Annamalai is the former IPS officer of the Karnataka cadre

He quit the police service in September 2019

He served as police superintendent of Chikkamagaluru and Udupi districts, as deputy police commissioner in Bengaluru (south)

Annamalai became the youngest president of Tamil Nadu BJP ever

Annamalai is an engineering graduate and also completed his MBA degree from IIM, Lucknow

Annamalai is from agricultural family and belongs to Gounder community