Udaykumar

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KALAKESARI UDAYKUMAR
Born Bommasandra Srinivasaiah Suryanarayana Murthy
(1933-03-05)5 March 1933
Palacode, Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu India
Died 26 December 1985(1985-12-26) (aged 52)
Bangalore, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Natasamrat, NaadaBhata
Occupation Actor, film producer, director, writer, novelist, lyricist
Years active 1956–1985
Spouse(s) Kamalamma
Children Vikram UdayKumar and Shyamalatha
Parents
  • B. S. Srinivasaiah (father)
  • Sharadamma (mother)

Udaykumar (5 March 1933 – 26 December 1985) was an Indian film actor and producer in Kannada cinema,[1] 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, Kalakesari, Nata Samrat, Kalasarvabhouma, Gandugali, Kalabheeshma, Naadabhata. Uday Kumar, along with Kalyan Kumar and Rajkumar, were called as "Kumara Thrayaru" of the Kannada cinema.[2]

He was a good writer, who had authored many dramas and books.[3] He differed with various other actors in character and personality.[4]

His son Vikram Udaykumar also an Actor acted in around 45 films and several Kannada Serials.

Film career[edit]

Udayakumar debuted as an actor in the 1956 film Bhagyodaya.He acted many films in 60's.

“KALAKESARI”, “NATASAMRAT”,'PAVANASUTHA” UDAYKUMAR - a popular South Indian Film Artist of yester years. “Gandugali” Udaykumar has acted in 193 feature films which includes 171 in Kannada, 15 in Telugu, 6 in Tamil and one in Hindi. He has won many Regional and National awards for his best performances especially in Kannada Films.

Udayakumar was a person with multiple skills. He is admired by his fans as a Play writer, a Lyricist, a Novelist, a Music Composer, a Producer and a Director besides being a great Actor.

A True patriot, who led the team of volunteers to serve his fellow people, when he was a teenager (The only artist to take part in INDIA's FREEDOM MOVEMENT at his young age). A Strong leader and a Powerful orator, who has fought for the purpose of 'Kanndigas unity'. Participated actively and took the frontline along with leaders like Ma.Ramamurthy Kannada flag , Aa.Na.KruA. N. Krishna Rao ,Thirumale ShriRanga Tatacharya ( of the Karnataka Navodaya movement), Ta.Su.Shama Rao, Dr.Ha.Ma. Nayak, Ta.Ra.Su and with many more had fought for the well-being of the language Kannada and the people of Karnataka, through his travels, Write-ups, public speeches throughout the state.

A highly talented stage Artist who carried the social messages by his stageplays to the common people through “UDAYA KALANIKETHANA”, a Training school of Theatrical arts and Film acting, found by him.

Despite his busy shooting schedules, right from the year 1960, to support the downtrodden professional theatrical groups, Kalakesari UdayKumar used to cater at least a week every month with the drama troupes by acting in plays all over the state of Karnataka.

The 'Icon' and the 'Legend' Kalakesari Udaykumar(1933-1985) 'was' and 'is' an inspiration to promote several social and cultural activities.

“PAVANASUTHA KESARI KALAA SHAALA” a Registered Charitable Trust came into existence in the fond memory of KALAKESARI UDAYKUMAR in the year 2005 on his 73rd Birth Day. The TRUST was inaugurated in a cultural event “Udaya-73 ONDU SAVINENAPU”(Udaya-73 a fond memory) arranged at his birthplace Anekal, Bangalore. The Trust is led by Mr. Vikram Udaykumar, the Founder President and supported by Smt. Kamalamma Udaykumar, the Chief Trustee, a team of Executive Trustees and an Advisory committee consisting of experts from several walks of life like Doctors, Chartered Accountants, Journalists, Advocates and Seniors.

The Trust is aiming at the social and the cultural services and has promoted a Formal Educational Institution in the name “P.S.M.SCHOOL” at Anekal and “KALAASHAALA”, a Cultural School is active in providing opportunity to learn Classical Music and the Performing arts such as Bharathanatyam.

The dreams of the Trust are several. Formal Education, educating and encouraging the rural talents in the Performing Arts, arranging Drama Competitions at state level, felicitation of Achievers from different fields, arranging Health camps & Blood Donation camps, so on and so forth.

