K. Chandrashekar Rao

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K. Chandrashekar Rao
Official portrait, 2019
1st Chief Minister of Telangana
Assumed office
2 June 2014
GovernorE.S.L. Narasimhan
Tamilisai Soundararajan
Preceded byOffice Established
Minister of Labour and Employment (Government of India)
In office
27 November 2004 – 24 August 2006
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded bySis Ram Ola
Succeeded byManmohan Singh
Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (Government of India)
In office
22 May 2004 – 25 May 2004
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byShatrughan Sinha
Succeeded byT. R. Baalu
Deputy Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
Minister of Transport (Government of Andhra Pradesh)
In office
Minister of Drought & Relief (Government of Andhra Pradesh)
In office
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
ConstituencyMahbubnagar (Telangana)
In office
ConstituencyKarimnagar (Telangana)
Member of Telangana Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
ConstituencyGajwel, Telangana
In office
ConstituencySiddipet, Telangana
President of Telangana Rastra Samithi
Assumed office
27 April 2001
Personal details
Born (1954-02-17) 17 February 1954 (age 70)
Chintamadaka,[1][2] Hyderabad State, (present-day Telangana) India
Political partyBharat Rashtra Samithi (Since 2001)
Other political
Telugu Desam Party (1983–2001)
Spouse(s)K. Shobha
ChildrenK. T. Rama Rao (son)
K. Kavitha (daughter)
RelativesT. Harish Rao (nephew)
Joginapally Santosh Kumar (nephew)
ResidencePragathi Bhavan
Alma materOsmania University

Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao (born 17 February 1954) is an Indian politician. He is the first and current Chief Minister of Telangana since 2014. He is the founder and leader of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi.[3] He is known for leading the Telangana movement to that led Telangana becoming an Indian state.

Rao was the Union Minister of Labour and Employment from 2004 to 2006. He represents Gajwel constituency in the Legislative Assembly of Telangana.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Chief Minister - Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao". Cm.telangana.gov.in.
  2. "Second Telangana Legislative Assembly Constituted on 12.12.2018 : District wise List of members". Cm.telangana.gov.in. Archived from the original on 9 May 2021. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  3. "Telangana CM, K Chandrashekar Rao, a Hindi speaking CM in south India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  4. Telangana is born as 29th state, K Chandrasekhar Rao takes oath as first CM – Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2 June 2014). Retrieved on 2017-06-16.