Date of birth : 26 Feb 1947
Parents : Anjaiah
Spouse : Vasantha
children : Bandaru Vaishnav(deceased), Vijayalakshmi
Qualifications : B.Sc. Osmania University
Political Background >
Like all other Prominent leaders of BJP, Bandaru dattatreya started his journey with RSS before joining BJP as a Pracharak. He later moved into BJP earning well dererved recongnition for his mettle. In 1980 he was appointed AP BJP Secretary and earned praises from party leadership and colleagues for his immense contribution to the party.
As a reward to his contribution, he was given the opportunity to contest in 1991 Lok sabha constituency from Secunderabad Constituency and won with respectable majority. He has also served as member of Public accounts Committee, SC,ST and minorities welfare committee. In 1998, he was elected MP from secunderabad for the second time in a row and was given the responsibility of Urbandevelopment ministry in Vajpayee cabinet. 
With Vajpayee government loosing no confidence motion during that year, by polls were held and Dattatreya emerged victorious third time.He served as minister of state for urban development for nearly a month in the year 2000. From 2002-2004 he served as Minister of state, railway ministry. But he suffered a couple of setbacks in the elections held in 2004 and 2009 at the hands of Anjan kumar Yadav of Congress.
In the elections of 2014, he contested from Secunderabad Loksabha constituency as candidate representing BJP-TDP alliance and emerged victorious. He also served as Minister of labour and employment in Modi's cabinet. Later government appointed him as the chairman of committee on OBC welfare.
Personal information >
The saddest momemt in his life is probably his son's death on 24 may 2018. On that fateful night, when the family was having supper, his son collapsed due to heart attack, right in front of Bandaru Dattatreya. He eyes swell with tears whenever he thinks of those fateful moments.
Business & Properties >
As per the affidavit filed during 2014 elections, his assets are worth Rs, 9crores and his liabilities amount to Rs. 4 lakhs.