Honourable Sri Justice Pulla Karthik was born in erstwhile Jagtial Town of Karimnagar District to late Sri Pulla Voggu Hanumanthu and late Smt. Pocha Mallamma. Completed schooling at Government Upper Primary School, Kothawada at ,Jagtial. His Lordship did his Intermediate and Graduation from Sri Kasuganti Narayana Rao Government Arts and Science College, Jagtial. Did Post Graduation in Political Science in the year 1992 in University College of Arts and Social Sciences, Osmania University, obtained Law Degree from Osmania University College of Law, Hyderabad in the year 1995. Also completed L.L.M. in Constitutional Law in P.G. College of Law, Osmania University, Hyderabad, in the year 1997. Enrolled as a member on the rolls of Bar Council of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, in March, 1996 and practiced till 2014 in various branches of Law, extensively in service matters. Served as Government Pleader in Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Hyderabad from March, 2015 till September, 2016. Also served as Government Pleader for Services-I in erstwhile High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad from 2017 till elevation. Elevated to the Bench as Permanent Judge, High Court for the State of Telangana, and assumed charge as such on 16.08.2022.