Kota Srinivasa Rao

Kota Srinivasa Rao (born 10 July 1943) is an Indian actor, known for his work primarily in Telugu cinema and Telugu theatre. He has also starred in a few films in Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam. As a former politician, Rao has served as the MLA from Vijayawada East in Andhra Pradesh, India from 1999 to 2004.[1] He made his debut with the Telugu film Pranam Khareedu in 1978.[2] He starred in seven hundred and fifty feature films.[3][4] 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.[5] In 2015, he received India's fourth highest civilian honour Padma Shri for his contribution to Indian cinema.[6][7][2]

Kota Srinivasa Rao
Kota Srinivasa Rao 2016.JPG
Rao in 2016
Born (1943-07-10) 10 July 1943 (age 78)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • politician
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
AwardsPadma Shri (2015)
Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
1999–2004
Preceded byVangaveeti Ratnakumari
Succeeded byVangaveeti Radha Krishna
ConstituencyVijayawada East
Personal details
ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana, India

He received wide critical acclaim for his diverse roles in hits such as Attarintiki Daredi (2013), Julayi (2012), Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012), Brindaavanam (2011) Dookudu (2011), Rakta Charitra (2010), Leader (2010), Ready (2008), Sarkar (2006), Bommarillu (2006), Pournami (2006), Chatrapathi(2005), 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).[8] 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

Kota Srinivasa Rao was born on 10 July 1943 in the village of Kankipadu in present-day Andhra Pradesh.[11] His father Seetha Rama Anjaneyulu was a doctor. Srinivasa initially aimed to become a doctor but eventually couldn't make it because of his love towards acting. He started his career on stage in drama plays during college. He has a Bachelor of Science degree 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.[12] Prasad acted in J. D. Chakravarthy's flick Siddham and alongside his father in Gaayam 2 (2010). His acting was critically acclaimed.

Srinivasa's younger brother Kota Sankara Rao is also an actor. He works in a nationalised bank and acts in soap operas.[13]

AwardsEdit

 
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Kota Srinivasa Rao in 2015.
Civilian Honours
Nandi Awards[15]
SIIMA Awards
Other honours

