Kota Srinivasa Rao, Veteran Telugu actor was listed for for the Padma Shri award on the eve of 66th Republic Day. He was born in 1947 and started his career in cinematic debut in 1978 Telugu film “Pranam Khareedu”.
He started his career in comic and brief character roles, later he became one of the finest villains and supporting actor of Telugu filmdom. Kota is popular for speaking Telugu in different dialects flawlessly.
Over three decades he acted in 500 films and he also worked in Tamil films too. Some of his best villain roles were in the films “Ganesh”, “Gaayam” and “Chinna”. He proved his mettle in films such as “Aa Naluguru” and “Pelliaina Kothalo” as a supporting actor.
Other memorable films of Kota including “Ready”, “Mirapakaya” and “Krishna”. He is the beneficiary of six Andhra Pradesh state government Nandi awards.