For more details visit : http://www.kalakesariudaykumar.com/

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
1956 Bhagyodaya P. V. Babu Kannada
Daiva Sankalpa M. B. Ganesh Kannada
Panchrathna K. Vembu Kannada
1957 Varadakshine Chandramohan Kannada
Bettada Kalla S. M. Sreeramulu Naidu Kannada
Rathnagiri Rahasya B. R. Panthulu Kannada
Thangamalai Rahasyam (தங்கமலை இரகசியம்) B. R. Panthulu Tamil
Premada Puthri R. Nagendra Rao Kannada
1958 Badi Pantulu B. R. Panthulu Telugu
1958 Bhakta Prahlada H. S. Krishnaswamy Kannada
1958 Mane Thumbida Hennu B. Vittalacharya Kannada
1958 School Master B. R. Panthulu First Film to celebrate Silver Jubilee
1959 Mahishasura Mardini B. S. Ranga First Film with Rajkumar
1959 Veer Bhaskaradu Kadaru Nagabhushanam Telugu
1960 Yanai Pagan (யானைப் பாகன்) M. A. Thirumugham Tamil
1960 Dashavtara P. G. Mohan With Rajkumar
1960 Ivan Avanethan (இவன் அவனே தான்) T. G. Raj Tamil
1960 Ranadheera Kanteerava N.C. Rajan With Rajkumar,Narasimharaju
1960 Bhakta Kanakadasa Y. R. Swamy With Rajkumar
1960 Shivalinga Sakshi Chandramohan
1961 Mahavat M. A. Thirumugham
1961 Vijayanagarada Veeraputhra R. Nagendra Rao
1961 Mahout M. A. Thirumugham
1961 Raja Satya Vrata D. Shankar Singh
1961 Sri Sitarama Kalyanam N T RAMA RAO as Kumba Karna,Telugu with NTR
1962 Ratnamanjari Hunsur Krishnamurthy
1962 Vidhi Vilasa S. V. Mahesh
1962 Thayi Karulu G. V. Iyer
1962 Bhoodaana G. V. Iyer With Rajkumar, Kalyan Kumar
1962 Nanda Deepa M. R. Vittal With Harini, Leelavathi(Super Hit)
1963 Sant Tukaram Sundarao Nadkarni As Shivaji Maharaj
1963 Amarashilpi Jakanachari B. S. Ranga
1963 Chandrakumara N. S. Varma
1963 Veera Kesari B. Vittalacharya
1963 Sri Ramanjaneya Yuddha M. S. Nayak
1963 Bevu Bella Jambulingam
1963 Mana Mecchida Madadi K. R. Seetarama Sastry
1963 Malli Maduve G. R. Nathan
1964 Chandavalliya Thota T. V. Singh Thakur with Rajkumar
1964 Kalavati T. V. Singh Thakur
1964 Naandi N. Lakshminarayan
1965 Miss Leelavathi M. R. Vittal
1965 Veera Vikrama S. R. Rajan
1965 Chandrahasa B. S. Ranga
1965 Kavaleradu Kulavondu T. V. Singh Thakur
1965 Ide Mahasudina B. C. Srinivas
1965 Madhuve Madi Nodu Hunsur Krishnamurthy
1965 Bettada Huli A. V. Sheshgiri Rao
1965 Sati Savitri P. R. Kaundinya
1965 Satya Harishchandra Hunsur Krishnamurthy
1965 Pativrata P. S. Murthy
1965 Vatsalya Y. R. Swamy
1966 Deva Manava Jambu
1966 Madhu Malathi S. K. Ananthachari
1966 Sandhyaraaga A. C. Narasimhamurthy
1966 Kathari Veera Y. R. Swamy With Honnappa Bhagavatar
1966 Mohini Bhasmasura N. S. Varma
1966 Badukuva Daari K. S. Prakash Rao
1966 Mane Katti Nodu Shri Sadguru
1966 Mantralaya Mahatme T. V. Singh Thakur with Rajkumar
1966 Sri Krishna Pandaveeyam N.T.Rama Rao Telugu movie with NTR
1967 Rajadurgada Rahasya A. C. Narasimhamurthy
1967 Padavidhara C. V. Shivashankar
1967 Immadi Pulakesi N. C. Rajan with Rajkumar
1967 Parvathi Kalyana B. S. Ranga
1967 Bangarada Hoovu Arasukumar with Rajkumar
1967 Sati Sukanya Y. R. Swamy
1967 Rajashekhara G. V. Iyer
1967 Chakra Teertha Pekati Shivram with Rajkumar
1968 Hoovu Mullu A. V. Seshagiri Rao
1968 Arunodhayam C. Srinivasan
1968 Simha Swapna W. R. Subba Rao
1968 Anna Thamma Ravi
1968 Dhoomketu R. N. Jayagopal with Rajkumar
1968 Mysore Tonga G. V. Iyer
1968 Maneye Maha Mandira B. C. Srinivas
1968 Namma Ooru C. V. Shivashankar
1968 Jedara Bale Dorairaj-Bhagavan with Rajkumar
1968 Mahasati Arundhati Aruru Pattabhi
1968 Naane Bhagyavathi G. V. Iyer
1969 Chaduranga N. C. Rajan
