O.Panneerselvam was born on 14 January 1951 in Periyakulam, Tamil Nadu. He started his career as a tea stall owner. He also owned some agricultural land. He is married to P. Vijayalakshmi and the couple has three children. He is currently elected from the constituency of Bodinayakkanur which is located in Theni district.
O.Panneerselvam (born 14 January 1951) is an Indian politician who served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 2001 to 2002 and again from 2014 to 2015. O Panneerselvam, a
trusted aide of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, was the first Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu who belonged to the Mukkulathor (Thevar) community, which is one of the largest and loyal vote banks of the AIADMK