Actor Karthi Biography
Karthik Sivakumar, best known by his stage name Karthi, is a Tamil film actor. The younger son of actor Sivakumar and younger brother of Surya Sivakumar, he is best known for his critically acclaimed performance as the titular character in his debut film Paruthiveeran in 2007, for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Karthik graduated from St. Bedes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai after which he went on to complete his undergrad from the Crescent Engineering College. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering and got a scholarship to the U.S., where he did his masters. He earned a masters degree in Industrial Engineering from the Binghamton University. He later got a job and was working there for some time. He had also done a couple of basic courses in filmmaking.
After returning to India, he got to meet noted director Mani Ratnam, who initially offered him the role of Arjun (later played by Siddharth) in the film Aayutha Ezhuthu. But Karthi in