Udaiyan was born in 1970 in India and was brought up as a Hindu Aaiyyanist (which is a form of Dravidian Hinduism). Udaiyan traveled extensively with his Parents who were Healers of the Aatmani School and spent brief periods of time in Mauritius, Glasgow, Paris, Kyoto, Istanbul, San Francisco and finally settled in England (London). Udaiyan was schooled in religious temple painting and the sacred scripts of the Aaiyyanists from an early age. He continued along this path until the late 80s/early 90s when he rebelled against this strict upbringing and started creating figurative art. He was deeply influenced by Western and Eastern art including Bouguereau, Bishandas, Patenier and Sahibdin as well as contemporary lowbrow artists such as Mark Ryden, Marion Peck and Joe Coleman.