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M K Stalin

M K Stalin


Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin knowns as M.K. Stalin was born on 1st March 1953 as the third son to the prominent Dravidian leader and five-time chief minister of Tamilnadu, Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi and his second wife Dhayalu ammal in Chennai, Tamilnadu.

Following his father's footprint, MK Stalin debuted into active politics in 1973 as soon as he graduated from the college with a bachelor degree. He was inducted in the party and rose through the ranks in DMK. He was one among the young leaders to be jailed under MISA in 1976 for protesting against the emergency.

His legislative career started in 1989 as he was elected MLA from Thousand Lights constituency. 1996 he was elected as the Mayor of Chennai. In 2009 he was promoted to be the deputy CM while his father M Karunanidhi was the chief minister of the state. in 2017, Stalin was appointed the working president of the Dravid Munetra Kazhgam as his father and then DMK chief Karunanidhi was not keeping well. In 2018, he was elected president by the DMK general council.

Personal Life

Full Name M K Stalin
Date of Birth 01 Mar 1953 (Age 69)
Place of Birth Chennai
Party name Dravida Munetra Kazhagam
Education Graduate
Profession Social Service, Politics
Father's Name M. Karunanidhi
Mother's Name Dhayalu Ammal
Spouse's Name Durga Stalin
Spouse's Profession House wife
Children 1 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)


Permanent address 25/9,Chittaranjan Road, Cenotaph 2nd Street, Chennai-600018.
Present address 25/9,Chittaranjan Road, Cenotaph 2nd Street, Chennai-600018.
Contact number 04424356600
Email mkstalinoffice@gmail.com
Website http://www.mkstalin.in/
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

M.K. Stalin is interested in Sports and Cultural activities. His favourite sports are Cricket, Badminton and Chess.

Political Timeline

  • 2021
    On 7 May, 2021, MK Staling was sworn in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu.
  • 2021
    Stalin contested Tamil Nadu assembly election from Kolathur constituency and registered victory. He also led the DMK to a successful run in 2021 assembly election and got elected as the leader of party in the legislative house.
  • 2018
    Stalin was elected as President of the party DMK by the party's General Council after the demise of the party's president Kalaignar M Karunanidhi.
  • 2017
    He was elected as Working President of his party, DMK by the party's General Council.
  • 2016
    He was elected as MLA from Kolathur constituency, Chennai once again and became The Leader of the opposition of the Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly, representing the strongest opposition party ever in the history of Tamilnadu assembly.
  • 2011
    Despite four times continuous victory from his previous constituency Thousand Lights, He moved to Kolathur constituency, Chennai this time and elected as MLA from there.
  • 2009
    He was promoted as Deputy Chief Minister of the state. He was the first Deputy Chief Minister of Tamilnadu.
  • 2008
    He was elected as The Treasurer of DMK by the General Council of the party.
  • 2006
    For the fourth time, he was elected as MLA from Thousand Lights constituency, Chennai. Became Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural development of the state.
  • 2003
    He was elected as Deputy General Secretary of his party DMK by the General Council of the party.
  • 2001
    He was elected as Mayor of Chennai for the second time continuously
  • 2001
    He was elected as MLA of Thousand Lights constituency, Chennai for the third time.
  • 1996
    He was elected as Mayor of Chennai. He was the first directly elected Mayor of the city.
  • 1996
    He was elected again as MLA of Thousand Lights constituency, Chennai
  • 1991
    Lost in state assembly election from Thousand Lights constituency
  • 1989
    He was elected as MLA of Thousand Lights constituency, Chennai. He won in the big margin against AIADMK's Thambidurai and made his debut into Tamil Nadu Assembly.
  • 1984
    He was appointed as Youth Wing Secretary of the party. Contested in Assembly elections from Thousand Lights constituency, Chennai and lost.
  • 1976
    He was arrested under MISA act during Emergency and was attacked brutally by the police.
  • 1973
    He was elected to the General Committee of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).
  • 1967
    M K Stalin's political career began as a 14-year-old, he campaigned in the 1967 elections for his party DMK

Early Life

  • 1975
    Stalin got married to Durga on August 25, 1975.
  • 1973
    Stalin graduated with a degree in History from the history from Presidency College, Chennai, University of Madras


Stalin has increased the plus-two passing percentage from 55 to 72 and changed the general notion about the standard of Corporation schools in Chennai when he was the Mayor of the City.
He has constructed Nine flyovers at a total cost of Rs. 94.5 crores and Forty-nine small bridges at a cost of Rs. 4.92 crores to reduce road traffic congestion in the city.
He has successfully handled the Hogenekkal Water plan with the financial help of Japan.
Net Worth8.89 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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