Grandson of Kona Prabhakara Rao, Kona Venkat was born in a brahmin family. He is popular dialogue writer. He made his foray into films and produced Tokaleni Pitta directed by Dharmavarapu Subramanyam. The film turned out to be a disaster and later he worked under Ram Gopal Varma.
He went on to form formidable combination with Srinu Vaitla and Gopimohan. His popular films include Samba, Venky,Balu ABCDEFG, Andarivadu, Bhageeradha, Chukkallo Chandrudu, Dookudu, Denikaina Ready and Baadshah.
He even turned actor in Endukante Premanta
He won the Best writer Award for the movie 'Ready' at the Santhosham Film Awards.