Kanimozhi Karunanidhi

Kanimozhi Bio

Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, an Indian Politician, Journalist, and poet, is well-known as the daughter of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi and his third wife Rajathi Ammal. Kanimozhi began her career in journalism and worked at various media houses, including Kungumam (a Tamil weekly magazine) where she worked as the editor in charge, she worked as a sub-editor at ‘The Hindu’, and Tamil Murasu (a Singapore-based Tamil newspaper) where she was a features editor. She has been associated with various social issues like organizing women empowerment programs, advocating for the welfare of differently-abled people and transgender people, etc. In 2005, along with P. Chidambaram’s son Karthi Chidambaram, Kanimozhi founded a portal supporting free speech. In 2007, the idea of the Chennai Sangamam (an annual open Tamil cultural festival) was conceived by Kanimozhi, where the festival is held during the Pongal season. Being a poet and a writer, she has penned down various literary works, including Sigarangalil Uraikiradhu Kaalam, Agathinai, Paarvaigal, Karukkum Marudhaani, Karuvarai Vaasanai, etc. Her literary works have been translated into Telugu, Malayalam, English, and Kannada. She has also worked on the production of Silappatikaram (one of the five great epics of Tamil Literature). Currently, She is a Member of Parliament, representing the Thoothukkudi constituency in the Lok Sabha. She was also a former MP, represented Tamil Nadu in the Rajya Sabha.

Kanimozhi Karunanidhi Bio

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