Political families of India

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This is a partial listing of prominent political families of India.

However Royal families (who inherit their position automatically) are not included, unless certain later descendants have played political roles in a republican structure.

Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty[edit]

Note: The Gandhi surname comes from Feroze Gandhi, the husband of Indira, and is not related to Mahatma Gandhi. See main article The Nehru–Gandhi family


The K. Karunakaran Family

The K.M.Mani Family

The C.H.Mohammed Koya Family

  • C.H.Mohammed Koya, Former Chief Minister (October 12, 1979 to December 1, 1979)
    • M.K.Muneer, Current Cabinet Minister Social Welfare and Panchayat

The T.M.Jacob Family

  • T.M.Jacob, Former Food & Civil Supplies Minister
    • Anoop Jacob, Current Cabinet Minister for Food & Civil supplies

The R.Balakrishna_Pillai Family

The P.R. Kurup Family

  • P.R. Kurup, Former Cabinet Minister
    • K.P.Mohanan, Current Cabinet Minister for Agriculture

The Baby John Family

West Bengal[edit]

The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Family

The Das Family of West Bengal

The Ashutosh Mukherjee Family of West Bengal

The Dasmunsi Family

The Naidu Family

The Mukherjee Family

Andhra Pradesh[edit]

The P V Narasimha Rao Family

P V Narasimha Rao, Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Former Prime Minister of India.

P V Ranga Rao, Former Minister of Andhra Pradesh (P V Narasimha Rao's son)



The Nandamuri Family

Tanguturi Anjaiah Family

Kotla Family

The Yeduguri Sandinti Family

The Kalvakuntla family Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao "KCR" is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India. He is a Member of Parliament from the Mahaboobnagar constituency of Andhra Pradesh and is the president of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi.[1] He was the cabinet minister for Labour and Employment.

K. T. Rama Rao 'KTR' The young political leader K Taraka Rama Rao .

K. KavithaKalvakuntla Kavitha is an Indian political activist. She is the founder of Telangana Jagruti [1] which is known for its Telangana cultural activities.[2] She has been active in the ongoing agitation for separate statehood for Telangana.

T. Harish Rao He is the nephew of TRS party chief K. Chandrashekhar Rao.

PJR Family


The family of Jagdeo Prasad

  • Jagdeo Prasad, Freedom Fighter,member of Indian National Congress
  • Satish Prasad Singh , former Chief Minister of Bihar (Samadhi of Jagdeo Prasad)
    • Nagmani, former Union Minister (Son of Jagdeo Prasad)
    • Suchitra Sinha , former Cabinet Minister, Bihar (Daughter-in-law of Jagdeo Prasad)

The Anugrah Narayan Sinha's Family

'The Mishra Family

  • Lalit Narayan Mishra, Former Railway Minister of India
  • Kameshwari Devi, contested from Jhanjhapur in 7th Loksabha ( Wife of Lalit Narayan Mishra)
  • Vijay Kumar Mishra, Currently MLC, Ex MP and three terms MLA and active politician in Bihar Janta Dal United(Son of Lalit Narayan Mishra)
  • Gouri Shankar Rajhans, Ex MP, Bihar (Husband of niece of Lalit Narayan Mishra)
  • Jagannath Mishra, Former Chief Minister and Union Cabinet Minister (Brother of Lalit Narayan Mishra)
  • Nitish Mishra,Rural Development Minister and MLA in Bihar (Son of Dr Jagannath Mishra)
  • Rishi Mishra,Recently elected MLA and the General Secretary, Janata Dal United Bihar ( son of Vijay Kumar Mishra )
  • Shipra Mishra,Is an active member of Mahila congress(Daughter-in-law of Dr.Jagannath Mishra)
  • Rajiv Mishra, CEO of Lok Sabha TV and a well known media personality.

