Location in Telangana, India
|Metropolitan||Hyderabad Metropolitan Region|
|• Total||155 km2 (60 sq mi)|
|Elevation||574 m (1,883 ft)|
|• Density||952/km2 (2,470/sq mi)|
|• Official||Telugu, Urdu|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Shamshabad is a administrative headquarters of Ranga Reddy district in the Indian state of Telangana. It is located in Shamshabad mandal of Rajendranagar revenue division. The international airport of Hyderabad is located here.
In former times the area was known as Sedanti village, which was later renamed Shamsabad in reference to Shams-ul-Umra, the title bestowed upon "Abul Fateh Khan", Tegh Jung, Shams-ud-Daula, Shams-ul-Mulk and Shams-ul-Umrah ("The Sun among the Nobles"), who founded the Paigah nobility during the reign of Nizam II, Mir Nizam Ali Khan (1762-1803). There was a time when the whole of the Shamsabad area were under the direct control of Paigah, including where the new airport has been built, the entire Shamsabad village was granted to Nawab Shams-ul-Umara Bahadur as a reward. Nawab Moin-ud-Daula Bahadur, a leading Paigah noble, built a country home on a hillock and race course in Shamsabad for his own. As happened with other locality names, Shamsabad too got corrupted and over the years came to be called Shamshabad.
There is a railway station at Shamshabad by the name Umdanagar, which is part of the South Central Railway, Indian Railways.
Shamshabad is located at. It has an average elevation of 574 metres (1,886 ft).
Shamshabad welcomes Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which began operations 23 March 2008.
There are 24 panchayats in the Shamshabad mandal.