Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan (Politician) Wiki, Age, Biography, Husband, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan (Politician) Wiki, Age, Biography, Husband, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More...

Who is Tamilisai Soundararajan?

Tamilisai Soundararajan is an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She served as the Governor of Telangana from 2019 to 2024 and also held additional charge as Lt. Governor of Puducherry. Prior to this, she was the BJP’s Tamil Nadu state president. A doctor by profession, Tamilisai Soundararajan belongs to a political family and has unsuccessfully contested several parliamentary and assembly elections from Tamil Nadu.


Full NameDr. Tamilisai Soundararajan
Date of Birth2 June, 1961
Place of BirthKaliyakkavilai, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Age (as of 2024)62
FatherKumari Ananthan (Former Member of Parliament and Senior Congress Party Leader in Tamil Nadu)
MotherKrishna Kumari (Homemaker)
SpouseSoundararajan Periyasamy (Nephrologist)
EducationGraduation; MBBS; Post-graduation in obstetrics and gynaecology
Alma Mater Ethiraj College for Women; Madras Medical College, Chennai; Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai
Known forBeing the first woman Governor of Telangana state; Promoting women’s rights and empowerment initiatives
ResidenceDoor No. 4/7, Lokaiah Colony, 4th Cross Street, Saligramam, Chennai – 600093
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack
Zodiac SignGemini

Early life

Tamilisai Soundararajan was born on June 2, 1961 in Kaliyakkavilai, Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. Her father Kumari Ananthan was a former MP and Congress leader. She completed her MBBS from Madras Medical College and worked as an assistant professor before entering politics.


Tamilisai Soundararajan began her career as a medical professional, working as an assistant professor after completing her MBBS and MD. She later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and steadily rose through the ranks, holding key positions like Tamil Nadu BJP President from 2014 to 2019. In September 2019, she became the second Governor of Telangana state and the first woman to hold this position. She also served as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry from 2021 until her resignation in March 2024.


Tamilisai Soundararajan did her graduation from Ethiraj College for Women. She pursued MBBS from Madras Medical College and obtained a post-graduate degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Dr. MGR Medical University in Chennai. She also received training in sonology and FET therapy in Canada.

Family and Affairs

Tamilisai Soundararajan is married to P. Soundararajan, who is a nephrologist. They have two daughters – one is an assistant professor at Saveetha Medical College and the other is a doctor. Her father Kumari Ananthan was a former MP and senior Congress leader in Tamil Nadu. Her paternal uncle is actor-turned-politician Vijay Vasanth.


Tamilisai Soundararajan is a woman of average height with a slim build. She has black hair and black eyes.


She was awarded the “International Rising Star of the Year – 2018” by a US multi-ethnic advisory task force.

Money Factor

Net Worth₹1 Crore (as of 2018-19)
Salary / IncomeN/A

Trivia & Facts

  • She hosted a weekly TV program called “Magalir Panchayat” (Women’s Court) on Doordarshan for over 5 years.
  • She conducted a program on Tamil channel Raj TV to promote public speaking skills for students and children for over 10 years.
  • She is an avid reader and has a personal library with over 5,000 books.
  • She is nicknamed the “Sushma Swaraj of Tamil Nadu” by BJP colleagues.
  • After MBBS, she went to Canada for training in sonology and FET therapy before becoming a teacher.

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