Jayaram Karthik is a famous Kannada actor. He is the second child of a renowned veterinary doctor Jayaram and Banumathi. Karthik studied in one of the most notable schools in Bangalore and then went on to complete his Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from BIT. He also completed his masters in structural engineering and went to Dubai for his job. But his passion for modeling and acting grew over the time he worked as an engineer.
He came back to Bangalore to start his career as an actor. He reached the zenith of success by his debut work in a Kannada television soap ‘Ashwini Nakshtra’, in which he was portrayed as a "superstar" whose name was Jay Krishna. The soap ran on Colors Kannada between 2013 and 2015. He believes the journey of Ashwini Nakshtra to be a turning point in his life. He says, it turned him into a mature person and helped him meet many people. His debut film was ‘
’ in 2011.
Though he gained fame on television, he played mostly supporting roles in films.. In 2014, he first came as a lead actor with the film “ Just Love”. His serial ‘Ashwini Nakshtra’ not only gave him recognition in Karnataka but also persuaded the directors of Mumbai to choose him for the famous show ‘
Siya Ke Ram
' to play the role of ' Ravana'. The makers of the serial had auditioned about 9000 people but chose him because of the effort he had put in his acting. The directors had sent the script of screen test to him through his friend. Instead of taking it casually, he shot the screen test with the help of a cameraman, edited it and made sure to send a professional copy.
This tall, dark and handsome actor remains in gossips because of his onscreen performances. Some of his outstanding works include Chandrika, Varadanayaka, Care of Footpath 2, etc. He has done more than nine Kannada movies and one Telugu movie and has become a renowned star in the South Indian Movie industry.