Tatiparthi Jeevan Reddy was born on May 1, 1952 in Bathikapally village of Pagadapally in Jagtial district. He hails from an agriculture family. He had his schooling at Government Old High School Jagtial and at Multi Purpose High School in Karimnagar. He went on to pursue BA from Nizam College in Hyderabad and LLB from University Law College, Osmania University.
After finishing his LLB, Mr Reddy entered politics and won from the Jagtial Assembly constituency as a Member of Legislative Assembly in 1983. He represented Jagtial constituency in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly for five terms. He also served as Minister for Roads and Buildings from 2007 to 2009 in Y S Rajasekhara Reddy government.
Jeevan Reddy is married to Ahalya Devi and the couple has three children.
During the Telangana movement, Jeevan Reddy played a key role. He part of various delegations that met senior AICC leaders and appraised them about the ground realities and the public sentiment. In 2008, he fought by-election against TRS leader K. Chandrashekhar Rao and gave him a tough competition.
As a legislator, he is connected to different sections of his constituency and maintains good rapport with them. He is known to have raised various issues on the floor of Assembly and cornered the government on many, be it jobs, 12 per cent reservation to backward Muslim as promised by TRS and other issues. He is currently the deputy floor leader of Telangana Congress in the TS Assembly.