|Born||27 June 1992|
|Years active||2009 – present|
|Relatives||Thulasi Nair (sister)|
Karthika Nair (born 27 June 1992) 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
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 in Mumbai and is now studying an international degree in Business from college affiliated to London School of Economics.
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. 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.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2013||Kammath & Kammath||Surekha||Malayalam|
|2014||Brother of Bommali||Lucky/Lakshmi||Telugu|
|2015||Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai||Kuyili||Tamil|
Awards and recognition
- 2009: Santosham Film Award for Best Debut Heroine – Josh
- 2011: Kerala State Film Critics Award for the Best Début – Makaramanju
- 2011: Vanitha Film Award for Best Début – Makaramanju
- 2011: SIIMA Award for the Best Female Debut – Malayalam – Makaramanju
- 2011: Jaya TV Award for the Sensational Debut Heroine – Ko'
2011: Nominated – SIIMA Award for the Best Female Debut – Tamil – Ko
- "Karthika celebrates 21st birthday – The Times of India". The Times Of India. 27 June 2013.
- "Karthika: T-town’s new face – Times Of India". The Times of India. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
- Nayar, Parvathy S (14 August 2012). "Karthika gearing up for a career in hotel industry". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
- Ko hits half century!, Times of India, 11 June 2011
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