Uma Devi K is a lyricist predominantly working in the Tamil Film Industry.She hails from Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu. Uma belongs to a family of street-theatre artists, and her brother is a poet as well. She holds a Ph.D. in Tamil from the Institute of Tamil Studies, Chennai. She is currently working as an assistant professor at Ethiraj College of Women. Uma Devi debuted as a lyricist in the 2014 drama film “Madras.” She penned lyrics for the song, “Naan Nee” which became highly popular.

Since then, she has worked in numerous movies, all of which have had chart-busting music.Some of her famous albums are Kabali(2016), Magalir Mattum(2017), Aramm(2017), Kaala(2018), 96(2018), NGK(2019), and Walter(2020). Uma Devi resides in Chennai and juggles between teaching and writing lyrics for movies.