Kota Srinivasa Rao

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Kota Srinivasa Rao
Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly for Vijayawada East
In office
1999–2004
Preceded by Vangaveeti Ratnakumari
Succeeded by Vangaveeti Radha Krishna
Personal details
Born (1947-07-10) 10 July 1947 (age 68)
Kankipadu, Andhra Pradesh,India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Occupation Film actor, politician
Religion Hinduism
Awards Padma Shri

Kota Srinivasa Rao is an Indian film actor, known for his works primarily in Telugu Cinema, and theatre. He has also starred in few films in Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam. 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.[2] Rao is one of the finest method actors of contemporary Telugu cinema. He is starred in six hundred and fifty feature films.[3][4] He has received seven 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.[5] In 2015, He received India's fourth highest civilian honor Padma Shri for his contribution to Indian cinema.[6][7][8]

He received wide critical 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.[9][10]

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 20 June 2010 in a road accident in Hyderabad.[11]

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 nationalised bank and acts in soap operas.[12]

Awards[edit]

Civilian Honors
Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards
SIIMA Awards
Other honours

Selected filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Telugu[edit]

Tamil[edit]

  1. Saagasam (2016)
  2. Aranmanai (2014) ... Swamiji
  3. All in All Azhagu Raja (2013) ... Chokkanathan
  4. Maasi (2012)
  5. Thaandavam (2012) ... Home Minister
  6. Saguni (2012) ... Perumal
  7. Mambattiyan (2011) ... Annachchi
  8. Thalakonam (2011) ... Home minister
  9. Ko (2011) ... Aalavandhan
  10. Bhavani IPS (2011) ... Sivalingam
  11. Ambasamuthiram Ambani (2010) ... Annachi
  12. Kanagavel Kaaka (2010) ... Ayyanarappan
  13. Jaganmohini (2010)
  14. Odipolama (2009)
  15. Laadam (2009) ... Pavadai
  16. Perumal (2009)
  17. Karthik Anitha (2009)... Karthik father
  18. Dhanam (2008)... Vedhagiri
  19. Sathyam (2008)
  20. Sadhu Miranda (2008) ... Venkata Sabhapathy
  21. Kokki (2006)
  22. Paramasivan (2006)
  23. Thirupaachi (2005) ... Saniyan Saggadai
  24. Jaisurya (2005)
  25. Jore (2004)
  26. Aae (2004)
  27. Kuththu (2004)
  28. Saamy (2003) ... Perumal Pichai

Hindi[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

Singer[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hindu : Doubts over Vijayawada(East) seat for Kota Srinivasa Rao". Hindu.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  2. ^ IANS (25 January 2015). "Actor Kota Srinivasa Rao gets Padma Shri". business-standard.com. 
  3. ^ "Srinivasa Rao Kota". IMDb. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to Superhit". Thesuperhit.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Allu Ramalingaiah award is special: Kota Srinivasa Rao". Filmibeat.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Kota Srinivasa Rao received Padma Shri award 2015
  7. ^ PTI. "Advani, Bachchan, Dilip Kumar get Padma Vibhushan". The Hindu. 
  8. ^ IANS (25 January 2015). "Actor Kota Srinivasa Rao gets Padma Shri". business-standard.com. 
  9. ^ [1] Archived 17 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Telugu film 'Masti' deals with realistic subject: Film's producer Ravi K Punnam". IBNLive. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  11. ^ Special Correspondent. "Actor Kota's son killed in accident". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  12. ^ [2] Archived 22 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Padma Awards 2015". Press Information Bureau. Archived from the original on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Allu Ramalingaiah award is special: Kota Srinivasa Rao". www.filmibeat.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 

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