Edappadi Palanisamy Bio, Caste, Wiki, Age, Family

Edappadi K. Palanisamy, senior AIADMK leader who is presently working as Minister for Highways & Minor Ports in the Government of Tamil Nadu. He is the man picked by V.K.Sasikala to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.   He is sitting member of the Legislative Assembly for Edappadi (Dist. Salem), Tamil Nadu. According to the party sources, Governor Vidyasagar Rao has appointed Edappadi Palanisamy (Party Headquarters Secretary of AIADMK) as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and invited him to form the Ministry at the earliest. Hon’ble Governor has also requested the Chief Minister Designate Edappadi K. Palanisamy to seek the vote of confidence of the Assembly within fifteen days. He will be swearing-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu tomorrow.

Edappadi Palanisamy


Edappadi Palanisamy is a strong loyalist of V.K. Sasikala who was appointed as the leader of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and now he is considered to be the main contender of the post of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Palanisamy started his political career in year 1974 in AIADMK. He had won four assembly elections from his constituency Edappadi and also had won in Lok Sabha election fom Tiruchengode in year 1998.  He belongs to Gounder community which had always stood by J.Jayalalithaa, when she had suffered due to anti-incumbency factor and lost in the elections.

How tall is K.Palanisamy: 5’ 7”

Net Worth: Rs.4 Crore (as in 2011)

Personal Information:

  • Occupation: Politician
  • Age: 63 years old
  • Date of Birth: 2 March 1954
  • Place of Birth: Edappadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Political Party : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
  • Political career: 1974
  • Star: Not Known
  • Gender: Male
  • Eye color: Black
  • Hair color: Black
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Cast : Gounder (Backword)

Body Measurements:

  • Body Built: Average


  • in kg: 74 kg
  • in Pounds: 163 pounds

Family Details


  • Father’s name : V. Karuppa Gouder
  • Mother’s name :Thavusuthaiammal
  • Siblings: Nil
  • Children’s: Unknown
  • Wife: Mrs.Radha

Brother/Sister: Unknown