Karthik Kumar Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Family, Biography

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Profession: Stand-up Comedian
Age: 46 Years
Wife: Amrutha Srinivasan (Actress)

Karthik Kumar

Profession(s)• Actor
• Stand up comedian
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)6' (182 cm)
Weight (approx.)75 Kg (165 lbs)
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 46 Inches
- Waist: 38 Inches
- Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutTamil Film: 'Alaipayuthey' as Shyam (2000)
Karthik in the movie 'Alaipayuthey'
TV: Tamil television show 'Dharmayutham' as Arjun (2012)
Karthik in the serial 'Dharmayutham'
Honours • In 2018, he received an award by Your Story as The Disruptors of Tamil Nadu.
Karthik receiving an award by Your Story
• In 2019, he was in the list of 20 most promising corporate outbond training providers.
Karthik`s Instagram post about receiving cerificate for his name in the 20 most promising corporate outbond training providers list
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 November 1977 (Monday)
Age (as of 2023)46 Years
Zodiac signScorpio
SignatureKarthik`s signature
SchoolVidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Tamil Nadu (1996)
College/University• Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu
• Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad
Educational Qualification [1]Karthik Kumar-Facebook• B. Tech in Chemical Engineering (1999)
• Marketing/Brand Management (2001)
Food HabitsVegetarian
Karthik in one of his videos confessing that he is vegetarian
HobbiesTravelling, cooking, painting
ControversiesGuess the next script
In 2017, Karthik posted a video on Facebook in which he asked his followers to guess what was his next script about. While shooting the video, he panned the camera towards his wife and made it obvious that the script was about her. This video led to criticism because earlier, private photos of many Tamil actors like Dhanush, Rana Daggubati were posted through his ex-wife`s Suchitra`s Twitter account. Clarifying the issue, on one of the Facebook page, Kumar wrote,
"Good morning. The last few days have been disturbing for us as a family as Suchi’s Twitter account was hacked. Today we have retrieved her account. All the tweets published over the last few days were not by Suchi and is completely false." [2]India Today

Bloody Chutney was very bitter
In 2018, a film titled 'Blood Chutney' was released by Karthik on Amazon Prime Video. After watching the film, many media house reported that in the movie, there was body-shaming, sexism, hypocrisy. Kumar talked about the controversy and said that his jokes were being taken in wrong way. [3]The Quint

Gay claims made by his ex-wife
In May 2024, he shared a video on Instagram in which he said that the claims made by his ex-wife, Suchitra Ramadurai, that he was gay was not disturbing him as he would embrace it proudly. Karthik said,

“If I am a homosexual, no? I would not be ashamed of being homosexual. I would be very very proud to be any kind of sexual in the gigantic and glorious spectrum of sexuality that exists out there. I would not be ashamed. I would be proud. I would join a pride rally in my city, which I anyway will. All kinds of sexualities join the pride rally and show your support. There is no shame anymore. There’s just pride. Be proud.” [4]The Indian Express
In an interview in May 2024, Suchitra claimed that Karthik had gay encounter with Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan in London. According to Suchitra, these Bollywood celebrities often visit countries where 'gay sex' is legal. She said,

"Once when Karthik was on a London trip, he did meet Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan, and they did hang out on a lane full of bars. They were cross-dressed. This is something that Karan and Shah Rukh often do when they go abroad. They visit a gay area dressed in such a manner. They merge in that vibe and enjoy the night." [5]The Free Press Journal
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateFirst Marriage: 27 November 2005

Second Marriage: 12 December 2021
Karthik with his wife on his wedding day
Wife/SpouseFirst Wife: Suchitra Ramadurai (Radio Jockey) (2005-2017)
Karthik with his ex- wife Suchitra
Second Wife: Amrutha Srinivasan (Actress) (2021)
Karthik with his wife Amrutha
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Karthik with her father
Mother- Name Not Known
Karthik`s mother
SiblingsSister- Name Not Known
Karthik as a child with his sister
ActorAmitabh Bachchan
SingerM. Rafi, Jagjit Singh
Karthik Kumar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Karthik Kumar

  • Karthik started his journey as an actor, and has appeared in Tamil films like Kanda Naal Mudhal (2005), Kola Kolaya Mundhirika (2010), Veppam (2011), Ticket (2017), and Mannar Vagaiyara (2018).

