Priya Krishna Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Hometown: Bengaluru
Age: 39 Years

MLA Priya Krishna

Profession(s)Politician, Realtor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyIndian National Congress (INC) (2003 - Present)
Indian National Congress (INC) flag
Political Journey• Became a member of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) in 2003
• Elected MLA from Govindraj Nagar in 2009 by-polls
• Re-elected MLA from Govindraj Nagar in 2013
• Contested and lost the Govindraj Nagar seat in 2018
• Re-elected MLA from Govindraj Nagar in 2023
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 April 1984 (Friday)
Age (as of 2022) 39 Years
BirthplaceBengaluru, Karnataka
Zodiac signTaurus
SignatureMLA Priya Krishna signature
HometownBengaluru, Karnataka
SchoolThe New Cambridge English School, Bangalore
College/University• Bangalore University, Bengaluru, Karnataka
• Karnataka State Open University, Mysuru, Karnataka
Educational Qualification(s)• BA Hons from Bangalore University, Bengaluru, Karnataka
• LLB from Bangalore University, Bengaluru, Karnataka
• MA in political science from Karnataka State Open University, Mysuru, Karnataka [1]MyNeta
Priya Krishna offering his prayers at a temple
CasteVokkaliga [2]The Hindu

Note: Vokkaliga falls under the category of Other Backward Classes in Karnataka. It is an influential caste like the Lingayats in the state, which form 16 percent of its population.
AddressGovardhana Priya #2937/38/E, Service Road, Vijayanagar, Bangalore 560040
ControversiesAllegation of Disproportionate Assets: In December 2012, Activist HC Prakash filed a private complaint with the Lokayukta against Vijayanagar MLA M Krishnappa, Krishnappa’s wife, Priyadarshini, and their sons, Priya Krishna and Pradeep. Prakash accused them of accumulating wealth far beyond their known sources of income, an astounding 10,000 per cent increase. Acting on court orders, the Lokayukta police conducted raids on the properties owned by Krishnappa's family based on the complaint. In 2014, after an extensive investigation, the Lokayukta police found that the charges lacked credibility. In fact, the assets of Krishnappa's family were found to be 31 per cent lower than their known sources of income. The police discovered that the family had acquired these properties through their real estate business, which they had been engaged in for over three decades. As a result of the investigation, the Lokayukta special court accepted the police report, known as a "B-report," on 15 November 2014, effectively closing the case due to insufficient evidence to build a valid case against them. Interestingly, the complainant, Prakash, did not attend ten consecutive hearings. According to the Lokayukta special court's order on 15 November 2014, it was revealed that the total transactions, including procurements and sales, made by Krishnappa's family from 2001 to 2011 amounted to approximately Rs 5747 crore, while the value of their movable and immovable properties was around Rs 68.53 crore. [3]Banglore Mirror

Land-Grabbing Accusations: In 2016, Hemanth Raju lodged a complaint with the special court, alleging that Priya Krishna, along with Sarva Mangala Builders and Developers, and 51 others, had unlawfully taken possession of 279 acres of land that originally belonged to the Muzrai department and was associated with the Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangapatna. [4]Deccan Herald

A Mysterious Woman Claiming to Be His Mother: In 2017, there were reports about a woman, approximately aged between 35-40 years, who frequently visited the West zone DCP's office and made claims that M Krishnappa was her husband and Priya Krishna was her son. She insisted that she had married Krishnappa a long time ago. The police identified her as a resident of Rajarajeshwari Nagar and revealed that she had been regularly coming to the DCP's office for the past two years, requesting them to arrange meetings with Krishnappa and Priya Krishna. During this period, she somehow obtained the contact numbers of various police officials, including M N Anucheth, the DCP (west), and would call them, sometimes late at night. Officials who interacted with her suspected that she was often in an intoxicated state and might be suffering from a mental illness. [5]The New Indian Express

