Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu is born on July 1, 1949, at Chavatapalem village in Venkatachalam mandal in Nellore district. His parents are Ramanamma and Rangaiah Naidu. He got married to Ushamma on April 14, 1971, and studied upto tenth at Venkatagiri Raja High School in Nellore. Venkaiah completed his degree in political science from VR College in Nellore. He also enrolled as RSS member while doing the degree. Venkaiah also completed LLB from the Andhra University. He played an active role in Jai Andhra movement. Venkaiah elected as BJP national president in 2002.