Chandrababu Naidu

Chandrababu Naidu

Nara Chandrababu Naidu was born on 20 April 1950, is an Indian politician who has served Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh since 2014. He is the first chief minister of the state since it was India and Pakistan. Previously he worked as Chief Minister of United Andhra Pradesh from 1994 to 2004, before the state was divided, and as the Leader of the opposition in the United Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from 2004 to 2014. He is presently the National President of Telugu Desam Party.

Early life and family

Naidu was born on 20 April 1950 at Naravaripalle, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh in an agricultural family. His father, N. Kharjura Naidu, served in agriculture and his mother Amanamma was a housewife. From his village had no school, Naidu attended primary school in Seshapuram until class five and the Chandragiri Government High School until class nine by walking 11 km every day?  He went to Tirupati for his higher education, studying there from class 10 until he received his master’s degree. Naidu accomplished his BA degree in 1972.

Political career

Naidu has become the first Chief Minister of Seemandhra after the distribution of the Andhra Pradesh state. Naidu has worked as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for the longest time i.e., eight years, eight months and 13 days. He is the longest-working opposition leader in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly He became the youngest assembly person and Minister in the cabinet at the age of 28 He is voted as the IT Indian of the Millennium by a poll by India Today In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, TDP won 102 seats out of 175 seats under the guidance of Naidu. In the general elections of 1999, the TDP led by Naidu became victorious in Andhra Pradesh. The party won a majority with 185 seats out of 294 seats creating it the second largest party in the BJP-led NDA coalition government.


  • At 28, the state’s youngest assembly member and minister
  • Longest serving Chief Minister for the joined state of Andhra Pradesh (1995–2004)
  • First Chief Minister of the newly made state of Andhra Pradesh from 8 June 2014.
  • The longest-working leader of opposition in the Andhra Pradesh assembly
  • Voted IT Indian of the Millennium in a poll by India Today and 20:20 Media
  • He was coined as “SOUTH ASIAN OF THE YEAR” by the TIME Magazine, USA
  • He was explained as one of the Hidden Seven working wonders around the world, by Profit, a monthly magazine published by Oracle Corporation, US.
  • Business Person of the Year by Economic Times
  • He calls himself as “CEO of Andhra Pradesh”.
  • The Pune-based organization, Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad, in partnership with MIT School of Governance, has honored him with “Aadarsh Mukhyamantri Puraskar” (Model CM Award) in its 6th annual session on 30 January 2016.
  • Transformative Chief Minister Award’ in May 2017
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