Tamil Actor Karthi Sivakumar Profile
D.O.B. : 25 May 1977
Place of birth : Tamil Nadu, India
Residence: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Ethnicity : Tamil
Alma mate : Crescent College, Binghamton University
Occupation : Film actor
Years active : 2007–present
Spouse : Ranjini (m.2011-present)
Children : Umayaal (b.2013)
Parents : Sivakumar, Lakshmi
Relative : Suriya (brother), Jyothika (sister–in–law) Brindha (sister)
School and Education : Padma Sheshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai.St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School,
Chennai.Mechanical Engineering, Crescent Engineering College, Chennai, India. Masters in Industrial Engineering, Binghamton University,
New York, USA. Couple of courses in Film-making at State University of New York.
He is the younger son of actor Sivakumar and younger brother of Surya Sivakumar and best known for his performance as the titular character in his debut film Paruthiveeran in 2007, for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. His subsequent movies like Aayirathil Oruvan, Paiyaa, Naan Mahaan Alla, Siruthai etc were also blockbuster hits.
Apart from film making he is actively involved in social activities. He inaugurated a NGO “Makkal Nala Mandram” and conducting many activities through that. He is participating many campaigns to promote awareness about lysosomal storage disease.
Karthi himself donated blood and encouraged his fans to help the needy. He donated bicycles to handicapped people, sewing machines to women, schoolbags to children through the NGo, money to AIDS affected people and he even adopted a tiger at Vandalur Zoo. He had adopted a white tiger cub at Vandalur Zoo and contributed INR 72,000 to protect and preserve the animal.
Karthi has two siblings actor Suriya Sivakumar is his elder and Brinda Sivakumar is his younger sister. Actress Jyothika is his sister–in–law. Karthi was engaged to Ranjani Chinnasamy in April 2011 and the couple got married on 3rd July 2011 in Coimbatore.
He attended “Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan”, “St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School” and “Crescent Engineering College” in Chennai. Karthi studied Mechanical Engineering in degree and did Master’s in Industrial Engineering at Binghamton University, New York. After completion of his education he worked abroad for few years before landing in films.