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Karthik Nagesan's Biography

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Who is Karthik Nagesan?

Karthik was a 33 year old owner of an IT Consultancy, living in Northamptonshire, when he entered The Apprentice series 12.

He bought his first property when he was 30 years old, just six years after he came to the United Kingdom.

Karthik has had various jobs as an agile delivery manager and scrum master, however, in January 2016, he became a start-up mentor.

In 2004, he gained a degree from Annamalai University in India.

Karthik speaks Hindi and Tamil.

In week two of The Apprentice, Karthik Nagesan was lucky to escape being fired with Lord Sugar dubbing him a "loose cannon".

In his audition for The Apprentice, he said: “When I enter a certain social scene I immediately take up the leadership role.”

However, when Lord Sugar fired Karthik, he described him as a diabolical project manager, and in a rare event, fired him before he could bring anyone else into the boardroom.

Karthik was the seven candidate fired from The Apprentice in 2016.

After his departure from The Apprentice, Karthik told the Northants Telegraph: “I think Lord Sugar is very sweet old man and I can imagine him in his pyjamas at Christmas."

In August 2017, he became one of the housemates on Celebrity Big Brother.

Karthik was the second housemate to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother series 20.


Karthik's Apprentice Audition Video

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