Karthik Muthuraman

Other names of Karthik Muthuraman: Murali Karthikeyan Muthuraman, Karthik

Karthik Muthuraman is an Indian politician, film actor and playback singer. He was born as Karthikeyan Muthuraman on September 13, 1960, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India to Sulochana and Tamil film actor, R. Muthuraman. He attended St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai and later took Bachelor of Arts degree at the New College in Chennai.

He was debuted in the Tamil film, Alaigal Oivathillai in the year 1981, which was helmed P. Bharathiraja. This film turned out to be a cult classic and earned eight Tamil Nadu State Film Awards including the Best Debut Actor, which he received for his brilliant performance in the film. In the same year, a remake of the film entitled Seethakoka Chiluka was released. Since then, there is no looking back. The actor has done more than 100 films up to this time. One of his notable performances was from the Tamil film, Vanna Kanavugal in the year 1987. He was starred in the film alongside ' Jayashree Jayashree, whose career spanned almost a decade (1 >> Read More... ', 'Murali', 'Nassar and Charle in the lead roles. This film became a blockbuster, and he was praised by the late film director, K. Balachander for his outstanding performance. Karthik has worked with top directors like ' Mani Ratnam Mani Ratnam is an Indian filmmaker deeply rooted t >> Read More... ', 'Bharathiraja', 'K. Balachander', ' Ameerjan Ameerjan is an Indian movie director. He mainly di >> Read More... ', ' Visu Visu is a very respectable figure in the South Ind >> Read More... ', 'R. V. Udayakumar', ' Fazil Director A.M. Fazil has various roles to his credi >> Read More... ', 'Sundar C' 'K.V. Anand' and a lot more.

In the initial stage of his career, he collaborated with director R. V. Udayakumar for three times and all of it received success at the box office. He also worked with actor and comedian, Goundamani in many comedy films. Karthik also received praises for his performance in SP. Muthuraman’s Nallavanuku Nallavan in 1983, where he did a crucial role against the character of Rajinikanth. In 1988, he was seen in Mani Ratnam’s action family drama film, Agni Natchathiram Serial story coming soon... >> Read More... , together with Prabhu. He earned his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor through this film and the Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actor. In the same year, Karthik acted in the Telugu romance film, Abhinandana together with Shobana and Sarath Babu Sarath Babu is in the Industry for few decades now >> Read More... in the lead roles. He received the Nandi Special Jury Award and his second Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Telugu.

In 1990, Karthik acted in the lead role, alongside Revathy and Kushboo in the Tamil film, Kizhakku Vasal Serial story coming soon.. >> Read More... , which was helmed by R. V. Udayakumar. He won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor and his third Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Tamil. In 1993, he collaborated for the third time with R. V. Udayakumar in Ponnumani, where he bagged his fourth Filmfare Award for Best Actor. His team up with the actress, Rambha was appreciated by the audience as they provided good hits during the 90’s. In the year 1996, he acted in the Tamil film, Ullathai Allitha along with Rambha and Goundamani. This film was helmed by Sundar C. and received positive reviews from the audience and critics. In the same year, he worked with the same director in the profitable comedy film, Mettukudi. Karthik also made a notable performance in Vikraman’s Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen in 1998. This time, he bagged the Cinema Express Award for Best Actor in Tamil and the Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actor. He was also seen in the Tamil film, Pooveli, a film that was written and directed by Selva with Abbas, Heera Rajgopal and Kausalya in the lead roles. He won another Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actor in this film.

Karthik became one of the busiest actors in town during the 2000s, but he mostly appeared in various medium-budget films. The lead actor role that he usually portrayed was reduced in the early 2000s, and many of his film ventures opened with little publicity or sometimes got delayed due to financial issues. In 2005, he signed in Sathyaraj’s directorial film, Sivalingam IPS, from where he would portray a negative role. However, the film got shelved.

In 2010, he returned to acting and appeared in supporting roles instead of leading roles. He was initially seen as a kind-hearted police officer in the Tamil film, Maanja Velu, before he received positive reviews for the small role he played in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil thriller film, Raavanan. He was seen in Puli Vesham in 2011 and the 3D Telugu film, Om 3D. Karthik also played a negative role in the 2015 Tamil psychological romantic thriller film, Anegan alongside Dhanush. He is currently working in Jindhaa and Amaran 2, which are both expected to release on 2016.

Besides acting, Karthik is also a prominent playback singer since 1991. He sang in films like Suya Mariyathai, Amaran, Pooveli and more. He turned politician prior to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election in the year 2006. He participated in the All India Forward Bloc and became the Secretary of the Tamil Nadu State unit of the said political party. He became the president of the party during the electoral campaign in 2006. In 2009, he founded his own political party called Ahila India Naadalum Makkal Katchi and contested against the Virudhunagar constituency and received 15,000 votes only.

