|Haradanahalll.Deve Gowda. Kumaraswamy, known as H.D. Kumaraswamy was born on December 16, 1959. He is the son of ex-Prime Minister of India H. D. Deve Gowda. He was Chief Minister of the state of the Karnataka, India from 2006 to 2007. Earlier, he was a renowned film producer, exhibitor, distributor in the Kannada film industry. In 1996, he got elected at the Kanakapura Lok Sabha seat. In 2004, he was elected to represent the Ramanagaram assembly. His prominence grew, when he persuaded a defection in his party. In 2006, he was invited by the Karnataka Governor to form government after Dharam Singh resigned.