M. V. Subbaiah Naidu, born in the era of British was a South Indian actor and film director. He famous for his contribution in 1934 Kannada movie, 'Sati Sulochana.' It was the first Kannada movie to feature in cine world. He has also contributed to the film industry through his splendid performance in a Telugu film 'Bhukailasa' and Kannada film 'Bhakta Prahlada'. 'BhooKailasa,' an artistic creation of A.V. Meiyappan and director Sundar Rao Nadkarni set the preliminary standards in Kannada film industry and played a vital role in the transition from Stage plays to Cinema world.
'Bhookailasa' was originally referenced from famous stage play 'BhooKailasa' created by Sri Sahitya Samrajya Nataka Mandali of Mysore. Another splendid performance by Subbaiah in the film 'Sati Sulochana' portraying the war between Hindu god Ram and Ravan from the perspective and understanding of Sulochana. The story features Subbaiah in the character of 'Indrajit', Sulochanas's husband, who is killed by the Lakshmana.
Due to the tragic death of her husband (Indrajit), Sulochana commits suicide by giving herself to the fire (Sati in Hindu scriptures) M.V. Subbaiah also showed his charismatic performance in a Black and White movie 'Bhakta Prahlada' along with UdayKumar and Leelavathi.
It is noteworthy that Subbaiah through his fantabulous and magnificent performance provided foundational direction to Kannada film Industry. His son '
Lokesh' and grandson and Kannada Television personality '
Srujan Lokesh' continued his legacy.