Nimmakayala Chinarajappa is a politician belonging to Telugu Desam Party. He is serving as the Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Home & Disaster management in the Andhra Pradesh State Government. His portfolio was retained during the April 2017 cabinet reshuffle.
On 1 December 2015, Chinarajappa formally inaugurated the gold plated entrance of the famous shrine of Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy atop Ratnagiri hillock at Annavaram.
On 13 December 2015, Chinnarajappa directed investigating officials of the Call Money scandal to book the culprits irrespective of their status. Speaking to the media, the Home Minister said that the government has directed the police to conduct a fair and thorough probe into the scandal and arrest all the accused in the case.