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Duddilla Sridhar Babu is a son of former Speaker of AP Assembly, D. Sripada Rao. Sridhar Babu entered into active politics after the death of his father in 1999. He is representing Manthani Assembly constituency of Karimnagar district from the Congress Party and elected thrice as an MLA from the Assembly segment. Sridhar Babu was Graduated in Law from prestigious Delhi University and also practiced at AP High Court before entering into politics. Manthani Constituency is popular as it was represented by former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao. It is also one of the most backward constituencies of the region.
Sridhar Babu served as Minister for Higher Education in the cabinet of Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy and continued with the same in Rosaiah’s period. He was shifted to Ministry of Civil Supplies in a recent shuffling by Chief Minister N. Kiran kumar Reddy. He also served as the TTD Trust Board member and as the government Whip. Sridhar Babu’s wife, Shailaja Iyyanar is an IAS officer and presently with the Commercial Taxes Department of Andhra Pradesh. Following is the brief profile of Sridhar Babu:
|Candidate||Diddilla Sridhar Babu|
|Father's Name||D. Sripada Rao|
|Permanent Address||1-10, Danwada, Kataram Mandal, Karimnagar District.|
|Date and Place Birth||30-05-1969; Manthani|
|Education||1. M.A. (Political Science) at University of Hyderabad and
2. LL.B. at Delhi University
|Profession||Lawyer and Politician|
|Number of terms elected to Assembly||3 terms|
|Public Offices held||1. Member - TTD Trust Board
2. Minister for Higher Education
3. Minister for Civil Supplies
|Name of the Spouse||Shailaja Iyyanar (IAS)|
|Favourite Pastime||Reading fiction and non- fiction|