Notable for his roles in the Tamil films Vai Raja Vai (2015) and Yennamo Yedho (2014), he is particularly well known for his Filmfare and SIIMA-award winning performance in the 2013 movie Kadal.
Before beginning his acting career, he studied English and psychology at Christ University, Bangalore.
In 2015, he began filming three features: Sippai, Rangoon, and Indrajith.
The son of actors Ragini Karthik and Karthik Muthuraman and the grandchild of actor R. Muthuraman, he spent his youth in Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu, India. He grew up with siblings named Thiran and Ghayn.
He made his 2013 cinematic debut under the direction of Mani Ratnam.