Vivekanandan Krishnaveni Sasikala, now known as Sasikala Natarajan after her marriage, is an Indian politician and business woman. She was born in Thiruthuraipoondi, Thiruvar district, Tamil Nadu to parents Vivekanandan (Father) and Krishnaveni (Mother). She is also known as Chinnamma. She later moved to Mannargudi and married a Public Relations officer in the Tamil Nadu government M. Natarajan. Her husband was very close to District Collector of Cuddalore, V.S Chandralekha, who was a close friend of the Chief Minister M.G Ramachandran. Sasikala met Jayalalitha in the early 1980s after her husband requested V.S Chandralekha, his close friend to arrange a meeting with her.

She was the Propaganda Secretary of Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. Her work included recording the videos of party functions. Jayalalitha and Sasikala became close friends later. Since then became a close aide of the then Chief Minister Late Jayalalitha. In December 2011, Jayalalitha expelled Sasikala Natarajan along with her husband M. Natarajan and 13 other including her relatives from AIADMK on charges of working against Jayalalitha. The issue got resolved in 2012, and Sasikala rejoined the party after writing an apology. After Jayalalitha’s death, on December 5th, 2016 the AIADMK general council assembly elected Sasikala as the party’s general secretary unanimously. Later on 5th, February 2017, Sasikala was appointed as the AIADMK Legislature Party Leader.

Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao welcomed the resignation of O. Panneerselvam on 6th, February 2017. Sasikala along with Ilavarasi (her sister-in-law), and V.N Sudhakaran (her nephew) was accused and found guilty of conspiring and laundering illicit wealth worth of 66.44 crore rupees in the 1990s in a criminal plot with Jayalalitha. She had been sentenced to four years of jail along with a fine of 10 crore rupees. This incident ended her ambitions to become the Chief Minister of the state of Tamil Nadu. Renowned Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has announced a new project covering the life of Sasikala and the things she did to enter Tamil Nadu politics. She is the aunt of politician T.T.V. Dhinakaran. Apart from being a politician and a leader, she runs a business. She has been witnessed providing advice and help to the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalitha.

M K Stalin

M. K. Stalin is an Indian politician and belongs to the state of Tamil Nadu. He got his name from Joseph Stalin, a Soviet politician as well as a revolutionary who died in the same year as M. K. Stalin was born, just four days after his birth. He is the president of the political party called Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. Stalin was the mayor of the city of Chennai from the year 1996 to 2002. Born on March 1, 1953, he was also the very first deputy chief minister of the state of Tamil Nadu. He is the son of M. Karunanidhi, the third chief minister of Tamil Nadu. His mother is Dayalu Ammal. M. K. Stalin attended The New College in Chennai which is under the University of Madras and completed his graduation in history. Shortly after, he got the position of Rural Development and local administration minister after the Assembly election in 2006. In 2009 the governor of Tamil Nadu gave Stalin's nomination for the post of Deputy Chief Minister. In the year 2013, Karunanidhi expressed her desire to hand over the party’s onus on Stalin’s shoulders, post his death. Stalin’s political career dates back to the time when he was a teenager, about fourteen years old. At that age, he participated in campaigning for the elections to be organised in the year 1967. A few years later, in 1973 he got elected as a general committee member of the political organization Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. Since 1989 he took part in many elections and got elected four times into the Tamil Nadu Assembly. In 1996, he became the very first mayor directly elected in the city of Chennai. In 2001, election results got him the post, yet again. The then chief minister J. Jayalalithaa put forth the Tamil Nadu Municipal Laws Amendment Act of 2002 which does not allow a single person to hold two or more elected posts as a member of the government. Later this law was rejected by the high court of Madras, but another law enacted which states that no person can be a mayor for two consecutive years. M. K. Stalin faced imprisonment for many reasons involving public issues. He was mistreated in prison and beaten and that a fellow prisoner who was also a DMK member lost his life in an attempt to save him from the torture. Stalin was also part of a controversy when he openly blamed V. K. Sasikala for Jayalalitha’s death.

M K Stalin Tamil Actor