Karthi (Actor) Age, Wife, Height, Biography

Karthi, also known by his stage name, is good at acting in Tamil movies. His life story is just as inspiring as the characters he plays in films. Let’s take a look at his journey and all the cool things he has achieved in the movie world, starting from his humble beginnings.


Karthi Wiki
Full NameKarthik Sivakumar
Famous AsActor
Nick NameKarthi
Famous RoleKaali in Tamil film Madras (2014)
Date of Birth25 May 1977 (Wednesday)
Age47 Years Old
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Mother TongueTamil
Zodiac SignGemini
Food HabitsVegetarian
Educational QualificationBachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Industrial Engineering
School NameNot Known
College/UniversityB.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College, Chennai
Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York
DebutTamil: Aaytha Ezhuthu (2004)
Telugu: Oopiri (2016)

Early Life

Karthi was born on May 25, 1977, in Chennai, India. He comes from a family that’s deeply connected to entertainment. His dad, Sivakumar, is a famous actor, and his brother, Suriya, is also making a name in Tamil films. Despite this, Karthi initially chose a different path. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Crescent Engineering College in Chennai and later got a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Binghamton University in New York.

But the pull of the movies was too strong to resist. Karthi came back to India and learned acting from the renowned director Mani Ratnam. He started as an assistant director, diving into the details of filmmaking while dreaming of becoming an actor.


In 2007, Karthi started acting in movies. He became famous for his role in the film “Paruthiveeran,” directed by Vetrimaaran. Karthi played the part of a person from a rural village caught up in love, loss, and revenge. The movie did well, and Karthi won many awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil.

After that, Karthi has acted in many different kinds of movies and has been very successful. He has shown he can play different roles, from funny romantic films like “Naan” and “Silumbu” to exciting action movies like “Aayirathil Oruvan” and “Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru.” He has also acted in historical dramas like “Paiyaa” and “Ponniyin Selvan,” proving he can handle any type of story and make any character come alive.


Father NameSivakumar (Actor)
Mother NameLakshmi Sivakumar
Brother NameSuriya (aka Saravanan Sivakumar, Actor)
Sister NameBrindha Sivakumar

Physical Appearance

Karthi Height
Height (Approx.)in centimeters – 178 cm
in meters – 1.78 m
in feet inches – 5’ 10”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms – 78 kg
in pounds – 172 lbs
Body Measurements– Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 13.5 Inches
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack

Relationship Status

Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenDaughter– Umayaal (born 2013)
Son– None

Net Worth & Salary

Karthi Networth
Net Worth in USD (Approx.)$13 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees (Approx.)₹90 Crores
Salary (Approx.)₹8 to 10 Crore/film
Car & Bike CollectionMercedes Benz ML 350 and Audi
Income SourceActing, Brand Endorsement

Social Media Handles

Karthi Instagram Profile
Instagram @karthi_offl
Facebook @sikarthi
Twitter @Karthi_Offl


  • Edison Award: Karthik Sivakumar has been honored with an Edison Award, recognizing his excellence in the field of cinema.
  • SIIMA Critics Award for Best Actor:  Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South for the Film Madras 2014
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Award: Karthi has been recognized by the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, further highlighting his significant impact on Tamil cinema.
  • Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor South: 2017 Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru Theeran Thirumaran


Some time back, actor Sivakumar had a problem with a fan who took a selfie without asking. The actor got upset and knocked away the fan’s phone not just once, but twice. He said sorry the first time but didn’t talk about it the second time. In that year, actor Kasturi mentioned the incident to Sivakumar’s son, Karthi, making things more awkward for the actor.


  1. Karthi loves cricket. He plays it whenever he can.
  2. He’s good at music too. Karthi can play the piano and drums.
  3. Karthi reads a lot. He also likes hanging out with his family.

Favorite Things

MusiciansYet To Update
SingersYet To Update
FilmsSubramaniapuram (2008, Tamil)
FoodsYet To Update
CuisineMexican, Thai
ActressYet To Update
ColorWhite, black, blue

Karthi Songs Lyrics


What degree does actor Karthi have?

Karthi studied in schools in Chennai and later got a mechanical engineering degree from Crescent Engineering College in the same city.

Who is Karthi’s wife?

Ranjini Chinnaswamy is Karthi’s wife.

Who is Karthi’s brother?

Actor Suriya is brother of Actor Karthi (Karthik Sivakumar).

How much does Karthi charge per movie?

Karthi earns approximately Rs. 8 crore for each movie he works on. This makes him one of the actors who get paid the most in Tamil cinema and in all of India.

Who is South actor Karthi’s family?

Karthi, born on 25th May 1977, is the son of actor Sivakumar and Lakshmi Sivakumar. His big brother is actor Suriya, and he has a younger sister, Brindha.

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