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Murali Karthikeyan Muthuraman (born 13 September 1960), best known by stage name Karthik, is an Indian film actor, playback singer and politician. He is the son of actor R. Muthuraman. He was first introduced by Bharathiraja
Bharathiraja
in the film Alaigal Oivathillai. He has primarily appeared in lead roles in Tamil films. He has also appeared in some Telugu films. Karthik has been the recipient of the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and the Nandi Award. He won five Filmfare Awards South.

Contents

1 Early life and background 2 Film career 3 Political career

3.1 2011 Assembly elections

4 Awards 5 Personal life

5.1 Relationships 5.2 Break from films

6 Filmography

6.1 As actor 6.2 As singer

7 References 8 External links

Early life and background[edit] Karthik was born in Chennai
Chennai
to R. Muthuraman[1] (known as "Navarasa Thilagam"), a popular Tamil actor. He is the fourth and youngest child of R. Muthuraman. He studied in St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai
Chennai
and at New College, Chennai
Chennai
and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Film career[edit] Karthik was first introduced by Bharathiraja
Bharathiraja
in the film Alaigal Oivathillai. He received the Best New Face Award from the Tamil Nadu Government in 1980. His film Vanna Kanavugal was a super hit at the box office and K. Balachander
K. Balachander
praised his performance in the film. He collaborated with leading film directors such as Mani Ratnam, K. Balachander, Bharathiraja, Visu, R. Sundarrajan, Ameerjan, R. V. Udayakumar, Priyadarshan, Fazil, Vikraman, Agathiyan, Sundar C., K. S. Ravikumar, P. Vasu
P. Vasu
and K. V. Anand. During the earlier stages of his career, Karthik worked three times with R. V. Udaya Kumar and enjoyed great success in all their ventures. Later, he formed a partnership with Goundamani
Goundamani
in many comedy movies. He was also well received by the Tamil audience for his performance in Nallavanukku Nallavan in a challenging role against Rajinikanth. His pairing with Rambha was a hit with the audience as the pair provided good hits in the 1990s. Karthik received another breakthrough in his career by performing a full-length comedy role in Sundar C's Ullathai Allitha
Ullathai Allitha
(1996), alongside Rambha and Goundamani, then collaborated with the director again in another profitable venture, Mettukudi. He went on to win critical acclaim for his role in Gokulathil Seethai, and in turn appeared in K. S. Ravikumar's Pistha, which also won good reviews. Karthik carried on his good streak at the box office in 1998, while also winning accolades for his performances in Vikraman's Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen, Cheyyar Ravi's Harichandra and Selva's Pooveli, and won a Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Award for Best Actor.[2][3] He became one of the busiest actors in the industry during the turn of the decade by featuring in several medium-budget comedy films, notably in four further Sundar C
Sundar C
ventures including the successful Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga (1999). His career as a lead actor subsequently began to dwindle in the early 2000s, with several of his ventures opening with little publicity or being delayed after financial troubles.[4] Towards the nadir of 2005, he signed on to appear in a negative role in Sathyaraj's Sivalingam IPS, but the film was shelved.[5] Karthik opted to make a comeback into acting in 2010 and chose to appear in supporting rather than leading roles, much like his contemporaries Prabhu and Sathyaraj. He was first seen portraying a caring police officer in Maanja Velu, before winning positive reviews for his small role as a forest guard in Mani Ratnam's Raavanan.[6] He subsequently went on to play roles in P. Vasu's Puli Vesham
Puli Vesham
(2011) and the Telugu film Om 3D, both of which failed at the box office. He also acted in a negative role in K. V. Anand's Anegan, where he appears alongside Dhanush.[7] Political career[edit] Karthik entered politics ahead of the 2006 Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Legislative Assembly election. He joined the All India Forward Bloc, and was appointed as the Secretary of the Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
state unit of the party. He led the party during its electoral campaign on 24 September 2006. He later started his own party Ahila India Naadalum Makkal Katchi in 2009 before the Lok Sabha Elections. He contested from Virudhunagar constituency and got only 15000 votes. 2011 Assembly elections[edit] Karthik's party tried alliance with AIADMK for the 2011 Assembly elections,[8] but AIADMK supremo denied tickets for his party. Karthik announced his party will contest alone in 25 to 40 seats after it was not allotted any seat in the AIADMK coalition.[9] Karthik sat on a fast in Madurai demanding Madurai Airport be renamed as Pasumpon Thevar Airport.[10][11] His party with sizeable Thevar votes in southern Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
is believed to eat into the AIADMK votebank. In 2006, former AIADMK minister Nainar Nagendran lost by 2,000 votes in Tirunelveli, where Karthik's party polled more than the margin. Two weeks later, he split from ADMK and announced his party will contest independently in 19 constituencies and support DMK in 213 constituencies.[12] Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards South

