In Karnataka, Siddaramaiah is one of the tallest leaders in the Congress. The former Chief Minister is still crucial to his party's attempts to retake the state's government.

Siddaramaiah was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka in May 2013 after Congress came to power.

The Kuruba people are Siddaramaiah's ethnic group. He graduated from Mysore University with a science degree and went on to study law.