Tamilisai Soundararajan Age, Caste, Husband, Children, Family, Biography

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Hometown: Kaliyakkavilai
Age: 63 Years
Marital Status: Married

Tamilisai Soundararajan

Known ForBeing the 2nd Governor of Telangana
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (1999-present)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) flag
Political Journey• 1999: Became the South Chennai District Medical Wing Secretary
• 2001: Appointed as the State General Secretary Medical Wing
• 2005: Appointed as the All India Co-Convenor (Medical Wing For Southern States)
• 2007: Appointed as the State General Secretary
• 2009: Contested the 2009 Indian general election from the Chennai North constituency; however lost the elections
• 2010: Appointed as the State Vice-President
• 2013: Appointed as the and National Secretary of BJP
• 2014: Became the president of the Tamil Nadu BJP
• 2019: Elected as the first woman governor of Telangana
• 2019: Became the Lieutenant governor of Puducherry
• 2019: Contested the 2019 Indian general election from the Thoothukkudi constituency; however lost the elections
Awards2018: International Rising Star of the Year by the multi-ethnic advisory task force, in the USA
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 June 1961 (Friday)
Age (as of 2024)63 Years
BirthplaceKaliyakkavilai, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac signGemini
SignatureTamilisai Soundararajan's signature
Nationality Indian
HometownKaliyakkavilai, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
College/University• Ethiraj College for Women
• Madras Medical College, Chennai
• Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai
Educational Qualification• Graduation from Ethiraj College for Women
• MBBS from Madras Medical College, Chennai
• Post-graduation in obstetrics and gynaecolog from Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai
Tamilisai Soundararajan Praying at the Lord Anjaneya temple
AddressDoor No. 4/7, Lokaiah Colony, 4th Cross Street, Saligramam,Chennai-600093
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseSoundararajan Periyasamy (Nephrologist)
Tamilisai Soundararajan with her husband
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter(s)- 2
• Suganathan Soundararajan (Assistant professor at Saveetha Medical College and Hospital)
• S. Poovni (Doctor)
Tamilisai Soundararajan (second from right) with her family
ParentsFather- Kumari Ananthan (Former Member of Parliament and senior congress party leader in Tamil Nadu)
Tamilisai Soundararajan with her father
Mother- Krishna Kumari (Homemaker)
Tamilisai Soundararajan (on left) with her mother
Siblings4 (Names Not Known)
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
Cash: Rs. 50,000
Bank Deposits: Rs. 5,60,000
Jewellery: Rs. 68,97,600
Other (Insurance policies): Rs. 75,00,000

Immovable Assets
Residential Buildings: Rs.50,00,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2018-2019. It excludes the assets owned by her husband. [1]My Neta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 1 crores (as of 2018-2019) [2]My Neta

Tamilisai SoundararajanSome Lesser Known Facts About Tamilisai Soundararajan

  • After completeing her post graduation at Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, she moved to Canada to completer her tyraining in sinology and FET therapy.
  • After her training, Tamilisai Soundararajan pusued a career in teaching and an assistant professor at Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai.
  • Tamilisai Soundararajan was elected as a student leader during her graduation at Madras Medical College.
  • She belongs to a political famil in Chennai and aspired to be a politician since a young age.
  • She hosted a weekly programme on the Doordarshan channel for women known as Magalir Panchayat (Women’s Court) which aired for 5 years.
  • She also conducted a programme on the Tamil channel Raj TV, which promoted public speaking skills for students and children.
  • She has translated many medical and political articles from English to Tamil for major Tamil dailies and weeklies.
  • She is also a main translator in BJP for the speeches of its popular national leaders during their visits to Tamil Nadu. She has translated speeches for leaders including LK Advani, Jaswant Singh, and Venkaiah Naidu.
  • She is named as the “Sushma Swaraj of  Tamil Nadu” by her Bharatiya Janata Party fellow politicians.
  • Tamilisai enjoys reading and has a personal library which includes a collection of more than five thousand books.
  • On 18 February 2021, she took an oath as the Lt. Governor of Puducherry. She took the oath in Tamil.
  • In 2021, Tamilsai along with the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, designed a detailed action plan for creating a nutrition intervention program for the tribal communities in Telangana.
  • In April 2023, a writ petition was file against Tamilisai Soundararajan in the supreme court  for not being able to provide her assent for 10 bills that were passed seven months after the state legislature had passed them.
  • Tamilisai Soundararajan responded through a tweet which read,

    Dear @TelanganaCS Rajbhavan, is nearer than Delhi. Assuming office as CS you didn’t find time to visit Rahbhavan officially. No protocol!No courtesy even for a courtesy call. Friendly official visits & interactions would have been more helpful which you Don’t even intend.”  [3]India Today

  • In June 2024, a video went viral on the internet in which Amit Shah was allegedly seen scolding her at Chandrababu Naidu‘s oath-taking ceremony. However, Soundararajan later dismissed the video and said Amit Shah was only advising her on political work. [4]India Today

    A snip from the viral video of an alleged heated talk between Amit Shah and Tamilisai Soundararajan

    A snip from the viral video of an alleged heated talk between Amit Shah and Tamilisai Soundararajan