Kalanithi Maran

About Kalanithi Maran

Birth Day: July 24, 1965
Birth Place: Chennai, India, India
Native name: கலாநிதி மாறன்
Alma mater: Loyola College, University of Scranton
Occupation: Media baron
Known for: Founder of the Sun Group
Spouse(s): Kavery Maran
Children: Kaviya Maran

Kalanithi Maran

Kalanithi Maran was born on July 24, 1965 in Chennai, India, India. Politician's son Kalanithi Maran dabbled in his family's modest publishing business before launching Sun TV Network in 1993. Sun is now a regional television heavyweight with 33 channels reaching 95 million households in India. Sun's reach also extends to the south Indian diaspora in 27 countries around the world. Maran's other interests include FM radio, newspapers and direct-to-home television.
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🎂 Kalanithi Maran - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

Currently, Kalanithi Maran is 58 years, 4 months and 14 days old. Kalanithi Maran will celebrate 59rd birthday on a Wednesday 24th of July 2024. Below we countdown to Kalanithi Maran upcoming birthday.

Popular As Kalanithi Maran
Occupation Media
Age 58 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 24, 1965 (Chennai, India, India)
Birthday July 24
Town/City Chennai, India, India
Nationality India

🌙 Zodiac

Kalanithi Maran’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Kalanithi Maran was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.

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Famous Quotes:

I don't take competition lightly. Big or small, we nail them down before they can grow in size.



In 1990, Maran started a monthly magazine in Tamil called Poomaalai. On 14 April 1993, he founded Sun TV with an investment of US$2 from a bank loan. Sun TV was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange on 24 April 2006 upon raising $133 million for 10% of the share capital, catapulting him into the Billionaire charts. He was among the few representatives at a roundtable with the visiting then US President Bill Clinton.


By 2010, he was the 17th richest Indian, with a net worth of US$4 Billion, and was the highest paid businessman in India. Maran and his wife, Kavery Maran were ranked second on the list of Indian executive pay charts with a package of 62 crore (US$9.5 million) each for the fiscal year 2011–2012, behind Congress MP Naveen Jindal.

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