Karunanidhi: Wiki, Bio, Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, DOB, Family & More


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Real Name Muthuvel Karunanidhi (born Daksinamoorty)
Nick Name Kalaignar
Profession Indian Politician
Party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK)
Political Journey
  • Karunanidhi entered politics at just 14 and participated in Anti-Hindu agitations and then founded an organisation for the local youth. He then circulated  Manavar Nesan, a handwritten newspaper to its member
  • He later found Tamil Nadu assembly for the first student wings of  Dravidian Movement.
  • In 1957, he was elected to the Tamil Nadu assembly for the first time from the Kulithalai constituency of Tiruchirapalli district representing DMK.
  • He became party treasurer in 1961.
  • Karunanidhi was made the minister for the public works in 1967 when DMK was elected to the power in the state.
  • Annadurai’s  death in 1969 earned him the post of party leader and became the Chief Ministry of Tamil Nadu, He has since then maintained his post
Biggest Rival Jayalalithaa Jayaram


Physical Stats & More

Height In Centimeters-168cm

In Meters-1.68m

In Feet Inches-5’6″

Weight In Kilograms-87Kg

In Pounds-192lbs

Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Semi-Bald(White)


Personal Life

Date Of Birth 3 June 1924
Age(as in 2017) 93 Years
Birth Place Thirukuvalai, Tanjore district, Madras Presidency, British India
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality Indian
Home Town Madras, Tamil Nadu
School Not Known
College Not Known
Educational Qualification Not Known
Debut Tamil Film Industry– Rajakumari was the first film for which he wrote the script back in 1947 which gained him popularity he needed to continue in the field.

Politics-He was inspired by the speech of Alagiriswami of the Justice Party and jumped of the politics at just 14 and participated in Anti-Hindu agitations.

Family Father– Muthuvelar Karunanidhi

Mother– Anjugam Karunanidhi

Sister–Not Known
Brother–Not Known

Religion  Atheism


Girl/Boys, Affairs and More

Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends N/A
Wife/Spouse Late Padmavathy


Some Unrevealed Facts about Karunanidhi:

  • Karunanidhi was a screenwriter and playwright for Tamil cinema and theatre
  • He still continues to write for Tamil Cinema. Ponnar Shankar.
  • He has written many poems, biographies, dialogues, songs, and novels.
  • After listening to a speech by Alagiriswamii, it was at that time when He entered politics. He was just 14 Yrs. old when he joined politics.
  • He is the leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.
  • He is the former Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister.
  • he became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time.( On May 13, 2006)
  • In a political career for being more than 60 years, he holds the record for never losing a seat in the elections he stands.
  • He has been elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly for a record 12 times as MLA
  • He has won many awards like honorary doctorate from Annamalai University. He was awarded for “Raja Rajan Award” by Tamil University, for his book “Thenpandi Singam”. And also won Distinguished Statesman Award (New York)
  • He is the man behind setting up Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus(CMBT)

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