Renuka Chowdhury

Updated on Apr 23, 2004 05:53 PM IST

Throughout her career Renuka Chowdhury has associated herself with various social and cultural organizations, working in the field of child development and welfare.

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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

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