Rasamayi Balakishan
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Rasamayi Balakishan

Rasamayi Balakishan
1st Chairman, Telangana Samskruthika Sarathi

6 December 2015
Office established
Member of the Legislative Assembly

ConstituencyManakondur, Telangana State
Personal details
Born (1965-05-15) 15 May 1965 (age 53)
Raorukula village, Siddipet, Telangana, India
Spouse(s)Razia Sulthana
ResidenceHyderabad, 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.[1] 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.[2][3][4]

Early life

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.[5] He heads the cultural troupe for the formation of separate Telangana state.[6] He is the convener of the Telangana Dhoom Dhaam Committee, one of the mini-cultural outfits of the statehood movement.[7]


In 1995, Rasamayi Balakishan started his career as a teacher and balladeer. He was part of the cultural troupe of TRS party.

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.

Political career

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.

Personal ilfe

He is married to Razia Sultana. They have two sons, Amith and Adarsh.


  1. ^ "MLA Rasamayi Balakishan Profile". Telangananewspaper.com. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "'Rasamayi' Balakishan Named TSS Chairman". Newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "TRS MLA Rasamayi Balakishan appointed as Chairman of Cultural Department". V6news.tv. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Bhagiratha water by Jan. 30, trials to start". Thehindu.com. 7 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Rasamayi BalaKishan Chairman of Cultural Department". Telanganastateofficial.com. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "TRS upbeat on 'maha garjana'". Thehindu.com. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ [1][dead link]

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