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Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao

Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao

Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao is the current Chief Minister of Telangana since 2014.
He is also the founder and leader of a state party titled the Bharat Rashtra Samithi.


Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) is first and current Chief Minister of Telangana. He came into the power after the Telangana state got separated from Andhra Pradesh. He is the leader and president of regional political party Telangana Rashtra Samithi. He is an MLA from the Gajwel constituency of Siddipet District. Previously, he served as the MLA of Andhra Pradesh from Siddipet and MP from Mahbubnagar, Karimnagar and Medak. After the completion of MA in Literature from Osmania University, Hyderabad, he entered in Politics with Youth Congress. During that period Congress was in a bad position but he stood with Sanjay Gandhi and retained the presence. In 1983 he joined TDP and then in 2001, he resigned from TDP and stood for the people with the demand of the separate state. He believed that a separate state is the only solution. In 2001, he formed the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Party. In August 2006, he resigned from the Union Cabinet for the cause of Telangana and sat on Hunger Strike at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Went on a Hunger Strike again on 29 November 2009 which he withdrew on 9 December 2009 following the announcement by the Govt. of India that the process for formation of a separate State of Telangana would be initiated.

Personal Life

Full Name Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao
Date of Birth 17 Feb 1954 (Age 69)
Place of Birth Siddipeta, Telangana
Party name Telangana Rashtra Samithi
Education Graduate
Profession Politician
Father's Name Raghavar Rao
Mother's Name Venkatamma
Spouse's Name Shobha
Children 1 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)
Religion Hindu
Caste Velama


Permanent address Resident of H. no. 3-37, Chintamadaka Village, Siddipet Mandal,Medak District
Present address Resident of H. no. 3-37, Chintamadaka Village, Siddipet Mandal,Medak District
Contact number 04023555798
Email isanthuk@gmail.com
Social Handles

Education Qualification of Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao

Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao holds a M.A. degree in Telugu literature at Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Interesting Facts about Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao

KCR was involved in social work and strived for the upliftment of downtrodden and poor; some of the works undertaken include, (i) Massive tree plantation scheme worth one crore rupees, undertaken in Karimnagar in 2004; (ii) Construction of several homes for Muslim minorities; (iii) Supply of drinking water to 145 habitants affected by floods in Siddipet constituency. In his free time, he plays badminton. Rao is a staunch believer in astrology, numerology and Vaastu. He always consults experts before fixing the time for important inaugurations. Number 'Six' is believed to be his lucky number.

Political Timeline of Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao

  • 2019 - Present
    Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao currently serves as the first Chief Minister of state Telangana.
  • 2018
    On 6 September 2018, he dissolved TRS government in the state and resigned from the CM post. After which President Rule was enforced in the state.
  • 2014
    After the separation of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh, he successfully contested assembly election from Gajwel and Medak. Moreover he was elected to Loksabha Also in 16th Loksabha Elections. But he resigned from LS and became chief minister of Telangana.
  • 2009
    He was elected to Loksabha from Mahabubnagar by defeating Devarakonda Vittal Rao (INC) by 20184. Also he became Leader, Telangana Rashtra Samithi Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha. And then Member, Standing Committee on Energy and Member, Rules Committee.
  • 2008
    Resigned from Lok Sabha on 3 March 2008. Again elected as MP in 2008 bypolls.
  • 2006
    He resigned from Lok Sabha on 23 Sept. 2006. Then re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha in bye-election on 7 Dec. 2006 from the same constituency.
  • 2004
    He was elected to 14th Lok Sabha from Karimnagar. He defeated Chennamaneni Vidyasagara Rao (BJP). Later he became Union Cabinet Minister, Labour and Employment.
  • 2003
    He served as Convenor, New States National Front.
  • 2001
    He resigned from the Telugu Desam Party, Office of Deputy Speaker and as M.L.A. in 2001 and launched the �Telangana Rashtra Samithi� (T.R.S.). Also, he successfully contested the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Elections.
  • 1999
    He was elected to Assembly and then became Deputy Speaker, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from 1999-2001.
  • 1997
    He was Cabinet Minister, Transport, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh from 1997 to 2000.
  • 1995
    Member, Committee on Public Undertakings (1995 - 96 ).
  • 1994
    He was again elected as MLA from Siddipet.
  • 1993
    State Secretary, Telugu Desam Party (T.D.P.) till 1994.
  • 1992
    Chairman, Committee on Public Undertakings for 1 year.
  • 1989
    He was re-elected to Assembly from Siddipet by defeating Ananthula Madan Mohan of INC. Later he became District Party President, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from 1989 to 1993.
  • 1988
    Minister of Drought, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh (1988 - 89).
  • 1987
    Minister of State, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh (1987-88).
  • 1985
    He was elected to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly as MLA from Siddipet constituency. He defeated T. Mahender Reddy of INC.
  • 1983
    KCR joined Telugu Desam Party.
  • 1982
    KCR was elected as the Chairman of Raghavapur Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society (P.A.C.S.), Siddipet. Simultaneously he became Vice President of Youth Congress.
  • 1980
    KCR joined Andhra Pradesh Youth Congress under the guidance of Sanjay Gandhi.


Popular Choice Award at CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014.
Agricultural leadership award 2017.
Net Worth7.28 CRORE
Liabilities7.88 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

Election results of Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao
Year Election Type Constituency Result
2018 Telangana Assembly election MLA Gajwel WON
2014 Telangana Assembly election MLA Gajwel WON

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs on Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao)

Does Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao have criminal cases?

Yes, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao has 64 criminal cases as of 2018.

Is Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao married?

Yes, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao is married to Shobha Chandrashekhar.

What is the caste of K Chandrashekar Rao?

K Chandrashekar Rao belongs to Velama caste.

From which party does K Chandrashekar Rao belong to?

K Chandrashekar Rao belongs to the Bharat Rashtra Samithi.

What is the qualification of KCR?

KCR holds a M.A. degree in Telugu literature at Osmania University, Hyderabad.

What is the full name of KCR?

KCR's full name is Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao.

Who is Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao?

Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao is the current Chief Minister of Telangana since 2014.

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