Though hailing from Chittoor district, Kiran Kumar Reddy was born and brought up in Hyderabad.
Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy, the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, was born to former Congress party minister N Amarnath Reddy. He hails from Chittoor district.
Kiran Kumar Reddy was born on September 13th, 1960, in Hyderabad. He has done his B. Com. and LLB, and was elected 4 terms to the Assembly.
He did his schooling from Hyderabad Public school and intermediate from St. Josephs' Junior College, Hyderabad.
N Kiran Kumar Reddy was elected from Pileru Assembly constituency, Chittoor district, in 2009 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections.
After K Rosaiah submitted his resignation to Governor ESL Narasimhan, Kiran Kumar Reddy was seen as the first choice to the Congress High Command to succeed as the Chief Minister.
Reddy is the 16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and was elected as Speaker of the 13th Andhra Pradesh Assembly. He had vowed to be non-partisan in discharging his duties.
His decisive streak was well evident in his tussles with his family's arch rivals, as well as his battles with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu, who hails from the same district.
Reddy was also a star cricketer in the Nizam College team, and was a wicket keeper and captain of the under-25 state team. It was under him that the former Indian cricket star Mohammed Azharuddin played.
The new CM's father, Nallari Amarnath Reddy, was a minister in Congress cabinets from 1978 to 1982. He was first elected to Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Vayalpadu constituency of Chittoor district in 1989.
Though he tasted defeat in the 1994 elections, he was again elected to the Assembly in 1999 and 2004. He also contested from Piler segment successfully in 2009 polls.
During the rule of the late chief minister, Y S Rajasekhar Reddy from 2004 to 2009, Reddy functioned as Government Chief Whip with cabinet minister's status.
After the 2009 elections, he was elected Speaker, though he was expecting a cabinet berth. He accepted the Speaker post with much reluctance, and it helped him to develop a good rapport with Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her political secretary Ahmed Patel, and senior leaders including Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram.
A strong integrationist, Reddy impressed the High Command by his deft handling of the crisis caused after 143 MLAs of all political parties resigned after the centre announced the Telangana state on December 9th, 2009.
Reddy's name for the Speaker's post was proposed by the then Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, Praja Rajyam Party president K Chiranjeevi, AIMIM Floor Leader Akbaruddin Owaisi, Agriculture Minister N Raghuveera Reddy and 2 other independents.
The main opposition TDP, which expressed reservations over Reddy's candidature, stayed away from accompanying him to the Speaker's chair.
He was Government Chief Whip in the previous Assembly, and served as member of the Public Undertakings Committee and Assurance Committee.
His father was considered close to late Indira Gandhi and P V Narasimha Rao.