Karthik

Date of Birth: September 13, 1960
Occupation:
Actor, Supporting Cast
Awards:
Tamil Nadu Film Award for Best Male Debut, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actors, Nandi Award for Best Actor (1988) for Abhinandana, Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award (1988) for Varusham PathinaaruFilmfare Best Tamil Actor Award (1989) for Agni Natchath
Years Active:
1980-present
Karthik
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Karthik
Born Murali Karthikeyan Muthuraman
13 September 1960 (1960-09-13) (age 50)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor, playback singer, politician
Years active 1980-present

Murali Karthikeyan Muthuraman (born 13 September 1960), better known by his screen name Karthik (Tamil:), is a Tamil film actor and politician. He is the son of veteran actor R. Muthuraman. He was first introduced by Bharathiraja in the film Alaigal Oivathillai. He has primarily appeared in lead roles in Tamil films.

He has received the second-most (3) Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Awards after Kamal Haasan and shares this distiction with Sivaji Ganesan and Vikram. He also received a Filmfare Best Tamil Supporting Actor Award, as well as one Nandi Award for Best Actor and several Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Actor.

Early life and background

Karthik was born in Chennai to R. Muthuraman, a popular Tamil actor. He studied in St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai then at New College, Chennai and received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Film career

Karthik was first introduced by Bharathiraja in the film Alaigal Oivathillai. He has received the Best New Face Award from the Tamil Nadu Government in 1980.

He has received the best actor for three consecutive times by Tamil Nadu government. He is popular with the audience for sense of humor and was involved with several small comedy scenes in most of his movies. His cameo in Mouna Ragam was very well received by the audience. During his later years, he formed a partnership with Goundamani in many comedy movies. His pairing with Rambha was a hit with audience as the pair provided good hits in the nineties.

Karthik entered politics ahead of the 2006 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election. He joined the All India Forward Bloc, and was appointed as the Secretary of the Tamil Nadu state unit of the party. He led the party during its electoral campaign On 24 September 2006 and the results were disastrous.

He is currently making a comeback into Tamil cinema with movies like Raavana and Maanja Velu. and (pulivesham )Karthik's completed films, Garvam, Kashmir and Manathil are yet to be released.

Awards

* Tamil Nadu Film Award for Best Male Debut
* Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actors
* Nandi Award for Best Actor (1988) for Abhinandana
* Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award (1988) for Varusham Pathinaaru
* Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award (1989) for Agni Natchathiram
* Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award (1990) for Kizhakku Vasal
o Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award (1998) for Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen in

Personal life

He is married to actress Ragini, heroine of Solai Kuyil. His son is also planning to be launched as hero in Tamil movies. His son's name is Gautham.