The Yadav Family

The Jagjivan Ram Family

Tamil Nadu[edit]

The Karunanidhi Family

The Ramachandran Family

The S. Ramadoss Family

The P. T. Rajan family

The Kumaramangalam Family

The Rajagopalachari family

The C. P. Ramaswami Iyer family

The Bhaktavatsalam family

The Moopanar family


The Patel family

The Korat family

The Radadiya family

The Solaki family

The Sanghani family

The Solanki family


Kairon Family[edit]

Barnala Family[edit]

Beant Singh Family[edit]

Badal Family[edit]

Gupta Family[edit]

Royal Family of Patiala[edit]

  • Mohinder Kaur, former Member of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.
    • Capt. Amarinder Singh, former Chief Minister of Punjab and President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.
    • Preneet Kaur, wife of Amarinder Singh and current Minister of State in the External Affairs Ministry and Member of Parliament from Patiala.
      • Raninder Singh, Son of Capt. Amarinder Singh and Preenet Kaur and Contested Lok Sabha election from Bathinda in 2009 and Assembly election from Samana (Punjab) in 2012.

Brar Family[edit]

Singla Family[edit]

Chhina Family[edit]

Jammu and Kashmir[edit]

The Abdullah Family

The Shah Family

The Sayeed Family


The Thackeray Family

The Pawar Family

The Patil Family

The Naik Family

The Rane Family

The Deshmukh Family

  • Vilasrao Deshmukh - MP from Rajya Sabha, Minister of Science & Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences, Former Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Former Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Panchayati Raj, Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra for 2 Terms - total 8 Years
    • Amit Deshmukh, son of Vilasrao Deshmukh - Member of Legislative Assembly

The Mahajan Family

Uttar Pradesh[edit]

The Chaudhary Family

The Yadav Family

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav, National President of Samajwadi Party, Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Former Defence Minister of India.
  • Shivpal Singh Yadav, Cousin of Mulayam Singh Yadav and Present PWD Minister in Uttar Pradesh Government.
  • Ram Gopal Yadav, Cousin of Mulayam Singh Yadav and MP Rajya Sabha.
  • Tej Pratap Yadav,22:Nephew of Mulayam Singh Yadav was elected block pramukh of Saifai.[3]
  • Premlata Yadav, 55:Sister in Law Mulayam Singh Yadav,she has been President Of Zila Panchayat, Etawah for two consecutive terms.[3]
  • Aditya Yadav, 24:Nephew Of Mulayam Singh Yadav,he lost the zilla panchayat from Jaswant Nagar block.[3]

"The Masood family"

  • qazi Masood Ahmed (Mla,chairman 1969)
  • qazi rasheed Masood (mp, ex health minister of India)
  • imran Masood ( Mla 2007, last chairman of saharanpur,) he is a controversial figure in the Indian politics. Lost lok sabha election by the margin of 62000 votes. Secured 4.10 lack votes.
  • Noman Masood (chairman of gangoh since 1996)
  • qazi Rashid Masood (chairman)

The Khurshid Family

The Jitendra Prasada Family


'The Jaswant Singh Family'of Rajasthan

'Maderna Family'

  • Parasram Maderna, former state cabinet minister,PCC President,Speaker of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
    • Mahipal Maderna, state cabinet minister water resources
      • Leela Maderna, Apex Bank Chairperson
        • Divya Maderna, Zila Parisad member, Member Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee

The Mirdha Family of Rajasthan

The Rajesh Pilot Family of Rajasthan

Madhya Pradesh[edit]


(Grand Son of Mohd. Isaq, Royal family of Rajasthan).

(GrandSon of Mohd. Isaq, Royal family of Rajasthan).

Mohar Signh, Vidisha MLA Indira Dangi, social worker and Novelist, Bhopal, M.P.

The Scindia Family (former Maharajas) (mother-son and daughters-grandsons)


The Hooda Family

  • Ranbir Singh Hooda, Freedom Fighter, Member of Constituent Assembly, Member of Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha, Ex-Minister of Punjab & Haryana

Devi Lal CLAN

Bhajan Lal CLAN

Bansi Lal CLAN

  • Bansi Lal, Ex-Chief Minister Haryana
    • Surender Singh, Son of Bansi Lal, Ex-Member of Parliament from Bhiwani
    • Kiran Chaudhary, Wife of Surender Singh, MLA from Tosham
    • Ranbir Singh Mahendra, Son of Bansi Lal, Ex-MLA from Mundhal Khurd, Ex-President of BCCI

