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Karthik Sivakumar Career & Biography | Age, Height, Movies, More

Karthik Sivakumar is an Indian film actor, born on 25 May, 1977 in Chennai, India. He mainly works in the Tamil film industry and is better known by his stage name Karthi. He is well known for his role in the film “Madras” (2014), “Paruthiveeran” (2007) and “Ayirathil Oruvan” (2010). Karthi is the son of actor Sivakumar and the brother of actor Surya.


Name               : Karthik Sivakumar

Stage Name     : Karthi

Born                : 25 May, 1977

Birth Place      : Chennai, India

Height             : 5′ 11″ (1.8 m)

Weight             : 78 Kg

Horoscope       : Gemini

Occupation      : Actor

Years Active   : 2007 – Present

Nationality      : Indian

Religion           : Hinduism

Parents             : Sivakumar (Actor), Lakshmi

Brother            : Surya (Actor)

Spouse             : Ranjini Chinnaswamy (m. 2011)

Children          : Umayaal (b. 2013)

Early Life:

Karthik Sivakumar completed his schooling from St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School. Then he graduated from Crescent Engineering College, Chennai in the department of Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, he worked as an engineering consultant in Chennai and then he earned his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering at Binghamton University in New York. At the same time, he also attended a course on film-making. He also worked as a part-time graphic designer in New York.

Later, he decided to pursue a career in film-making and he attended two courses in basic film-making at the State University of New York.


Karthik Sivakumar made his first appearance with director Mani Ratnam’s film “Aayutha Ezhuthu” where he also worked as an assistant director. In 2006, he got an offer from the director Ameer to play the leading role in his third Tamil film “Paruthiveeran”. The film released in 2007 and it became a blockbuster at the box office and he won several awards such as the Filmfare Award for Best Debut and Best Actor. In the same year, he signed his next project titled “Aayirathil Oruvan” alongside actress Sandhya directed by Selvaraghvan. The film was an adventure film so it took long time and it released in 2010. Subsequently, Karthik also worked in a romantic film “Payya” directed by Lingusamy. Both films released in the year 2010 and went on to become a huge success at the box office and he got several nominations for his performances. 

In the same year, Karthik also appeared in the film “Naan Mahaan Alla” which was directed by Suseendran and he received several mixed reviews from the audience and the critics but it did well at the Box office. All of his films subsequently dubbed into Telugu language and also became commercially successful. He also made a special appearance in a song of the film “Ko” in 2011. His next appearance was in the film “Siruthai” which is remake of the Telegu film “Vikramakoodu” in 2011. 

Karthik later appeared in the film “Alex Pandian” in 2013 opposite Anushka Setty, which opened to several negative responses from the critics. Then he appeared in Pa. Ranjith’s “Madras” in 2014 which was critically and commercially successful.

Karthik’s upcoming film is Mani Ratnam’s “Kaatru Veliyidai” and H. Vinodh’s “Theeran Adhigaram Ondru”


  • Theeran Adhigaram Ondru (filming) (2017)
  • Kaatru Veliyidai (2017)
  • Kaashmora (2016)
  • Komban (2015)
  • Madras (2014)
  • Biriyani (2013)
  • All in All Azhagu Raja (2013)
  • Alex Pandian (2013)
  • Ko (2011)
  • Siruthai (2011)
  • Naan Mahaan Alla (2010)
  • Payya (2010)
  • Ayirathil Oruvan (2010)
  • Paruthiveeran (2007) 

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