Kartik Tiwari is a Bollywood film actor, who is also known as
. He was born as Kartikeya Tiwari on November 22, 1988, in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh to Manish and Pragati Tiwari, who are both working as doctors. Initially, he studied in St. Paul’s School and later attended Gwalior's Kiddy’s School. He moved to Navi Mumbai to study Engineering. He came from an educational family, so it was quite hard for him to tell them that he wanted to be an actor, so he decided to take a B Tech Degree in Biotechnology at the D. Y. Patil College in Navi Mumbai. Later, he became a model during college until he got the opportunity to act in a film during his third year.
While studying, he auditions in Andheri. He never informed his parents about his acting dreams because he thought that they will not be very supportive and decided to tell them once he got a film offer. After few years of auditions, he took an acting course at the Creating Characters and when he saw a wall post in Facebook about an audition for
Pyaar Ka Punchnama
, he instantly applied. At first, Kartik got rejected, but they have his photographs. He doesn’t have a portfolio during that time because he could not afford it. He was asked to audition again which lasted up to six months until he finally had the contract for the film. That’s the time that he told his parents about acting, and both were happy since they did not expect that he could actually act. Later, he moved to an apartment in Mumbai, along with twelve guys who are also trying their luck on becoming an actor.
, who helmed Karthik’s debut film, saw him on Facebook and introduced him in the comedy-drama film, Pyaar Ka Punchnama. His performance was appreciated by the audience and the 4-minute comic monologue that he’s done in the film about the women’s behavior became the lengthiest one shot scene in the entire Hindi films. In an interview, he revealed that he spent five sleepless nights to make his monologue right.
He was next seen in the Hindi romance film,
in the lead roles in the year 2013. This film earned positive reviews, and the performances of the lead actors were praised by IANS and NDTV. In 2014, he acted in the Hindi romantic film, Kaanchi: The Unbreakable, which was helmed by
. Even though he did a small role in the film, his presence and acting skills were praised. Kartik used his new screen name, Kartik Aaryan, in the Hindi film, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2; a sequel of the 2011 Hindi film, Pyaar Ka Punchnama, from where he was debuted.
Karthik doesn’t have a girlfriend in real life. He shares that his recent girlfriend broke up with him after he entered the film industry.