Etela Rajender Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Kamalapur
Marital Status: Married
Age: 60 Years

Etela Rajender

Famous forFirst Finance Minister of Telangana
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political Party• Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) (2003-2021)
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• Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (2021-present)
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Political Journey• 2003: Joined Bharat Rashtra Samithi
• 2004: Elected as the MLA from the Kamalapur Assembly constituency in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election
• 2004: Appointed as the floor leader of the BRS
• 2008: Resigned from the position of MLA
• 2008: Re-elected as the MLA from the Kamalapur constituency
• 2009: Elected as the MLA from the merged Huzurabad and Kamalapur constituency
• 2010: Resigned as the MLA and won the by-election
• 2014: Became the first Finance Minister of Telangana
• 2014: Contested as the MLA from the Huzurabad constituency
• 2018: Re-elected as the MLA from the Huzurabad constituency
• 2019: Appointed as the Minister of Health for Telangana
• 2021: Dismissed from the state cabinet
• 2021: Resigned from the Bharat Rashtra Samithi
• 2021: Resigned as the Bharat Rashtra Samithi
• 2021: Joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and resigned as the president of the Nampally Exhibition Society in 2021
• 2021: Elected as the MLA from the Huzurabad constituency in the Bye-Elections 2021
• 2023: Contested in the 2023 Telangana Legislative Assembly elections from the Huzurabad and Gajwel constituencies; however, he lost from both the constituencies
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 March 1964 (Friday)
Age (as of 2024) 60 Years
BirthplaceKamalapur, Hanumakonda district of present-day Telangana
Zodiac signPisces
SignatureEtela Rajender's signature
HometownKamalapur, Hanumakonda district of present-day Telangana
School Keshav Memorial School, Hyderabad
College/UniversityOsmania University in Hyderabad, Telangana
Educational QualificationBachelor of Science (1984)
Caste Mudiraju caste
Controversies Cases Pending
• 2 charges related to Punishment for criminal intimidation (IPC Section-506)
• 1 charge related to Voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty (IPC Section-332)
• 1 charge related to Attempt to murder (IPC Section-307)
• 3 charges related to Punishment for Rioting (IPC Section-147)
• 3 charges related to Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of the offence committed in prosecution of common object (IPC Section-149)
• 2 charges related to Punishment for Being a member of an unlawful assembly (IPC Section-143)
• 2 charges related to Disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant (IPC Section-188)
• 2 charges related to Punishment for public nuisance in cases not otherwise provided for (IPC Section-290)
• 2 charges related to Punishment for wrongful restraint (IPC Section-341)
• 1 charge related to Rioting, armed with deadly weapon (IPC Section-148)

Accused in a Land Encroachment Case
In May 2021, Etela Rajender along with his wife, faced allegations of land encroachments in Medak district of Telangana. Following the orders of the chief minister, two committees were formed to investigate the case. The first committee investigated the allegations of trespassing against Rajender's family and the second committee investigated Devaryamjal temple land encroachments. Both the committees found Rajender guilty. Later, Etela Rajender refused any allegations against him and said that the whole case was being run by the chief minister in prder to defame him. He also said that he wanted the CBI to also open an investigation. [1]The Indian Express
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseJamuna (Owner of Jamuna Hatcheries)
ChildrenSon- Nithin Rajender
Daughter- Neeta Rajender
Etela Rajendar (second from left) at his daughter’s wedding
ParentsFather- Pedda Mallaiah
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
Cash: Rs. 1,00,000
Bank Deposits: Rs.11,22,327
LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 5,00,000
Other Assets : Rs. 15,00,000
Immovable Assets
Agricultural Land: Rs. 2,50,00,000
Commercial Buildings: Rs. 2,50,00,000
Residential Buildings: Rs. 7,50,00,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the financial year 2017-2018. It excludes the assets owned by his wife. [2]MyNeta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 7 crores. [3]MyNeta

Etela Rajender

Some Lesser Known Facts About Etela Rajender

  • Etela Rajender is one of the founding members of Bharat Rashtra Samithi.
  • Etela Rajender enjoys reading books.
  • Rajender is known as a student leader with a left-wing ideology.
  • In 2018, he was named the richest Indian politician after he declared his assets to be worth Rs. 42 crores.
  • On 4 July 2023, he was appointed by the central party high command as the Chairman of the BJP State Election Management Committee.