M. K. Radha
Madras Kandaswami Radhakrishnan
20 November 1910
|Died||29 August 1985 (aged 74)|
Madras Kandaswami Radhakrishnan (20 November 1910 – 29 August 1985), professionally known as M. K. Radha, was an Indian actor who worked mainly in Tamil cinema. 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.
|1936||Sathi Leelavathi||Krishnamurthy||M. S. Gnanambal, M. G. Ramachandran|
|1936||Chandramohana or Samooga Thondu||Chandra Mohan||T. N. Meenakshi|
|1938||Anaadhai Penn||T. A. Sundarambal, P. U. Chinnappa|
|1939||Maya Machhindra||Machindran||M. S. Saroja, M. G. Ramachandran|
|1940||Sathi Murali||M. R. Santhanalakshmi|
|1941||Prema Bandhan||T. Suryakumari, R. B. Lakshmi Devi|
|1941||Vana Mohini||K. Thavamani Devi|
|1945||Kannamma En Kadhali||M. S. Sundari Bai|
|1948||Chandralekha||Veerasimhan (Tamil), Veersingh (Hindi)||T. R. Rajakumari|
|1949||Apoorva Sagodharargal||P. Bhanumathi||Double Role|
|1951||Saudamini||P. Kannamba, A. Nageswara Rao|
|1953||Avvaiyar||King Pari||K. B. Sundarambal|
|1954||Bahut Din Huwe||King||Madhubala, Savitri|
|1955||Porter Kandhan||Kandhan||G. Varalakshmi|
|1956||Kannin Manigal||Inspector||Padmini, M. V. Rajamma|
|1956||Paasavalai||King||G. Varalakshmi, M. N. Rajam|
|1957||Karpukkarasi||King||Gemini Ganesan, G. Varalakshmi|
|1957||Neelamalai Thirudan||Ranjan, P. Kannamba|
|1957||Vanangamudi||King||Sivaji Ganesan, P. Kannamba, Savitri|
|1957||Anbe Deivam||R. Nagendra Rao, Sriranjani, Jr.|
|1958||Uthama Puthiran||King||Sivaji Ganesan, P. Kannamba|
Radha was married to M. R. Gnanambal, also an actress.
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.
A neighbourhood in Teynampet, Chennai is named M.K. Radha Nagar in his honour.