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

Kalanithi Maran

Real NameKalanithi Maran
ProfessionMedia Baron
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 July 1965
Age (as in 2017)52 Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolDon Bosco, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
College/UniversityLoyola College, Chennai
The University of Scranton, USA
Educational Qualification(s)Graduated in Commerce from Loyola College in Chennai
MBA from University of Scranton, USA
Food HabitVegetarian
AddressChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
HobbiesWatching TV, Listening to Music
Awards2001- Indian Television Academy Awards (Tamil, Malayalam, Kanada and Telugu) for the best TV Channel
2006- Young Businessman Award by CNBC
2009- TiECon "Entrepreneur of The Year"
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
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Kaviya Maran (Born in 1992)
Kalanithi Maran with His Wife and Daughter
ParentsFather- Murasoli Maran (former Union Minister of India)
Kalanithi Maran's Father
Mother- Mallika Maran
Grand-UncleM. Karunanidhi (former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister)
SiblingsBrother- Dayanidhi Maran (Politician, younger)
Kalanithi Maran (Right) With His Younger Brother Dayanidhi Maran
Sister- Anbukarasi Maran
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Uttapam, 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
Money Factor
Net Worth (Approx.)₹3000 Crore (as in 2018)

Kalanithi Maran

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. Kalanithi Maran's Grand Uncle M Karunanidhi
  • Also, he is the son of  Murasoli Maran; former Union Minister of Commerce and brother of India’s former Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran.
  • In the early 1990s, he started a monthly Tamil magazine- Poomaalai.
  • With an investment of US$200 from a bank loan, Maran founded Sun TV on 14 April 1993. Kalanithi Maran Sun TV
  • On 24 April 2006, Sun TV was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Kalanithi Maran's Sun Group Listed On Bombay Stock Exchange
  • When Bill Clinton (the then President of the United States) visited India, Kalanithi Maran was among the few representatives at a round-table with him. Kalanithi Maran And Bill Clinton' India Visit
  • In 2010, with a net worth of US$4 Billion, Kalanithi Maran became the 17th richest Indian. The same year, he also became the highest paid businessman in India.
  • For the fiscal year 2011–2012, Kalanithi and his wife, Kaveri were ranked second highest paid Indian executives with a package of ₹62 crore, behind Naveen Jindal.
  • His wife, Kaveri Maran is the Joint Managing Director of Sun Network that was founded by Kalanithi.
  • Sun Network was among the first to procure the license for satellite broadcasting.
  • It started with three hours of Tamil programs in the ATN channel under the brand name of Sun TV.
  • The network gradually expanded to a 24-hour television channel in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Bengali.
  • Today, this channel is viewed by around 95 million people in India and other countries like the US, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, and Australia.
  • His name came up in a criminal case filed by Jak communication, a cable TV distribution company owned by Azhagi.
  • He is also the owner of the Indian Premier League Team “Sunrisers Hyderabad.” Kalanithi Maran And Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Maran is also the former promoter of the low-cost airline SpiceJet. Kalanithi Maran And SpiceJet