Jayakumari is an actress who has worked in many different industries. Her works range from Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi. She was prevalent in the 1960s because of her acting skills and glam quotient. She has worked in many leading films of the 70s. She is a native of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She started off her career in Malayalam with a film called Collector Malathi. She has added more than 50 Malayalam films to her kitty. Her other works in Malayalam include Rathri Vandi, Agnimrigam, Kandavarundo, etc.
Jayakumari has worked in Telugu cinema in a film named Bala Mitrula Katha. She has worked with notable personalities in her career like
Prem Nazir in Football Champion, a Malayalam flick, Jaya Shankar in Nootruku Nooru, a Tamil movie, Rajkumar in Manninga Maga, Kannada cinema, and
Rajesh Khanna in
Haathi Mere Saathi, a successful Hindi movie of the 70s. Her other work in Hindi is Yeh Chor Yeh Lutere.