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Karthik Muthuraman

Date of birth : 1960-09-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-08

Karthik Muthuraman is a Tamil actor, son of veteran actor R. Muthuraman, better known by his screen name Karthik and has acted in more than 100 films. He was first introduced by Bharathiraja in the film Alaigal Oivathillai. He has acted in Tamil and Telugu films.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Filmfare Awards South

1988 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil for Agni Natchathiram
1989 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil for Varusham Padhinaaru
1990 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil for Kizhakku Vasal
1993 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil for Ponnumani

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

1981 - Best New comer Award for Alaigal Oivathillai
1990 - Best Actor Award for Kizhakku Vasal
Kalaimamani

Nandi Awards

1988 - Nandi Award for Best Actor for Abhinandana

Filmography:

2006 : Kusthi
2007 : Kalakkura Chandru
2010 : Maanja Velu, Raavanan
2011 : Udhaya Neram, Puli Vesham


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