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.
M. K. Radha
Madras Kandaswami Radhakrishnan
20 November 1910
|Died||29 August 1985 (aged 74)|
Radha was married to M. R. Gnanambal, also an actress.
Awards and honoursEdit
In 1973, he received the Padma Shri Award for his contribution to performing arts from President V.V. Giri.
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