|1st Chairman, Telangana Samskruthika Sarathi|
6 December 2015
|Member of the Legislative Assembly|
|Constituency||Manakondur, Telangana State|
15 May 1965 |
Raorukula village, Siddipet, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
|Residence||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
Rasamayi Balakishan (Telugu: ; born on 15 May 1965), is a Member of the Legislative Assembly (Telangana) from the Manakonduru constituency in Karimnagar District in Telangana. He is a singer, poet and political activist. He is also appointed as Chairman of State Cultural Council (Telangana Samskruthika Sarathi) with cabinet rank. He is the founder of Telangana Dhoom Dham.
Born Erpula Balakishan, in Raorukula village in Siddipet Mandal, Andhra Pradesh to Rajaiah (d. 2010) and Maisamma (d. 2013). Both his parents were illiterate. His family was popular for their folk songs and sappy instrument. He came to be known by the folk song troupe, Rasmayi, became part of his name.
He was appointed as the chairman of cultural Department. He heads the cultural troupe for the formation of separate Telangana state. He is the convener of the Telangana Dhoom Dhaam Committee, one of the mini-cultural outfits of the statehood movement.
He often engages the audience and entertains with his local folk songs and dance. He is widely performing at the Telangana movement events in 2009-10.
He entered politics by joining TRS party. He was elected as a MLA from TRS party from Manakondur constituency in Karimnagar in 2014 General Elections. He is highly respected for his oratorial skills in the state assembly, and actively participates in debates with the opposition.
He is married to Razia Sultana. They have two sons, Amith and Adarsh.