|Born||21 November 1977|
|Genres||Observational comedy, improvisational comedy, physical comedy, political satire, sex comedy|
After completing Chemical Engineering, Karthik along with his friend Sunil Vishnu quit their respective jobs and started the event management company "Evam", which today is a theatre company of renown.
Karthik made his acting debut with Alaipayuthey (2000) portraying a small role as Shalini's prospective suitor. He was first test shot for the role of R. Madhavan in Alaipayuthey (2000) and rejected as he was too young; he was 22 years old at the time. He went on to portray supporting roles notably in films like Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008) and Poi Solla Porom (2008).
He mentioned in a recent interview that he had small arguments with Selvaraghavan during the shoot of Yaaradi Nee Mohini as he wrote the script. He added that he shot the film half minded without enjoying.
In November 2016, Karthik expressed regret for getting typecast in particular roles, and wrote about his "retirement" from the film industry.
Karthik Kumar is also a prolific stand-up comedian who has done three stand-up specials. His first special, #PokeMe has more than half a million views on YouTube. His second special was titled "Second Decoction". And his third special Blood Chutney streams on Amazon Prime. He has performed over 1000 shows across India, USA, UK, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. He is managed by Evam Standup Tamasha, a leading stand-up movement in South India.
|2005||Kanda Naal Mudhal||Aravind||Tamil|
|2008||Yaaradi Nee Mohini||Cheenu||Tamil|
|Poi Solla Porom||Uppilinathan||Tamil|
|2010||Sapno Ke Desh Mein||Hindi|
|Kola Kolaya Mundhirika||Krish||Tamil|
|2011||Deiva Thirumagal||Karthik||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan||Dr. Raghu||Tamil|
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