Kanna Lakshmi Narayana was born on 13 August 1955 in Nagaram Palem, Guntur District. He was the youngest child born to Kanna Rangaiah & Kanna Masthanamma.
A successful weightlifter, Kanna Lakshmi Narayana was attracted to politics from a very young age. Hailing from a political family of Guntur, Kanna Lakshmi Narayana has since had a political career of his own, now lasting about 40 years.
Getting on his bicycle during his junior college days, Kanna Lakshmi Narayana, a B Com graduate, used to invite all to JOIN NSUI by writing on the walls and this was his way of getting initiated into politics.
Kanna Lakshmi Narayana has also competed in shooting, winning a gold medal.
Kanna Lakshmi Narayana won the election to the State Assembly for the fifth term from Guntur (West) Assembly constituency in 2009. He won from Pedakurapadu, the biggest constituency in Andhra Pradesh, for four straight terms, from 1989 to 2004. He joined the BJP on 27 October 2014 in Delhi in presence of Amit Shah, its national president.
- 1972 1978 : President, District NSUI, Guntur.
- 1979 1985 : Worked as development officer, New India Assurance Company.
- 1986 1987 : President, City Youth Congress, Guntur.
- 1987 1988 : General Secretary, A.P.Youth Congress
- 1988 1990 : President, Guntur District Youth Congress & Labour Cell Chief Vice President INTUC District Organising Secretary, A.P. Sevadal
- 1996 1998 : General Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee, Andhra Pradesh. Under the Stewardship of Late Dr. Mallikarjun, President.
- 2000 2003 : General Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee, Andhra Pradesh. Under the Stewardship Sri M. Satyanarayana Rao, President
- 1995 : Member, State Local Bodies Election Committee APCC
- 1995 1997 : Chairman, Public Accounts Committee
- 1999 : Member State Election Committee APCC
- 2004 : Member State Election Committee APCC
- 2009 : Member State Election Committee APCC
AS MEMBER OF LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
- 1989 1994 : Elected from Pedakurapadu Assembly Constituency, Guntur District
- 1994 1999 : Elected from Pedakurapadu Assembly Constituency, Guntur District and as a WHIP of Congress Legislature Party
- 1999 2004 : Elected from Pedakurapadu Assembly Constituency, Guntur District
- 2004 2009 : Elected from Pedakurapadu Assembly Constituency, Guntur District
- 2009 : Elected from Guntur West Assembly Constituency
- 1991 1994 : Minister of State (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) in the Cabinet of Sri. Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy and Late Sri Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy
- 2004 2009 : Cabinet Minister in Late Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddys Cabinet
- 2009 May : Cabinet Minister for Major Industries, Commerce & Export Promotion and Food Processing in Late Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddys Cabinet
- 2009 September : Cabinet Minister for Major Industries, Commerce & Export Promotion and Food Processing in Sri.K Rosaiahs Cabinet
- 2010 December : Cabinet Minister for Housing in Sri.N. Kiran Kumar Reddys Cabinet
- 2012 February : Cabinet Minister for Agriculture & agriculture technology mission in Sri.N. Kiran Kumar Reddys Cabinet
- 2018 : President BJP Party for the state of Andhra Pradesh