Film director Film producer Screenwriter

Vikram Kumar

Quick Facts

IntroIndian film director
Is Film director
Film producer
Screenwriter
From India
Type Film, TV, Stage, Radio
Gendermale
Birth 1 January 1975, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Age46 years

Biography

Vikram K. Kumar is an Indian film director who has worked on Telugu, Tamil, and Bollywood films.

Career

Kumar graduated from Madras Christian College in Chennai. In April 1997 he joined director Priyadarshan, working on the Malayalam film Chandralekha as assistant director. He also worked under Priyadarshan in Doli Saja Ke Rakhna and Hera Pheri.
In 1998, he directed his debut non-feature film, Silent Scream, for which he won the National Film Award for Best Educational/Motivational/Instructional Film.

He made his debut in Tollywood with Ishtam, which introduced Shriya Saran in 2001.
He then directed 13B, a psychological horror film which starred R. Madhavan which was a hit in both Hindi and Tamil.

After the success of Yavarum Nalam, he considered making a sequel to the film with Madhavan, while he also announced a separate project titled Athirshtasaali with the actor, though neither of the projects materialised.

Then it took almost two years to complete Ishq. In 2014, he directed Manam, for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu. In 2016, he directed science fiction thriller 24 which was critically and commercially successful. In 2017, he re-launched Akhil Akkineni with Hello due to the dud of actor’s debut film.

Filmography

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
YearFilmLanguageNotes
1998Silent ScreamEnglishNational Film Award for Best Educational/Motivational/Instructional Film
2001IshtamTelugu
2003AlaiTamil
2009Yavarum NalamTamilDubbed into Telugu as Padamudu
13BHindi
2012IshqTelugu
2014ManamTeluguFilmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu
201624TamilDubbed into Telugu
2017HelloTelugu
2019Untitled Nani FilmTeluguPre Production

Awards

National Film Awards
  • National Film Award for Best Educational/Motivational/Instructional Film (director) Silent Scream (1998)
Filmfare Awards South
  • Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu – Manam (2014)