From a Student leader and MLA to Chief Whip,
Legislative Assembly Speaker to Chief Minister, his was a steady journey
of success. The young and dynamic Congress leader, Nallari Kiran Kumar
Reddy took over as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at a most crucial
juncture. He gets the onerous responsibility to lead the destiny of the
most progressive State--Andhra Pradesh with high expectations. Mr. Kiran
Kumar Reddy was sworn in as the 16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh by
Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan on 25-11-2010. Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy brings
with him lots of freshness, dynamism and promise of performance.
He is a leader who knows the ground realities and
people's problems since he toured extensively in the State and moved
with the people and always tried to solve their problems.
Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy does what he says and says
what he does.
Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy was a promising cricketer
during his student days and represented the State and even South Zone in
National and international tournaments. He is a four-time Member of
Legislative Assembly. He was Govt. Chief Whip for five years (2004-09)
and then Speaker of the Assembly for one and half turbulent years (May,
2009 to November, 2010). Mr. Reddy handled both the jobs of Chief Whip
and Speaker to best of his ability and to the satisfaction of all
sections. He has handled the mass resignation of MLAs in the Assembly
deftly and most efficiently.
Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy was born on 13th September,
1960 at Hyderabad. He had his schooling in the Hyderabad Public School
at Begumpet, Hyderabad. He did his Intermediate Course from St. Joseph's
Junior College, Hyderabad. Later Mr. Reddy did his graduation in
Commerce from Nizam College and LL.B from Osmania University.
Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy has the right political
lineage as his father late Mr. Nallari Amarnath Reddy was a strong and
respected politician from Chittoor and also a close aide of former Prime
Ministers, late Smt. Indira Gandhi and late Mr. P.V. Narasimha Rao. Late
Mr. Nallari Amarnath Reddy was a minister in Congress cabinet from 1978
Mr.Kiran Kumar Reddy was first elected to Andhra
Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Vayalpadu constituency of Chittoor
district in 1989.
During the rule of the late chief minister Dr.Y. S.
Rajasekhar Reddy from 2004 to 2009, Kiran Kumar Reddy functioned as
Government Chief Whip with cabinet minister's status. Mr. Reddy deftly
handled the crisis caused after 143 MLAs of different political parties
resigned after the Centre’s announcement on Telangana issue on December
He also served as member of the Public Undertakings
Committee and Assurances Committee.
Mr. Reddy, as Speaker of the 13th Andhra Pradesh
Assembly, was very firm in dealing with the proceedings in the House. He
is known as stickler to rules and never tolerates indiscipline and
Though represented Pileru constituency in Chittoor
district of the Rayalaseema region, Mr. Kiran Kumar is a Hyderabadi to
the core, having born and studied throughout in Hyderabad. As a
cricketer, he came close to reckoning for India test cap as a wicket
keeper batsman. He also showed early signs of political leadership, by
getting elected as President of Nizam College Students Union in the
His aim is to make Andhra Pradesh the best
industrial and investment destination in the country. His target is to
see that the benefit of all welfare schemes reach the genuine
beneficiary, particularly the poorest of the poor. He is friend of the
farmer and does everything for them and at the same time provides
priority for the welfare of the Women, SC, ST, BC and Minorities.
wife is Smt. N Radhika Reddy, son N. Nikilesh Reddy and daughter