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Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, popularily known as KCR, was born in Chintamadaka, Medak Dist, Telangana, India to Shri. Raghava Rao and Smt. Venkatamma on February 17, 1954 . He is married to Smt. Shobha and has two children. His son, Shri. K.T. Rama Rao, has been elected as a legislator from Sircilla, Karimnagar district, Telangana and is a Cabinet Minister of Telangana State. His daughter, Kalvakuntla Kavitha, is an M.P. from Nizamabad, Telangana.

Sri Chandrashekar Rao attained a Master's degree in Telugu Literature from Arts College-Osmania University, Hyderabad.

His political journey started as a member of youth Congress from Medak District in 1970. Sri Chandrashekar Rao joined the TDP in 1983 and was elected thrice to AP Assembly on the TDP ticket. He also served as Minister of State in Government of Andhra Pradesh during 1987-88 and also as a Cabinet Minister during 1997-99. He served as Deputy Speaker of AP Assembly during 1999-2001. He was a member of AP Assembly from 1985 to 2004. On 27 April 2001, Rao resigned as Deputy Speaker and as TDP MLA. In April 2001, he formed the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to spearhead a movement for Telangana State. In 2003 he was elected as convener for New States National Front. In 2004, Chandrashekar Rao became a Member of Parliament from Karimnagar Loksabha Constituency and became a Cabinet Minister in union cabinet. He resigned from Union Cabinet in 2006 on the issue of separate Telangana state. In 2009 he undertook fast unto death for separate Telangana State resulting in a statement on 9th Dec.2009 by the then Home Minister saying that the process of formation of Telangana has been initiated.

In 2014 General Elections, Telangana Rashtra Samithi emerged victorious in Telangana by winning 11 of the 17 LokSabha seats and 63 of the 119 Assembly seats, and became the party with the largest vote share. KCR was sworn in as the first chief minister of the Telangana state.

Sri K Chandrashekar Rao envisions leading Telangana into a new era of inclusive and sustainable development.


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