Personal Life

Sidda Raghava Rao (Telugu, born 10 August 1957) is an Indian politician who currently serves as a Minister for Environment, Forests, Science and Technology in the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet. He earlier worked as a Minister for Transport, Roads & Buildings.

Born in Chimakurthy of Prakasam district (in Andhra Pradesh) to Sidda Venkata Subbamma and Sidda Venkateswarlu, Raghava Rao grew up in a large family comprising of eight brothers. He completed his schooling at Chimakurthy and went to Bapatla to pursue intermediate. He later graduated in Commerce from Andhra University in the year 1977.

Hailing from a traditional Vysya business family that was well-known in Prakasam district as the ‘Sidda’ family, Raghava Rao joined the family business of granite export immediately after completing his education. He married Lakshmi Padmavathi in the year 1979. They became proud parents to Sudheer Kumar and Sunitha Prasana Mani Kumari. Sudheer completed his Masters in Business Administration in Chennai and is grooming to be the political heir of his illustrious father while Mani Kumari is married into a business family.