M K Radha was born on 20th November 1910. He was a Tamilian cinema actor, born and brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He started his career and took up acting at a very tender age of 7. His father Kandasamy Mudaliar was a trained drama teacher and M. K. Radha got tutored by his father. He worked for over 25 years in Tamil industry in a lead role.

He became a lead actor in pre-Independence days and became very popular among the people. His first movie was released in 1936 named, Sathi Leelavathi and co-actors being M. S. Gnanambal and M. G. Ramachandran. His last role was of a King in the movie, Uthama Puthiran in 1958. He also received a Padma Shree award in 1976 for performing arts from the then President V.V. Giri.

He died on 29 August 1985 at the age of 74. In 2004, the Indian Postal Service designed a special Postal envelope in his memory. The postal was received by late M.K Radha's family members. Also, a neighbourhood Teynampet, Chennai is named after him to honour him.