Karthik got married to film actress, Ragini, whom he met in the set of the Tamil film, Solaikuyil in 1988. They have two sons namely Ghayn Karthik and Gautham Karthik Gautham Karthik is the son of the popular actor Ka >> Read More... , who is also an actor from the Tamil film industry. In 1992, he got married to Rathi, Ragini’s sister and they have a son named Thiran Karthik.

Kamal Haasan Tamil Actor

Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan is the most versatile actor that India had ever witnessed. His innovative performances have been acclaimed worldwide. He is known for his passion for dance forms, action, and his enthusiasm for new concepts in movies. He is one of the most unforgettable actors in India. Born in 1954, Kamal Haasan has a never ending passion for Indian Cinema. He is still acting in movies. Though he belongs to Kollywood Industry his movies are much appreciated in Bollywood and Tollywood as well. Just like any other actor, Kamal had to struggle for that one Break-through too. His first hit was through drama ‘Apoorva Raagangal’, in 1975. Haasan was appreciated across states for his exemplary performance in ‘Nayakan’ in 1987. This movie had shown the world, as to what a versatile actor would look like. Indian is another movie where Haasan played a dual role, without compromising on any role. For this role, he had to struggle a lot to get the right make-up and feel for action. Still Haasan gave his best. His best movie is ‘Dasavathaaram’ where he played 10 characters in a single film. In a candid interview with Actress Jaya Prada, Kamal stated after working in a fantastic hit like ‘Sagara Sangamam’ (Telugu) in 1983, if we are still praising it and talking about it, then we should be revisiting our latest films. We should always be doing something to scale up what we have been always doing. This is the attitude that keeps him going now and in future. He has two daughters ‘Shruti Haasan’ and ‘Akshara Haasan’. The elder one, Shruti is already being hailed as one of the top actresses in the South-Indian Industry. The younger one debuted recently in the Bollywood Industry with the movie ‘Shamitabh’ alongside the legend Amitabh Bachchan and South-Indian Superstar Dhanush.   Another version of this story... Actor Kamal Haasan is indeed a legend. He has come a long way in attaining his status in stardom. For the superstar that he is today his achievement is no cakewalk. He has had his own share of failures and some of his films didn’t do well at the box office. Also, whenever his films release it will be surrounded with controversies but he has braved all those aside. He takes great efforts in etching his films to perfection. Some films do well at the box office and some films fail. But, he is not deterred by failures and tries to bring on good films. Kamal Haasan is indeed a phenomenon of Indian cinema and he has put in 60 years of hard work to attain this status he is basking-in today. He has ventured into many things that no other actor can dream about. But of late many actors consider him as an inspiration and try to follow his footsteps. Kamal Haasan has vast knowledge about cinema and it is no exaggeration to say that he breathes cinema. Apart from cinema he has deep insight into literature and history. A drawback of Kamal haasan’s works is that sometimes his works may not be understandable by a normal man. To compensate for that he has even worked in full-fledged commercial films to please the masses. A feather in the cap of Kamal Haasan is that “Nayakan”, the film in which he acted was rated as one of the top 100 movies by Times Magazines. This is not all. His films have earned name in the Oscars 7 times. Many fans and critics of Kamal Haasan say that he would have gone to even more heights if he had opted for the West. But the patriotic person as he is, he astonishes them by saying that India is his place and he would like to prove his mettle here itself with the kind of quality cinema that he works on. Kamal Haasan….you are indeed a legend!    

