Though Gautham Karthik has many advantages given to him thanks to his father Karthik and grandfather Muthuraman he hasn't been able to encash all the goodwill. Gautam was a college student in Bangalore when was approached to do a film by Mani Ratnam. He had never been keen on an acting career but to his surprise he was offered the lead opposite Tulasi Nair who is herself a star daughter. Though the film Kadal was not a box office winner, Gautam was grudgingly accepted as a hero. He is hardly ever seen at filmy do's but recently he was advised we assume by more experienced playboys to be more out going. He is young, good looking, single and available. We are sure a lot of young girls have their eye on him but he better keep his focus on the job if he wants to achieve atleast a tenth of what his father has achieved.
Now he is acting in two films Rangoon and the other Indrajith both of which are going to hit the screen one after the other in a short time. In the first he is a boy from Burma making his living in Chennai while in the second he is a researcher. Sana Makbul also known as Sana Khan features opposite him.