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Dr. Tejashwini Sreeramesh (born 11 November, 1966) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of Indiamarker. She represents the Bengalurumarker Rural constituency of Karnatakamarker and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party. She was born in Doddarayappanahalli-Kanivenarayanapura.

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 Philosophiae 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 travelled into the tribal belts of Chattisgarhmarker and Bastar to produce television documentaries.

Her populartiy 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 squabblings and corruption.

Giant Killer

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 Kanakapuramarker (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 is the candidate of INC from the Bengalurumarker Rural Constituency in the General Elections 2009.

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