Kalanithi Maran (Sun Group) Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More


Kalanithi Maran

Real NameKalanithi Maran
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Awards2001- Indian Television Acadamy Award (Tamil, Malayalam, Kanada and Telugu) for the best TV Channel
2006- Young Businessman Award by CNBC
2009- TiECon "Entrepreneur of the Year
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 July 1964
Age (as in 2017) 53 Years
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolDon Bosco, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
College/UniversityLoyola College, Chennai
The University of Scranton, USA
Educational QualificationMBA from University of Scranton, USA
Food HabitVegetarian
AddressChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
HobbiesWatching TV, Listening to Music
Girls, Affairs & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsKaveri Maran (Joint Managing Director, Sun Group)
Marriage DateYear, 1991
Wife/SpouseKaveri Maran (Joint Managing Director, Sun Group)
Kalanithi Maran with his Wife(3)
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Kaviya Maran (Born in 1992)
Kalanithi Maran with Wife and Daughter
ParentsFather- Murasoli Maran
Kalanithi's father
Mother- Mallika Maran
SiblingsBrother- Dayanidhi Maran (Politician)

Sister- Anbukarasi Maran
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodUttapam. Sambar, Dosa
Favourite ActorVijay Sethupathi
Favourite ActressSamantha Ruth Prabhu
Favourite FilmsTelugu- Agynaatavasi
Hollywood- The Dark Knight (2008)
Favourite SingerSid Sriram
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionRolls Royce Phantom, Armoured BMW 760 Li, Bentley Bentayga, Mercedes-Maybach Benz S660 Guard
Assets/PropertiesSpacious house
Kalanithi Maran's House(2) in a prime locality in Chennai,Tamil Nadu
Money Factor
Salary (as CEO of Sun Group)₹61 crore
Net Worth (Approx.)₹156.08 Crore

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Kalanithi Maran

  • Does Kalanithi Maran smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Kalanithi Maran drink alcohol?: Not Known.
  • He was born in a politically influential and active family.
  • Kalanithi is the grand-nephew of the former Tamil Nadu Chief  Minister M. Karunanidhi. Karunanidhi
  • Also, he is the son of  Murasoli Maran; former Union Minister of Commerce and brother of India’s textile minister Dayanidhi Maran.
  • In the late 1980’s Murasoli worked for a weekly magazine- “Kunkumam”.
  • He started a monthly video news magazine in 1990 and circulated the copies of it among the Tamils based in India and abroad, but its circulation was banned due to some piracy issues.
  • His wife, Kaveri Manan is the Joint Managing Director of Sun Network that was founded by Kalanithi using his political influence.
  • Sun network was among the first to procure the license for satellite broadcasting. Today, it is the most profitable media company in Asia with the largest network.
  • It started with three hours of Tamil programs in the ATN channel under the brand name of Sun TV.
  • The network of this channel gradually expanded to a 24-hour television channel in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kanada and Bengali.
  • Today, this channel is viewed by around 95 million people in India and other countries of the world like US, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, and Australia that reflects its popularity.
  • Sun TV  was listed on Bombay stock market in April 2014.
  • Kalanithi started his channel business with a  loan of $86000.
  • Initially, this channel was rejected by ZEE TV’s junior editor.
  • Maran got it approved with the influence of his strong political connection.
  • The biggest threat to his company was created in 2007 when the political influence that played a vital role in the expansion of this channel turned against Kalanithi.
  • The former chief minister Karunanidhi and his followers fumed at a newspaper that they thought was creating an obstruction in the way of achievement of the ambition of the Marans.
  • When people thought that the media business of the Marans was over, Kalanithi came out just like a matured businessman who handled all the difficulties with a cool brain.
  • His name came up in a criminal case filed by Jak communication, a cable TV distribution company owned by Azhagi.
  • He is the owner of the Indian Premier League Team ” Sunrisers Hyderabad”.IPL photoes
  • With networth amounting to ₹324.68 Crore, Kalanithi Maran is listed in the top 20 richest people in India by the US magazine Forbes.
  • In 2010, he started aviation business and took over the low-cost airline SpiceJet.
  • Manan is one of the highest paid CEO’s in the country.
  • He is the co-owner of Sun TV a direct to home television service.

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