At 28, the state's youngest assembly member and minister
Longest serving Chief Minister for the combined state of Andhra Pradesh (1995-2004)
First Chief Minister of the newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh from 8 June 2014.
Longest-serving leader of opposition in the Andhra Pradesh assembly
Voted IT Indian of the Millennium in a poll by India Today and 20:20 Media
He was named "SOUTH ASIAN OF THE YEAR" by the TIME Magazine, USA
He was described as one of the Hidden Seven working wonders around the world, by Profit, a monthly magazine published by Oracle Corporation, US.
Business Person of the Year by Economic Times
He calls himself as "CEO of Andhra Pradesh".
The Pune-based organisation, Bharatiya Chatra Sansad, in partnership with MIT School of Governance, has honoured him with "Aadarsh Mukhyamantri Puraskar" (Model CM Award) in its 6th annual session on 30 January 2016.
Transformative Chief Minister Award’ in May 2017