FilmographyEdit

As ActorEdit

TeluguEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Pranam Khareedu
1979 Maa Voori Devatha Seshayya
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
Subhavartha
Mandaladeesudu
Sri Kanaka Maalakshmi Recording Dance Troop Yella Papa Rao
Muddu Bidda
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
Kaliyuga Karnudu Panganamala King George
1989 Swara Kalpana
Hai Hai Nayaka Pedda Rayudu
Chinnalludu
Baava Bavamaridi
Bava Bava Panneeru
Bandhuvulostunnaru Jagratha Suraiah
Akka Mogudu
Aalumagalu
Srimaan Brahmachari
Siva Machiraju
Ajatha Satruvu Papaala Parandhamaiah
Dorikithe Dongalu Bhairava Murthy
1990 Chevilo Puvvu Manager Venkateswara Rao
Sathruvu Venkatarathnam
Jayammu Nischayammu Raa! Patel
Bobbili Raja Ahobala Rao
Raja Vikramarka Raja Kotappa
Kokkoroko
1991 Seetharamayya 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
Aswamedham 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
Evandi Aavida Vachindi
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
Pacha Thoranam
Lucky Chance Nayudamma
Police Alludu
Subhalagnam Bangarayah
Super Police Abbanna
Hello Alludu
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
Anaganaga Oka Roju
1997 Annamayya
Veedevadandi Babu
Mama Bagunnavaa?
Maa Nannaki Pelli Subba Raju
Gokulamlo Seetha Muddukrishnayya
Dongaata
Chinnabbayi
Devudu Gangaraju
1998 Aavida Maa Aavide Murari
Maavidaakulu
Bavagaru Bagunnara?
Ganesh Health Minister Samba Sivudu
Raayudu
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 Lance Naik 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 Head Constable Venkata Swamy
Prudhvi Narayana Narayana
Sandade Sandadi
Premalo Pavani Kalyan
Gelupu
2003 Pellam Oorelithe
Ammulu
Donga Ramudu & Party
Simhachalam
Pellamto Panenti Kalyani's father
Simhadri
Tagore
Satyam Shankar
Saamy Perumal Pichai
2004 Pellam Oorelithe
Malliswari Bhavani Prasad
Naani
Gudumba Shankar Devudu
Suryam
2005 Soggadu Ravi's father
Naa Alludu Bilahari
Hungama
Athadu Baaji 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 Nagendra Naidu
Bommarillu Kanaka Rao
Rakhi Rakhi's grandfather
Khatarnak Dasu's father
2007 Yogi Kotaiah
Bhajantreelu
Athidi MLA Maccha Srinu
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
Salute Home Minister Kondal Rao
Ready Peddi Naidu
Sundarakanda Kota
Kantri Daiva Sahayam
Bujjigadu Machi Reddy
Hare Ram G. Siva Reddy (Health Minister)
Pourudu Kasi
Hero Ram Mohan Rao
Gajibiji
2009 Aa Intlo
Rajavari Chepala Cheruvu
Evaraina Epudaina
Sare Nee Istam
Kick Minister
Sankham Pasupathi
Anjaneyulu Gurudev
2010 Leader Mahadevayya (Peddayana)
Kalyan Ram Kathi Krishna Mohan's father
Darling Vishwanath's father
Simha Veerakesavudu's father
Gaayam 2 Guru Narayana
Khaleja Raju's Grandfather
Ragada Gangaiah
Rakta Charitra Rajidi Nagamani Reddy
Rakta Charitra 2
Brindaavanam Durga Prasad
Kathi Kantha Rao Ringu Raja Rao
2011 Mirapakaay Shankar Anna
Dookudu Mallesh Goud
Bejawada Ramana
Maaro Venkatratnam
Kshetram Chinnanna
2012 Bodyguard Siva Reddy
Dhammu Raja of Veera Durgam Fort
Adhinayakudu Politician
Srimannarayana Rajan Modaliyar
Rachcha Baireddanna
Nenu Naa Rakshasi Vishwanath
Gabbar Singh Bhagyalakshmi's father
Poola Rangadu Ranga's father
Julayi MLA Varadarajulu
Denikaina Ready Rudrama Naidu
Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu Jawahar Naidu
Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Subrahmanyam
2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Brahmananda Rao
Ramayya Vasthavayya Umapathi
Doosukeltha Rajeshwar
Attarintiki Daredi Siddhappa Naidu
Okkadine Sivaiah
Naayak Minister
2014 Yevadu Central Minister
Race Gurram Hanumayya
Prathinidhi Chief Minister Sambasiva Rao
Power Baldev's Uncle
Anukshanam Home Minister
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
2016 Terror Home Minister
2017 Gunturodu MLA Koteswara Rao
Radha Chief Minister
Balakrishnudu Raghunandan Yadav
Jawaan Baabai (Uncle)
2018 Achari America Yatra Chakrapani
Gayatri Judge
2019 Maharshi Pooja's grandfather
ABCD: American Born Confused Desi Koteswara
Sita Basavaraju's father-in-law
Rajdooth Sanjay's grandfather
Oorantha Anukuntunnaru Oori Pedda
2021 Konda Polam Grandfather
Power Play
2022 Hero

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 Swami Kathirvedhi
Kokki
2008 Sadhu Miranda Venkata Sabhapathy
Sathyam Home Minister Kondal Dhasan
Dhanam Vedhagiri
2009 Karthik Anitha Ramachandramoorthy
Perumal
Laadam Pavadai
Odipolama
2010 Jaganmohini
Kanagavel Kaaka Ayyanarappan
Ambasamuthiram Ambani Annachi
2011 Bhavani Sivalingam
Ko Aalavandhan
Thalakonam Home minister
Mambattiyan Annachchi
2012 Saguni Perumal
Thaandavam Home Minister
Maasi Paramasivam
2013 All in All Azhagu Raja Chokkanathan
2014 Malini 22 Palayamkottai Santhanam
Damaal Dumeel Ilavarasu
Thalaivan Cameo appearance
Aranmanai Swamiji
2016 Saagasam Varatharajan
2017 Maragadha Naanayam Astrologer
2018 Saamy 2 Ilaiya Perumal (Perumal Pichai)
Kaathadi

HindiEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Pratighaat
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 Yogesh Thivari

KannadaEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Raktha Kanneeru
2004 Love
2005 Namma Basava
2022 Kabza

DakhiniEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Hyderabad Nawabs Dasanna

As SingerEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Gabbar Singh (film) Mandu Babulam

As dubbing artistEdit

Year Title Actor Notes
1993 Gentleman Goundamani Telugu version
1996 Bharateeyudu Goundamani Telugu version
1999 Narasimha Manivannan Telugu version
1999 Oke Okkadu Manivannan Telugu version
2000 Priyaralu Pilichindi Manivannan Telugu Version
2005 Majaa Manivannan Telugu Version
2005 Arul Kollam Thulasi Tamil Version
2007 Sivaji: The Boss Manivannan Telugu Version

ReferencesEdit

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