Kollywood misses Kaka Radhakrishnan

Legendary actor Kaka Radhakrishnan, who carved a niche for himself by beautifully portraying comedy and character roles, passed away in Chennai on Thursday. He was 86.

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 Kamal Hassan who believed newer audiences should not miss watching such talent.

Kamal’s films Guna, Thevar Magan and later Vasool Raja made Radhakrishnan a cool dude’ figure.
The drama actor was introduced to the cine world by the famous Tamil film, Mangayarkarasi. He got the nick name Kaka while acting in this movie as catching a crow by climbing on a tree. From then, he was called Kaka Radhakrishnan.

He is survived by two wives, three sons and five daughters. May his soul rest in peace.