M. Karunanidhi Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

M. Karunanidhi

Biography / Wiki

Karunanidhi is an Indian Politician and Writer who personally undefeated in any election he contested, whatever be the fortunes of the DMK. He serves as the Chief of DMK.

He left an indelible impression on Tamil Nadu’s politics, art, and literature and he is also a key pole around which the Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu flourished. Karunanidhi elected to the Tamil Nadu legislature 13 times and serves as a chief minister five times.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 3 June 1924, Karunanidhi was turning 94 years old at the time of his death. He seems to be tall with a height of 165 in centimeters and 5’5” in feet and inches. He seems very fit and healthy and weighs 65 in kilograms and 143 lbs in pounds approximately. His Black eye color and his White (Semi-Bald) hair make his personality even more glorious.

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of M. Karunanidhi is 45 crore in INR approx.

Education / Family

Karunanidhi was born and raised up in Thirukuvalai, Tanjore District, Madras Presidency, British India. He is born to his father Muthuvelar Karunanidhi and his mother Anjugam Karunanidhi. He grew up with his two sisters Shanmugasundarath Ammal, Periyanayagam. He completed his schooling till class 8th from Board High School, Tiruvarur.


Muthuvel Karunanidhi

Real Name Daksinamoorthy
Nickname Kalaignar, Doctor Kalaignar, The Great Communicator
Birth Place Thirukuvalai, Tanjore District, Madras Presidency, British India
Date Of Birth 3 June 1924
Age 94 years old (at the time of death)
Height In centimeters – 165 cm

In feet inches – 5’5”

Weight In kilograms- 65 kg

In pounds- 143 lbs

Eye Color Black
Hair Color White (Semi-bald)
Profession Politician, Writer
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Board High School, Tiruvarur
College Didn’t attend
Religion Atheism (Born – Hinduism)
Nationality Indian
Home Town Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Debut Tamil Film Industry – Rajakumari (As a writer)
Fathers Name Muthuvelar Karunanidhi
Mothers Name Anjugam Karunanidhi


M. Karunanidhi with his family
M. Karunanidhi with his family
Brothers None
Sister Shanmugasundarath Ammal, Periyanayagam

Career / Fashion And Style

Talking about his career, he started his career in 1947 as a screenwriter with Rajakumaari. He got his breakthrough in 1952 from Parasakthi. He rose to power in politics by entering the Tamil Nadu assembly by winning the Kulithalai seat at the age of 33 years in the 1957 election. In 1962, he became the leader of the opposition.

In 1967, when DMK came into power he became the Minister for Public Works. In 1969 Karunanidhi became the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for the first time after C. N. Annadurai passed away after the 20 days of chief ministership.

Jayalalithaa was his main political opponent. He defeated by Jayalalithaa in 1991, 2001, 2002, 2011, and 2015. On the other side, Karunanidhi elected to the Tamil Nadu legislature 13 times and serves as a chief minister five times.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More

In the early 1940s, he married his first wife, Padmavathi Ammal with whom he had a son named M. K. Muthu. Later in 1948, he married his second wife, Dayalu Ammal with whom he sons M. K. Alagiri (Politician), M.K Stalin (Politician), M. K. Tamilarasu (Producer), and a daughter, Selvi Geetha Kovilam. In the 1960s, he married his third wife, Rajathi Ammal with whom he had a daughter with her, named Kanimozhi.

Girlfriend Rajathi Ammal
Marital Status Married (at the time of death)
Wife First – Padmavathi (Died in 1944)



Second – Dayalu Ammal (m. 1948-till his death in 2018)

M. Karunanidhi with his wife Dayalu
M. Karunanidhi with his wife Dayalu

Third – Rajathi Ammal (m. late 1960s-till his death in 2018)

M. Karunanidhi with his wife Rajathi
M. Karunanidhi with his wife Rajathi
Children Sons – M. K. Alagiri, M.K Stalin, M. K. Tamilarasu, M. K. Muthu

Daughters – Selvi Geetha Kovilam, Kanimozhi

Favorite Things

Here we are providing you a list of his favorite things.

Favorite Actors M. G. Ramachandran
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Musical Instrument Not Known
Favorite Cricketer(s) Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni
Favorite Poet Thiruvalluvar
Favorite Food Rice Upma Sprinkled With Ghee, Seafood
Favorite Color(s) White

M. Karunanidhi

Some Interesting Facts About M. Karunanidhi

  • He is inspired by Periyar E.V. Ramasamy.
  • He joined Anti-Hindi Agitation in 1937.
  • He began writing scripts for Tamil movies at the age of 20 years.
  • He failed in the 10th standard exams.
  • His Political guru was Annadurai.
  • He damaged his eyes in an accident in 1960.
  • Being a big fan of Thiruvalluvar, he constructed his 133-foot high statue in Kanyakumari.