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Madapura Subbaiah Naidu Lokanatha Naidu

(1947-05-19)19 May 1947
Died14 October 2004(2004-10-14) (aged 57)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
OccupationActor, Director and Producer
(m. 1975)
Children Srujan Lokesh, Pooja Lokesh
Parent(s) Subbaiah Naidu (father), Venkatamma (mother)

Lokesh (Kannada pronunciation:  [loːkeːʃ] ; 19 May 1947 – 14 October 2004) [1] 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 . [2] 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).


YearMovie NameLanguageNotes
1958 Bhakta Prahlada Kannada
1968 Adda Daari Kannada
1974 Kaadu Kannada
1974 Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu Kannada
1975Ninagagi NanuKannada
1975 Devara Kannu Kannada
1977 Kakana Kote Kannada
1978 Vamsha Jyothi Kannada
1978 Nanna Prayaschittha Kannada
1978 Suli'Kannada
1978 Parasangada Gendethimma Kannada
1979 Adalu Badalu Kannada
1979 Bhoolokadalli Yamaraja Kannada
1979 Chandanada Gombe Kannada
1979Mallige SampigeKannada


Karnataka State Film Awards

Filmfare Awards South

Aryabhata Film Awards

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