Actor Karthi celebrates his birthday today and is turning 40. He started his film journey as assistant director to Mani Ratnam and worked on Ayutha Ezhuthu. The Kaatru Veliyidai star made his debut as the village ruffian in Parutthi Veeran in 2007. He followed it with Selvaraghavan’s Aayurathil Oruvan, Paiyaa and Naan Mahaan Alla. He donned the uniform in Siruthai.

After a dull period with Saguni, Alex Pandian and All in All Azhagu Raja, he scored a hit with Venkat Prabhu’s Biriyani and Madras. He made his Tollywood debut last year with Ooperi and solidified his fanbase in Tollywood. He also dabbled with horror genre with Kashmora.

In 2017, his Mani Ratnam directorial Kaatru Veliyidai released to mixed reviews. He is again turning cop in Theeran Adhigaam Ondru and is lookin forward to Prabudeva’s Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja.

Karthi is also socially conscious and is active in Agaram foundationa nd is the treasurer of Nadigar Sangam.