Karthi, known as Karthik Shivakumar, is a trendy Tamil and Telugu film industry actor. Even though he started his career in Tamil films, the actor gained excellent popularity in the Telugu states, thanks to his dubbed movies and the fact that he always impresses the Telugu audience with his speaking skills. The actor has entertained the Telugu audience with many films like Yuganiki Okkadu, Awara, Oopiri, Khaithi, etc.; let’s look at the actor’s net worth, lifestyle, car collection and remuneration per movie.
As of 2023, Karthik Sivakumar, a leading Indian film actor in the Tamil industry, earns an annual income of Rs. 18 crores through acting, brand collaborations, and promotions. His net worth is estimated to be around $13 million. His monthly income is INR 1.5 crore. He charges around Rs. 8 crores per movie and Rs. 1 crore as his endorsement and advertisement fees.
Karthik enjoys luxury cars, including Mercedes Benz ML 350 and Audi, spending his income on them.
Karthi is the younger brother of very well-known Tamil actor Suriya Shivakumar. Although Suriya was well-established as an actor by the time Karthi debuted, he nevertheless managed to carve out his path and create an image for himself in the industry.
Karthi, a passionate film director, joined Mani Ratnam as an assistant director. He debuted in 2007 with Paruthiveeran, earning recognition and winning Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award. He appeared in Aayirathil Oruvan, a fantasy adventure directed by Selvaraghavan, and appeared in other films like Paiyaa (2010), Naan Mahaan Alla (2010), Siruthai (2011), and Madras (2014). Karthi also promotes social welfare through his social welfare club, “Makkal Nala Mandram.”
Karthik Sivakumar, born in 1977 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India, attended St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School and later Crescent Engineering in Chennai for Mechanical Engineering and Binghamton University in New York for Industrial Engineering. He married English literature graduate Ranjani Chinnasamy in 2013, and they had a daughter named Umayaal and a son named Kandhan in October 2020.