Date of birth : 03-06-1971
Place of birth : Chintamadaka village in Siddipeta mandal
Parents : Satyanarayana Rao, Lakshmi
Spouse : Srinitha
children : Archisman, Vaishnavi
Political Background >
Mr. Harish Rao contested by-elections when his uncle K. Chandrasekhar Rao resigned from Siddipet Assembly constituency after winning Karimnagar Loks Sabha seat along with Siddipet. He was minister for youth affairs in YS Rajasekhar Reddy government as TRS was alliance partner with Congress. Mr. Rao won from Siddipet in 2004, 2008 and 2010 by-polls and also 2009, 2014 elections. He played a pivotal role during Telangana agitation and when TRS was main partner of Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC), he was one of the leading youth icon of the state to hold million march- Telangana Simha Garjana. His main target of completing Kaleswaram irrigation project is going to complete in another six months. In 2018, he contested from Siddipet constituency and defeated his nearest rival M. Bhavani (TJS) with a record majority of 1,18,699 votes.
Development activities:
The Siddipet constituency is getting huge funds from 2004 when Mr. Harish Rao elected from this constituency. The Chief Minister KCR released Rs.260 crores out of Rs.600 crores as special development fund for Siddipet constituency, which is about 40 percent. Mr. Harish brought Rs.7.50 crores exclusively for the development of Siddipet Municipality. Another Rs.200 crores of works are pending as the finance department has to give its nod.
Business & Properties >
Businesses: He is not having any businesses
Assets, Liabilities: As per the election affidavit of 2014, Mr. Rao's assets were Rs.2 crore and liabilities were Rs.22 lakh.
Interesting info >
He was in headlines as he is the main contender for Chief Minister's post, if KCR go back to national politics again. Opposition Congress party putting its efforts to bring rift between Mr. Rao and CM's son KTR, who is IT and Municipal Administration minister.