Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao was born on 24 July 1976. Popularly known as KTR, is an Indian politician from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). KTR is a Member of Legislative Assembly from Siricilla constituency. He currently serves as the Cabinet Minister for the State for three different  portfolios namely Information Technology (IT),  and Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD).He is the son of Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), Chief Minister of  Telangana and founder of Telangana Rashtra Samithi.

After completing his MBA, KTR worked as an IT professional in the US from 2001 to 2006. He moved back to India and joined the TRS, and actively participated in the Telangana movement between 2009 and 2014, where he played a stellar role in ensuring that the issue was represented well at the national level.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from Nizam College, Hyderabad, an M.Sc. in Biotechnology from University of Pune, and an MBA in Marketing and E-Commerce from Baruch College-City, University of New York, New York.

KTR’s vision is to build Hyderabad into one of the best cities in the world for startups and entrepreneurship activities. Key to this goal is T-Hub, a unique initiative to create a comprehensive ecosystem for technology innovators, initially across an entire city, and then for the whole State of Telangana.

KTR has been awarded Most Inspirational Icon on the Year 2015 by CNN-IBN and Ritz Magazine.