    Karthik in the movie 'Kanda Naal Mudhal'

    Karthik in the movie ‘Kanda Naal Mudhal’

  • He has also featured in some Hindi films that include Saathiya (2002), Yuva (2004), and Sapno Ke Desh Mein (2010).

    Karthik in the movie 'Sapno Ke Desh Mein'

    Karthik in the movie ‘Sapno Ke Desh Mein’

  • Karthik became interested in acing when he was 10 years old and watched the Tamil film Nayagan (1987).

    Karthik as a child

    Karthik as a child

  • When he was 16, he played the role of a drunk man in one of the plays held in his school. In an interview, he revealed that he actually got drunk for the role.
  • After Kartik complete his graduation, at the age of 25, he started an event management company named “Evam” in 2003. One of his classmates Sunil Vishnu was his partner in the company. His company went bankrupt in 2009 and 2013. In an interview, he talked about his company and said,

    We wanted to make a living out of what we loved and we loved and we loved theatre, and also for that feeling of being significant.”

    Karthik with his friend Sunil

    Karthik with his friend Sunil

  • In 2016, Kartik took retirement from acting, and started doing stand-up comedy. He wrote a retirement note on Facebook. [6]Karthik Kumar- Facebook In the note, he wrote,

    19 Feature films later I’m finally stopping – I’m not going to seek out more work in Cinema as an actor… its time to hang those boots, for good, or for a long while… either way they gotta come off now! Going to shoot for my 19th Feature – a cute comedy drama by a director whose tone of comedy is much enjoyable… I’m going through the charades of haggling with production, dates juggling, begging for bound script and dance master fearing… the usual!”

  • In 2018, Karthik wrote the book ‘Don’t Startup: What no one tells you about starting your business.’ In an interview, he talked about the title of the book and said,

    When you usually tell an entrepreneurial personality not to do something, they definitely end up doing it. Money making was incredibly difficult. Not just that, we heard a lot of nos too. Nobody will tell you that a start-up is the best thing. You’ll hear a lot of ‘This won’t make enough money’ and ‘You aren’t the right person to try it out’.”

    Karthik`s book 'Don't Start Up'

    Karthik`s book ‘Don’t Start Up’

  • He has featured in many YouTube comic videos that include ‘South Indian vs North Indian,’ ‘Vegetarians vs Non-Vegetarians,’ and ‘Middle Class Eating Out.’

  • Karthik has done around 300 shows in India and other countries. His first solo special was ‘#PokeMe,’ second was ‘Second Decoction,’ and the recent was ‘Blood Chutney.’

  • Karthik was married to famous playback singer Suchitra Ramadurai, but later got divorced in 2017. In an interview, he talked about his wife and said that he often thought about his wife and was fond of her.
  • On 12 December 2021, he married actress Amrutha Srinivasan. They have a age difference of 16 years. The marriage ceremony took place in Chennai. On Instagram, he posted a picture with his wife and wrote,

    She got my back. I know now what it means, to have someone fully have your back. I have her back. And that’s special because she lets me. Now I know I’m her home.”

  • He has featured in various newspapers and magazines.
    Karthik featured in a newspaper

    Karthik featured in a newspaper

    Karthik on the cover of a magazine

    Karthik on the cover of a magazine

  • He is an avid dog lover.

    Karthik posing with a dog

    Karthik posing with a dog

  • He often posts pictures of himself while drinking.

    Karthik`s Instagram post while drinking

    Karthik`s Instagram post while drinking