Kaka Radhakrishnan (c. 1925 – 14 June 2012) was an Indian film actor who acted in Tamil language films from the 1940s. He is also notable for having introduced his childhood friend, Sivaji Ganesan, into films.
|Died||14 June 2012 (aged 86)|
Radhakrishnan had the prefix "kaka" (crow) attached to his name after a role he played as a young boy, in a film made in his debut film Mangayarkarasi (1949). In the film, he literally climbed a tree to catch a crow and since has been associated with the crow, earning him the nickname.
Radhakrishnan acted in over 400 films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. After performing a variety of roles with several top actors of yesteryear Tamil cinema, he had a remarkable second innings, thanks to actor Kamal Hassan who believed newer audiences should not miss watching such talent.
Family and deathEdit
Radhakrishnan was survived by two wives, three sons and five daughters. He died on 14 June 2012 following a brief illness.
|1959||Thaai Magalukku Kattiya Thaali|
|1963||Chittoor Rani Padmini|
|1992||Thevar Magan||Chinnasamy thevar|
|Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga|
|Unnaruge Naan Irundhal|
|Middle Class Madhavan|
|Vasool Raja MBBS|
|2008||En Uyirum Melaana|
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