Kota Srinivasa Rao

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Kota Srinivasa Rao
Telugu Desam Party
Member, Legislative Assembly, Andhra Pradesh, India
Incumbent
Assumed office
1999-2004
Constituency Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh , India
Personal details
Born Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation Actor
Politician
Religion Hindu

Kota Srinivasa Rao is an Indian film actor, known for his works primarily in Telugu Cinema, and theater. He has also starred in few Bollywood and Tamil films. A former politician, Rao, has served as MLA from Vijayawada East assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh, India from 1999-2004.[1] He made his debut with the Telugu film Pranam Khareedu in 1978. He has starred in six hundred and fifty feature films.[2][3] He has received six state Nandi Awards as best character, villain and supporting actor. In 2012, he has garnered the South Indian International Movie Award, for his work in Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum.[4]

He received wide citical acclaim for his diverse roles in hits such as Attarintiki Daredi (2013), Dookudu (2011), Rakta Charitra (2010), Leader (2010), Ready (2008), Sarkar (2006), Bommarillu (2006), Pournami (2006), Athadu (2005), Malliswari (2004), Tagore (2003), Idiot (2002), Student No. 1 (2001), Ganesh (1998), Anaganaga Oka Roju (1997), Aha Naa Pellanta (1987), Aame (1994), Hello Brother (1994), Govindha Govindha (1993), Gaayam (1993), Money (1993), Shatruvu (1990), Shiva (1989), Pratighatana (1986), and Repati Pourulu (1986). In 2003, He made his debut in Tamil film Saamy as a suave villain. He played a negative role Saniyan Saggadi in the Tamil film Thirupaachi.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

His father Kota Seetha Rama Anjaneyulu was a doctor. He initially started his career in stage and drama plays during his childhood. He worked as a State Bank employee before entering the film industry. He is married to Rukmini and has three children (2 daughters and a son). He lost his son Kota Venkata Anjaneya Prasad on June 20, 2010 in a road accident in Hyderabad.[7]

Kota Prasad acted in J. D. Chakravarthy's flick Siddham and alongside his father in Gaayam 2 (2010). His acting was critically acclaimed. His younger brother Kota Sankara Rao is also an actor. He works in a nationalized bank and acts in soap operas.[8] He is a great actor.

Awards[edit]

Nandi Awards
SIIMA Awards
Other honors

Selected filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Tamil
  1. Maasi (2012)
  2. Thaandavam (2012) ... Home Minister
  3. Saguni (2012) ... Perumal
  4. Mambattiyan (2011)
  5. Krishna Leelai (2011)
  6. Thalakkonam (2011) ... Home minister
  7. Ko (2011) ... Aalavandhan
  8. Bhavani IPS (2011) ... Sivalingam
  9. Raththa Charitram (2010)... Nagamani Reddy
  10. Ambasamuthiram Ambani (2010)
  11. Kanagavel Kakka (2010)
  12. Jaganmohini (2010)
  13. Odipolama (2009)
  14. Laadam (2009) ... Pavadai
  15. Perumal (2009)
  16. Karthik Anitha (2009)... Karthik father
  17. Dhanam (2008)... Vedhagiri
  18. Satyam (2008 film) (2008)
  19. Sadhu Miranda (2008) ... Venkata Sabhapathy
  20. Kokki (2006)
  21. Parasivam (2005)
  22. Thirupaachi (2005) ... Saniyan Saggadai
  23. Jai Surya (2005)
  24. Jore (2004)
  25. Aae (2004)
  26. Kuthu (2004)
  27. Saamy (2003) ... Perumal Pichai
Hindi

Singer[edit]

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