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Karthik Sivakumar better known by his stage name Karthi, is an Indian film actor who works in the Tamil film industry.
Karthi was born on 25 May 1977 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.
The younger son of actor Sivakumar, Karthi holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and master of business administration in Industrial Engineering.
Since he had always wanted to become a film director, he returned to India and joined Mani Ratnam as an assistant director.
Apart from his film career, Karthi has also been involved in social welfare activities, encouraging fans to do likewise through the "Makkal Nala Mandram", a social welfare club that he inaugurated.
In 2011, he became a cause ambassador to promote awareness of lysosomal storage disease. As of 2015, he is the treasurer of the Nadigar Sangam.
Karthi is the second son of actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi. He has two siblings; an elder brother, Suriya, also an actor in the Tamil film industry, and a younger sister named Brindha.
Tamil film actress Jyothika is Karthi's sister-in-law.
On 3 July 2011, Karthi married Ranjani, who graduated with a master's degree in English literature from Stella Maris College, Chennai.
On September 2010, Karthi signed a contract with Bharti Airtel to become its brand ambassador in South India and appear in its "Indraikku enna plan" advertising campaign.
He has also appeared in advertisements for Bru Instant Coffee along with Kajal Aggarwal, who had earlier acted opposite him in Naan Mahaan Alla and in All in all Azaghu Raja.