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Karthik Sivakumar

Karthik Sivakumar, or popularly known as Karthi, is a prominent film actor, who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. He was born on May 25, 1977, in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India, to Tamil actor, Sivakumar and Lakshmi. He studied at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, and later attended St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai. He obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Crescent Engineering College in Chennai. Post graduation, he started working as an Engineering Consultant in the city and pursued higher education abroad. During those times, Karthi was earning 5000 every month, until he thought that he wanted to do something more. He had his scholarship in the USA and studied at Binghamton University in New York, where he took Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. While doing his masters, he also studied filmmaking. Karthi worked as a graphic designer for a short period of time in New York, and then, he decided to pursue his career in film direction. He took two courses at the State University of New York and studied basic filmmaking. When he came back to India, he met ace director, Mani Ratnam. He was offered to do the role of Arjun in the 2004 Tamil political film, Aaytha Ezhuthu, but he refused to do so, and just worked as the assistant director of the film. Its Hindi version is entitled, ‘Yuva’. This is because he preferred to be a director rather than an actor. But he was poured with several film offers and his father tried to convince him to take up acting. Tamil film producer and director, Ameer Sultan, approached him to appear in the lead role in the Tamil film, Paruthiveeran, in the year 2005. However, the film had financial issues and was only released in 2007. Luckily, it was acclaimed critically and became very successful, commercially. He was praised for his outstanding performance as a careless village rowdy, and received his first Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor as well as the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Special Prize for Best Actor. In the year 2006, Karthi signed on his second film to be helmed by 'Selvaraghavan'. The film was entitled as Idhu Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam, which features 'Sandhya' in the lead female role. However, the director abandoned the film and in the year 2007, Selvaraghavan announced the Tamil adventure film, Aayirathil Oruvan, with Karthi in the lead role. The filming started later that year, and they expected to complete the film in 2008 as they are planning for a release in mid-2008. But it was delayed, and the filming continued until early 2009. Because of the film’s slow progress, he accepted the Tamil romantic action film, ‘Paiyaa’, in 2007. Aayirathil Oruvan was postponed for a number of times and was finally released in 2010. He received a nomination for Best Actor at the Filmfare Award for his performance as a chief coolie, who works at the Chennai port. Meanwhile, Paiyaa, which was also released in 2010, became very successful, and he received another nomination at the 58th Filmfare Awards South for Best Actor for his performance in the film. His next film, ‘Siruthai’, is an action masala that was helmed by Siva in 2011. He acted in a double role- as a thief and as a police officer. He earned positive reviews for his performances in the film and it became one of the highest-grossing Tamil films of the year. Siruthai also became his biggest commercial success and carved his niche in the Tamil film industry. In the same year, he acted in the multi-starrer Tamil political thriller film, ‘Ko’, which was helmed by K.V. Anand. In 2012, Karthi was seen in the political satire film, ‘Saguni’, along with Pranitha in the lead role. This film failed at the box office. This was followed by an action-masala film, Alex Pandian, in 2013. Before the ending of 2013, he acted in the romantic comedy film, All in All Azhagu Raja, which was helmed by M. Rajesh. This film also featured Santhanam and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles. He was also seen in the black comedy-thriller film, ‘Biriyani’, which opened to positive reviews and earned box office success. Karthi crooned to the tune of Mississippi for the Telugu and Tamil versions of this film. Later, he was starred in the political drama film, ‘Madras’, which earned commercial and critical success. In 2015, Karthi has done an action drama film, ‘Komban’, together with 'Lakshmi Menon' in the lead role. He is currently working in the upcoming supernatural horror film, ‘Kashmora’, which features Nayantara and Sridivya in the lead roles, and the bilingual film, ‘Oopiri’, along with Akkineni Nagarjuna. Karthi has two siblings namely, Brindha and 'Suriya', who are also one of the leading actors in the industry. In the year 2011, he got married to Ranjani, and they have one daughter named Umayaal. He got involved in several social service acts and charities. He started the Makkal Nala Mandram on his 31st birthday to make everyone involved in welfare services and activities. He donated blood, bicycles for the handicaps, sewing machines for women and school bags for children. He gave a total of 50,000 for the YRG Care Centre to help the kids who have been affected with AIDS. Karthi also promotes awareness about the Lysosomal Storage Disease and became the ambassador. He adopted a cub at the Vandalur Zoo and gave ₹72,000 for the protection and preservation of the animal. Karthi became the brand ambassador of Bharti Airtel in South India, and appeared in its advertising campaign. He was seen in the advertisement of Bru Instant Coffee with Kajal Aggarwal. Another Version of this Bio... Karthi, aka Karthik Sivakumar, is a Tamil movie actor. He is the son of actor, Sivakumar and the younger brother of Suriya. He was born on 25 May, 1977, in Chennai (then Madras). He completed his schooling from Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Crescent Engineering College, and also a Master Of Science in Industrial Engineering from Binghamton University. Apart from being an actor, Karthi has been involved in many social welfare activities. He also has a social welfare club named Makkal Nala Mandram. He became a cause ambassador for lysosomal storage disease to promote it’s analysis. In 2015, he became the treasurer of the Nadigar Sangam. Karthi wanted to be a film director right from his childhood, and thus, came back to India to pursue his dreams. He joined noted director, Mani Ratnam, as an assistant director. He got many film offers and finally made his debut in 2007 with the movie, ‘Paruthiveeran’. This movie earned him accolades from both the audience and the critics, and in this process, he also won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award. His next movie, Aayirathil Oruvan, came after a long gap in the year 2010. It was an adventure movie where he essayed the role of a coolie. Karthi became a commercial star with the subsequent success of his movies at the box office. To add to all of this, Karthi has also recorded two songs as a playback singer. Karthi got married to Ranjani, an English Literature master’s holder, on 29 April, 2011. The couple was blessed with a daughter on 11 January, 2013, and was named Umayaal. His welfare club, Makkal Nala Mandram, encourages fans to get involved in welfare activities. He has donated blood, cycles, sewing machines, schoolbags, etc. for the needy. On his birthday, Karthi visits orphanages and donates funds to them. He signed a deal with Bharti Airtel in 2010, to become the company’s brand ambassador in South India. He has also shot many ads with Airtel and Bru.

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