Srikanta Datta Wodeyar was elected as a Member of Parliament and represented the Mysore Parliamentary Constituency. He was a representative of the Constituency for 4 times as a member of Indian National Congress party. He has lost the election for 2 times, once as a candidate of BJP and later as a candidate of Congress. Maharaja Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wodeyar Bahadur was the captain of the Mysore University cricket team and also represented the University as a cricket player. He was also appointed as the President of Karnataka State Cricket Association. He retired from the position on November 2010. He is a reputed designer and a supporter of Mysore silk Sarees under the brand name Royal Silk of Mysore.
Maharaja Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wodeyar Bahadur is married to Maharani Pramoda Devi Avaru. She belongs to the well known Bettada Kote Ursu family of the former princely state of Mysore. The royal couple successfully completed their Post Graduation in Political Science and Hindi from the University of Mysore. Both the Maharaja and Maharani have been honoured with gold medals for obtaining First Rank.
Although Maharaja Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wodeyar Bahadur is the only son of Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wodeyar, the last and earlier ruling Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore, but he has no children himself. But the titular ruler has several nephews by his sisters.