Karthi Biography – Early Life, Wife, Movies, Family & Net Worth


Karthik Sivakumar (Karthi) is one of the leading Indian film actors who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. Karthi was born on 25th May in the year 1977 to the famous Tamil actor Sivakumar. His younger brother is no other than the Tamil superstar actor Surya. Having completed his schooling at St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Karthi got himself enrolled in Crescent Engineering, Chennai to pursue graduation in Mechanical Engineering. He then went to Binghamton University in New York to study Industrial Engineering. 


Prior to venturing into a career in acting, Karthi worked as a graphic designer. After stepping into the film industry, Karthi worked as an assistant director to the iconic director Mani Ratnam garu for the film Aayutha Ezhuthu. Karthi was also offered a role on the film which he rejected citing personal reasons. 

Karthi’s Debut Film ‘Paruthiveeran’:


Karthi made his acting debut in the Tamil film industry in the year 2006 with the film titled Paruthiveeran. The film was directed by, Ameer.  Upon its release in the year 2007, the film went on to become a major successful venture at the box office. For his brilliant performance in acting in this film, Karthi was awarded Filmfare Best Debut & Best Actor. 

Karthi’s Aayirathil Oruvan:


Having completed his shooting for the film Paruthiveeran, Karthi then worked on a high-budget thriller fantasy film titled ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ with Selvaraghvan. The release of this film got delayed citing various reasons in the meantime, Karthi acted in ‘Payya’ with Lingusamy. Upon release, both the films got a super hit talk at the box office. Upon release, ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ garnered critical acclaim, but later developed a cult status over the following years.

Karthi’s ‘Naan Mahaan Alla’: 


In the year 2010, Karthi collaborated with director Suseendran for the film titled ‘Naan Mahaan Alla’. The film was a moderate success at the box office with the film critics and the audience praising Karthi’s brilliant acting skills. All his movies were subsequently dubbed into Telugu and commercially got succeeded. His next venture Siruthai which is a Telugu remake of Vikramakoodu released for Pongal 2011. 

In the following years, Karthi worked in a number of moderately successful films., Karthi bounced back with Biriyani, Madras, Oopiri, Kaatru Veliyidai, and Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru. These movies established Karthi as a leading man with loads of talent in Kollywood.

Karthi’s ‘Theeran Adhigaaram’:

In the year 2017, Karthi delivered a box-office success with the thriller film titled ‘Theeran Adhigaaram’. Upon its release, the film opened to highly positive reviews and Karthi’s performance was appreciated by both the critics, and the audience. The film also has a good background score. 

In the year 2019, Karthi delivered three projects titled ’Dev’, ‘Kaithi’, & Thambi

His recent release Sulthan was also a box-office success. 

Karthi’s Marriage Life:


Karthi had an arranged marriage with Ranjani Chinnasamy who is an English literature graduate. The couple then moved to Coimbatore on 3rd July. The couple was blessed with children whom they named a named Umayaal (daughter), born on 11 January 2013 & a son named Kandhan, born on 20 October 2020.

Karthi’s Net Worth:

As of 20221, Karthi’s net worth is estimated to be around 90 crore rupees. 


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