Rajajinagar named after C. Rajagopalachari the great freedom fighter from Tamil Nadu, who was also the first non-British or ""native"" Governor-General of India.
The area is divided in to two stages and first stage is further divided into six blocks and the area is enclosed by Basaveshwaranagar, Malleshwaram, Mahalakshmi Layout, Vijayanagar and Rajajinagar industrial suburb. The major roads connecting this place are Mahakavikuvempu Road and 8th Main Road. Rajaji nagar covers Gayatri Nagar, Maruthi Extn., Malleswaram and these place are ideally situated, as the city railway station is just 10 km away and Malleswaram railway station is the nearest station as well as bus feasibility is also convenient.
This place houses many tourists destination, there are several historical temples dot in this region and the famous ISKCON temple is in close vicinity. Gayathri Devi Park with a scenic beauty is the best place to stroll in evening and this park is famous among the residents of this localitys.
There are several prominent educational institution KLE Society Nijalingappa College, SJR College For Women, KLE Society Law College, SJR Rajajinagar College, Sree Sai College For Women, Oriental College Of Nursing, National Institution Of Design are known for best coaching. The world renowned eye hospitals Narayana Nethralaya, Rotary Eye Hospital are established over here.
The current MLA is S.Suresh Kumar of BJP, won against R.Manjula Naidu of Congress.