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Kota Srinivasa Rao

Kota Srinivasa Rao
Bharatiya Janata Party
Member, Legislative Assembly, Andhra Pradesh, India
Constituency Vijayawada East , Andhra Pradesh , India
Personal details
Born Kankipadu,Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation Actor
Religion Hindu

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. 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

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.[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 nationalised bank and acts in soap operas.[8]


Nandi Awards
SIIMA Awards
Other honours

Selected filmography



  1. Aranmanai (2014)
  2. All in All Azhagu Raja (2013)
  3. Maasi (2012)
  4. Thaandavam (2012) ... Home Minister
  5. Saguni (2012) ... Perumal
  6. Mambattiyan (2011)
  7. Thalakkonam (2011) ... Home minister
  8. Ko (2011) ... Aalavandhan
  9. Bhavani IPS (2011) ... Sivalingam
  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. Sathyam (2008)
  19. Sadhu Miranda (2008) ... Venkata Sabhapathy
  20. Kokki (2006)
  21. Paramasivan (2006)
  22. Thirupaachi (2005) ... Saniyan Saggadai
  23. Jai Surya (2005)
  24. Jore (2004)
  25. Aae (2004)
  26. Kuththu (2004)
  27. Saamy (2003) ... Perumal Pichai





  1. ^ The Hindu : Doubts over Vijayawada(East) seat for Kota Srinivasa Rao
  2. ^ Srinivasa Rao Kota – IMDb
  3. ^ Welcome to Superhit
  4. ^ Allu Ramalingaiah award is special: Kota Srinivasa Rao – Oneindia Entertainment
  5. ^ Kota Srinivasa Rao lashes out directors
  6. ^ Telugu film 'Masti' deals with realistic subject: Film's producer Ravi K Punnam – IBNLive
  7. ^ Actor Kota's son killed in accident – The Hindu
  8. ^
  9. ^ Allu Ramalingaiah award is special: Kota Srinivasa Rao – Oneindia Entertainment

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