A KarthikRaja is a cinematographer predominantly working in the Tamil Film Industry. He hails from Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. Karthik was inclined towards cinema from a very young age. He debuted as a cinematographer in the 1994 drama-film Thamarai. KK Rajsirpy directed the movie. Roshini, Rupini, SS Chandran, and Rajesh played prominent roles in the flick. 

He has served as the Director of Photography(DoP) in several motion-pictures that have been critically acclaimed and commercially successful. Some of his prominent works include Rettai Jadai Vayasu(1997), Chatrapathy(2003), Vaanavil(2000), and Inayathalam(2017). KarthikRaja resides in Chennai along with his wife and children.