C. M. Rajesh Gowda

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Dr. Rajesh Gowda C M
Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
10 November 2020
Preceded byB. Satyanarayana
Personal details
C.M. Rajesh Gowda

1973 (age 48–49)
Tumkur, Karnataka, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata party
Spouse(s)Dr Thejaswini M U
Parent(s)C. P. Mudalagiriyappa
EducationM.B.B.S, [DMRD (Radio Diagnosis) 2005 from A.I.M.S.B.G. Nagar (R.G.U.H.S.)]

C.M. Rajesh Gowda is an Indian radiologist and politician. He is a Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Sira.[1] He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party[2] and is one of the youngest MLAs in Karnataka as of 2020.

His father, C. P. Mudalagiriyappa was a three-time Congress MP. As a medical professional, Dr Rajesh Gowda focussed on his medical practice. His service of patients endeared him to people, who encouraged him to enter public life.[3] He contested the 2020 bypoll election from Sira and won, becoming the first BJP candidate to win the constituency.

Dr Rajesh Gowda along with congress leader Yathindra Siddaramaiah founded Matrix Imaging Solutions. However Dr Yathindra resigned as a director following a controversy in 2016.[4]


  1. "Sira Assembly By-election Results Live Updates: Dr: C M Rajesh Gowda of BJP wins". CNN-News18. 10 November 2020.
  2. M Sripad, Ashwini (4 October 2020). "Former Congress MP's son joins BJP ahead of Sira bypoll". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  3. Kumar, B. s Satish (25 October 2020). "People in Sira are aspiring for change as they want development: Rajesh Gowda". The Hindu.
  4. Joshi, Bharath (3 October 2020). "BJP inducts radiologist CM Rajesh Gowda ahead of Sira bypoll". Deccan Herald.