Appa Rao, a veteran comedian and a supporting actor, works mainly in the Telugu Film Industry. He was born in Palla Malli village of Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh. He presently lives in Hyderabad. He is popularly called Appa in the industry, by his friends. He is enjoying his mid-life with his wife, Subba Lakshmi, a teacher, and two children, a boy, and a girl. He was inspired to do acting by the famous actor who also served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for over three tenures, Sr. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. It is his dream to work under EV V Sathyanarayana. He is famous because of his legendary comedy and miming. He loves singing and is a big fan of
. His favorite actress is Jayapradha.
He is famous in the Telugu Film Industry for his comical role in the movie Chandamama in 2007, followed by Neninthe in 2008. By 2009 he was a well-known actor in the industry and after Mahatma released in 2009, his career rose to heights. He got the “Jabardasth” title after appearing on a popular comedy show on ETV. He was also a part of Ravichandra Kannikanti’s Nuvvu Nenu Orey Orey, which hit the floors in 2017. In the same year, he was also a part of Telugu comedies like Naku Nene Thopu Thurumu, directed by Shivamani. His role in the movie Vaishakham, directed by Jaya B, gave him immense fame. His 2018 releases included movies like Moodu Povulu Aaru Kayalu. In 2019 he was a part of Magnet and Special- The story of a Mind Reader. In 2020 he was seen in the movies