Name: Smt. K. K. Shailaja Teacher
Designation: Minister for Health and Social Justice
Abbreviation: M(H & SJ)
Smt. Shailaja Teacher entered politics through Students Federation of India (SFI) activities and later become a member of CPI (M) Central Committee. She is the State Secretary of All India Democratic Women's Association and Joint Secretary of its Central Committee. She has authored two books- "Indian Varthamanavum Sthreesamoohavum" and "China- Rashtram, Rashtreeyam, Kazhchakal". Was Chief Editor of "Sthree Sabdam" and also worked in Sivapuram High School in Kannur as Science Teacher earlier.
Previously elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly from Kuthuparamba in 1996 and from Peravoor in 2006. Shailaja Teacher was born to K. Kundan and K.K Santha.
Husband: Shri. K. Bhaskaran
Children :Two sons