1988 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil - Agni Natchathiram 1988 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu - Abhinandana 1989 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil - Varusham Padhinaaru 1990 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil - Kizhakku Vasal 1993 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil - Ponnumani

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Awards

1981 – Best Male Debut Award - Alaigal Oivathillai 1988 – Special
Special
Prize for Best Actor - Agni Natchathiram 1990 – Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award for Best Actor - Kizhakku Vasal 1998 – Special
Special
Prize for Best Actor - Pooveli and Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen Kalaimamani

Cinema Express Awards

1998 – Cinema Express Award for Best Actor – Tamil - Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen

Nandi Awards

1988 – Nandi Special Jury Award - Abhinandana

Personal life[edit] Relationships[edit] Karthik married actress Ragini in 1988; his co-star in the film Solaikuyil and the couple has two sons, actor Gautham Karthik
Gautham Karthik
and Ghayn Karthik. Later, he also married Ragini's sister, Rathi, in 1992 and the couple have a son, Thiran Karthik.[13][14][15] Break from films[edit] During the early 2000s, Karthik experienced a difficult period as he began to lose his popularity at the box office and new actors began to emerge in the Tamil film industry. He subsequently signed on to appear in several films, which were either dropped, shelved or indefinitely postponed during the period. Films including Prabhu Nepal's Kadhale Swasam, alongside Meena, Sundar C's Kadhal Solla Vandhen, with Isha Koppikar and Gowri Manohar's Kashmir, with Priyanka Trivedi, had audio release events but failed to have a theatrical release.[16][17] Likewise, other ventures including Mahesh's Manathil, alongside Kausalya, Soundarrajan's Click, co-starring Prabhu and Selva's Kai Korthu Vaa progressed before being halted.[18][19] Similarly, other projects in the early 2000s, such as Gurudeva, with Rimjim; Muthalaam Santhippil with Kausalya again and Enrum Unnai Naesippaen were dropped soon after filming had begun.[20][21][22] During the nadir of 2002, Karthik was signed on by producer Keyaar to make a film titled Enna Peyar Veikalaam, directed by Vincent Selva. Despite travelling to Pollachi for the shoot, the actor refused to emerge from his hotel room, and following an extended period of confusion, the film was called off and the Nadigar Sangam began legal proceedings against the actor.[23][24] In 2004, Karthik suggested that "his acts and habits" had landed him in trouble and was looking to make a comeback.[25] He subsequently appeared in "comeback" films such as Kushti
Kushti
(2006) and Kalakkura Chandru (2007), both of which had delayed releases and went unnoticed at the box office.[26] Other ventures that the actor described as "comeback projects", such as Kicha's Unnidathil and Raj Kapoor's Sivalingam IPS, were shelved mid-production.[27][28] Later in 2006, he revealed that he had quit taking drugs and was keen to make another attempt at returning to the film industry.[29] Filmography[edit] As actor[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notess

