Gautham Karthik is an Indian actor who mainly works in the Tamil entertainment industry. In 2018, she appeared in the Tamil film Iruttu Chambha Murattu Kuthu, in which she played the lead role of Veera.
Gautham Karthik was born on Tuesday 12 September 1989 (Age 33 years; Until 2022) in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu. Gautham did his schooling in a boarding school at Herban International School in Ooty, Tamil Nadu. Gautham, during an interview, spoke about his experience in boarding school. he said,
Studying in a Christian convent in Ooty and staying in a hostel, I could not spend Diwali with my family in Chennai. As there was a no firecrackers rule in the hostel too, we just sat and watched the fireworks in Ooty from the hostel. After coming to Chennai, Diwali has become an unforgettable experience in the family. This is a new experience for me. This Diwali will have ‘Mersal’.
After completing his schooling in 2008, Gautham joined Chris University in Bangalore (now Bengaluru), where he earned a BA in Journalism, Psychology and English.
Height (Approx): 6′ 2″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Gautham hails from a South Indian family in Tamil Nadu.
Parents & Siblings
Gautham Karthik’s father Karthik Muthuraman is a popular actor in the Tamil entertainment industry.
Gautham’s mother Ragini Karthik is a Kollywood actress.
Gautham has a younger brother named Kain Karthik.
In 1992, Gautham Karthik’s father Karthik Muthuraman married Rathi, an actor in the South Indian entertainment industry. Karthik Muthuraman’s first wife Ragini is said to be Karthik’s younger sister Rathi. Karthik Muthuraman said in an interview,
This is only half true. I have two wives. My first wife Ragini has two children Gautham and Kayan. My second wife is Rathi. He has a 1 year old son named Theeran. Rathi is Ragini’s younger sister. It is true that there was a problem between Ragini and me when I married Rathi. However, she did not leave me for Ooty. She moved to Ooty to enroll her children in a good school. So far we haven’t had any problems. We are happy. My first son Gautham wants to be a film hero. “He will definitely become a hero next year or the year after,” he said.
Gautham Karthik has a step-father named Thiran Karthik.
On 28 November 2022, Gautham Karthik married his longtime girlfriend, Tamil actress Manjima Mohan. In 2019, Gautham and Manjima met during the shooting of Devrattam. Later, they started dating each other. Gautham, during an interview, talking about his engagement to Manjima Mohan,
Ours is not a grand love story. I proposed to Manjima and it took two days for her to agree. Now, we have decided to get married. Our family is very happy with our decision.
Before getting engaged to Manjima Mohan, she was dating him.
Gautham Karthik follows Hinduism.
In 2013, Gautham Karthik made his acting debut with Mani Ratnam’s Kaadal, in which he played the lead role of Thomas; But, the Tamil film Kadal failed. In an interview, Gautham Karthik talked about his experience of acting in Tamil cinema.
Everyone thought that the film would become a big hit and become a star overnight. Unfortunately, it didn’t perform as well as we expected, although there are those who like it. But I learned a lot about the process of making a movie. For example, Rajiv Menon would talk to me in detail about camera angles, lenses and lighting a frame. When I talked about dubbing for the film, Mani Ratnam would tell me how he was going to edit the film. In retrospect, I think I got a lot out of this film.
In 2014, Gautham acted in the Tamil film Yennamo Yedo, a remake of the Telugu film Ala Modelaindi (2011). Subsequently, she appeared in various Tamil films such as Rangoon (2015), Indrajith (2017), Oru Nalla Nana Padu Soleren (2018), Anandam Pradhutum Veedum (2021), and Yuddha Sadam (2022).
There is a controversy based on my latest statement. I would like to say that this is a complete misunderstanding. I was asked if I support Rajinikanth entering politics. I replied that I don’t understand politics and only want to see him as a superstar. But my statement was taken out of context and misconstrued as I did not support his entry. I am only here to act in film, I love watching Rajinikanth sir’s films.
• In 2014, he won the Special Award for Best Male Debut for the Tamil film Kaad (2013).
• In 2014, he won the South Indian International Film Awards for Best Male Debut for the Tamil film Kaad (2013).
• In 2014, he won the Filmfare Awards South India Award for Best Male Debut for the Tamil film Kaad (2013).
He owns a Harley Davidson-2014 Dyna.
Comedian(s): Goundamanni and Vadivel
Sport(s): Basketball, Hockey and Soccer
Sung by: Melvin Ranjan of the jailed band
TV Shows): The Big Bang Theory (2007) & The Walking Dead (2010)
Colors): Blue, red, white
- In 2009, before becoming an actor, Gautham Karthik was the lead guitarist and backup singer in his college band ‘Dead End Street’. He said in an interview,
Recently, we had to disband the group. I was the lead guitarist and backing vocalist. Jamming is difficult even if one member is missing.
- He follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Gautham Karthik’s father Karthik Muthuraman had two wives.
- Gautham is an animal lover and has a pet cat named Luna. He often shares pictures of Luna on his social media handle.
- As for Gautam, initially, he never wanted to pursue acting. Talking about this in an interview, Gautham said that he was afraid to face the camera before making his debut as an actor. he said,
To be honest, I never thought that I would become an actor one day. Although I come from a cinematographic background, I was never drawn to cinema because I was probably always awkward around the camera. So, when my father told me that Mani Ratnam sir wanted to meet me, I thought I would help him. But later, he asked me to audition for the lead role and finally chose me. I couldn’t believe it because I thought I was going to be uncomfortable in front of the camera. But, you know what, the wait before my first shot made me even more nervous.
- He is a fitness enthusiast. She often shares her fitness photos on her social media.