Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy is the 16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He became on November 24, 2010 after K Rosaiah stepped down.
Kiran Kumar Reddy was born on September 13, 1960 in Hyderabad to N Amarnath Reddy and Sarojamma. He hails from a political family. His father N. Amarnath Reddy was a former Congress politician. Amarnath Reddy is often considered the political guru of former Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu. Amarnath Reddy also served as a minister in PV Narasimha Rao's cabinet.
Kiran Kumar Reddy did his schooling in Hyderabad Public School in Hyderabad. He studied Intermediate in St. Josephs' Junior College and later did his Bachelors in Commerce from Nizam College. He did LL.B from University College of Law at the Osmania University.
Kiran Kumar has a keen interest in sports. He was a former first class player and played cricket for the Hyderabad team in Ranji matches. He was the captain of the South Zone under-22 team, Hyderabad under-25 team and the Osmania University cricket team.
Kiran Kumar Reddy is married to Radhika Reddy. They have a son Nikhilesh Reddy and a daughter Niharika Reddy.
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.
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 to 1982. 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 9th, 2009.
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 laziness. 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 early 1980s.
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.