A face that remained in the minds of a majority of audiences even after watching the 2015 blockbuster, Naanum Rowdydhaan, was popular video Jockey turned actor Lokesh, who had almost no dialogues, but went on to score with his performance, which included a sinister look in his eyes in a few key scenes. Having made appearances in several notable Tamil films, his fame shot up after his small yet attractive role in the 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara starrer under Vignesh Shivn's direction. He played the role of one of Anandraj's henchmen, who is used to scare off people. His character and performance left many roaring with laughter in theatres when the film came out. 

Having said that, Lokesh had earlier been admitted at the MGM Hospital in Chennai in March after he suffered a brain stroke, which paralyzed his left leg and left hand. The actor’s family had been fighting hard to arrange funds for his treatment after which his Naanum Rowdydhaan co-star and hero Vijay Sethupathi provided financial aid and also visited him at the hospital. Pictures and videos of their meeting went viral on social media, with the superstar actor wishing him a quick recovery. 

Now, in a major development, Lokesh has made a complete recovery after a successful skull replacement surgery. Popular model and actress Sanam Shetty took to her Instagram page to share a picture of Lokesh post his surgery along with an emotional statement in which she has said that she has been keeping in touch with the comedy actor's mother, who has confirmed to her that the final stitches will be removed in ten days. Sanam further stated that she is looking forward to resuming working with him once again after his recovery, while also expressing her gratitude to doctors for their efforts to save lives. 

Sanam Shetty's Instagram post reads as follows: "Hearty Congratulations to Actor Lokesh brother for successful skull replacement surgery." She further said, "Iv been in touch with his mother Renuka amma and she confirms that he will be completely recovered after the final stitches are removed in ten days. God bless you brother. Wishing you to resume work soon to entertain us all. Huge admirations to the skilled doctors who continue to save lives."