Udaykumar (5 March 1933 – 26 December 1985) was an Indian film actor and producer in Kannada cinema,who is renowned for his quality films. He was exceptional in making movies that which were unusual and odd from other films. He was conferred with titles like ‘Pavanasutha, Kala Kesari, Nata Samrat. Udaya Kumar along with Kalyan Kumar, Rajkumar were called as “Kumara Thrayaru” of the Kannada Cinema. He acted in 36 films with Rajkumar. His son Vikram Udaykumar is also an Actor. He was a good writer, who had authored many dramas and books. He differed with various other actors in character and personality.
Udayakumar debuted as an actor in the 1956 film Bhagyodaya.He acted many films in 60’s. While Rajkumar kept doing analogous positive roles, Udaykumar experimented in assorted roles and also negative roles.
He acted with both Rajkumar and Kalyan Kumar in Bhoodaana, along with Leelavathi. He acted in many films from 1956 to 1983.