S. Thanu

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Kalaipuli S. Thanu
Occupation Film producer
Film director
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Kala
Children Dhanu Paranthaman
Kala Prabhu

Kalaipuli S. Thanu is an Indian film producer and distributor, known for his films produced in Tamil cinema. He made several films through his two production companies, V Creations and Kalaipuli Films International. His net worth as of 2016 is approximately $65 million. A large number of his films have been commercially successful, three of which are among the top-ten highest grossing Tamil films of all time.

Personal life[edit]

His son Kalaprabhu is a director who made his directorial debut with Sakkarakatti (2008).


S. Thanu began his career as a film financier and distributor, before becoming a producer and a partner at Kalaipuli Films with S. Thanu and Soori with Yaar being their debut film as producers.[1] He initially was a publicity designer being responsible for christening Rajinikanth as "Superstar" and creating 35 feet cutout of him in a theatre.[2] He started his own company V. Creations and went on to produce commercially successful films like Kaakha Kaakha(2003), Sachein(2005), Thuppaki(2012), Theri(2016) and Kabali(2016).


Director and composer

Awards and honours[edit]

39th National Film Awards

South Indian International Movie Awards

7th Vijay Awards


  1. ^ Nettv4u Tamil (30 November 2015). "Interview with Kalaipuli G Sekaran - I took a movie for 600Rs - Nettv4u". Retrieved 8 December 2017 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ Pillai, Sreedhar (4 June 2016). "The bigger, the better". Retrieved 8 December 2017 – via www.thehindu.com.
  3. ^ "Producer Kalaipuli Thanu will release Vikranth's next film Thaakka Thaakka". behindwoods.com. 13 June 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Thanu procures world distribution rights of 'Ner Ethir'". sify.com. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Kalaipuli Thanu to release Pathinaru!". sify.com. Retrieved 8 December 2017.

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