1981 Alaigal Oivathillai Vichu Tamil Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award for Best Male Debut

Seethakoka Chiluka Raghu Telugu Remake of Tamil film Alaigal Oivathillai

1982 Ilanjodigal Ramu Tamil

Neram Vandhachu Raja Tamil

Kelviyum Naane Pathilum Naane Nirmal, Babu Tamil

Thaai Mookaambikai Muthu Tamil Guest appearance

Ninaivellam Nithya Chandru Tamil

Kanne Radha Nagarajan "Raja" Tamil

Pakkathu Veetu Roja

Tamil

Valibamey Vaa Vaa

Tamil

Adhisayappiravigal

Tamil

Agaya Gangai Murali Tamil

1983 Maarupatta Konangal Karthik Tamil

Oru Kai Pappom Jayaraman Tamil

Bhagavathipuram Railway Gate

Tamil

Aayiram Nilave Vaa Chandhar, Soori Tamil First Double Role

Apoorva Sahodarigal Ravi Tamil

Dhooram Adhighamillai Araamuthu Tamil

1984 Veera Bhadrudu

Telugu

Anubandham Satya Murthy Telugu

Ninaivugal Kannan Tamil

Pei Veedu Thyagu Tamil

Nandri Shankar Tamil

Raja Thanthiram

Tamil

Nallavanuku Nallavan Vinod Tamil

Puyal Kadantha Bhoomi Murali Tamil

1985 Nalla Thambi Raju Tamil

Mookkanan Kaiyiru Bhaskar Tamil

Puthiya Sagaptham Deepak Tamil Guest appearance

Anveshana Amar Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Paadum Paravaigal

Aval Sumangalithan Bhaskaran Tamil

Viswanathan Velai Venum

Tamil

Arthamulla Aasaigal Selvam Tamil

Ketti Melam

Tamil

1986 Dharma Pathini Prem Kumar Tamil

Punyasthree Bhaskar Telugu

Natpu Vanchinathan Tamil

Mouna Ragam Manohar Tamil Guest appearance

Oomai Vizhigal Ramesh Tamil Guest appearance

Thodarum Uravu

Tamil

1987 Raja Mariyadhai Raguram Tamil

Velicham Asok kumar Tamil

Nalla Pambu Raja Tamil

Ore Ratham Mahesh Tamil

Thaye Neeye Thunai

Tamil

Dhoorathu Pachai

Tamil

Vanna Kanavugal Kannapan Tamil

Veeran Veluthambi Thirumalai Tamil Guest appearance

Chinnamanikkuyile

Tamil Unreleased

Parisam Pottachu

Tamil

Enga Veettu Ramayanan Murali Tamil

1988 Abhinandana Raja Telugu Nandi Special
Special
Jury Award Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Kaadhal Geetham

Solla Thudikuthu Manasu P. G. Thilainathan Tamil

Kan Simittum Neram Raja (Kannan) Tamil

Urimai Geetham Chandru Tamil

Agni Natchathiram Ashok Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award Special
Special
Prize for Best Actor

En Jeevan Paduthu Surendran Tamil

Kalicharan Raja Tamil

1989 Varusham Padhinaaru Kannan Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil

Sattathin Thirappu Vizhaa Rajesh Tamil

Solaikuyil Maruthu Tamil

Paandi Nattu Thangam Thangapandian Tamil

Rettai Kuzhal Thuppakki Velu Tamil

Gopala Rao Gari Abbayi Raghu Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Kaadhal Oivathillai

Thiruppu Munai Rajaram/ Vanchinathan Tamil

1990 Idhaya Thamarai Vijay Tamil

Mr. Karthik Karthik Tamil

Unnai Solli Kutramillai Balu Tamil

Kalyana Rasi Murali Tamil

Periya Veetu Pannakkaran Sundara Pandi Tamil

Kizhakku Vasal Ponnurangam Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award for Best Actor

