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Kuppusamy Annamalai

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Kuppusamy Annamalai
File:AnnamalaiIPS Joining BJP.jpg AnnamalaiIPS Joining BJP.jpg
Addressing The Press After Joining BJP At BJP Head Quarters
Born (1984-06-04) 4 June 1984 (age 36)
Karur, Tamil Nadu, India
🏳️ NationalityIndian
🏫 EducationBachelor of Engineering
Master of Business Administration
🎓 Alma materPSG College of Technology
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
💼 Occupation
  • Vice-president of TN BJP unit
  • Former IPS Officer
  • Politician
  • Organic farmer
🏛️ Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
👩 Spouse(s)Akila S. Nathan
👶 Children1 (Son)
👴 👵 Parent(s)
  • Kuppusamy (father)

Kuppusamy Annamalai [1] (born 4 June 1984, Karur) is a former IPS officer who served as a Superintendent of Police in Udupi, and Chikkamagaluru district and Deputy Commissioner of Police in Bengaluru (South) Karnataka.[2] He quit his professional life and embarked We The Leaders Foundation. He is popularly known as Singham of Karnataka.[3] "Singam/Singham" is recent epiphet (after 2010 blockbuster Hindi movie Singham) in India to indicate an honest police officer. He officially joined Bharatiya Janata Party on 25 August 2020.[4]. He was appointed as Vice-president of Tamilnadu unit of BJP on 29 August 2020.[5][6]

Early Life and Education[edit]

K. Annamalai was born in Karur district of Tamil Nadu and belongs to the family of agricultural background.[7] He did his schooling in Karur and Namakkal District and gained a degree in mechanical engineering (sandwich) at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Following that, he completed his Master of Business Administration with a specialization in marketing and strategy at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow), Uttar Pradesh.[8]

Personal Life[edit]

He entered the civil service and served in various locations for the period of almost 10 years. K Annamalai resigned in June 2019.[9]

He is the founder of We The Leaders Foundation and also the founder and course architect of Core Talent and Leadership Development Private Limited. He is interested in entrepreneurship and his main hobbies are reading World and Indian History, cycling, and mountaineering.[10].He Got Married To Akila S. Nathan

Police career[edit]

Annamalai is known for his work as part of the police force and has also been called as “Karnataka Singham”.[3] He was a 2011 batch IPS officer and he started his police career as the Assistant Superintendent of Police, Karkala sub-division in Udupi district of Karnataka in September 2013 where he was later promoted in 1st of January, 2015 as a Superintendent of Police in the same location and served there as an SP till August, 2016. He was then transferred to Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka and continued as an SP till October 2018. He got promoted as a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru south in 2018.[11]

Political career[edit]

Annamalai has been influenced by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). According to MyNation by Asianet News, while he was posted in Chikkamagaluru, he had become closer to CT Ravi and had a better understanding of RSS ideology. In his last posting as DCP South in Bengaluru, he met with the RSS leaders in their headquarters at Keshava Krupa, which also happens to be in South Bengaluru. Annamalai also met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah and revealed how impressed he was with the RSS and wanted to do something different in life.[12][13][14] He is also a fan of Narendra Modi.[15][16][17] On 25th August 2020, a year after quitting the police force, he officially joined Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of BJP national general secretary P. Muralidhar Rao and BJP president of Tamil Nadu L. Murugan.[18]. He is currently Vice-president of TN BJP.


  1. "IPS officer Annamalai quits post, likely to join Tamil Nadu BJP - The New Indian Express". www.newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  2. ET Bureau (17 Oct 2019). "Government accepts IPS officer K Annamalai's resignation". The Economic Times. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Moneycontrol News (30 May 2019). "Bengaluru's 'Singham' IPS officer quits police force after senior's death". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  4. "'I am a natural fit in the BJP': Former IPS officer K Annamalai set to join party". 2020-08-25.
  5. https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/former-ips-officer-annamalai-appointed-vice-president-tn-bjp-131899
  6. https://twitter.com/BJP4TamilNadu/status/1299680086224900097/photo/1
  7. Times Now Digital (28 May 2019). "Ex-IPS officer K. Annamalai announces his entry to politics, to contest next election from Tamil Nadu". TIMESNOWNEWS.COM. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  8. Prajwal Bhat (28 May 2019). "B'luru DCP 'Singam' Annamalai quits, says IPS officer's death made him 're-examine' life". The NEWS Minute. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  9. Press Trust of India (28 May 2019). "Bengaluru DCP K Annamalai resigns, to pursue public service". Business Standard. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  10. Nina C George (2 June 2019). "Supercop Annamalai quit to chase dreams, 'do more'". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  11. Moneycontrol News (31 May 2019). "Bengaluru's 'Singham' IPS officer quits police force after senior's death". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  12. "'Karnataka's Singham' Annamalai to join RSS and start 'shakha' in Coimbatore?". Asianet News Network Pvt Ltd. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  13. "Political plunge? No plans, says Annamalai". Deccan Herald. 2019-05-22. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  14. "Bengaluru DCP K Annamalai, 'Singham' of Karnataka, quits IPS; likely to join politics". DNA India. 2019-05-28. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  15. Prakash Upadhyaya (18 May 2020). "Ex-IPS officer K Annamalai announces his entry to politics, to contest next election from Tamil Nadu". International Business Times. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  16. "Ex-Super cop Annamalai hints at joining politics : 'I am a big fan of Modi'│Daijiworld Television - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  17. "Former super cop Annamalai hints at joining politics - 'I am a big fan of Modi'". www.daijiworld.com. Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  18. [[1]]

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