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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.[2] He made his debut with the Telugu film Pranam Khareedu in 1978.[3] He starred in six hundred and fifty feature films.[4][5] 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.[6] In 2015, he received India's fourth highest civilian honor Padma Shri for his contribution to Indian cinema.[7][8][3]

Kota Srinivasa Rao
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Kota Srinivasa Rao
Born (1947-07-10) 10 July 1947 (age 72)[1]
ResidenceFilm Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
OccupationFilm actor, politician
Years active1977-present
OfficeMember of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly for Vijayawada East
PredecessorVangaveeti Ratnakumari
SuccessorVangaveeti Radha Krishna
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
AwardsPadma Shri (2015)

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.[9][10]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[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]

AwardsEdit

 
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Kota Srinivasa Rao in 2015.
Civilian Honors
Nandi Awards
SIIMA Awards
Other honours

Selected filmographyEdit

As ActorEdit

TeluguEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Pranam Khareedu
1983 Moodu Mullu
1984 Devanthakudu
1985 Babayi-Abbayi
1986 Tandra Paparayudu
Repati Pourulu
Pratighatana Yadagiri
1987 Aha Naa Pellanta Lakshmipathi
Attagaru Zindabad Chintapikkala Chinna Rao
Subhavaartha
Mandaladeesudu
Sri Kanaka Maalakshmi Recording Dance Troop Yella Papa Rao
1988 Varasudochhadu
Sahasam Cheyara Dimbhaka Harmonium Hanumantha Rao
Choopulu Kalasina Subhavela Gurnadham
Yamudiki Mogudu Kotayya
Khaidi No. 786 Surya Chandra Rao
Rendilla Poojari
Prema Zindabad
Prema Vijetha
Pelligola
Peddanayya
Pavan – Subblakshmi Preminchukunnarata
1989 Swara Kalpana
Hai Hai Nayaka Pedda Rayudu
Chinnalludu
Baava Bavamaridi
Bava Bava Panneeru
Bandhuvulostunnaru Jagratha Suraiah
Akka Mogudu
Aalumagalu
Srimaan Brahmachari
Shiva Machiraju
1990 Chevilo Puvvu Manager Venkateswara Rao
Shatruvu Venkatarathnam
Jayammu Nischayammu Raa! Patel
Bobbili Raja Ahobala Rao
Raja Vikramarka Raja Kotappa
Kokkoroko
1991 Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu Veerabhadraiah
Mamagaru Pothuraja
Kobbari Bondam
Edu Kondalaswamy
Stoovertpuram Police Station
Prema Entha Madhuram Narayan Rao
Rowdy Alludu Venkat Ramudu
1992 Sundara Kanda
Pachani Samsaram
Chitram Bhalare Vichitram G. Garudachalam
Ashwamedham Rayudu
Ayoo Brahmaih
420 Tadi Mattayya
Chitemma Mogudu Military Babai
President Gari Pellam Nadamuni
1993 Rajendrudu Gajendrudu Kotilingam
Amma Kodaku Subbaiah
Praana Daata
Money
Mechanic Alludu Kotappa
Mayalodu Appalakonda
Jamba Lakidi Pamba
Ish Gup Chup
Gaayam Guru Narayan
Akka Pettanam Chelleli Kapuram
Mutha Mestri
1994 Govinda Govinda Satyananda Swamy
Yamaleela
Pelli Koduku
Number One
Hello Brother Tadi Mattayya
Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu'
Aame Srinivasa Rao
Top Hero Dasu
Mugguru Monagallu
Raithu Bharatam
Evandi Aavida Vachindi
Pacha Thoranam
Lucky Chance Nayudamma
Police Alludu
Shubhalagnam Bangarayah
Super Police Abbanna
1995 Subha Sankalpam
Money Money
Ghatotkachudu Mantrikudu
Alluda Majaka Kota Pentaiah
Gharana Bullodu Ammaji's husband
Maato Pettukoku Mayor Geedapenta Basavaiah
Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu Sriram's father
Big Boss
1996 Akkum Bakkum
Bombay Priyudu'
Gunshot
Rambantu Gireesam