Ethir Kaatru Ram Narendran Tamil

Engal Swamy Ayyappan Himself Tamil Guest appearance

1991 Vanakkam Vathiyare Rajappa Tamil

Irumbu Pookkal Dharma Tamil

Gopura Vasalile Manohar Tamil

Vigneshwar Vigneshwar Tamil

1992 Amaran Amaran Tamil

Unna Nenachen Pattu Padichen Muthurasu Tamil

Nadodi Thendral Thangarasu Tamil

Nadodi Pattukkaran Sundaram Tamil

Idhu Namma Bhoomi Gopi Tamil

Suyamariyadhai Vijay Tamil

Deiva Vaakku Thambi Durai Tamil

1993 Chinna Kannamma Aravind Tamil

Ponnumani Ponnumani Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil

Chinna Jameen Raasaiyya Tamil

Kathirukka Neramillai Raju, Somasekhar Tamil

1994 Seeman Seeman Tamil

Ilaignar Ani Prisoner Tamil Guest appearance

Maga Rayudu Karthik Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Mr. Maharani

1995 Muthu Kaalai Muthu Kaalai Tamil

Lucky Man Gopi Tamil

Nandhavana Theru Seenu Tamil

Marumagan Thangarasu Tamil

Chakravarthy Chakravarthy Tamil

Thotta Chinungi Mano Tamil

1996 Kizhakku Mugam Venu Tamil

Ullathai Allitha Rajasekhar Tamil

Katta Panchayathu Rajadurai Tamil

Poovarasan Poovarasan Tamil

Mettukudi Raja Tamil

Gokulathil Seethai Rishi Tamil

1997 Sishya Aravind Tamil

Pistha Manikandan Tamil

1998 Udhavikku Varalaamaa Muthurasu (Pichumani, Hussain and James) Tamil

Sundara Pandian Pandi, Sundar Tamil

Harichandra Harichandra Tamil

Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen Selvam Tamil 100th film Cinema Express Award for Best Actor – Tamil Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award Special
Special
Prize for Best Actor

Pooveli Murali Tamil Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award Special
Special
Prize for Best Actor

1999 Chinna Raja Raja/Dilip Tamil

Nilave Mugam Kaattu Murthy (Govind) Tamil

Anandha Poongatre Haridas Tamil Guest appearance

Suyamvaram Ram Kumar Tamil

Rojavanam Muthu Tamil

Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga Sakthivel Tamil

2000 Thai Poranthachu Aravind Tamil Guest appearance

Sandhitha Velai Aadalarasu, Thirunaavukkarasu Tamil

Kannan Varuvaan Kannan Tamil

Kuberan Kuberan Tamil

Seenu Seenu Tamil

2001 Ullam Kollai Poguthae Gautham Tamil Guest appearance

Lovely Chandru Tamil

Azhagana Naatkal Chandru Tamil

2002 Devan Chakravarthy Tamil

Game Raja Tamil

2003 Indru Gauthaman Tamil

2006 Kusthi Singam Tamil

2007 Kalakkura Chandru Chandru Tamil

2010 Maanja Velu Subash Chandra Bose Tamil

Raavanan Ganaprakasam Tamil

2011 Puli Vesham Easwaran Moorthy Tamil

2013 Om 3D Harischandra Prasad Telugu

2015 Anegan Ravikiran Tamil 125th film. Comeback film as antagonist

2018 Thaana Serndha Kootam Kurunjivendhan Tamil

Mr. Chandramouli

Tamil Filming

As singer[edit]

Year Film Song Music director Co-singer

1991 Suya Mariyathai "Vanmedu Megham"[30] Shivajiraaja

1992 Amaran "Vethala Potta Sokkula", "Musthafa" Adithyan

1993 Chinna Jameen "Onappu Thattu"[31] Ilaiyaraaja Swarnalatha

1997 Sishya "Apollo Apollo"[32] Deva Swarnalatha

1997 Pistha "Kozhi Curry Kondu Varatta" S. A. Rajkumar

1998 Pooveli "Kathai Sollapporaen" Bharathwaj

1998 Harichandra "Harichandran " Anand, Gopal, Shaleen Gopal Rao

References[edit]

