Achyuta Kumar is a well-known actor in the Kannada and Tamil film industries. Basically, a theatre person, Achyuta was trained in Ninasam Theatre Institute. He went on to form the Protheu theatre with like-minded friends, and he acted and directed a number of plays under the banner. He started his acting career in television with the filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli’s serial ‘Gruhabhanga’. After a series of television serials, he started acting in the Kannada movies. He has acted in more than 150 movies so far and has been honoured with two State Awards, three Filmfare awards and a SIIMA award. He formed the team Theatre Tatkaal four years ago and has directed two plays under the banner – Nanna ‘Thangigondu Gandu Kodi’ and ‘Kola’.