Karthik Subbaraj started his career working as a software engineer in Bangalore working for Infosys. During this period he got interested in film making. He learnt the basics of film making, during a one-day workshop run by Sanjay Nambiar.
In the course of his work as a software engineer, he was deputed to U.S. A where he further enhanced his film making skills by making a number of short films and assisting other Indie film makers.
Once he was back in India, he made a short film "Kaatchipizhai" in Madurai, which was selected for "Naalaya Iyakunar". He went on to make his directorial debut with the 2012 thriller film Pizza which was a low budget film, but earned huge profits.
Next venture Jigarthanda which deals with the Madurai underworld was released in september 2014 and received critical acclaims. The film stars Siddharth, Lakshmi Menon, Bobby Simha and Karuna.
Schooling & Collage
Karthik Subbaraj attended Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai-15. He specialized in mechatronics. He attended SBOA Matriculation and Higher Secondary School, Madurai ".