Kota Srinivasa Rao
Kota Srinivasa Rao
Kota Srinivasa Rao
|Born||10 July 1947|
|Residence||Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.|
|Occupation||Film actor, politician|
|Office||Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly for Vijayawada East|
|Successor||Vangaveeti Radha Krishna|
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Awards||Padma Shri (2015)|
Kota Srinivasa Rao is an Indian film actor, known for his works primarily in Telugu cinema and Telugu theatre. He has also starred in few films in Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam. As former politician, Rao, has served as MLA from Vijayawada East in Andhra Pradesh, India from 1999–2004. He made his debut with the Telugu film Pranam Khareedu in 1978. He starred in six hundred and fifty feature films. He has received nine state Nandi Awards as best character, villain and supporting actor. In 2012, he has garnered the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA), for his work in Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum. In 2015, he received India's fourth highest civilian honor Padma Shri for his contribution to Indian cinema.
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), Sathruvu (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 Saggadai in the Tamil film Thirupaachi.
His father Kota Seetha Rama Anjaneyulu was a doctor. He initially aimed to become a doctor but eventually couldn't make it because of his love towards acting. He initially started his career in stage and drama plays during his college days. He is a bachelor of science graduate and 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.
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.
- Nandi Special Jury Award - Pratighatana (1985)
- Nandi Award for Best Villain - Gaayam (1993)
- Nandi Award for Best Villain - for Various numerous films (1994)
- Nandi Award for Best Character Actor - Little Soldiers (1996)
- Nandi Award for Best Villain - Ganesh (1998)
- Nandi Award for Best Villain – Chinna (2000)
- Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor - Prudhvi Narayana (2002)
- Nandi Award for Best Character Actor – Aa Naluguru (2004)
- Nandi Award for Best Character Actor – Pellaina Kothalo (2006)
- Other honours
|1987||Aha Naa Pellanta||Lakshmipathi|
|Attagaru Zindabad||Chintapikkala Chinna Rao|
|Sri Kanaka Maalakshmi Recording Dance Troop||Yella Papa Rao|
|Sahasam Cheyara Dimbhaka||Harmonium Hanumantha Rao|
|Choopulu Kalasina Subhavela||Gurnadham|
|Khaidi No. 786||Surya Chandra Rao|
|Pavan – Subblakshmi Preminchukunnarata|
|Hai Hai Nayaka||Pedda Rayudu|
|Bava Bava Panneeru|
|1990||Chevilo Puvvu||Manager Venkateswara Rao|
|Jayammu Nischayammu Raa!||Patel|
|Bobbili Raja||Ahobala Rao|
|Raja Vikramarka||Raja Kotappa|
|1991||Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu||Veerabhadraiah|
|Stoovertpuram Police Station|
|Prema Entha Madhuram||Narayan Rao|
|Rowdy Alludu||Venkat Ramudu|
|Chitram Bhalare Vichitram||G. Garudachalam|
|Chitemma Mogudu||Military Babai|
|President Gari Pellam||Nadamuni|
|Jamba Lakidi Pamba|
|Ish Gup Chup|
|Akka Pettanam Chelleli Kapuram|
|1994||Govinda Govinda||Satyananda Swamy|
|Hello Brother||Tadi Mattayya|
|Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu'|
|Evandi Aavida Vachindi|
|Alluda Majaka||Kota Pentaiah|
|Gharana Bullodu||Ammaji's husband|
|Maato Pettukoku||Mayor Geedapenta Basavaiah|
|Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu||Sriram's father|
|Little Soldiers||Major Harishchandra Prasad|
|Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi||Suleiman|
|Oho Naa Pellanta||Vallabha Rao|
|Maa Nannaki Pelli||Subba Raju|
|Anaganaga Oka Roju|
|1998||Aavida Maa Aavide|
|Ganesh||Health Minister Samba Sivudu|
|Nuvvu Vastavani||Koteswara Rao|
|Vamsi||Ankineedu's gang member|
|Cheliya Cheliya Chirukopama|
|Sakumba Saparivara Sametamga|
|Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa||Kota|
|Student No. 1||Leakage Sambashiva Rao|
|Daddy||Shanti's paternal uncle|
|Maa Avida Meda Ottu|
|Maa Aayana Sundarayya|
|Prematho Raa||Chandu's grandfather|
|Family Circus||Lansnayak Bhaghat|
|Thank You Subba Rao|
|Idem Oorura Babu|
|Avunu Valliddaru Ishtapaddaru|
|Santosham||Himsaraju / Vikram|
|Tappu Chesi Pappu Koodu|
|Idiot||The Head Constable|
|Premalo Pavani Kalyan|
|Donga Ramudu & Party|
|Pellamto Panenti||Kalyani's father|
|Satyam||Shankar, Ankita's father|
|Lakshyam||Chandu & Bose's father|
|Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule||Ganesh's father|
|Visakha Express||Dr. Raja's father|
|Nee Sukhame Ne Korukunna||Sarvabhouma Rao|
|Hare Ram||G. Siva Reddy (Health Minister)|
|Rajavari Chepala Cheruvu|
|Sare Nee Istam|
|Gaayam 2||Guru Narayana|
|Rakta Charitra||Rajidi Nagamani Reddy|
|Rakta Charitra 2|
|Brindaavanam||Durga Prasad, Bhoomi's grandfather|
|Kathi Kantha Rao||Ringu Raja Rao|
|Dhammu||Raja of Veera Durgam Fort|
|Gabbar Singh||Bhagyalakshmi's father|
|Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu||Jawahar Naidu|
|2013||Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu||Brahmananda Rao|
|Run Raja Run||Minister GovindhaRaju|
|Govindudu Andarivadele||Balaraju's brother|
|S/O Satyamurthy||Devaraj's Father|
|Subramanyam for Sale||Govind's father|
|2017||Gunturodu||MLA Koteswara Rao|
|Achari America Yatra|
|2008||Sadhu Miranda||Venkata Sabhapathy|
|2009||Karthik Anitha||Ramachandramoorthy, Karthik father|
|2013||All in All Azhagu Raja||Chokkanathan|
|2014||Malini 22 Palayamkottai||Santhanam|
|2018||Saamy 2||Ilaiya Perumal (Perumal Pichai)|
|2006||Darwaza Bandh Rakho||Veterinary Doctor Umapathi|
|2009||Ek: The Power of One|
|2010||Rakta Charitra||Rajidi Nagamani Reddy|
|2010||Rakta Charitra 2|
|2012||Gabbar Singh (film)||NAVEEN.JAMI|
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