Veena George is an Indian politician and former journalist. She is a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and became the Minister of Health and Family Welfare of Kerala in 2021.
Veena George was born on Tuesday, 3 August 1976 (age 46 years; as in 2022) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He completed his schooling from Mount Bethany High School, Mylaprara in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. She completed her graduation and post-graduation in Physics from Government Women’s College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He completed his B.Ed from Kerala University. She was a member of the Students Federation of India (SFI), a communist student union, during her college days. She worked as a teacher for a year at the Catholic College in Pathanamthitta before changing her career to journalism. He entered politics after working as a journalist and anchor for 16 years. In 2016, Veena was named the CPIM candidate for the Aranmula State Assembly constituency and emerged victorious in her first election. In 2021, she replaced KK Shailaja as the Minister of Health and Family Welfare in the second Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government.
Hair Color: Black
Eye colour: black
Veena George’s family hails from Mylapra, Pathanamthitta, Kerala.
parents and siblings
Veena George’s father PE Kuriakose was a lawyer. His mother, Rosamma Kuriakose, was a former councilor of Pathanamthitta Corporation. He has two siblings, Vidya K Joseph, a lawyer, and Vijay Kuriakose.
husband and children
Veena George is married to Dr. George Joseph, a higher secondary school teacher. They have two children, a son and a daughter.
Velassery Palamuttathu House, Mylapra PO Pathanamthitta- 689 671
Veena George worked as a teacher for some time before becoming a journalist. She became one of the best journalists of Kerala and won many awards in her 16-year long career as a journalist and anchor. Veena George was nominated as a candidate of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and won the 2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election. In her second term as MLA, Veena was appointed as a minister in the second Pinarayi Vijayan government.
Veena George started her journalism career in 2000 when she joined Kairali TV as a trainee journalist. She then joined Manorama News and established herself among the popular anchors in Kerala. Veena presented morning shows and special international shows. After this Veena joined Indiavision and was a part of the channel for some time before joining Reporter TV. In 2015, she created history by becoming the first female executive editor of a Malayalam news channel when she joined TV New. Veena George has published various articles related to journalism.
She was a member of the Students Federation of India (SFI), the student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), during her college days. Veena made an unexpected entry into mainstream politics in 2016 when she was declared the CPI(M) candidate from the Aranmula State Assembly constituency in Pathanamthitta district. In his first election, he defeated senior Indian National Congress (INC) leader K. Defeated Sivadasan Nair by a margin of 7646 votes. She contested the 2019 Indian general election from the Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha seat and came second in the highly competitive election against candidates from the Congress and the BJP. Veena retained her seat in the 2021 Kerala Legislative Assembly election and improved her vote margin to 19,003.
He was named as the Minister of Health and Family Welfare by the CPM Politburo in 2021; Her consecutive victories in the Assembly elections from the Congress stronghold and the remarkable leadership and organizational skills displayed by her during the flood relief in Pathanamthitta in 2018 and 2019 were major factors that convinced the party leadership that Veena had the best candidate to replace her. Have a profile. Former minister KK Shailaja. Veena and the Kerala Council of Ministers assumed office on 20 May 2021. Veena created history by becoming a minister; The first woman journalist-turned-politician was appointed minister in Kerala.
– CPI (M) West Bengal (@CPIM_WESTBENGAL) 18 August 2018
His net worth for the year 2021 was estimated to be Rs. 1,58,15,272.77.
property and properties
- Deposits in banks, financial institutions and non-banking financial companies: Rs. 58,589.59
- Motor Vehicle: Rs. 15,23,201
- Agricultural Land: Rs. 58,64,940
- Residential Building: Rs. 1,00,00,000
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are as per the year 2021. Movable property does not include property owned by her husband and dependents. Immovable assets include properties owned by her husband.
- In 2012, he won the Kerala TV Award for Best Malayalam News Reader.
- Veena George was the first woman executive editor to head a media organization in Kerala. She became the executive editor of Malayalam news channel TV New in 2015.
- She likes reading and traveling in her spare time.