N Chandrababu Naidu Biography Age, Career, Family, Education, and Net Worth
N Chandrababu Naidu was born on April 20, 1950, also recognized as Chandrababu Naidu or CBN, is an Indian politician currently holding the position of Leader of the Opposition in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. He previously served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh from 1995 to 2004 before the state underwent bifurcation, and later as the Leader of the Opposition from 2004 to 2014. Additionally, he holds the role of National President within the Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
N Chandrababu Naidu was born on April 20, 1950, in Naravaripalle, Tirupati district, which is now part of Andhra Pradesh. He was born into an agricultural family to Nara Kharjura Naidu and his wife, Amanamma. Naidu was the eldest child and had two younger sisters and a brother. Additionally, Naidu has vitiligo, an autoimmune disease that results in white patches appearing on the skin.
His educational journey took him through various schools in the Seshapuram gram panchayat and Chandragiri. He successfully earned his B.A. degree in 1972 from Sri Venkateswara Arts College, Tirupati. It was during his college years that he developed a strong interest in social and political matters. In 1974, under the mentorship of Professor Dr. D. L. Narayana, he embarked on his Ph.D. research focusing on the economic ideas of Professor N. G. Ranga. However, he did not manage to complete his Ph.D. at that time.
He enrolled for a Ph.D. under D. L. Narayana but did not finish his doctorate as he chose to actively pursue a career in politics.
|School||Primary School Sethapuram
Chandragiri Government High School, Kasaragod
|College/University||Sri Venkateswara Arts College, Tirupati
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
|Educational Qualification||M.A. (Economics)|
In 1980, Naidu married the third daughter of actor and filmmaker Nandakumari Taraka Rama Rao. Later, Rao assumed the role of Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in January 1983. In 1995, Naidu orchestrated a political coup against the then Chief Minister, N.T. Rama Rao, who happened to be his father-in-law. This move led to Naidu’s ascent to the position of Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Indian National Congress
In 1975, Chandrababu Naidu’s political journey began when he joined the Indian Youth Congress. His leadership skills and strong interest in politics quickly propelled him to the position of president of the local Youth Congress chapter in Pulicherla. During the Emergency declared in 1975, he became a staunch supporter of Sanjay Gandhi. A significant turning point in his political career occurred when he contested and won in the 1978 assembly polls. Remarkably, he became the youngest MLA at the age of 28 and assumed the role of a minister in Andhra Pradesh at the age of 30. His portfolio included technical education and cinematography. In September 1981, Naidu married Bhuvaneswari, the second daughter of N.T. Rama Rao.
Telugu Desam Party
In the 1989 assembly election, Naidu ran as a TDP candidate and secured victory in the Kuppam constituency, winning by a margin of 5,000 votes. During his tenure as Chief Minister from 1994, Naidu earned a reputation as a tech-savvy leader with a managerial approach to governance. Despite the INC regaining power in an election, Naidu continued to push forward with his vision for the state, unveiling “Vision 2020” and expressing his preference to be known as the chief executive rather than just the chief minister. In the 1999 state legislature elections, Chandrababu Naidu led his party to a resounding victory, securing 180 out of 294 seats in the state assembly.
Leader of the Opposition (2004–2014)
N Chandrababu Naidu envisioned a transformed Andhra Pradesh by 2020, with information technology playing a central role in this transformation. These elections served as a critical test of Naidu’s leadership and legitimacy. Naidu’s ambitious plans included transforming Hyderabad into an information technology hub, and many of these initiatives were executed during his eight-plus years as Chief Minister. His hard-working CEO image was reinforced as he diligently analyzed data from computers in his office and acted accordingly. On October 1, 2003; Naidu narrowly survived a landmine blast by the People’s War Group (PWG) near the Alipiri tollgate in Tirupati. Despite the assassination attempt, Naidu displayed resilience and quickly dissolved the state assembly. During his tenure, foreign leaders frequently visited Hyderabad, recognizing it as a burgeoning economic and technological hub. The World Bank was even enlisted as an adviser in the state’s development projects.
