C. H. Lokanath (ಲೋಕನಾಥ್) is a noted Indian Kannada language veteran stage and cine artist of more than 1000 plays and 650 films to his credit. Lokanath has been in the industry for decades and is affectionately addressed as Uncle Lokanath or Uppinakayi by the industry people. He has the same look in all his films throughout the career.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, Naagarahaavu, Katha Sangama, Hosa Neeru, Singapurinalli Raja Kulla, Minchina Hota and Mane Mane Kathe. He has even acted in several episodes of Malgudi Days.
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