Karthika Mathew has worked mainly in Malayalam films. But she also tested waters in Tamil film industry. Born in Kerala, Karthika is renowned for her portrayal in Dindigul Sarathy and Nam Naadu. She also had a stint with commercials.
Having her schooling in Kochi, Karthika has acted in over 35 films. The 2004 flick Vellinakshatram was one of her important films in her initial stages of her career. The Malayalam flick Lion was remade in Tamil as Nam Naadu and Karthika enacted the role done by
in Malayalam. She shared screen space with Sarathkumar in this film. Another Malayalam flick Vadakkunokiyentram was remade into Tamil and Karthika shared screen space with Karunas in this film. She also worked in another Tamil flick named Paalaivanachcholai. Naalai Namadhe, Aarumaname, Ayvar Pattalam are her other Tamil flicks.
Karthika tied the nuptial knot to Merin Mathew, during the year 2009. Her husband is a doctor. After marriage, she went to USA.
The real name of Karthika is Lidiya Jacob. She was called Karthika for Malayalam flicks. She kickstarted her profession by working as a model. She appeared in supporting characters in most of Malayalam flicks. Some of her noteworthy Malayalam films include
, Nayagan, Thalavattam, and Gandhinagar 2nd Street. Her portrayal as Savithri in the Malayalam flick Thalavattam catapulted her to fame. She was introduced into the film industry by ace director
. She had to struggle to climb the ladder of success in Mollywood and hence tried her luck in Kollywood