P. Geetha Jeevan

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P. Geetha Jeevan
Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
24 May 2016
Chief MinisterJ. Jayalalithaa,
O. Panneerselvam,
Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Preceded byS.T. Chellapandian
In office
13 May 2006 – 15 May 2011
Chief MinisterM. Karunanidhi
Preceded byS. Rajammal
Succeeded byS.T. Chellapandian
Tamil Nadu Minister for Social Welfare
In office
13 May 2006 – 15 May 2011
Chief MinisterM. Karunanidhi
Tamil Nadu Minister for Animal Husbandry
In office
Chief MinisterM. Karunanidhi
Member of Panchayat
In office
ConstituencyThoothukudi District Panchayat
Chairperson of Panchayat
In office
ConstituencyThoothukudi District Panchayat
Personal details
Born (1970-05-06) 6 May 1970 (age 49)
Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Political partyDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Spouse(s)Jeevan Jacob Rajendran
RelationsN. Periasamy (father)

P. Geetha Jeevan (born 6 May 1970) is the current MLA of Thoothukudi constituency in the 15th Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. She was previously the minister of social welfare in Tamil Nadu during the 2006-11 DMK Government and prior to holding that office had been in charge of the Ministry of Animal Husbandry.[1]

Early life[edit]

Geetha Jeevan was born in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India, on 6 May 1970[citation needed] and is the daughter of N. Periasamy, himself a former Thoothukudi constituency MLA.[2] She holds a master's degree in commerce awarded by A.P.C. Mahalakshmi College for Women, Thoothukudi, having previously attended Geetha Matriculation Higher Secondary School in the city.

Geetha married Jeevan Jacob Rajendran on 7 September 1990. The couple have a son and a daughter.

Political career[edit]

Geetha Jeevan was a member and chairperson of Thoothukudi district panchayat between 1996-2006.[3] She defeated Danielraj from AIADMK with about 15000 votes in Thoothukudi constituency to become member of the assembly.[4][5] The Social Welfare ministry portfolio was given to her when Poongothai Aladi Aruna was implicated in a telephone controversy.[6]

In the 2011 Tamil Nadu state elections, Geetha Jeevan was defeated by S. T. Chellapandian of the AIADMK party with about 27000 votes. In contrast, in the 2016 elections she defeated him with about 20000 votes.


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Kolappan, B. (21 April 2016). "Descendants shine in party of rising sun". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 21 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Geetha Jeevan Nadar profile at Tamil Nadu government website".
  4. ^ Geetha Jeevan defeats Danielraj[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ 2006 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
  6. ^ Geetha Jeevan receives Social welfare ministry