Karthik Mahesh is an Indian model and actor who predominately works in Kannada films and television shows.
Karthik Mahesh was born on 7 October in Mysore, Karnataka. His zodiac sign is Libra. He attended Marimallappa High School and St. Joseph’s High School in Mysore. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in science at SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore. Karthik grew up in Mysore and then relocated to Bangalore to pursue a career in acting.
He spent ten years learning Kamsale folk art at JSS College of Arts and Commerce in Mysore. During that time, he performed a comedic role in a play and enjoyed it so much that he decided to pursue a career in acting.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 44″, Waist: 34″, Biceps: 14″
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents. His father died in 2021.
He has a sister whose name is Tejaswini Mahesh.
Wife & Children
As of 2023, he is unmarried.
Karthik debuted with the television show Khushi (2014) on Star Suvarna and played the role of Vishnuvardhan.
He acted in other Kannada serials including Akka (2014-2015) on Colors Kannada, Bangari (2017) on Colors Super, and Inthi Nimma Asha (2020).
In 2018, he made an appearance in supporting roles in the shows Shani on Colors Kannada and Mahakaali.
In 2021, he showcased his dance skills on the TV show Dance Dance, which aired on Star Suvarna. In 2022, he was part of the television show Puttakkana Makkalu but left the show in the middle. After leaving the show, he appeared in another television show Raaji on Star Suvarna in the same year.
For the Valentine’s Day celebration in 2023, he gave a dance performance on the show Suvarna Premotsava.
In October 2023, he participated as a contestant in Season 10 of the reality show Bigg Boss Kannada.
Karthik made his debut with the film Dollu (2020) and played the role of Bhadra.
The film received positive acclaim from the audience, bringing him a lot of fame. The movie was picked for the Dhaka International Film Festival in the Cinema of the World section and showcased at various other film festivals such as Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival Boston, 19th Chennai International Film Festival, and Habitat International Film Festival. It was also part of the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and the Nepal International Film Festival in 2022.
In the same year, the Indian government selected it as one of the 9 films to be featured at the Berlinale’s European Film Market (EFM). The film received several notable awards, including Best Regional Feature Film and Best Debut Direction for Regional Feature Film at the Rajasthan International Film Festival. It also won the Dadasabheb Phalke 2021 award and Best Kannada Film at the Innovative International Film Festival.
Additionally, it also won Best Film and Technical Excellence awards at the Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival Boston 2021.
- In 2023, he was nominated for Best Debutant Actor – Male for the film Dollu at the Chittara Star Awards and Best Debut Actor at the SIIMA Awards.
- His friends and family affectionately call him by the name Karthi.
- His hobbies include gymming, travelling, and playing cricket.
- He is a fitness lover and works out regularly.
- He loves dogs and often shares pictures of them on his social media.
- He is an avid cricket enthusiast and enjoys playing the sport during his free time.
- He consumes alcohol and smokes cigars for the photoshoots, which he shares on social media.