She was the youngest of King Dasaratha's three wives and a queen of Ayodhya. She was the mother of Bharata.
Kaikeyi(Sanskrit: Kaikeyī, Indonesian: Kekayi, Burmese: Kaike, Malay: Kekayi, Thai: Kaiyakesi), in the Indian epic Ramayana, was one of King Dasharatha's three queen-wives and a Queen of Ayodhyā. But it can not be surely said if she was last or the second queen. In Ayodhya kand Rama says that Kaikeyi is their younger mother(chapter 52, verse 61). But in Aranya kand Rama says "In any way, dear Lakshmana, you are not supposed to deplore another mother of ours, but you go on telling the topics of Bharata, the king of Ikshvakus" (Chapter 16, verse 37). The word means second mother or middle mother. She was the mother of Bharata. The term Kaikeyī in Sanskrit means "belonging to Kekeya Kingdom", referring the ruling family of the Kekaya clan, to whom Kaikeyī belonged. Kaikeyi was the daughter of king Ashwapati which means lord of horses, that means lord of the place of Horses which is now is called Ukraine, and his daughter was named after the Kacus (Cacus) mountain ranges in Serbian region.