Vikram Kumar

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Vikram K. Kumar
  • Film director
  • screenwriter
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Srinidhi Venkatesh

Vikram K. Kumar is an Indian film director and screenwriter who works in Telugu and Tamil cinema.[2] In 1998, he directed his breakthrough non-feature film, Silent Scream, for which he won the National Film Award For Best Instructional Film.[3] He made his directorial debut in Telugu cinema with Ishtam, and then directed the Tamil movie13B.[4]

In 2014, he scripted and directed Manam which was screened at the 45th International Film Festival of India in the Homage to Akkineni Nageswara Rao section on 29 November 2014. The film garnered the Filmfare Award for Best Film - Telugu.[5] He then directed the box-office hits such as the science-fiction 24 (2016), which won two awards at the 64th National Film Awards,[6] and the comedy-thriller Gang Leader (2019).[7]

Early career[edit]

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.[8]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Language Notes
1998 Silent Scream English National Film Award for Best Educational/Motivational/Instructional Film
2001 Ishtam Telugu Co-director
2003 Alai Tamil
2009 Yavarum Nalam Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Padamudu
13B Hindi
2012 Ishq Telugu
2014 Manam Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Director - Telugu
2016 24 Tamil
2017 Hello Telugu
2019 Gang Leader Telugu
2021 Thank You Telugu Filming


National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South

Santosham Film Awards


  1. ^ Sunkari, Chandrasekhar. "పెళ్లికి ఆహ్వానిస్తే... సినిమా చెయ్యమన్నారు!". Hyderabad: Eenadu. Archived from the original on 19 February 2019. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
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  3. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  4. ^ "All India 2009". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 January 2011.
  5. ^ Seshagiri, Sangeetha (23 May 2014). "'Manam' Review Roundup: Complete Entertainer; Treat for Akkineni Fans". International Business Times India. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  6. ^ "64th Filmfare Awards South 2017: R Madhavan wins Best Actor, Suriya bags Critics Award". Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Gang Leader Movie Review : Gang Leader shines in parts but is let down by a haphazard screenplay". TimesofIndia.
  8. ^ "Gang Leader Movie Review : Gang Leader shines in parts but is let down by a haphazard screenplay". TimesofIndia.

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