Nara Chandrababu Naidu has achieved significant recognition and acclaim, securing numerous prestigious awards. His accolades include the IT Indian of the Millennium accolade from India Today, the Business Person of the Year title by The Economic Times, the distinction of South Asian of the Year as recognized by Time Asia, the esteemed Golden Peacock Award for exceptional leadership in Public Service & Economic Transformation, and his notable inclusion in the World Economic Forum’s esteemed Dream Cabinet. Additionally, his outstanding contributions were acknowledged with the ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’ in May 2017. Notably, Naidu also played a pivotal role as the chair of the National IT Panel during the National Democratic Alliance (India) (NDA) government and earned recognition as one of the “hidden seven” individuals responsible for extraordinary accomplishments, as highlighted in Profit, Oracle Corporation’s monthly magazine.
Political Timeline of N Chandrababu Naidu
|2014||After the Telangana state was carved out from United Andhra Pradesh, Naidu again became the chief minister. He took oath as the first Chief Minister of the newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh on 8 June 2014.|
|2009||He was again elected from Kuppam. He defeated M. Subramanyam Reddy of the Congress Party.|
|2004||Chandra Babu again won from Kuppam. However, TDP was defeated in the 2004 assembly elections and he stepped down from the CM post. He was appointed as Leader of the Opposition in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly. He was the longest-serving Opposition leader.|
|1999||N. Chandra Babu Naidu again won assembly elections from Kuppam. He defeated M. Subramanya Reddy of INC with a margin of 65687 votes. He continued as CM of the state.|
|1995||Chandrababu Naidu was sworn in as the 13th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on 1st September’1995.|
|1994||He contested the assembly elections from Kuppam and won against R. Gopinath with a margin of 56588 votes.|
|1989||He contested again from Kuppam Assembly Seat and won against B.R. Doraswamy Naidu of INC by 6918 votes. He then moved on to serve as a party coordinator for TDP from 1989-1994.|
|1985||Chandra Babu Naidu was the key player in TDP but did not contest the Assembly Election.|
|1984||Naidu was appointed as the General Secretary of the party. After that, he began playing an important role in the TDP. He thwarted Congress’ attempt to oust NTR from the position of Chief Minister. After that, Naidu gained NTR’s confidence but did not hold any portfolio in the part from 1984-1989.|
|1983||Naidu was defeated by a TDP candidate Venkatarama Naidu Medasani in Chandragiri by around 19,000 votes. Naidu joined the TDP soon after.|
|1980||Naidu came in contact with N. T. Rama Rao, popularly known as NTR, and started moving towards a new direction. NTR formed the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1982, but Naidu stayed in Congress (I).|
|1978||At the age of 28, he was elected as a member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the Chandragiri constituency on a Congress (I) ticket. He defeated Kongara Pattabhi Rama Chowdary of JNP by around 2500 votes. Also, he was appointed as technical education and cinematography minister. He was the youngest minister in the cabinet.|
|1975||He became a close supporter of Youth Congress presidents Sanjay Gandhi and Narala Saikiran.|
|1973||Chandra Babu Naidu left his Ph.D. study on the economic ideas of N.G. Ranga and joined politics as a student leader under the flag of Youth Congress in Chandragiri, near Tirupati in Chittoor district.|
Net Worth of N Chandrababu Naidu
N. Chandrababu Naidu achieved the distinction of becoming the youngest minister in the state of Andhra Pradesh. As of the present, his net worth exceeds 177 Crore, with his assets valued at a substantial Rs 3.87 crore.
|Net Worth||₹161.14 CRORE|
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|Birth Place||Naravari Palle, Chandragiri, Madras (Now in Andhra Pradesh)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Salt & Pepper|
|Height In CM||180 cm CM|
|Height In Meter||1.80 m M|
|Parents||Father: Not Known Mother: Not Known|
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