Kota Srinivasa Rao was conferred with the India's 4th highest civilian award, Padma Shri, by the honorable President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. A picture of Kota, receiving the Padma award has been making rounds on the internet.
Along with the Tollywood big wigs, many of the industry celebrities expressed their happiness over the happening. Though there has been a little nagging about the delay in honoring the versatile actor with the prestigious award, everybody were happy about the legend getting the due honor, finally.
Kota is one of the finest method actors of contemporary Telugu cinema. He has starred in more than six hundred and fifty feature films in Telugu and he is a seasoned actor in Tamil and Hindi as well.
He's the recipient of six Andhra Pradesh state government Nandi awards.Talking about the Civilian award, "I feel honoured. It's the recognition of my work. It came to me as a surprise because I never expected it", said Kota.
it is indeed a proud and happy moment for all the Telugites. Let us take a moment to congratulate the actor on this occasion.