11 November 1966 |
Doddarayappanahalli-Kanivenarayanapura, Bangalore, Karnataka
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Children||1 son and 1 daughter|
|As of April 6, 2009
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Dr. Tejashwini Gowda (born 11 November 1966) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. She represents the Bangalore Rural constituency of Karnataka and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party. She was born in Doddarayappanahalli-Kanivenarayanapura. On 3/13/2014 she quit INC and joined BJP. 
Early life and education
Tejashwini was born on 11 November 1966 to Muinajappa and Munithayamma at Doddarayappanahalli, near Kanivenarayanapura in Bangalore Rural district. She holds a masters degree in Political Science and a bachelor's degree in Law from Vivekanda Law College, Bangalore. She is also a Philosophical Doctor from Bangalore University. She married Sreeramesh on 12 May 2000. She has a son and a daughter. 
Life as a journalist
Before joining politics, Tejashwini was a research scholar and used to write on various aspects of life and society. She has also traveled into the tribal belts of Chhattisgarh and Bastar to produce television documentaries.
Her popularity among the crowds increased immensely after she started to host the chart show "Mukha Mukhi" (in Kannada it means face to face). Her popularity started to increase after she interviewed many political personalities. Her chat show was able to increase the popularity due to its content, which asked questions related to politicians inter-party squabbling s and corruption.
Taking the advantage of her popularity, before the 14th Loksabha elections, Tejashwini joined the Indian National Congress. She was fielded against the former prime minister of India H D Deve Gowda in the Kanakapura (Bangalore-Rural) Lok Sabha constituency. She was given the ticket from the Congress party on the last day of nominations. She was able to win the a margin of over one lakh votes. Also in the contest was Bharatiya Janata Party's leader Ramachandra Gowda.  She was the candidate of INC from the Bangalore Rural Constituency in the General Elections 2009.
Reference and notes
- SeeRamesh, Dr. (Smt). Tejashwini's Profile on Lok Sabha's Member Pages[dead link]
- Verdict: Karnataka's electorate votes to reject the economic policy package implemented by the Congress government, which added to the hardships of the people. Frontline -Volume 21 - Issue 11, May 22 - Jun 04, 2004 [dead link]