M Padmakumar is a popular director cum actor in the Malayalam film industry. He has performed a lot of villainy roles and character roles in Malayalam serials too. He was born in Thiruvalla in Kerala in a middle-class family. His father was in the Indian Army and M Padmakumar had the same thought to join in the army, in his childhood. He completed his civil engineering and started his career as a builder. But, he got interested in the cinema field, and so, he left his profession and started to seek chances in the film industry. While he wanted to be a filmmaker, he was offered with small roles by the directors, with whom he contacted. He accepted those roles and done it with perfection. He has directed two films namely Silent Colors and
My Life Partner
. Before his direction, he acted in various TV serials. His first serial was a Tamil serial called Maharani. He is very popular among the Tamil audiences as Thopiyas, the villain in Maharani. He also acted in Kunjali Marakkar,
, Agniputri, Vrindhavanam, Highway, Indra, and Amala. Padma Kumar is well versed in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English. He got married with Chithra in the year 1999. M Padmakumar is planning to direct a commercial movie soon.