A noted Kannada veteran stage and cine artist of more than 1000 plays and 600 films to his credit. Lokanath has been in the industry for more than 4 decades and is affectionately addressed as "Uncle Lokanath" by the industry people. He is known for his ability of delivering high performance natural acting and diction both on stage as well as on screen. Some of his noted characters he has played are - Galileo in "Galileo", Rajaram in "Aspota", Dr. Faustus in "Dr. Faustus", Kakaji in "Tanavu Ninnade Manavu Ninnade", Dushtabudhi in "Chandrahasa" and many such plays. His most famous films include "Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu" , "Minchina Ota", "Collegu Ranga", "Nagarahavu", "Katha Sangama", "Hosa Neeru", "Singapurinalli Raja Kulla" and "Mane Mane Kathe". Recently he directed the very first Kannada teleserial "ANISH" in America, which was telecast on Kaveri Channel.