1969 Bhale Basava B. S. Ranga With Rajesh
1969 Madhuve! Madhuve!! Madhuve!!! Geethapriya
1969 Ade Hridaya Ade Mamathe M. N. Prasad
1969 Mathru Bhoomi M. S. Gopinath
1969 Madhura Milana S. K. Ananthachari
1969 Kalpa Vruksha K. R. Seetarama Sastry
1969 Mukunda Chandra S. K. Ananthachari
1969 Odahuttidavaru B. N. Haridas
1969 Shiva Bhakta K. V. Srinivas
1969 Makkale Manege Manikya A. V. Sheshgiri Rao
1969 Bhagirathi T. V. Singh Thakur
1970 Takka! Bitre Sikka!! A. M. Samiulla
1970 Kallara Kala M. P. Shankar
1970 Hasiru Thorana T. V. Singh Thakur
1970 Aaru Mooru Ombattu Ravi
1970 Mrityu Panjaradalli Goodarachari 555 Sunand
1970 Sedige Sedu A. V. Sheshgiri Rao
1970 Mukti N. Lakshminarayan
1970 Rangamahal Rahasya Vijay
1970 Pratikara M. S. Gopinath
1970 Modala Rathri Vijay
1971 Sidila Mari B. S. Ranga
1971 Bhale Rani Vijaya Satyam
1971 Jaatakarathna Gunda Joisa B. Padmanabham
1971 Bhale Bhaskar R. Ramamurthy
1971 Samshaya Phala A. M. Samiulla
1971 Kasidre Kailasa Janakiram Last Film with Rajkumar
1971 Purnima R. Dayanandsagar
1971 Signal Man Siddappa Tekkatte Nagaraj
1971 Mahadimane C. V. Shivashankar
1972 Kulla Agent 000 Ravi
1972 Kaanch Aur Heera Charandas Shokh
1972 Nari Munidare Mari Geethapriya
1973 Bettada Bhairava M. N. Srinivas
1973 Mannina Magalu B. S. Ranga
1973 Cowboy Kulla Vijay Reddy
1973 Bharathada Rathna T. V. Singh Thakur
1973 Triveni M. N. Prasad
1973 Prema Paasha Aruru Pattabhi
1974 Chamundeshwari Mahime Addala Narayana Rao
1974 Nanu Baalabeku K. S. Satyanara
1975 Sarpa Kavalu S. N. Singh
1975 Ashirwada Kunigal Nagabhushan
1975 Bili Hendthi S. R. Puttana Kanagal
1975 Jagruthi C. V. Sridhar
1975 Mantra Shakti Hunsur Krishnamurthy
1976 Sutrada Bombe Pekati Shivaram
1976 Rajanarthakiya Rahasya B. Harinarayana
1977 Banashankari K. S. L. Swamy
1977 Shani Prabhava Ratnakar-Madhu
1977 Hemavathi Siddalingaiah
1977 Shri Renukadavi Mahatme C. S. Rao
1977 Srimanthana Magalu A. V. Sheshgiri Rao
1978 Mathu Tappada Maga Pekati Shivram
1978 Madhura Sangama T. P. Venugopal
1978 Parashuraman C. S. Rao
1978 Bhale Huduga T. R. Ramanna
1978 Devadasi C. V. Raju
1979 Putani Agents 1-2-3 Geethapriya
1979 Seetharamu Abbayi Naidu with Shankarnag
1980 Vajrada Jalapata Bhandaru Giribabu
1980 Maria My Darling Durai
1980 Moogana Sedu B. Subba Rao with Shankarnag
1980 Kaalinga V Somashekhar with Vishnuvardhan
1981 Kulaputra T. R. Ramanna
1981 Garjanai C. V. Rajendran
1981 Thayiya Madilalli B. Subba Rao
1982 Sahasa Simha Joe Simon with Vishnuvardhan
1982 Mava Sose Saval Amrutham
1982 Kempu Hori B. M. Madhavaiah
1983 Nodi Swamy Navirodu Hige Shankar Nag With Shankar Nag
1983 Maga Maharaju(TELUGU) Vijaya Bapineedu
1983 Bhayankara Bhasmasura C. S. Rao
1983 Devara Teerpu B. S. Badrinath
1983 Kallu Veene Nudiyitu Tiptur Raghu last film with Vishnuvardhan
1984 Ganda Berunda Rajendra Singh Babu
1984 Agni Gundam Kranthi Kumar
1984 Bharyamani Vijaya Bapineedu
1984 Maryade Mahalu A. V. Sheshgiri Rao
1985 Pithamaha Ravi With Rajesh
1985 Vish Kanya Vijaya Bapineedu
1985 Lakshmi Kataksha Last film
Reference:Kannada films of the 1950s, http://www.kalakesariudaykumar.com/filmography.html, Kannada films of the 1960s, [1]

Awards[edit]

He has won several National Awards and State awards for his best performances.

Karnataka State Film Awards

  • 1967-68 - Best Supporting Actor
  • 1977-78 - Best Supporting Actor
Reference: http://www.kalakesariudaykumar.com/awards.html

References[edit]

http://www.kalakesariudaykumar.com/index.html

External links[edit]