Naraparaju Ramchander Rao (NRR) (Telugu: నారపరాజు రామచందర్ రావు, born 27 April 1959) is an Indian politician and lawyer from Telangana. He is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Executive member, and a member of Press Council of India
NRR started his legal practice in Hyderabad in 1985. In 2014, he was elected a member of the Bar Council of India. He has also been BJP's Chief Spokesperson and the General Secretary of undivided Andhra Pradesh State.
Naraparaju's father, Professor NVRLN Rao, was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering for Osmania University. His brother, N V Ramana Rao, is Registrar at JNTU, Hyderabad. His sister Padmavathi is a gynaecologist.
Naraparaju is married to Smt. N Savithri. They have two children, a daughter and a son. Their daughter Amuktha is a software professional, and their son Aveenash is an engineering graduate who is pursuing a law degree from Osmania University.
Naraparaju took to politics while at Picket Kendriya Vidyalaya school during the period of the Emergency. For three consecutive years, he was elected President of the Students' Union (affiliated to Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, (ABVP)) while studying Bachelor of Arts at Railway Degree College. For two terms, he was elected as secretary (ABVP) of Osmania Law College Student Union. He was jailed 14 times during his student years.
He attended high school in 1977 at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Picket Secunderabad. His BA came from Railway Degree College Secunderaba] in 1980. He secured a Master of Arts (Political Science) from Osmania University, in 82 standing second in the examinations. He earned an LLB from Osmania University in 1985.He writes a column on Sundays named "Legal Corner" in Andhra Jyothy.
He contributes legal articles to law journals such as Andhra Legal Digest and Andhra Pradesh Legal Journal.
He has contributed articles to Jana Sandesh
1977-80—President of Students Union, Railway Degree College
1982-85— Secretary of Students Union, Osmania University
1st State secretary for the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
Legal Cell Convener for AP state BJP Unit.
Joint convener for National Legal Cell
2008- —State spokesperson for Bharatiya Janata Party, first for undivided Andhra Pradesh and then for Mahabubnagar
2011-2013—Andhra Pradesh State General secretary.
Naraparaju lost the 2009 election for Member of Legislative Council (MLC) for the Graduates’ constituency for Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and Mahabubnagar districts.
In 2015 he won as Member of Legislative Council (MLC) from Mahaboobnagar, Ranga Reddy, Hyderabad Graduates Constituency in Telangana as a BJP candidate.