Charged for Being a Member of an Unlawful Assembly: As per his election affidavit in 2023, Priya Krishna had an FIR registered against him for his involvement in an Unlawful assembly. The charges were filed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) – 141, 143, 290, 336, and 149 – at the Sathanur Police Station in Kanakapura, Karnataka. [6]MyNeta
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Muniswamappa Krishnappa (politician, real estate tycoon who runs Sri Lakshmi Narasimha (SLN) Enterprises)
Mother- Priyadarshini
MLA Priya Krishna with his parents
SiblingsBrother- Pradeep Krishnappa (director at SLN Enterprises)
Priya Krishna, Pradeep Krishnappa, and M. Krishnappa
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Pajero Sport
• Audi A8
• Mahindra Bolero
• Mantego
• Toyota Qualis
• Mahindra Xylo
• Mercedes E220
• Mercedes E270
• Mitsubishi Montero [7]MyNeta [8]Rediff
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMoveable Assets
• Cash: Rs 8,10,215
• Deposits in Banks: Rs 8,35,65,160
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares: Rs 6,22,73,731
• LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs 57,00,000
• Personal loans: Rs 52,68,21,278
• Motor Vehicles: Rs 6,91,17,409
• Jewellery: Rs 70,30,000
• Other Assets: Rs 8,58,01,25,296

Immovable Assets
• Non-Agricultural Land: Rs 2,21,83,00,000

Note: The given estimates of moveable and immovable assets are according to the year 2023. [9]MyNeta
Net Worth (as of 2023)Rs 2,09,68,84,002 [10]MyNeta

Priya Krishna

Some Lesser Known Facts About Priya Krishna

  • Priya Krishna is an Indian politician and member of the Indian National Congress (INC). He was elected as the MLA from Govindraj Nagar, Bangalore in 2009. At the age of 25, he was the youngest member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He also runs the real estate business Sri Lakshmi Narasimha (SLN) Enterprises with her father and brother.
  • As a realtor, Priya Krishna runs the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha (SLN) Enterprises, along with his father, M. Krishnappa, and his brother, Pradeep Krishnappa. He holds directorship in the private limited companies SLN Constructions, SLN Holdings, SLN Shelters, SLN Cement, SLN Infratech, SLN Mines, and SLN Eco Ventures. Additionally, he serves as a designated partner at IS And DS Global LLP.
  • “Priya” is an uncommon name for a boy, but he was named after his mother, Priyadarshini.
  • He is a skilled golf player who represented Karnataka in the 2001 National Games held in Punjab.
  • In 2009, when Priya Krishna entered the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, he declared a wealth of Rs 770 crore. In both 2013 and 2018, he maintained his position as the wealthiest candidate, with assets exceeding Rs 910 crore and Rs 1,020 crore respectively. A significant portion of Krishna’s immovable assets were categorized as “gifted.”

    Priya Krishna during a session of Karnataka Legislative Assembly

    MLA Priya Krishna during a session of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly

  • Priya Krishna strongly believes in numerology. All his cars bear the registration number ‘9279’ and have been registered in different Regional Transport Offices in Bangalore. Although he has a passion for cars, he cannot drive. [11]Rediff
  • In February 2015, Priya Krishna made headlines when he paid a court fee of Rs 52 lakh as part of the legal action he initiated against a Kannada channel. The channel had aired accusations of forest land encroachment against him. According to the news report, it was alleged that Priya Krishna was involved in encroaching upon forest land and a burial ground in Mysuru to develop a layout. The channel also claimed that a forest officer had filed a complaint at Kuvempunagar police station regarding the matter, and the encroachment was carried out by individuals associated with Priya Krishna. These news reports were broadcasted on 9 and 10 December 2014. Priya Krishna vehemently denied these allegations and decided to take legal action by filing a defamation case against the channel. In his lawsuit, he sought Rs 100 crore in compensation for the damages caused by the false accusations.
  • In 2017, Priya Krishna and Jayanagar MLA Vijay Kumar collaborated with Project Vruksha Foundation for its tree mapping project.
  • In an interview, he claimed that he donated his entire honorarium to the poor and needy. [12]Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
  • In 2018, a survey conducted by B.PAC (Bangalore Political Action Committee) indicated that Priya Krishna distinguished himself as one of the most generous legislators. While most MLAs generally spent approximately 85 to 90 percent of their MLA’s Local Area Development (LAD) scheme, Priya Krishna utilized 107 percent of the allocated funds, going beyond the typical utilization.

    Priya Krishna speaking at a political campaign

    Priya Krishna speaking at a political campaign

  • Priya Krishna stood at number three in India’s richest MLAs list (2023) with total assets of Rs 1156 crore. [13]DNA