was born in Kankipadu. His father’s name is Sita Ramanjaneyulu and his mother’s name is Visalaakshi. Famous Telugu character artist Kota Srinivas Rao is his brother. Kota Shankar Rao’s wife’s name is Bhagyalakshmi. His mother tongue is Telugu. He knows Hindi, Tamil and English languages as well. His educational qualification is B.Com. Now he is staying at Yousufguda, Hyderabad.
Kota Shankar Rao is a famous Telugu film and TV artist. He has acted in nearly 40 films. He has 30 years of vast stage experience. He entered the film industry with the film Naku Pellamkavali in the year 1988. This film was directed by Vijaya Bapinidu and produced by
and Alapati Ranga Rao under the banner Srinadh Productions. He has acted in supporting roles and villain roles in most of his films. Some of his prominent films include Dharma Chakram, Suthradarulu,
, Ankuram etc.
Kota Shankar Rao has acted in many TV serials. He has acted in the serial named Vaidehi. This serial was telecasted on Zee Telugu. Haritha and Jocky have acted as the main leads in this serial. This serial is directed by Nethaji Ramineni. Kota Shankar Rao has acted in another serial Sriram weds Jankai Raghuram. This serial was telecasted on Zee Telugu. Krishna Koushik and Mounika have acted as the main leads in this serial. Shankar Rao has acted in another serial called
. This serial was telecasted in Gemini TV. This was a most popular serial on Gemini TV. Kota Shankar Rao has bagged two Nandi Awards for his acting in TV serials.