Born on May 25th, in 1977, Karthi, whose real name is Karthik Shivakumar, is a very popular actor in the Tamil and Telugu film industries. Even though he started out his career in Tamil films, the actor gained a very good popularity in the Telugu states, thanks to his dubbed films, and the fact that the actor never fails to impress the Telugu audience with his Telugu speaking skills. The actor has entertained the Telugu audience with many films like Yuganiki Okkadu, Awara, Oopiri, Khaithi, etc., with his most recent release being Sardar. Let’s take a look at what the actor’s net worth, lifestyle, car collection and remuneration per movie are like.
According to sources, Karthi’s Net Worth can be estimated to be around Rs. 11 Crores, all of which he is estimated to have made by acting in films. The actor is also involved in a lot of charity works, and is popular for his philanthropic works as well.
While he leads a simple lifestyle, he owns multiple luxurious cars like a Mercedes Benz ML 350, which is worth Rs. 66 Lakhs, and an Audi.
Karthi is said to charge Rs. 12 Crores per movie, with his annual income estimated to be around Rs. 25 Crores.
Karthi is the younger brother of very well known Tamil actor Suriya Shivakumar, and although Suriya was very well established as an actor by the time Karthi debuted, he nevertheless managed to carve out his own path and create an image for himself in the industry.
The actor got married to Ranjini Chinnaswamy in 2011, and has a son and a daughter with her.
Karthi went to the St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai, and later pursued his higher studies at Crescent Engineering, Chennai, where he graduated in Mechanical Engineering. He even got himself enrolled at Binghamton University in New York to study Industrial Engineering, but decided to get into films.
He started out his career as an assistant director under Mani Ratnam, and made his acting debut with Paruthiveeran in 2007.
Apart from working as an assistant director and now working as an actor, Karthi has also sung several songs in his career, as a playback singer, including in Biriyani, Party, Kanam, Oke Oka Jeevitham and Sardar. Most notably, the actor recently provided voiceover for the superhit Tamil film Vikram, which had Kamal Haasan as its leading man, as the character Dilli, from Khaithi, as both the films take place in the same universe.