Periya Karuppu Thevar is a film, Singer. He has worked mostly in Tamil movie industry. He was Born in the year 1926 in Madurai. His wife name is Annamayil. He has worked in famous movies like Aravaan. His film Aravaan hit the theatres in the year 2012. He is a folk singer and Tamil film character artiste. He appeared in Tamil-language films. His friends in the film industry called him PKT. More than fifty years ago PKT was very famous drama group floated by veteran Sankaradoss Swamigal. Like many actors of his era, he also works so hard and made the grade to films as an actor where he was famous for his acting as well as in signing many folk songs. He got success very late.

He had work in more than 200 films including a memorable role in Bharathiraaja’s Mann Vasanai and Gangai Amaren’s Karagattakkaran. In the movie, there was a very famous song by Maestro Ilaiyaraaja. In Kamal Haasan’s Virumandi also, he has sung a festival song. He has four sons - his eldest son is working in the film industry as co-Director to director Selva. In films like Naanga and Mathayaanaikootam, he was a character artist. His second son, Karthic, is an art assistant in the film industry. And third son, Palpandi working in Anand cine service as Nagra player. Youngest son Gopal is also working in the film industry. PKT’s wife Annamayil is living in Karumathur, Madurai now. He died on 10 September 2012. He died in hospital because of a massive cardiac arrest at his Saligramam residence.