Siddaramaiah (born 12 August 1948) is the 22nd and current Chief Minister of Karnataka state in South India. Currently a leader of the Indian National Congress party, Siddaramaiah was a member of various Janata Parivar factions for several years. Earlier, as a Janata Dal (Secular) leader, he was Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka on two occasions. On 13 May 2013 he was sworn in as the new chief minister of Karnataka.
He was born to Siddarame Gowda and Boramma in a remote village called Siddaramanahundi in Varuna Hobli of Mysore District in a farmer family. He had no formal schooling till he was ten but went on to do his B.Sc and Bachelor of Law from Mysore University. He is a leader of the Kuruba Gowda community, the third largest in Karnataka. He is the second amongst five siblings.
Siddaramaiah was a junior under a lawyer, Chikkaboraiah, in Mysore and later taught law for some time.