Little Soldiers Major Harishchandra Prasad
Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi Suleiman
Oho Naa Pellanta Vallabha Rao
Pittala Dora
Vamshanikokkadu Kotilingam
Vinodam Bangaram
1997 Annamayya
Veedevadandi Babu
Mama Bagunnavaa?
Maa Nannaki Pelli Subba Raju
Gokulamlo Seetha Muddukrishnayya
Dongaata
Chinnabbayi
Anaganaga Oka Roju
1998 Aavida Maa Aavide
Maavidaakulu
Bavagaru Bagunnara?
Ganesh Health Minister Samba Sivudu
Rayudu
Suryavamsam Major Yeddulayya
1999 Sneham Kosam
Sri Ramulayya
Samarasimha Reddy
2000 Postman
Annayya Babai
Manasunna Maaraju
Nuvvu Vastavani Koteswara Rao
Badri Badri's father
Vamsi Ankineedu's gang member
Ayodhya Ramayya
Prema Sandadi
Cheliya Cheliya Chirukopama
Vijayaramaraju
Sakumba Saparivara Sametamga
Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa Kota
2001 Orey Thammudu
Chinna
Student No. 1 Leakage Sambashiva Rao
Daddy Shanti's paternal uncle
Maa Avida Meda Ottu
Maa Aayana Sundarayya
Eduruleni Manishi
Preminchu
Prematho Raa Chandu's grandfather
Pandanti Samsaram
Family Circus Lansnayak Bhaghat
Manasista Ra
Akasa Veedhilo G.K.
Adhipati Gnaneswara Rao
Thank You Subba Rao
Veedekkadi Mogudandi?
Badrachalam
Idem Oorura Babu
Hanuman Junction
2002 Kondaveeti Simhasanam
Avunu Valliddaru Ishtapaddaru
O Chinadana
Santosham Himsaraju / Vikram
Allari Mahabala Rao
Tappu Chesi Pappu Koodu
Idiot The Head Constable
Prudhvi Narayana
Sandade Sandadi
Premalo Pavani Kalyan
Gelupu
2003 Pellam Oorelithe
Ammulu
Donga Ramudu & Party
Simhachalam
Pellamto Panenti Kalyani's father
Simhadri
Tagore
Satyam Shankar, Ankita's father
Saamy Perumal Pichai
2004 Pellam Oorelithe
Malliswari Bhavani Prasad
Naani
Gudumba Shankar Devudu
Suryam
2005 Soggadu Ravi's father
Naa Alludu
Hungama
Dhairyam
Athadu Bajji Reddy
Chatrapati Appala Naidu
Allari Bullodu'
Allari Pidugu
Sri
Mahanandi
Sarkar Silver Mani
2006 Shock Dharma Reddy
Nandanavanam 120km Banerjee
Andala Ramudu
Sainikudu Chief Minister
Pellaina Kothalo
Pournami
Bommarillu Kanaka Rao
Rakhi
Khatarnak
2007 Yogi Kotaiah
Bhajantreelu
Athidi
Pellaindi Kaani
Lakshyam Chandu & Bose's father
Munna Srinivas Rao
Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule Ganesh's father
Classmates Professor Chandram
2008 Krishna
Okka Magadu
Visakha Express Dr. Raja's father
Idi Sangathi Chief Minister
Nee Sukhame Ne Korukunna Sarvabhouma Rao
Ready Peddi Naidu
Sundarakanda Kota
Kantri Daiva Sahayam
Bujjigadu Machi Reddy
Hare Ram G. Siva Reddy (Health Minister)
Pourudu Kasi
Hero
Gajibiji
2009 Aa Intlo
Rajavari Chepala Cheruvu
Evaraina Epudaina
Sare Nee Istam
Kick Minister
Anjaneyulu
2010 Leader Mahadevayya (Peddayana)
Darling Vishwanath's father
Gaayam 2 Guru Narayana
Khaleja Hero's Grandfather
Rakta Charitra Rajidi Nagamani Reddy
Rakta Charitra 2
Brindaavanam Durga Prasad, Bhoomi's grandfather
Kathi Kantha Rao Ringu Raja Rao
2011 Dookudu Mallesh Goud
2012 Bodyguard Siva Reddy
Dhammu Raja of Veera Durgam Fort
Gabbar Singh Bhagyalakshmi's father
Julayi MLA Varadarajulu
Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu Jawahar Naidu
2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Brahmananda Rao
Attarintiki Daredi Siddappa
2014 Yevadu Central minister
Race Gurram Hanumayya
Run Raja Run Minister GovindhaRaju
Govindudu Andarivadele Balaraju's brother
2015 Temper Judge
S/O Satyamurthy Devaraj's Father
Lion Murugan
Jadoogadu
Subramanyam for Sale Govind's father
2017 Gunturodu MLA Koteswara Rao
Radha chief minister
Balakrishnudu Raghunandan Yadav
Jawaan Baabai (Uncle)
Achari America Yatra
2019 Maharshi Pooja's grandfather

TamilEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Saamy Perumal Pichai
2004 Kuththu Anjali's grandfather
Jore Lingam
Aai Naachiyaar
Jaisurya Highways Govindan
2005 Thirupaachi Saniyan Saggadai
2006 Paramasivan
Kokki
2008 Sadhu Miranda Venkata Sabhapathy
Sathyam
Dhanam Vedhagiri
2009 Karthik Anitha Ramachandramoorthy, Karthik father
Perumal
Laadam Pavadai
Odipolama
2010 Jaganmohini
Kanagavel Kaaka Ayyanarappan
Ambasamuthiram Ambani Annachi
2011 Bhavani IPS Sivalingam
Ko Aalavandhan
Thalakonam Home minister
Mambattiyan Annachchi
2012 Saguni Perumal
Thaandavam Home Minister
Maasi Dasanna
2013 All in All Azhagu Raja Chokkanathan
2014 Malini 22 Palayamkottai Santhanam
Damaal Dumeel Ilavarasu
Aranmanai Swamiji
2016 Saagasam Varatharajan
2017 Maragadha Naanayam Astrologer
2018 Saamy 2 Ilaiya Perumal (Perumal Pichai)

HindiEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Sarkar Selver Mani
2006 Darwaza Bandh Rakho Veterinary Doctor Umapathi
2007 Darling Psychiatrist
2009 Ek: The Power of One
2009 Luck Swami
2009 Kirkit
2010 Rakta Charitra Rajidi Nagamani Reddy
2010 Rakta Charitra 2
2016 Baaghi Dasanna

MalayalamEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Train Dasanna

KannadaEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Raktha Kanneeru
2004 Love
2005 Namma Basava

DakhiniEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Hyderabad Nawabs Dasanna

As SingerEdit

TeluguEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Gabbar Singh (film) NAVEEN.JAMI

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kota Srinivasa Rao: Movies, Photos, Videos, News & Biography - eTimes". timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  2. ^ "The Hindu : Doubts over Vijayawada(East) seat for Kota Srinivasa Rao". Hindu.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b IANS (25 January 2015). "Actor Kota Srinivasa Rao gets Padma Shri". business-standard.com.
  4. ^ "Srinivasa Rao Kota". IMDb. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Welcome to Superhit". Thesuperhit.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Allu Ramalingaiah award is special: Kota Srinivasa Rao". Filmibeat.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  7. ^ "myinfoindia.com". www.myinfoindia.com.
  8. ^ PTI. "Advani, Bachchan, Dilip Kumar get Padma Vibhushan". The Hindu.
  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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