Governor of Telangana
Tamilisai Soundararajan with her book "Suvai Migu Theneer Thuligal".jpg
Tamilisai Soundararajan

since 8 September 2019
AppointerPresident of India
Inaugural holderE. S. L. Narasimhan
Formation2 June 2014; 8 years ago (2014-06-02)

The governor of Telangana is the head of state of the Indian state of Telangana. The governors have similar powers and functions at the state level as those of the President of India at central level. They exist in the state appointed by the President of India for a term of 5 years and they are not local to the state that they are appointed to govern. The factors based on which the President evaluates the candidates is not mentioned in the constitution. The governor acts as the nominal head whereas the real power lies with the chief minister of the state and their council of ministers. The official residence of the Governor is Raj Bhavan, situated in the state capital Hyderabad.[1][2]

The current incumbent is Tamilisai Soundararajan since 8 September 2019.

Powers and functions

See also: Powers and functions of the Governor

The Governor enjoys many different types of powers:


No. Portrait Name


Home State Term of Office Previous post Appointed by
Assumed Office Left Office Time in Office
E. S. L. Narasimhan at Telangana Jagruthi Program.jpg
E. S. L. Narasimhan
Tamil Nadu 2 June 2014 23 July 2019 5 years, 97 days Governor of Andhra Pradesh Pranab Mukherjee
1 24 July 2019 7 September 2019
Tamilisai Soundararajan with her book "Suvai Migu Theneer Thuligal".jpg
Tamilisai Soundararajan
8 September 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 63 days State President of Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party Ram Nath Kovind
Tamilisai SoundararajanE. S. L. NarasimhanE. S. L. Narasimhan

See also


  1. ^ "TRS chief KCR to be sworn-in as first CM of Telangana on Monday". The Indian Express. Press Trust of India. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  2. ^ Common Governor of Telangana, Andhra to oversee law and order in Hyderabad post bifurcation: South, News - India Today