Kalanithi Maran Net Worth (Movie Producer) and Salary

Giant movie producer Kalanithi Maran net worth is $3.1 billion. Check out his annual salary, career in SUN TV, personal life till 2017. Among the Richest CEOs of India, Kalanithi Maran is a well-known Media Baron who owns Asia’s biggest media network- Sun Network. However, the journey to Success was not an easy one for Kalanithi and he has his own taste of highs and lows in his career.

Kalanithi Maran

Full Name Kalanithi Murasoli Maran
Net Worth $3.1 Billion
Source of Weatlh Producer
Yearly Salary Rs 61 Crore
Birth Date July 24, 1964
Birth Place Chennai
Parents Murasoli Maran and Mallika Maran
Awards Year
Indian Telly Award for Contribution to TV

Early Life

Kalanithi Maran was born and brought up in Tamilnadu, India in the year 1965. His father, Murasoli Maran is from the powerful political party and former Union Minister of Commerce. Kalanithi completed his schooling from Don Bosco School in Chennai and graduated from Loyola College, Chennai. During his college days, he was an average student but was very much active in Politics and was Chairperson of Student’s Union in college. For his Post Graduation Degree, he went to Scranton University in Pennsylvania in United States of America.


Kalanithi began his career as a Circulation Clerk in Sumangli Publications. After leaving the publication, Kalanithi then joined Tamil weekly journal, Kunkumam. In the year 1990, Kalanithi started his own Video Magazine, Poomaali. It was an international magazine which gave the required fame and name to Kalanithi. But the magazine gained the controversy of being plagiarised in the year 1992 and it got ceased. Following year, Kalanithi started SUN TV taking a bank loan of $86,000.

SUN TV Network has gained immense popularity not only in South India but also all over the Asia. Initially, Tamil Programs were broadcasted on the Sun TV network’s ATN Channel but then after it gained popularity it started broadcasting programmes 24 hours in multiple languages across channels. Currently SUN Network is seen by approx 96 Million people from all over the world. SUN Network got listed on Bombay Stock Exchange as well in 2004.

Kalanithi has seen a lot of bitter phases as well n his career. His investors backing out at last minute, Plagiarism controversy, Accused of Criminal offense and many more.

Personal Life

Kalanithi is married to Kaveri Maran who is now a chairperson of Sun TV network and have a daughter named Kavya.

Net Worth                                                        

The Young Businessman awardee, Kalanithi Maran have all his fortunes from his Proliferated Media network- SUN TV Network. He is among the Forbes list of Richest Businessman in India holding $3.1 billion Net worth as of January 2017.

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