KalvakuntlaChandrashekhar Rao: – K. C. Rao will go down in history as the man who played a key role by reviving the movement for a separate state 16 years ago. Most popular political leader KCR achieved his goal in 2009 by going on an indefinite fast, forcing the central government to announce the process for a separate state of Telangana. KCR was the principal in formation of a state since 2001 by floating a regional party.
K.T. Rama Rao: – One of the most popular political leaders in Telangana, KTR was instrumental in spreading the awareness to the overseas Telangana residents and winning their support for a separate statehood.
Harish Rao: – He can be called as an unnoticed supporter. He is one of the most composed and quiet efficient politicalleaders in Telangana. He was one instrumental figure standing behind his uncle and coordinating with all departments to ensure they take steps strategically and not in haste.
Kodandaram: – A professor at Osmania University, Kondandram headed Telangana Joint Action Committee, which played a crucial role in the Telangana movement.
Balka Suman: – Balka was TSRV (student wing) state president from Osmania University. He led the students wing of Osmania, one sector which played a crucial role in the movement. Impressed by his leadership skills, TRS party offered him MP seat to contest from Pedapally constituency in Karimnagar district.
Swamy Goud: -The former president of TNGO an employee union in Telangana is a convenor of Telangana Joint Action Committee and is now a member of TRS politburo. Apart from the political leaders and students it was the employees section that played a crucial role in the Telangana movement.
K K Rao: – K. Keshava Rao was the key person in negotiating issues with Sonia Gandhi. He quit Indian National Congress party after their as they did not meet their deadline to take a decision for the creation of the separate state. He was appointed as the Secretary General of Telangana RashtraSamithi and its chairman of national affairs as second in command.