Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar

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Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar
MP of Rajya Sabha for Telangana
In office
3 April 2012 (shifted to Telangana from AP on 2 May 2014 – 2 April 2018
Succeeded by Lingamaiah Yadav,TRS
Personal details
Born Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar
(1964-01-15) January 15, 1964 (age 54)
Bombay, India
Nationality Indian
Political party INC
Spouse(s) Saroja
Children Priyanka and Adityaram
Alma mater Osmania University (MA)
Profession Member of Parliament

Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar (born 15 January 1964) is an Indian journalist turned politician belonging to Indian National Congress. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh.[1] After Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh he is allotted to Telangana state by draw of lots.[2]

Early life

He was born in Bombay but hails from Kodakandla village in Warangal in Telangana in Padmashali community. He has a master's degree in Sociology from Osmania University in 1987.[3]


He worked as a journalist before joining the Congress party in 1994. He worked as a back room manager at Congress party headquarters in AP, Gandhi Bhavan. He was leading the Telangana Congress Monitoring Group for attaining separate statehood for Telangana.[4] He was General Secretary in APCC.

He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2012.[5] He was handpicked by the Congress President, Sonia Gandhi.

Personal life

He is married to Saroja and has a daughter, Priyanka and a son, Adityaram.

Rajya Sabha
Preceded by
Member for Andhra Pradesh
2012 – present


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Draw of lots decides Rajya Sabha members for Telangana, Andhra". The Hindu. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  3. ^ "India News, Latest Sports, Bollywood, World, Business & Politics News - Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  4. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  5. ^ "RS list: Congress springs surprises". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
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