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Kalanithi Maran Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family

Kalanithi Maran Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 90 kg
Date of Birth July 24, 1964
Zodiac Sign Leo
Spouse Kavery Kalanithi

Kalanithi Maran is an Indian media mogul known for being the founder and chairman of the Sun Group. On the other hand, Maran is also the owner of the Sunrisers Hyderabad cricket team.

Born Name

Kalanithi Maran

Nick Name


Kalanithi Maran as seen in a picture that was taken in March 2022
Kalanithi Maran as seen in a picture that was taken in March 2022 (Avikshtith s / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India





Kalanithi graduated from Don Bosco Matriculation Hr. Sec. School Egmore, Chennai. Then, he went on to graduate from Loyola College, Chennai with a degree in commerce before going on to pursue his Master of Business Administration from the University of Scranton.


Media Mogul


  • Father – Murasoli Maran (Politician, Leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Party)
  • Mother – Mallika Maran
  • Siblings – Dayanidhi Maran (Younger Brother) (Politician, Former Minister)
  • Others – M. Karunanidhi (Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister)

Net Worth

On September 22, 2023, Kalanithi Maran’s net worth was $2,900,000,000 according to Forbes.




5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


90 kg or 198.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Kalanithi has dated –

  1. Kavery Kalanithi – Maran is married to Kavery Kalanithi, a native of Kodagu with whom he has a daughter named Kaviya Kalanithi Maran (b. 1991).

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

He wears reading glasses.



Kalanithi Maran Facts

  1. One of his earliest creations was that of the Tamil language monthly magazine Poomaalai in 1990. Later, he founded Sun TV on April 14, 1993, which on to list him on the billionaire charts after the company was mentioned on the Bombay Stock Exchange on April 24, 2006, upon raising $133 million.
  2. Maran had visited former US President Bill Clinton in the past.
  3. Kalanithi held a major share in the Indian airline Spice Jet from 2010 to 2015.
  4. Maran has been presented with the Young Businessman Award by CNBC and by Ernst & Young. He was also named Forbes magazine’s “Television king of southern India.”
  5. After the success of his 2023 film Jailer, Kalanithi gifted prominent actor Rajinikanth a brand new BMW X7 worth over ₹1.26 crore and also gave him a cheque of Rs 100 crore in order to share the profits of the film.

Featured Image By Avikshtith s / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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