Karthik (actor)

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Karthik
BornMurali Karthikeyan
(1960-09-13) 13 September 1960 (age 52)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationFilm actor, playback singer, politician
Years active1981–present
 
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Karthik
BornMurali Karthikeyan
(1960-09-13) 13 September 1960 (age 52)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationFilm actor, playback singer, politician
Years active1981–present

Murali Karthikeyan Muthuraman (born 13 September 1960), better known by his screen name Karthik, 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.

Karthik is a four -time winner of Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil and one time winner of Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu is also a recipient of Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and one Nandi Award.

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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 collaborated with leading film directors in the Tamil and Telugu Industry. He has worked with leading Tamil Film directors like Maniratnam, Balachandar, Bharathiraja, R.Sundarrajan, R.V.Udayakumar, Priyadarshan, Fazil, Vikraman, Agathiyan, Sundar.C, KS.Ravikumar, P.Vasu etc.

He is a celebrated actor of Tamil Nadu next to Kamalhaasan according to co-artists and one of a pioneer from Southern India in film industry. He was awarded with the title “Navarasa Nayagan (Tamil)” implies multitalented actor. He has received the best actor for three consecutive times by Tamil Nadu government. He is an expert, true professional in Tamil Cine industry and has enormous talent in playing variety roles.

His way of acting, expressions, romantic style separates him from others. 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.

In 2009, Karthik signed on to play a supporting role in Mani Ratnam's Raavanan, thus making a comeback in Tamil cinema. His first release of the innings was however in Maanja Velu, in which he played a police officer alongside Arun Vijay, though the film became a financial failure. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Gnanapragasam in Raavanan featuring alongside Vikram, Aishwarya Rai and Prithviraj. He also went on to feature in a supporting role in Puli Vesham directed by P. Vasu, although the film went largely unnoticed.

Political career

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. He later started his own party Ahila India Naadalum Makkal Katchi in 2009 before the Lok Sabha Elections. He contested from Virudhunagar constituency.Allegedly he never campaigned and was routed in the election.

2011 Assembly elections

His party tried alliance with AIADMK for the 2011 Assembly elections,later it did not come up since AIADMK supremo denied tickets for his party . Karthik sat on a fast in Madurai demanding Madurai Airport be renamed as Pasumpon Thevar Airport .[1]

Awards

Filmfare Awards South
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
Cinema Express Awards
Nandi Awards

Personal life

Karthik is married to Ragini, his co-star in the film Solai Kuyil, and has two sons. His eldest son Gautham will be starring in a Tamil movie titled Kadal directed by Mani Ratnam.

