Gautham Karthik is an Indian actor who primarily works in the Tamil entertainment industry. In 2022, he appeared in the Tamil film Yutha Satham in which he played the role of Nagulan.He belongs to a Tamil-speaking family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.Gautham belongs to a family of actors. His grandfather, Muthuraman Radhakrishnan, was a famous actor in the Tamil entertainment industry. Gautham’s father, Karthik Muthuraman, is a famous Tamil actor, singer, and politician. Gautham’s mother, Ragini, is an actor in the South Indian entertainment industry. Gautham’s stepmother, Rathi, is also an actress in the Tamil entertainment industry. A childhood image of Gautham Karthik (right) with his mother Ragini, and brother Ghayn Karthik (left).Reportedly, Gautham Karthik’s father, Karthik Muthuraman, has two wives. In 1992, Karthik Muthuraman got married to Rathi, his second wife, who is also the younger sister of his first wife, Ragini. In an interview with a media house, Karthik Muthuraman talked about this and said, One half of this is true. I have two wives. My first wife, Ragini has two children, Gautam and Kayan. My second wife is Rathi. She has a son, Dheeran, who is 1 year old. Rathi is Ragini’s younger sister.It is true that there occurred problems between Ragini and me when I married Rathi. However, she did not leave me and go to Ooty. She went to Ooty to put her children in a good school. As of now, we do not have any problem. We are happy. My first son Gautam wants to become a Cinema Hero. Either next year, or the year after next he will definitely become a hero.”.Gautham, while he was pursuing his graduation at Christ University, Bangalore, got the opportunity to bag a lead role in Mani Ratnam’s film. During an interview, he said that while he was in college, his father called to inform him that director Mani Ratnam wanted to meet him; however, Gautham was not aware that he was being offered a lead role in a film. While discussing the same, Gautham said, I was doing my final year graduation in Bangalore and my dad suddenly called me one day and said, ‘Gautham, Mani sir wants to meet’, so I said OK and went down to Chennai, met Mani sir, and Mani sir asked me if I could speak Tamil. I said, ‘Yes sir, I can.’ He said, ‘OK fine, you can go,’ and sent me back to Bangalore. I was confused. About a week or so after that, he called me again and said, ‘I have a story and want you to listen to it,’ and so, I went back, and he narrated the film’s story to me. I really loved it and said, ‘Mani sir, that’s a great story’, and he said, ‘OK, you can leave,’ and sent me back. Two weeks later, he called up again and says, ‘Gautham, you really have to come down now, we have something going.’ I agreed (with the thought of being an assistant director) and landed in Chennai. This time, I was asked to act in a couple of romantic scenes and I was even more confused, but I acted them out after which, I was again sent back home. When I got home, my dad showed me a message from Mani sir that said, ‘I’m very happy with Gautham, he’s the hero of the movie.’ So, that’s how I got the opportunity.” The Hindu.In 2013, he made his acting debut with the Tamil film Kadal in which he played the lead role of Thomas, starring Thulasi Nair; however, the Tamil film failed at the box office. Gautham Karthik as Thomas in the poster of the Tamil film Kadal (2013).In 2018, Gautham Karthik worked in the film Mr Chandramouli alongside his father Karthik Muthuraman. In the Tamil film, Gautham played the role of Raaghav. In an interview, Gautham talked about this and said, Totally new experience for me! Since I did my schooling in a convent, I could not spend much time with my dad during my early days. I didn’t even know how he behaved in a shooting spot. Only through Mr. Chandramouli, I realized what a living legend he is.” Karthik as Chandramouli (left), Gautham Karthik as Raghav (right), and Regina Cassandra as Madhu in a still from the Tamil film Mr Chandramouli (2018).Gautham Karthik, during his college days, was a lead guitarist in a musical band named ‘Dead End Street’ formed by him and his friends. In an interview in 2013, he talked about this and said, Recently, we had to disband the group. I was the lead guitarist and back-up vocalist. It gets tough to jam even if one member is missing.”.On 3 November 2022, Gautham Karthik announced his engagement with Manjima Mohan, a Tamil actress. They both met in 2019 when they joined the cast of the Tamil film Devrattam following which they started dating each other. In an interview with a media house, Gautham Karthik talked about his relationship with Manjima Mohan and said, Ours is not a great love story. I proposed to Manjima and she took two days to agree. Now, we have decided to get married. Our families are extremely happy with our decision.” India today Gautham Karthik with Manjima Mohan.Gautham Karthik is an animal lover and has a pet cat named Luna. He often shares pictures of Luna on social media. Gautham Karthik and his pet cat, Luna.