Rao Tula Ram,(Yadav)clan:

  • Rao Tula Ram, Known as mutineer of 1857 revolt
    • Rao Yudhishter, ( adopted son) Arya Samaj Leader, built first Gowshala of India in Rewari.
      • Rao Balbir Singh (grand son), member of legislative assembly of British Punjab,
    • Bai Sumitra Devi, daughter of Rao Bahadur Balbir Singh, elected MLA from Rewari and received Padma Shree for social service.
        • Rao Birender Singh (Adopted).Former MLC in Punjab Govt., MLA in Haryana, CM of Haryana & Union Cabinet Minister.
    • ***** Rao Inderjit Singh, (great great grand son), Former MLA, Minister of Civil Supplies, Environment in Haryana Government, Union Minister & present MP from Gurgaon.
          • Rao Yaduvender Singh, (great great grand son) present MLA, Kosli (Haryana)
          • Rao Ajit Singh, (great great grand son),Leader of INLD.

Rao (Yadav) Mohar Singh clan

  • Rao Mohar Singh, Several times member of legislative assembly of British Punjab
    • Rao Mahabir singh (son), Former cabinet Minister Haryana & MLA from Gurgaon & Sohna
      • Rao Narbir Singh, (grand son), Former cabinet Minister Haryana & MLA from Sohna & Jatusana.
    • Rao Vijay Veer Singh,(son) Former MLA Sohna

Rao (Yadav) Abhay Singh family

  • Rao Abhay Singh, former MLA, Rewari, Haryana.
    • Capt. Ajay Singh Yadav (son), Six time MLA from Rewari & Cabinet Minister of Haryana Govt.
      • Chiranjeev Rao, (Grand Son), former Youth Congress President, Haryana

Rao (Yadav) Ram Singh Family

  • Col. Rao Ram Singh - A political leader of Haryana (Former Education Minister, Speaker in Vidhan Sabha, Transport Minister, two-times Member Of Parliament from Mohindergarh, Former Union Minister
    • Rao Sanjay Singh (Son) - Leader of Congress in Haryana State & Social Activist


The Biswal Family

The Mahatab Family

The Patnaik Family

The Satapathy Family

The Pattanaik(j) family

Routray Family


The Reddiar Family

The Farook family

  • M. O. H. Farook (Ex-Chief Minister of Pondicherry) (Father)
    • M. O. H. F. Shahjahan (Former Education Minister of Pondicherry) (Son)


The GOWDA family

  • H. D. Deve Gowda (Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda), ex Prime Minister of India
    • H. D. Kumaraswamy (Hardanahalli Deve Gowda Kumaraswamy), ex Chief Minister of Karnataka. son of H D Devagowda
    • H D Revanna (Hardanahalli Deve Gowda Revanna), ex PWD minister Gov. of Karnataka. son of H D Devagowda
  • S. M. Krishna, Union cabinet minister (External affairs), ex[Chief Minister of Karnataka]


The Amethi-Akaltara Family Were members of

  • Rananjay Singh (Member of Legislative Assembly in the State of Uttar Pradesh)
  • Vishwanath Pratap Singh (Cabinet Minister for Finance and Defense, Prime Minister of India, the uncle of ex-wife of Sanjay Singh)
    • Sanjay Singh (Member of Parliament and Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications, of the erstwhile royal family of Amethi)
    • Ameetha Singh (Member of Legislative Assembly for Amethi, wife of Sanjay Singh)
    • Rakesh Singh (served as Member of Legislative Assembly for Chhattisgarh, in-law of Sanjay and Ameetha Singh, of the erstwhile aristocratic family of Akaltara)
    • Saurabh Singh (Member of Legislative Assembly for Chhattisgarh, cousin brother of Rakesh Singh)
  • Father of Saurabh Singh, Dhirendra Singh, served as Member of Legislative Assembly
  • Thakur Barrister Chedilal was a great freedom fighter and politician from Akaltara
  • Dr. C.B Singh of Akaltara was a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)