B. Sriramulu was born in Bellary, Karnataka on August 8, 1971 to B. Thimmappa, a railway employee and B Honnuramma, a house wife. He is the 7th child from among 4 brothers and 4 sisters. He is a Hindu and hails from the Valmiki Nayaka community.
He is an Indian politician and a Member of the 16th Lok Sabha representing Bellary Lok Sabha constituency.
He was a member of the current Karnataka Legislative Assembly representing Bellary Rural Constituency. He was Health and Family Welfare minister in the Government of Karnataka till September 2011. He was Tourism, Textile, Civil Aviation & Infrastructure Minister.
His political journey began as a Councillor from Devi Nagar in the year 1996.
The 1999 Lok Sabha elections saw the emergence of B SriRamulu as Sushma Swaraj’s local aide. All though Swaraj and Sriramulu (who contested the 1999 Assembly elections from Bellary city) lost in the elections, for Him, both the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections that year proved to be a crucial stepping stone.
In September 2011, he resigned as an MLA and later quit the BJP owing to alleged humiliation meted out to his mentor and jailed former minister Gali Janardhan Reddy by the BJP leadership. Subsequently he contested as an Independent candidate again from the Bellary Rural constituency and won. He then floated a regional party, Badava Shramika Raitha Congress (BSR Congress). However in March 2014 he again joined BJP and contested Loksabha election from Bellary as a BJP candidate.