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Daggubati Purandeswari


Daggubati Purandeswari

Daggubati Purandhareswari
దగ్గుబాటి పురంధరేశ్వరి
Ministry of Textiles (India)
Assumed office
1 November 2012
Constituency Visakhapatnam
Minister of State Commerce and Industry
In office
28 October 2012 – 1 November 2012
Minister of State for Human Resource Development
In office
29 January 2006 – 28 October 2012
Personal details
Born (1959-04-22) 22 April 1959 (age 55)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Daggubati Venkateswara Rao
Children 1 son Hitesh chenchuram and 1 daughter Nivedita
Residence Hyderabad
Religion Hinduism
As of 17 May, 2009
Source: [1]

Daggubati Purandhareswari (Telugu: దగ్గుబాటి పురంధరేశ్వరి; born (1959-04-22)22 April 1959) is an Indian politician from the state of Andhra Pradesh. She is a member of the Indian National Congress where she represents the Visakhapatnam constituency of Andhra Pradesh as a Member of Parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha of India. She had previously represented the Bapatla constituency in the 14th Lok Sabha, during which period she served as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development. She is currently the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry. Later she got promoted to Ministry of Textiles (India).

As a Member of Parliament

She participated in debate on various bills such as 'Domestic Violence Bill, Hindu Succession [Amendment] Bill, and the bill on the establishment of special courts exclusively for trying cases of women to name a few' and made meaningful contributions. In appreciation of her performance in Parliament, the Asian Age adjudged her as the best Parliamentarian for 2004-'05.[1]

Early Life and Education

She did her schooling from a prominent Chennai School,Sacred Heart Matriculation Higher Secondary School,Church Park. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the South Indian Educational Trust and Women College (Chennai) (renamed as the Bashir Ahmed Sayeed College for Women), followed by a short course in gemmology at the Gemmological Institute of India.[2] Later she established Hyderabad Institute of Gem and Jewellery.

She can read, write and speak five languages, English, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and French. Her versatility in Indian dance form 'Kuchipudi' mirrors 13 years of practice under the guidance of the 'Kuchipudi' exponent, Dr. Vempati China Satyam.

Family Relations

She is the daughter of Andhra Pradesh's former chief minister and Telugu Desam Party founder N. T. Rama Rao and is married to Daggubati Venkateswara Rao, an ex-Minister, ex-Member of Cabinet and current Member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly representing Parchoor constituency in Prakasam District. She is the sister of Telugu film actors Nandamuri Balakrishna and Nandamuri Harikrishna and the aunt of Telugu film actors Jr. NTR, Nandamuri Kalyan Ram and Taraka Ratna.[1]


External links

  • Parliament of India
  • Official Website of D. Purandeswari
  • Youtube profile page of Purandeswari.

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