Date of birth : 04-12-1958
Place of birth : Secunderabad
Parents : Rajanarasimha, Janabai
Spouse : Padmini Reddy
children : Only daughter- Trisha Reddy
Political Background >
He entered politics after his father died in 1985 and got ticket during 1989 to contest from Andole constituency. His first election was sensation as he defeated the then minister and TDP candidate Rajaiah. He became Chairman of state SC Corporation in 1991.
He lost in 1994 elections, but contested again from Andole where by-polls were necessitated when the sitting MLA Rajaiah went to Siddipet to contest as MP from TDP. However, he lost the elections against film actor turned politician- Babumohan. He had to face another jolt again in 1991 when he was defeated again by Babumohan. He took up relay hunger strike for continuously for more than three months to get irrigation water from Singuru and he was also rallied behind former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy during his Padayatra.
He defeated Babumohan in 2004 elections to become minister in Rajasekhar Reddy cabinet as minister for Primary Education. In the next elections, that were held in 2009, he again defeated his arch rival and actor Babumohan and this time he was made Marketing and Godowns minister. He continued in the same portfolio in Rosaiah's cabinet. He was accommodated again by N. Kiran Kumar Reddy in his cabinet and subsequently made him as Deputy Chief Minister holding additional charge of Home ministry.
Development activities: He took up hunger strike for 102 days demaning 2 TMC of water from Singuru project to irrigate lands in Andole constituency, which made him popular. After he won as MLA, he got sanction of Rs.89 crores for construction of canals, but were not finished on time, which also resulted his defeat in 2014 elections.
But, when he became Deputy Chief Minister he had done lot of works including two Post-Graduate Colleges, Women Residential Degree College, opening of new market yards in Vatpally, Raikod villages.
Business & Properties >
Businesses: He was not part of any businesses, but supported his brother-in-laws contract works who started CDR (Cilarapu Damodar Rajanarasimha) Constructions.
Assets, liabilities: His assets as per 2014 election affidavit were Rs.14 crores and liabilities were Rs.8 crores.
Interesting info >
Though he is interested in contesting next elections, he is facing criticism of not visiting constituency frequently with his lazy attitude.