Karthik Subbaraj is a Tamil director. He lives in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Karthik has completed his matriculation and higher education from SBOA Matriculation and Higher Secondary School, Madurai. He was a very discipline student during his school days with excellent academic records. Karthik has also attended Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai-15 to complete his engineering degree. He has specialised in mechatronics. He started his career with Infosys Bangalore working as a software engineer. His tenure of working in Infosys was five years out of which he has spent two years in the US. While he was working in Bangalore, his interest in film making developed. During weekends, he used to make short films. He attended a one day workshop called as Film Camp of Sanjay Nambiar. In this workshop, he learned the basics of film making. Later he enhanced his film making skills in the US.
In the US, he assisted an Indie filmmaker and lawyer Mark Williams. Mark has been working on a family drama Move Me. This movie has been a zero budget family drama. Karthik has also assisted Mark in a documentary. He has worked in two short films in the US. After coming back to India, he worked more on film making. He also directed a short film called "Kaatchipizhai" in Madurai. With this film, Karthik came into the limelight and also this film got selected for “Naalaya Iyakunar”. He has made many more short films such as Thuru, Black and White, We, React Cause and Effects. In 2012, he made a directorial debut with Pizza; it was a low budget film but also earned a huge profit. Moreover, Karthik has also written this movie.
Karthik has said in an interview that he doesn’t have any specific style of writing. He also said I start writing with an open mind and not thinking about any particular genre. Jigarthanda, released in 2014 has received many accolades. This movie has based on Madurai underworld. His co-actors in this movie are Siddharth,
Lakshmi Menon and Karuna. He has also won Vijay Award 2015. Karthik is very creative in writing and always work with full dedication.