Galla Jayadev

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Galla Jayadev
Member of parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
May 2014
Constituency Guntur
Personal details
Born (1966-03-24) 24 March 1966 (age 51)
Diguvamagham, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India
Political party Telugu Desam Party
Spouse(s) Padmavathi Galla (1991 – Present)
Children 2
Residence Guntur
Alma mater University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Jayadev Galla also known as Jay Galla or Galla Jayadev is an Indian politician and industrialist.[1] He is the Managing Director of "Amara Raja Group" and is rated as one of the best CEO's in the country.[2] Jayadev is a member of 16th Lok Sabha of India representing from Guntur Lok Sabha constituency and a member of Telugu Desam Party. [3]

Early life[edit]

Jayadev was born in Diguvamagham, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh to Ramachandra Naidu Galla and Aruna Kumari Galla. His father is an industrialist who founded the Amara Raja Group. His mother Aruna Kumari Galla is a former MLA from Chandragiri constituency and was a minister in the Andhra Pradesh state government for several years. His grandfather Paturi Rajagopala Naidu was a freedom fighter, close associate of Acharya N G Ranga and a former Indian parliamentarian. Along with his parents, Jayadev moved to USA, where he lived for around 22 years.[4] He studied politics and economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where he joined Lambda Chi Alpha.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Jay married Padmavathi Ghattamaneni, daughter of prominent Telugu film actor Krishna on 26 June 1991.[7] They have two children – Siddharth Galla and Ashok Galla. He is known to be very close to his brother-in-law, Telugu actor Mahesh Babu.[8][9]

One of the wealthiest politicians in India, Galla declared assets of 683 crore (US$110 million) in the 2014 general elections.[10]


After his graduation, Jay worked as an international sales executive at GNB Battery Technologies in USA. On his return from the United States in 1992, he took up the task of setting up the sales and service network for the industrial battery division of Amara Raja.[11] In 1992 along with his father Ramachandra Naidu Galla started looking at automotive batteries as viable business and tied up with Johnson Controls the US based giant and gave then 26% stake in their company Amara Raja to start Amara Raja Batteries Limited (ARBL). ARBL is one of the leading manufacturer of Advanced Lead Acid batteries in India.[12] He took over as the Managing Director of Amara Raja Batteries in 2003 from his father. Of late he has been trying to get into the steps of his mother by entering into politics.He contested 16th Lok Sabha election from the Guntur Constituency in Andhra Pradesh and won with a big margin .[13]

In Parliament of India[edit]

Jayadev spoke on number of different issues of public interest in the parliament. His description and analysis on the subject of Tolerance in India was appalled by general public.

Performance in the Lok Sabha, 2014–present (Ref:

MP performance Parameters (2014–present) Jayadev Galla
Attendance in parliament 86.40%
Questions raised 280
Number of cases NONE
Committee membership 2
Debates Participated 73
Score on committee attendance 9
Lok Sabha performance score 8.5
Voter satisfaction score 8.5

Charitable work[edit]

Galla's has established a number of charitable trusts. They include the Krishna Devaraya Educational & Cultural Association, which provides educational scholarships to poor students in higher education, and the Rajanna Trust and Mangal Trust, which works on providing accessible water supplies to villages.