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

Karthik Muthuraman is a South Indian film actor, playback singer and politician, born on 13 September, 1960 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He is the son of actor R. Muthuraman. He mainly appears in Tamil film industry. He is well known for his role in the film “Alaigal Oivathillai” (1981), “Abhinandana” (1988) and “Agni Natchathiram” (1988).


Name               :  Karthik Muthuraman

Full name        : Murali Karthikeyan Muthuraman

Born                : 13 September, 1960

Birth Place      :  Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Height             : 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)

Horoscope       : Virgo

Occupation      : Actor, Playback singer, Politician

Year Active     :  1981 – Present

Spouse             : Rathi Muthuraman (m. 1992), Ragini Muthuraman (m. 1988)

Children          :  Gautham Karthik (b. 1989), Ghayn Karthik (b. 1991), Thiran Karthik (b. 1993)

Early Life:

Karthik Muthuraman was born to the popular Tamil actor R. Muthuraman and Sulochana in Chennai. He completed his schooling at the St. Bede’s School in Chennai. Then he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from The New College in Chennai.


Karthik Muthuraman entered into the film industry through appearing in the Tamil film “Alaigal Oivathillai” directed by Bharathi Raja in 1981. He won the Best New Face Award from the Tamil Nadu Government. In the same year, he made his debut in Telegu film with “Seethakoka Chiluka” which is the remake of Tamil film “Alaigal Oivathillai”. In 1987, he acted in K. Balachander’s film “Vanna Kanavugal”, which became super hit at the box-office. Karthik made a major breakthrough in his career with Sundar C’s comedy film “Ullathai Allitha” in 1996 alongside Rambha and Goundamani.

Karthik received accolades from the critics and the audience for his performances in Vikraman’s film “Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen” in 1998 which is marked as his 100th film, Cheyyar Ravi’s “Harichandra” and Selva’s “Pooveli” in the same year.

Karthik worked with many famous directors like K. S. Ravikumar, Mani Ratnam, K. Balachander, Priyadarshan, Sundar C, R. V. Udayakumar and Bharathiraja in his film career. After a break, he made his comeback into the Tamil film in 2010 with “Raavanan” and “Maanja Velu”. Recently, he has signed for appearing in the Tamil film “Thaana Serndha Kootam” in 2017, which is under filming.

Political Career:

Karthik Muthuraman entered politics through the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election in 2006. He was appointed as the secretary of the Tamil Nadu state unit of the All India Forward Bloc. He founded his own political party Ahila India Naadalum Makkal Katchi in 2009.


  • Alaigal Oivathillai (1981)
  • Seethakoka Chiluka (1981)
  • Mouna Raagam (1986)
  • Agni Natchathiram (1988)
  • Abhinandana (Telegu) (1988)
  • Varusham Padhinaaru (1989)
  • Kizhakku Vasal (1990)
  • Ponnumani (1993)
  • Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen (1998)
  • Pooveli (1998)
  • Om 3D (2013)


  • Filmfare Award for Best Actor for “Abhinandana” (1988), “Agni Natchathiram” (1989), “Varusham Padhinaaru” (1990), “Kizhakku Vasal” (1991) and “Ponnumani” (1994)
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Male Debut Award for “Alaigal Oivathillai” (1981) 
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Actor for “Kizhakku Vasal” (1990)
  • Cinema Express Awards for Best Actor for “Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen” (1998)
  • Nandi Awards for Special Jury Award for “Abhinandana” (1998) 
  • Kalaimamani Award for “Abhinandana” (1998) 

Personal life:

Karthik Muthuraman is married to Ragini Muthuraman in 1988 and Rathi in 1992. He has 3 children named Gautham Karthik (b. 1989), Ghayan Karthik (b. 1991), Thiran Karthik (1993). His son Gautham Karthik is also working as hero in Tamil films.

Karthik Muthuraman

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