Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao popularly known as Avanthi Srinivas is an Indian educationalist turned politician and Andhra Pradesh Tourism,Culture and Youth Advancement minister and Member of the Legislative Assembly from Bhimili (Assembly constituency), Andhra Pradesh. He operates Avanthi Education Institutes in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana under Avanthi Educational Society, Visakhapatnam.
He was born on 12 Jun 1967 to Shri Muthamsetti Venkata Narayana and Smt. Muthamsetti Nageswaramma. He married Smt. M. Gnaneswari on 20 Jun 1986 and has a son Nandish and daughter Priyanka.
He was a member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly between 2009 – 2014. In May 2014 he was elected to 16th Lok Sabha. At the Lok Sabha he is a member of the Rules Committee; Standing Committee on Industry and the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development.Now he is Andhra Pradesh Tourism,Culture and Youth Advancement minister and Member of the Legislative Assembly from Bhimili.