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Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao Biography



Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao

Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao

DOB Feb 17, 1954
Place of BirthChintamadaka, Andhra Pradesh
Political PartyTelangana Rashtra Samithi
NationalityIndian
EducationPost Graduate [(graduated with a law degree from Osmania University) Masters in Telugu Literature]
Spouse nameShobha Rao
Children1 Son 1 Daughter
Positions held
  • 1st Chief Minister of Telangana (Assumed office- 2 June 2014)
  • Minister of Labour and Employment (Government of India) ( 22 May 2004 - 22 May 2006)
  • Deputy Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly ( 1999-2001)
  • Minister of Transport (Government of Andhra Pradesh) ( 1996-1999)
  • Minister of Drought & Relief (Government of Andhra Pradesh) ( 1987-1988)
  • Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha ( 2009-2014)
  • Member of the Legislative Assembly (Assumed office 2014)

About Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao

Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao better known and abbreviated as K.C.R., is an Indian politician and the first Chief Minister of Telangana, a new state formed by the division of Andhra Pradesh in 2014. He is the leader and Founder of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, a regional party in India. He is a Member of the Legislative Assembly (Telangana) from the Gajwel constituency of Siddipet District in Telangana. Previously, he served as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (Andhra Pradesh) from Siddipet and also as the Member of Parliament from Mahbubnagar, Karimnagar and Medak. He took oath as the first Chief Minister of the new state of Telangana on 2 June 2014. He went for early elections in 2018, when his cabinet recommended to dissolve the legislative lower house, Nine months before the completion of his term. He again took oath as the Chief Minister of Telangana for the second term on 13th December 2018.

Personal life of Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao

He was born on 17 February 1954 in Siddipet, Medak district of Hyderabad state
Apart from Politics: Social Activist

Positions held by Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao

  • KVR has been the Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Siddipet constituency consecutively for four times between the years 1985 and 1999.
  • He also held the position of the Deputy Speaker of the Andhra Assembly
  • He has also served as a Member of Parliament from Mahbubnagar constituency from 2009 to 2014.
  • He is the MLA of Gajwel constituency of Medak District, Telangana
  • 2 June 2014, he sworn in as the first Chief Minister of Telangana
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Last Updated on 11 June, 2018