YS Sharmila is an Indian politician and younger sister of Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, the seventeenth Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Her late father, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, an INC politician, had also chaired the CM post of United Andhra Pradesh from 2004 to 2009.
YS Sharmila was born on Monday, 17 December 1973 (age 47 years; as of 2021) in Pulivendula, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. Her full name is Yeduguri Sandinti Sharmila Reddy. The Hindu
Height (approx.): 5’8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Religion
Sharmila belongs to the Christian community. India Today
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, a businessman-turned-politician, served as the fourteenth Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for Indian National Congress (INC) from 2004 to 2009. He was killed in a helicopter crash in September 2009.
Her mother’s name is Y. S. Vijayamma. Her brother Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy has been serving as the CM of Andhra Pradesh from 2019 to present.
Husband & Children
Sharmila got married to M Anil Kumar in 1995. It was his second marriage. Anil, who was a Hindu Brahmin by birth, converted to Christianity after marrying Sharmila. India Today Founder of Anil World Evangelism, Anil has been an evangelist since 1998.
The couple together has two children, Anjali and Raja Reddy.
Although Sharmila has never contested electoral politics, she has consistently been a part of Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party’ (YSRCP) election campaigns. She first came in limelight in 2012 when she initiated Maro Praja Prasthanam (journey to the people) foot march. Sharmila began her 230 days padayatra on 18 October 2012 at Idupulapaya in Kadapa district and covered 2,250 villages in 116 Assembly constitutions across AP. During the mass contact programme, Sharmila addressed various local, state and national issues. Another motive of the padayatra was to garner support for her brother, who was then jailed in a disproportionate assets case by the CBI. The Yatra came to an end on 4 August 2013 in Ichchapuram.
She launched another mass contact programme prior to the 2019 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. This time she led an 11-day bus tour across Andhra Pradesh, covering 1553 km. Here is a video from the bus yatra.
- In January 2019, amid her link-up rumours with the Bahubali fame actor Prabhas, Sharmila registered a complaint at Police Commissionerate Office against some websites for spreading rumours and posting objectionable content against her.
- In 2021, amid the rumours of differences between Sharmila and Jaganmohan, Sharmila is planning to launch her own political party in Telangana.