Justice Sri Ponugoti Naveen Rao was born in an agricultural family of Nandi Myadaram village, Dharmaram mandal, Karimnagar district to late Sri Ponugoti Muralidhar Rao and Smt Vimala. Did his graduation from Nizam College, Hyderabad and obtained law degree from University of Delhi in the year 1986. Enrolled as advocate in the year 1986. Elevated as Additional Judge, High Court of Andhra Pradesh on 12th April, 2013. Appointed as a permanent Judge of High Court at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh on 8th September, 2014.