Madapura Subbaiah Naidu Lokanatha Naidu
19 May 1947
|Died||14 October 2004 57) (aged|
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Occupation||Actor, Director and Producer|
|Children||Srujan Lokesh, Pooja Lokesh|
|Parent(s)||Subbaiah Naidu (father), Venkatamma (mother)|
Lokesh (Kannada pronunciation: [loːkeːʃ] ; 19 May 1947 – 14 October 2004)  was an Indian actor who appeared in Kannada plays and films. His wife Girija Lokesh is an actress and film director. His father was Subbaiah Naidu, who is credited to be first hero of Kannada silent movies.
Lokesh made his film debut in the 1958 film Bhakta Prahlada .  He had thrice won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor during his career, for Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu (1974), for Parasangada Gendethimma (1978) and for Banker Margayya (1984).
|1974||Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu||Kannada|
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