Filmography

YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
1981Alaigal OivathillaiVichuTamilTamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Male Debut
Seethakoka ChilukaRaghuTeluguRemake of Alaigal Oivathillai
1982Ninaivellam NithyaTamil
Valibamey Vaa VaaTamil
IlanjodigalTamil
Kanney RaadhaTamil
Kelviyum Naane Pathilum NaaneNirmal, BabuTamil
Neram VandhachuTamil
Pakathu Veettu RojaTamil
Thai MoogambigaiTamil
Agaya GangaiTamil
Adhisaya PiravigalTamil
1983Ayiram Nilave VaaTamil
Bhagavathipuram Railway GateTamil
Dhooram AdhigamillaiTamil
Marupatta KonangalTamil
Oru Kai PappomTamil
Aboorva SagodarigalTamil
1984Nallavanuku NallavanVinodTamil
Veera BhadruduTelugu
NandriTamil
Raja ThanthiramTamil
NinaivugalTamil
Puyal Kadantha BhoomiTamil
1985AnveshanaAmarTelugu
Puthiya SagapthamDeepakTamilGuest appearance
Aval SumangalithanBhaskaranTamil
Nalla ThambiRajuTamil
Viswanathan VelaivendumTamil
MookanankayiruTamil
Arthamulla AasaigalTamil
KettimelamTamil
1986PunyastriTelugu
NatpuTamil
Mouna RaagamManoharTamil
Oomai VizhigalRameshTamilGuest appearance
Dharma PathiniTamil
Thodarum UravuTamil
1987Vanna KanavugalKannapanTamil
Enga Veettu RamayananTamil
Nalla PambuTamil
Ore RathamTamil
Thaye Neeye ThunaiTamil
Thoorathu PatchaiTamil
VelichamTamil
Paadu NilaveTamil
Kavalan Avan KovalanTamil
Parisam PottachuTamil
Raja MariyathaiTamil
1988Agni NatchathiramAshokTamilFilmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actor
AbhinandanaRajaTeluguNandi Special Jury Award
Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu
En Jeevan PaduthuSurendranTamil
Kan Simittum NeramRaja, KannanTamil
KalicharanTamil
1989Thiruppu MunaiRajaram, VanchinathanTamil
Varusham PadhinaaruKannanTamilFilmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Gopalrao Gari AbbayiTelugu
Rettaikuzhal ThuppaakkiTamil
SolaikuyilTamil
Paandi Nattu ThangamThangapandianTamil
Sattathin Thirappu VizhaTamil
Rettai Kuzhal ThuppakkiTamil
1990Idhaya ThamaraiVijayTamil
Mr. KarthickTamil
Unnai Solli KutramillaiBaluTamil
Kalyana RasiTamil
Periya Veetu PannakkaranTamil
Kizhakku VasalPonnurangamTamilFilmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
Engal Sami AyyappanTamilGuest appearance
Edhir KaatruTamil
1991Vanakkam VadiyareTamil
Gopura VasalileManoharTamil
VigneshwarVigneshwarTamil
Irumbu PookkalTamil
Vanakkam VathiyareTamil
1992AmaranAmaranTamil
Unnai Ninaichaen Paatu PadichaenTamil
Nadodi ThendralTangaraasuTamil
Nadodi PaatukkaaranTamil
Idhu Namma BoomiTamil
SuyamariyadhaiVijayTamil
Deiva VaakkuThambi DuraiTamil
1993Chinna KannammaAravindTamil
PonnumaniPonnumaniTamilFilmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Chinna JameenRaasaiyyaTamil
Kathirukka NeramillaiRaju, SomasekharTamil
1994Ilaignar AniTamil
SeemanTamil
1995MuthukalaiTamil
Lucky ManGopiTamil
Nandhavana TheruSeenuTamil
MarumaganThangarasuTamil
ChakravarthyChakravarthyTamil
Thotta ChinungiManoTamil
1996Kizhakku MugamTamil
Ullathai AllithaRajaTamil
Katta PanchayathuTamil
PoovarasanPoovarasanTamil
MettukudiRajaTamil
Gokulathil SeethaiRishiTamil
1997SishyaTamil
PisthaManikandanTamil
1998Udhavikku VaralaamaaMuthurasuTamil
Sundara PandianPandi, SundarTamil
HarichandraHarichandraTamil
Unnidathil Ennai KoduthenSelvamTamilCinema Express Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actor also for Pooveli
PooveliMuraliTamilTamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actor also for Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen
1999Chinna RajaRaja, DilipTamil
Nilave Mugam KaattuMurthyTamil
Anandha PoongatreHaridasTamilGuest appearance
SuyamvaramRam KumarTamil
RojavanamMuthuTamil
Unakkaga Ellam UnakkagaSakthiveluTamil
2000Thai PoranthachuAravindTamilGuest appearance
Sandhitha VelaiAadalarasuTamil
Kannan VaruvaanKannanTamil
SeenuSeenuTamil
KuberanKuberanTamil
2001Ullam Kollai PoguthaeGauthamTamilGuest appearance
LovelyChandruTamil
Azhagana NaatkalChandruTamil
2002DevanChakravarthyTamilGuest appearance
GameTamil
2003IndruGauthamanTamil
2004ManathilSiva, AgniTamil
2006KusthiSingamTamil
2007Kalakkura ChandruChandruTamil
2010Maanja VeluSubash Chandra BoseTamil
RaavananGyanaprakasamTamil
2011Puli VeshamEaswaran MoorthyTamil

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