Arjun (later played by Siddharth) in the film Aayutha Ezhuthu. He declined the offer and worked as an assistant director on the same film and it's Hindi version Yuva because he wanted to become a film director and preferred directing to acting, though he did appear as an extra in Aaytha Ezhuthu.
Karthi signed his second project under Selvaraghavan's direction, Idhu Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam, which was supposed to be a romance film, featuring Sandhya as the female lead. Karthi's character was a " sophisticated upmarket stylish guy". Karthi began working on a political comedy film, Saguni, directed by Shankar Dayal and featuring him amongst an ensemble cast of supporting actors. He played Kamalakannan in the film, a villager who comes to the city to save his palatial house in Karaikudi from being destroyed for a politician's personal gain and unknowingly transforms to become a kingmaker in Tamil Nadu politics. The film opened to negative reviews from critics and became a box-office failure. He was recently seen in Tamil film Dev and will be next seen in Kaithi.
Besides the acting, he is also a good singer. First, he sang a song "Kandha Kaara Vadai" for Tamil movie Saguni in 2012. Then he sang again a song "Mississippi" for Tamil movie Biriyani in 2013.

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Karthi Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Karthi is the second son of actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi. He has two siblings; an elder brother, Suriya, also an actor in the Tamil film industry, and a younger sister named Brindha Sivakumar (playback singer). Tamil film actress Jyothika is Karthi's sister-in-law.  On 3 July 2011, Karthi married Ranjini Chinnaswamy, who graduated with a master's degree in English Literature from Stella Maris College, Chennai. He has a sweet daughter named Umayaal with his wife. The couple is blessed with a son named Kandhan on 21-10-2020, the information shared itself by Karthi on her Twitter account.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Chennai
St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute Of Science And Technology, Chennai
Binghamton University, New York
State University of New York System, New York
Qualification MS in Industrial Engineering (MSIE)
Two Diploma Courses in Filmmaking
Hobbies Singing, Travelling & Dancing
Marital Status Married
Debut Tamil Fim - Paruthiveeran (2007)
Telugu Film - Oopiri (2016)
Tamil Film (as a playback singer) - Kandha Kaara Vadai for film Saguni (2012)
Best Movies Paruthiveeran (2007), Madras (2014), Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru (2017), Kaithi (2019) among others
Salary INR 8-10 Crore Per Film
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue, Black & White
Favorite Brand Nike, Reebok, Gucci
Favorite Player Saina Nehwal , Prakash Padukone
Favorite Sport Badminton
Favorite Politician Narendra Modi
Favorite Actress Sridevi Kapoor
Favorite Actor Rajinikanth
Favorite Movie Subramaniapuram (2008)
Favorite Singer A. R. Rahman , Shreya Ghoshal
Favorite Place Paris
Favorite Dress Jeans with Shirt
Favorite Food Chicken Biryani, Mexican Cuisine

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Karthi

  • He initially wanted to be a director and to pursue his dream, he assisted noted directed Maniratnam in his project Ayitha Ezhuthu.
  • It was his father who convinced him to become an actor.
  • His film Paiyaa delayed multiple times.
  • He had also adopted a white tiger cub at Vandalur Zoo.
  • He is associated with various charitable organizations.
  • Tamil songs "Kandha Kaara Vadai" for movie Saguni in 2012, "Mississippi" for movie Biriyani (2013) is sung by him.

Karthi Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

46 years, 4months, 2 days old age Karthi will turn 47 on 25 May, 2024. Only 7 months, 27 days, 2 hours,23 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Karthi has celebrated the total number of 46 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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