^ "like father, like son". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 March 2015.  ^ "Tamil Movie News!". indolink.com. Retrieved 2014-07-20.  ^ "Best of 1998". indolink.com. Retrieved 2014-07-20.  ^ thmrn. "The Hindu : "Indru"". hindu.com. Retrieved 2014-07-20.  ^ "Satyaraj hero, Karthik villain!". sify.com. Retrieved 2014-07-20.  ^ "RAAVANAN REVIEW - TAMIL MOVIE RAAVANAN REVIEW". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 2014-07-20.  ^ "Karthik is Dhanush's villain in Anegan
Anegan
- The Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2014-07-20.  ^ அ.தி.மு.க. அணியில் கார்த்திக் கட்சி - Dinamani - Tamil Daily News Archived 10 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. ^ கோவில்பட்டியில் கார்த்திக் போட்டி? - Dinamani - Tamil Daily News Archived 10 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Karthik demands 10 seats in AIADMK alliance 10 சீட் வேணும்! – கார்த்திக் – Oneindia Tamil. Thatstamil.oneindia.in. Retrieved on 22 October 2011. ^ Third front will play spoilsport - Times Of India ^ திமுக கூட்டணிக்கு நடிகர் கார்த்திக் கட்சி ஆதரவு - Dinamani - Tamil Daily News Archived 6 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Karthik's big plans - Tamil Movie News ^ Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam
to launch Karthik's son! - Tamil Movie News ^ ‘ Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam
wants to meet you’ - The Hindu ^ http://www.nilacharal.com/enter/cinebit/c10.html ^ http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/fr/2003/04/18/stories/2003041800930200.htm ^ http://www.nilacharal.com/enter/cinebit/c77.html ^ http://www.nilacharal.com/enter/cinebit/c7.html ^ http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/fr/2002/07/12/stories/2002071200910400.htm ^ http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/fr/2004/05/07/stories/2004050701930300.htm ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/manathil-tamil-movie-preview-7159.html ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20040426071906/http://www.chennaionline.com/entertainment/filmplus/karthik.asp ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/the-survivors-of-tamil-filmdom-tamil-news-9858.html ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/-quot-together-after-a-dozen-years-for-gusti-quot--tamil-news-9376.html ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/-quot-together-after-a-dozen-years-for-gusti-quot--tamil-news-9376.html ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/a-great-comeback-tamil-news-9728.html ^ http://www.behindwoods.com/features/News/News36/31-10-05/tamil-movies-news-karthick.html ^ http://www.behindwoods.com/News/6-1-05/karthik_drugs.htm ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vp_w0OSq6k ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI2JwMLqnGo ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOUuek4DrVg

External links[edit]

Karthik on IMDb Profile of karthik at jointscene

v t e

Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor

1972–1989

Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1972) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1973) Gemini Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
(1974) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1975) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1976) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1977) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1978) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
(1979) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
(1980) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1981) Mohan (1982) Bhagyaraj (1983) Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth
(1984) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1985) Vijayakanth
Vijayakanth
(1986) Sathyaraj
Sathyaraj
(1987) Karthik (1988) Karthik (1989)

1990–2009

Karthik (1990) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1991) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1992) Karthik (1993) R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar
(1994) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1995) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1996) R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar
(1997) R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar
(1998) Ajith Kumar
Ajith Kumar
(1999) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(2000) Vikram (2001) Ajith Kumar
Ajith Kumar
(2002) Vikram (2003) Suriya
Suriya
(2004) Vikram (2005) Ajith Kumar
Ajith Kumar
(2006) Karthi
Karthi
(2007) Suriya
Suriya
(2008) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2009)

