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:

CandidateDiddilla Sridhar Babu
Father's NameD. Sripada Rao
Permanent Address1-10, Danwada, Kataram Mandal, Karimnagar District.
Date and Place Birth30-05-1969; Manthani
Education1. M.A. (Political Science) at University of Hyderabad and
2. LL.B. at Delhi University
ProfessionLawyer and Politician
Number of terms elected to Assembly3 terms
Public Offices held1. Member - TTD Trust Board
2. Minister for Higher Education
3. Minister for Civil Supplies
Marital StatusMarried
Name of the SpouseShailaja Iyyanar (IAS)
Favourite PastimeReading fiction and non- fiction
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