H.D.Kumaraswamy is the current Chief Minister of . He was born on 19th December 1959. He is the youngest son of H. D. Deve Gowda, former Prime Minister of India.
His full name is Haradanahalli Deve Gowda Kumaraswamy popularly known as “KumarAnna” by his friends and followers.
He was an eminent film producer, distributor and exhibitor of the Kannad film industry and produced hit films like Ghalate Aliyandru, Suryavamsha, Premotsava and the recent Chandra Chakori.
His first film was released in 2000. In 2002 he was elected as the President of the Karnataka Cinema Theatre Owners Association. He is the owner of a cinema theater at Holenarasipura.On 13th March 1986 he married Anita at Palace Grounds, Bangalore and they have a son, Nikhil.
In 1996, when his father was the prime minister, H.D.Kumaraswamy won the Lok Sabha seat of Kanakapura, but he lost the seat in 1998 after his father’s regime was over.
Another disappointment in his career was in 1999 when he lost the Sathanur Assembly seat to his rival D K Shivakumar. Whereas in 2004 he was victorious from the Ramanagaram Assembly seat but not included in the ministry.
A great leap in his political career was when he was selected as the Working President of Janata Dal(Secular) party. Finally he took advantage of the discontent among the party members and united forty-two MLAs of the Janata Dal (Secular) to form the government with the help of the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP).
The Karnataka Governor T.N. Chaturvedi invited him on January 28, 2006 to form the government in Karnataka after Dharam Singh resigned. The swearing ceremony was held at the Vidhana Soudha.