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Lokesh (Kannada: ಲೋಕೇಶ್; 19 May 1947 – 14 October 2004) was an Indian stage actor turned film actor, who appeared in Kannada feature films. His wife Girija Lokesh is a film actress and film director. His father was Subbaiah Naidu, who is credited to be first hero of Kannada silent movies.

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

Lokesh made his film debut in the 1958 film Bhakta Prahlada.[1] 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).



"Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor"

  • Bhutayyana Maga Ayyu [1973–1974]
  • Parasangada Gendethimma [1978–1979]
  • Banker Margayya [1983–1984]

"Filmfare Award for Best Actor"

  • Bhutayyana Maga Ayyu [1974]
  • Ellindalo Bandavaru [1980]

"Filmfare Award for Best Director"

  • Bhujangayyana Dashavataragalu [1991]


  1. ^ "Only bitten, not bitter". Deccan herald. 22 November 1998. Archived from the original on 20 April 1999. Retrieved 27 April 2016.

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