M. K. Radha

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from M.K. Radha)
Jump to: navigation, search
M. K. Radha
MKRadha.jpeg
M. K. Radha in late 1940s
Born (1910-11-20)20 November 1910
Madras, Madras Presidency, British India
Died 29 August 1985(1985-08-29) (aged 74)
Occupation Actor

M. K. Radha (20 November 1910 - 29 August 1985) was a Tamil cinema actor. He was born in Chennai and took up acting in Tamil stage at the age of 7. He was tutored by his father Kandasamy Mudaliar a famous drama teacher at that time. His career spanned for almost 25 years in Tamil drama as a lead actor during India´s pre-independence days and he was a popular social hero in various patriotic dramas.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Co-Star Notes
1936 Sathi Leelavathi M. S. Gnanambal, M. G. Ramachandran
1936 Chandramohana or Samooga Thondu T. N. Meenakshi
1938 Anaadhai Penn T. A. Sundarambal, P. U. Chinnappa
1939 Maya Machhindra M. S. Saroja, M. G. Ramachandran
1940 Sathi Murali M. R. Santhanalakshmi
1941 Vana Mohini K. Thavamani Devi
1944 Dasi Aparanji Pushpavalli
1945 Kannamma En Kadhali M. S. Sundhari Bai
1948 Chandralekha[1]- T. R. Rajakumari
1948 Gnana Soundari Suseela
1949 Apoorva Sagodharargal[2][3] P. Bhanumathi Double Role
1950 Samsaram Pushpavalli
1951 Saudhamini P. Kannamba, A. Nageswara Rao
1952 Moondru Pillaigal
1953 Auvaiyar King Pari K. B. Sundarambal
1954 Nallakalam Pandari Bai
1955 Grihalakshmi
1955 Porter Kandhan Kandhan G. Varalakshmi
1956 Paasavalai King G. Varalakshmi, M. N. Rajam
1957 Ambikapathy Kambar Sivaji Ganesan
1957 Karpukkarasi King Gemini Ganesan, G. Varalakshmi
1957 Pudhaiyal Sivaji Ganesan
1957 Neelamalai Thirudan Ranjan, P. Kannamba
1957 Vanangamudi King Sivaji Ganesan, P. Kannamba
1958 Uthama Puthiran King Sivaji Ganesan, P. Kannamba

Awards and honours[edit]

In 1973, he received the Padma Shri Award for his contribution to performing arts from President V.V. Giri.

In July 2004, the Indian Postal Service special postal envelope in his memory.[4]

A neighbourhood in Teynampet, Chennai is named M.K. Radha Nagar in his honour.[5]

References[edit]