Today is Karthik Aryan’s 33rd birthday. Karthik is one of those Bollywood stars whose family background was not in films but he made his place in the industry. The growth of Kartik’s career in the last 5 years from 2018 to 2023 can be understood only by the fact that in 2018, he got ₹ 1 crore for Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and today he is getting around ₹ 40 crore fees for a film. Taking.
Karthik is originally from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. His parents wanted him to become a doctor, but his focus was on acting. Despite coming from a good family, Karthik struggled a lot in Bollywood. During the days of struggle, I had to cook food for 12 people every day, so that I could survive in Mumbai.
Papa’s dream was that Karthik should also become a doctor like him. But he wanted to become an actor since childhood. For this reason, while studying in college, he used to leave classes midway and go to audition for films. Karthik started his modeling career while in college. Wherever Karthik went to audition, he was rejected. After continuous failure in auditions, he also did an acting course.
It was during his stay in Mumbai that Karthik started facing financial crunch. In such a situation, he lived with 12 struggling actors. To stay in Mumbai, Karthik used to cook food for those 12 people. He used to earn some money from this.
When Karthik was in the third year of college, he got his first film break. Karthik started his acting career with the film Pyaar Ka Punchnama. It was only after signing this film that he informed his parents about getting his first film.
There is also an interesting story about how he got work in this film. Actually, in the initial days of his career, he had created his profile on Facebook. From here he came to know that there was a search for a new comer for a film. Without wasting this opportunity, he went to audition for this film. People liked Karthik’s audition very much and thus he became a part of the film Pyaar Ka Punchnama. Karthik had told that he got this break after struggling for two and a half years.
Karthik got Rs 1.25 lakh for his first film. Made with a budget of Rs 10 crore, this film collected Rs 17 crore at the box office.
Karthik spoke a 4-minute monologue in the film Pyaar Ka Punchnama. This dialogue of his became such a hit that Karthik became a star with this film. After 2 years of this film, she worked in the films Akashvani and Kanchi, but both could not do anything special on the big screen.
In 2015, Karthik’s film ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2’ was released. Kartik had a 7-minute monologue in this film. This time Karthik had broken his own record. Karthik was the first actor in India to speak a 7-minute dialogue. This dialogue of his was also a big hit and went viral on social media. Made with a budget of just Rs 22 crore, this film had earned more than Rs 88 crore. After this, the film ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ released in 2018 proved that Karthik is a master of comic lead role.
If we look at Karthik’s career graph, he has worked in 16 films so far. In which films like Short Film, Dhamaka, and Freddy were released on OTT. The remaining 13 films had hit the theatres. Out of these 13 films, 8 were hits.
Karthik Aryan also holds the record for shooting a film in the shortest number of days. While it takes years to shoot a film, Karthik completed the shooting of the film Dhamaka in just 10 days. This film was a remake of the Korean film ‘The Terror Live’. Which was released on Netflix.
Karthik now charges around Rs 35 to 40 crores for a film. His net worth increased after the success of the film Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Before the release of this film, Karthik used to charge around Rs 15 to 16 crores for a film.
Karthik’s first film had a good collection at the box office, yet he did not have his own car to go to red carpet events. Yes, Karthik had told in an interview that after the first two films, he had bought a car, that too third hand, which cost Rs 60 thousand. There was a problem with the door of that car, despite this he took this car because Karthik had to go to red carpet events in an auto, on a bike or by taking lift from people.
Where once Kartik Aryan had to go to any event by asking for lift from people or using a third hand car, now he has a collection of many luxury vehicles.
Apart from films, Karthik also does brand endorsements, for which he also charges hefty fees. However, Karthik got only Rs 1500 for his first ad. Now he charges around Rs 15 lakh for a brand endorsement. Kartik does brand endorsements for products like Doritos, Wheat Man, Manyavar and Boat Speakers.
At present, Karthik has endorsements of 17 brands. Last year this figure was 15. After the release of the film Satyaprem Ki Katha this year, tremendous growth was seen in his career. After the success of the film, two more brands have been added to Karthik’s list of brand endorsements.
In 2020, the film Love Aaj Kal 2 was released. Sara Ali Khan was also in the lead role with Karthik in this film. In those days, the news of their dating was in the headlines. However, no official announcement was made from either side. But after all these news, Karthik had said in an interview that he is not dating anyone at the moment and he is single.
After his statement, many media reports had claimed that Sara’s mother Amrita Singh did not like this relationship, so both of them broke up. A few days ago, when Sara Ali Khan and Jhanvi Kapoor had come to ‘Koffee with Karan’, Karan Johar had said in their conversation that Sara was dating Kartik Aryan and now the breakup has happened.
Karthik’s 2 films will be released next year. These days she is busy shooting for the film Chandu Champion, which can be released on June 14 next year. Kabir Khan will direct this film. He will also be seen in the film Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 which can be released on 31 October 2024. This film will be made under the direction of Anees Bazmee.