Bachelor of Science, Satavahana College, Vijayawada, India, 1984. Master of Science, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, 1996.
Senior research assistant Central Silk Board, Ranchi, India, 1988-1989. Scientist Indian Council Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 1990-1995. Senior scientist Central Tobacco Research Institute, Rajahmundry, India, since 1996.
Member Society Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Indian Society Tobacco Science (award 1998).
Married Kemisetti Lakshmi, August 25, 1989. Children: Pravarna, Sada Siva.