Gadwal Vijayalakshmi

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Gadwal Vijayalakshmi
Mayor of Hyderabad, Telangana
Assumed office
11 February 2021
Preceded byBonthu Rammohan
Personal details
Born1964/1965 (age 56–57)[1]
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
CitizenshipIndia (by birth; 2007–present)
United States (until 2007)
Political partyTelangana Rashtra Samithi
Spouse(s)Bobby Reddy
ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana, India
Alma materBharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Sultan-ul-Uloom College of Law

Gadwal Vijayalakshmi is an Indian politician serving as the current Mayor of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) appointed on 11 February 2021. She is associated with Telangana Rashtra Samithi(TRS) party based in Telangana.

Early life[]

Gadwal Vijayalakshmi is born to politician K. Keshava Rao and his wife Vasantha Kumar. Rao is a politician from Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party and Member of Parliament who represented Andhra Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament.[1]

Vijayalakshmi married Bobby Reddy who she met at ICRISAT tennis club.[2]


Vijayalakshmi completed her secondary school from Holy Mary School, Hyderabad and Junior College from Reddy women's college, Hyderabad, Bachelors in Journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Sultan-ul-Uloom Law College, Hyderabad. While staying in North Carolina, USA Gadwal Vijayalakshmi worked at Duke University, cardiology department as research scholar.[1]

Political career[]

In the year 2007, she left her Citizenship of the United States and returned to India and joined politics.[3] In 2016 she contested as a corporator from the TRS party and won. In 2020 she contested from Banjara Hills ward as a corporator and won. On 11 February 2021, she is selected as the first woman Mayor after the formation of Telangana state in 2014.[4]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c "Mayor a highly educated and accomplished person". The Hindu. 11 February 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  2. ^ "GHMC Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi Love Story". Sakshi (media group). 14 February 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Who is Gadwal Vijayalakshmi, Hyderabad Mayor Who Left US Citizenship To Enter Politics". Essel Group ( 11 February 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Meet Hyderabad's First Ever Female Mayor G Vijayalakshmi". India Times. 11 February 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2021.

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