Karthik Jayaram

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Karthik Jayaram
Karthik Jayaram.jpg
OccupationActor, model, engineer
Years active2010–present
Height184 cm (6 ft 0 in)

Karthik Jayaram is an Indian actor in the Kannada film industry. He is known for his work in the Colors Kannada television soap opera Ashwini Nakshatra, in which he played superstar actor Jay "JK" Krishna. He also acted in Siya Ke Ram as Raavana in Star Plus.[1] His first role as a lead actor came in Just Love.[2] He was second runner-up in the 2017 reality show Bigg Boss Kannada 5.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Jayaram at NVIFF Awards

Karthik was born in Koppa, India. His father is veterinarian. He has engineering degree from BIT, with a specialization in Mechanical engineering. He later pursued his Masters in structural engineering and worked for Praxair in Dubai as a structural engineer and then moved back to Bangalore while he was still at the peak of his career. While working with Praxair his instincts in modeling and movies led him to quit the job.

Television[edit | edit source]

Karthik appeared in a television soap, Ashwini Nakshatra, portraying the role of an actor Super star "JK", that was aired on Colors Kannada. Ashwini Nakshatra had the highest TRP and was a most loved show. In 2015, he was signed to play the role of Ravana in the mythological Hindi television series Siya Ke Ram that would be aired on Star Plus. He was praised for his performance. Times now named him the best onscreen performance as Ravana. He entered the reality show Bigg Boss Kannada 5. He finished as second runner-up.

Year Title Role Channel Notes Ref
2013–2015 Ashwini Nakshatra Jay Krishna "JK" Colors Kannada [3]
2013 Agnisakshi Superstar Jk Colors Kannada Guest for some episodes
2015- 2016 Siya Ke Ram Ravana Star Plus Voiced by Manoj Pandey
2017-2018 Bigg Boss Kannada 5 Contestant Colors Super Second Runner up
2020 Naagini 2 Aadishesha Zee Kannada First Episode

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role Notes Ref
2011 Kempe Gowda Vaikunta
Vishnuvardhana Dr. Surya Prakash
Jarasandha Ravi Poojary
Fighter Bengali film
2012 Eega Sudeep's friend Uncredited role
Bilingual (Tamil, Telugu)
Naan Ee
2013 Varadanayaka Siddu
2014 Just Love Surya
2015 Chandrika Arjun Bilingual (Kannada, Telugu)
Bengaluru 560023 Karthik [4]
Care of Footpath 2 Inspector Karthik [5]
2016 Sa Zakir Hussain
2017 Vismaya Christopher
2018 Kuchiku Kuchiku
Aa Karaala Ratri Chenna Keshava

Nominated - SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) - Kannada

May 1st Ravaana
Puta 109 Inspector JK
2020 O Pushpa I Hate Tears Adhitya Hindi film
Maaligai Tamil film

Awards[edit | edit source]


Year Award Work Category Result Ref
2016 Indian Television Academy Awards Siya Ke Ram Best actor negative role Template:Nominated
2016 Indian Television Academy Awards Best actor Template:Nominated
2016 Boroplus Gold Awards Best actor negative role Template:Nominated
2016 Boroplus Gold Awards Gold Debut Template:Nominated
2019 8th South Indian International Movie Awards Aa Karaala Ratri Best Actor in a Supporting Role Template:Nominated
2019 New Vision International Film Festival Puta 109 Best Actor in Asia Template:Nominated

References[edit | edit source]

  1. A. Sharadhaa (20 November 2013). "The small screen's big rewards". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. Joy, Prathibha (24 January 2014). "Hectic Ashwini Nakshatra schedule for J Karthik". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. Ashwini Nakshtra on IMDb
  4. "Bengaluru 560023 releasing on Nov 20th". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  5. "Karthik jayaram Playing a Cop in Care Of Footpath 2". kannadamovieswall.blogspot.in. 14 November 2013.

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