2010–2019

Vikram (2010) Dhanush
Dhanush
(2011) Dhanush
Dhanush
(2012) Atharvaa
Atharvaa
(2013) Dhanush
Dhanush
(2014) Vikram (2015) R. Madhavan
R. Madhavan
(2016)

v t e

Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actor

1972–1990

N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
(1972) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1973) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1974) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1975) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1976) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1977) Chandra Mohan (1978) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1979) Somayajulu (1980) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1981) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1982) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1983) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1984) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1985) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1986)

Venkatesh (1988) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1989) Rajasekhar (1990)

1991–2010

Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1991) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1992) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1993) Rajasekhar (1994) Mohan Babu (1995) Venkatesh (1996) Akkineni Nagarjuna
Akkineni Nagarjuna
(1997) Venkatesh (1998) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1999) Venkatesh (2000) Uday Kiran
Uday Kiran
(2001) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(2002) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2003) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(2004) Siddharth (2005) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2006) N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
Jr. (2007) Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun
(2008) Ram Charan
Ram Charan
(2009) Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun
(2010)

2011–present

Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2011) Pawan Kalyan
Pawan Kalyan
(2012) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2013) Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun
(2014) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2015) N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
Jr. (2016)

v t e

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award for Best Actor

1967–1980

A. V. M. Rajan (1967) M. G. Ramachandran
M. G. Ramachandran
(1968) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1969) Gemini Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
(1970) no award (1971) no award (1972) no award (1973) no award (1974) no award (1975) no award (1976) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1977) Sreekanth (1978) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
(1979) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1980)

1981–2000

Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1981) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
(1982) no award (1983) no award (1984) no award (1985) no award (1986) no award (1987) Vijayakanth
Vijayakanth
(1988) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1989) Karthik (1990) Prabhu (1991) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1992) Arjun (1993) R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar
(1994) Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth
(1995) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1996) Vijay & Parthiban (1997) R. Sarathkumar
R. Sarathkumar
(1998) Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth
(1999) Vijay & Murali (2000)

2001–present

Suriya
Suriya
(2001) Madhavan (2002) Vikram (2003) Jayam Ravi
Jayam Ravi
(2004) Vijay & Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth
(2005) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(2006) Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth
(2007) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(2008) Karan (2009) Vikram (2010) Vimal (2011) Jiiva
Jiiva
(2012) Arya (2013) Siddharth (2014)

v t e

Nandi Special
Special
Jury Award

Vijayachander (1983) Karthik (1987) Kallu Chidambaram (1988) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1988) Venkatesh (1988) Jagapati Babu
Jagapati Babu
(1990) Naresh (1992) Suman (1997) Ravi Teja
Ravi Teja
(1999) Venu Thottempudi (1999) AVS (2000) Srihari (2000) Akkineni Nagarjuna
Akkineni Nagarjuna
(2000) Manjula Ghattamaneni (2001) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2001) Surya (2001) N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
Jr. (2002) Ravi Teja
Ravi Teja
(2002) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2002) Pavan Malhotra
Pavan Malhotra
(2003) Saritha (2004) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2004) Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun
(2004) Sneha (2005) Priyadarshini Ram (2005) Vadde Naveen (2005) Gangaraju Gunnam (2006) Genelia D'Souza
Genelia D'Souza
(2006) Ram Charan
Ram Charan
Tej (2007) Bhumika Chawla (2007) Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun
(2008) Anushka Shetty
Anushka Shetty
(2008) Genelia D'Souza
Genelia D'Souza
(2009) Ram Charan
Ram Charan
Tej (2009) Srikanth (2009) Manchu Manoj (2010) Sunil (2010) Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
(2010) Akkineni Nagarjuna
Akkineni Nagarjuna
(2011) Charmy Kaur
Charmy Kaur
(2011) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(2012) Lakshmi (2012) Gautham Menon
Gautham Menon
(2

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