Kota Srinivasa Rao is one of the legendary villains of Indian cinema. Though he came to Tamil cinema much later he was a constant presence in Telugu. He was a wonderful character artist. He celebrates his birthday today. Let’s look at some facts about him.
1. He made his Telugu debut in the year 1978 with the movie Pranam Khareedu. Actor chiranjeevi also made his debut in the same movie.
2. He initially wanted to become a doctor before his passion for acting took over.
3. His debut film in Tamil was Saamy where he acted as Perumal Pichai opposite Vikram.
4. He was a former MLA of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.
5. He has 9 Nandi state awards to his credit.
6. He was awarded the Padma Shri for his contribution to cinema.
7. He worked as a state bank employee before entering cinema.