Karthika Nair

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Karthika Nair
Karthika -makaramanju actress.jpg
Born (1992-06-27) 27 June 1992 (age 24)
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 2009 – present
Parent(s) Radha Nair
Relatives Thulasi Nair (sister)

Karthika Nair (born 27 June 1992)[1] is an Indian film actress in the South Indian film industry. She made her debut in the 2009 Telugu film, Josh opposite Naga Chaitanya. She rose to fame starring in her second and her first successful Tamil film Ko opposite Jiiva.

Childhood and early years[edit]

Karthika was born to former Indian actress Radha, and is the niece of actress Ambika. She has two siblings, a brother and a sister, Thulasi Nair, who is also a South Indian actress. She did her schooling in Podar International School[2] in Mumbai and is now studying an international degree in Business from college affiliated to London School of Economics.[3]


Karthika during the filming of Ko at Bergen, Norway in 2010

She made her acting debut at the age of 17 in the 2009 Telugu film, Josh opposite Naga Chaitanya. Her second movie was in Tamil called Ko pairing with Jiiva which did very well at the box office.[4] She then appeared in the Malayalam film, Makaramanju directed by Lenin Rajeendran, starring alongside ace cinematographer and director Santosh Sivan. She then appeared playing the title role in Bharathiraja's Annakodi.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Movie Role Language Notes
2009 Josh Vidhya Telugu
2011 Ko Renuka Narayanan Tamil
2011 Makaramanju Sugandha Bhai
2012 Dammu Neelaveni Telugu
2013 Kammath & Kammath Surekha Malayalam
2013 Annakodi Annakodi Tamil
2013 Brindavana Bhoomi Kannada
2014 Brother of Bommali Lucky/Lakshmi Telugu
2015 Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai Kuyili Tamil
2016 Vaa Deal Films that have not yet been released Tamil Post-production

Awards and recognition[edit]



2011: Nominated – SIIMA Award for the Best Female Debut – TamilKo


  1. ^ "Karthika celebrates 21st birthday – The Times of India". The Times Of India. 27 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Karthika: T-town’s new face – Times Of India". The Times of India. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Nayar, Parvathy S (14 August 2012). "Karthika gearing up for a career in hotel industry". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Ko hits half century!, Times of India, 11 June 2011 

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