Sri D. V. Sadananda Gowda hails from the Devaragunda family of Mandekolu Village of Sullia Taluk,. He was born in the year 1953. Sri Venkappa Gowda and Smt. Kamala were his adored Parents.
D. V. had his earlier education at Keyyur of Puttur Taluk and also in Sullia. He graduated in Science from St. Philomena College, Puttur and then went on to attain his degree in law at Udupi Vaikunta Baliga College of law.