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Shri Venkata Krishanam Raju Uppalapati, Minister of state for External Affairs
Shri Venkata Krishanam Raju Uppalapati

Bharatiya Janata Party
Narasapur, Andhra Pradesh
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Father's Name Late Shri Uppalapati Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Raju
Date of Birth   20 January 1946
Place of Birth Mogaltur, Distt. West Godavari (Andhra Pradesh)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 20 September 1996
Spouse's Name Smt. U. Shyamala Devi
Children Two daughters
Educational Qualifications Under-Graduate
Profession Agriculturist, Artist and Former Ruler
Permanent Address   Vill. Mogaltur, Mandal Narsapur Distt.
West Godavari - 505209 (Andhra Pradesh)
Tel. (08814) 67474
Present Address AB 87, Shahjahan Road,
New Delhi-110001
Tel. (011) 3782338
Positions Held 1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha 1998-99 Member,
Committee on Commerce Member, Consultative Committee,
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Countries Visited Widely travelled
Social and Cultural Activities  Worked for the relief of cyclone affected people;
collected funds for the rehabilitation of families of police personnel;
and instrumental in establishing open air theatres at Nellore, Ellore and Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments Accomplishments Research in yoga, Hinduism and Culture; as film actor, in Telugu won several awards
Special Interests Welfare of the people
Favourite Pastime and Recreation Reading, studying rural folk, religious rituals, educating people and sports and games
Sports and Clubs Kabaddi and volleyball; selected for national games in Kabaddi and was a renowned inter-collegiate volleyball player
Election Result of Narasapur Lok Sabha Constituency Electors : 1021712
Voters : 733214
Poll Percentage : 71.76%
Valid Votes : 704453
Votes polled in favour of the first three leading candidates: 1. Shri Venkata Krishnam Raju Uppalapati (B.J.P.) 421099 59.78%
2. Shri Kanumuru Bapiraju (I.N.C.) 255151 36.22%
3. Shri Rudraraju Satyanarayana Raju (R.S) [C.P.I.(M)] 28203 4.00%
Other Information   President, Telugu Artists Association for 18 years; educating rural masses and making them aware of fiscal, academic and political policies

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