Born to K.S. Rao and Smt. Vasundhra Rao on the 13 August 1954, Renuka was brought up in Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).
She continued with her education at Karnataka University, Bangalore and qualified with a Post Graduate in Industrial Psychology. Later on she chose to specialize as a Political and Social worker. She married Shri S. Chowdhury on the 7 October 1973 with whom she has two daughters.
Throughout her career Renuka has associated herself with various social and cultural organizations, working in the field of child development and welfare. She represents the Indian National Congress (INC) from Khamman (Andhra Pradesh) Constituency.
Political Positions Held:
1986-98 Member, Rajya Sabha (two terms)
Chief Whip, Telugu Desam Parliamentary Party, Rajya Sabha
1997-98 Union Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare
1999 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
1999-00 Member, Committee on Finance
2000-01 Member, Committee on the Empowerment of Women
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Renuka is known for her flare of writing and has expanded this to write articles for many national newspapers and also short stories for children. She has a fine eye for Art and is renowned for her collection. As well as this she spends a lot of time reading, gardening and listening to music. Having traveled extensively, Renuka rates Canada, US and Switzerland amongst some of her favorite destinations.
Votes polled in favor of the first four leading candidates in the past:
(1) Smt. Renuka Chowdhury (INC) 3,28,596 35.85%
(2)Baby Swarna Kumari Maddineni (TDP) 3,20,198 34.93%
(3)Shri Guguloth Dharma (CPI/M) 1,84,422 20.12%
(4)Smt. Aruna Chandra (IND) 52,971 5.78%
Election Result of Khammam Lok Sabha Constituency in the past polls
Total electorate 12,28,365
Total votes polled 9,48,088
Poll percentage 77.18%
Valid votes 9,16,571