Who is Kalanithi Maran?

Kalanithi Murasoli Maran is a recognized Indian billionaire media mogul who is the chairman and founder of the Sun Group. Maran owns television channels, weeklies, FM radio stations, newspapers, DTH services, a cricket team (Sunrisers Hyderabad), and a movie production house. From 2010 to 2015, he held a major share in the Indian airline Spice Jet.

Kalanithi Maran Career

In 1990, he started a monthly magazine in Tamil titled Poomaalai. He then founded Sun TV on April 14, 1993, and it was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange upon raising $133 million on April 24, 2006, for 10% of the share capital, catapulting him into the billionaire charts. Maran was among the few representatives at a roundtable with the visiting then-US President Bill Clinton.

By 2010, Maran was the 17th richest Indian, with a net worth of US$4 Billion, and is the highest-paid business executive in India. He and his wife, Kavery were ranked the highest-paid Business Executives in the list of Indian executive pay charts with a package of ₹62 crores (US$7.8 million) each. Maran has won Young Businessman awards from CNBC and Ernst & Young. Forbes magazine also named him the ”Television king of southern India”.

How old is Kalanithi Maran?

Kalanithi Murasoli Maran is currently aged 58 years as of 2022, having been born on July 24, 1964, in Chennai, India. He shares his birthday with celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Alexis Ryan, Saffron Barker, Tanner Braungardt, Bindi Irwin, Lynda Carter, Rose Byrne, Mara Wilson, Michael Richards, and many more.

A photo of Kalanithi Maran
A photo of Kalanithi Maran

Kalanithi Maran Family

Who are Kalanithi’s parents?

Kalanithi Murasoli Maran was born in Chennai to former Union Minister of India Murasoli Maran and his wife Mallika Maran. He is the grand-nephew of Former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi.

Does Kalanithi have siblings?

Maran was born to his parents as the eldest among three children in the family. He has two younger siblings, Dayanithi Maran, who is also a former minister, and Anbukarasi Maran.

Kalanithi Maran Education

Maran studied at Din Bosco, Matriculation Higher Secondary School. He then attended Loyola College, Chennai, where he graduated in commerce. Maran then joined the University of Scranton, where he did his MBA.

Kalanithi Maran Spouse

Maran is currently married to his loving business wife, Kavery Kalanithi, who is a native of Coorg. The couple has one child together in their marriage.

Kalanithi Maran Children

Maran and his wife have one child together in their marriage, a daughter named Kaviya Maran.

Kalanithi Maran Height

Maran has a muscular, well-built, and physically fit body with a height of 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) and a weight of 74 kg (163 lbs).

Kalanithi Maran Net Worth

Indian billionaire media mogul, Maran is the chairman and founder of the Sun Group, and a great businessman in India. He has been able to amass an estimated net worth of approximately $2.5 billion as of 2022.

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