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Kota Srinivasa Rao

Kota Srinivasa Rao

Kota Srinivasa Rao 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. He made his debut with the Telugu film Pranam Khareedu in 1978. He starred in seven 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 honour Padma Shri for his contribution to Indian cinema.He received wide critical acclaim for his diverse roles in hits such as Attarintiki Daredi (2013), Julayi (2012), 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.
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