Born : 25 May 1977
Age : 42 Years
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
25 May 1977
Age ( as in 2020 ) : 42 Years
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Special Appearance, Actor, Producer
better known by his stage name Karthi, is an Indian film actor who works primarily in the Tamil film industry. The younger brother of actor Suriya, Karthi holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from India and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering which he earned in the United States. He however always wanted to become a film director, and hence returned to India and joined Mani Ratnam as an assistant director. He was offered acting roles and made his acting debut in Paruthiveeran in 2007 as the title character, a careless village ruffian, winning critical acclaim and several accolades including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award. His next role was that of a coolie in Aayirathil Oruvan (2010), an adventure fantasy film directed by Selvaraghavan. He achieved consecutive commercial successes with his subsequent releases ? Paiyaa (2010), Naan Mahaan Alla (2010) and Siruthai (2011). After appearing in a series of box office flops, he starred in successful films such as Biriyani (2013), Madras (2014) Oopiri (2016), Kaatru Veliyidai (2017) and Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru (2017), which established him in Tamil cinema.