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K. Hari Kumar

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K. Hari Kumar
K. Hari Kumar, Mumbai
K. Hari Kumar, Mumbai
Native name
Harikumar Krishnamoorthy
BornHarikumar Krishnamoorthy
Pen nameK Hari Kumar
OccupationAuthor, screenwriter
LanguageEnglish, Tulu, Hindi, Malayalam
Alma materDAV
GenreHorror, folklore and mythology, psychological thriller
Subjectfolklore, mythology, horror, psychological thriller
Years active2013–present
Notable worksDaiva, India's Most Haunted, Bhram (web series)

Harikumar Krishnamoorthy (born 3 January 1989), better known as K. Hari Kumar, is an Indian novelist and screenwriter born in Cochin and brought up in Gurgaon. He did his schooling from DAV Public School. His first book When Strangers Meet was published in 2013,[1] followed by That Frequent Visitor (2015), A Game of Gods (2016) and The Other Side Of Her (2018). He has penned the story and screenplay for E (Malayalam Movie) and the Hindi language psychological horror web-series Bhram (web series).[2] He has been featured as one of the top horror writers of India.[3] He has written 50 horror short stories which featured in the 2019 book called India's Most Haunted.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Harikumar Krishnamoorthy was born on 3 January 1989 in Tripunithura, Kerala,[5] but grew up in Gurgaon, Haryana. After completing his engineering, he started making documentaries and short films with friends. In 2010, he fell ill and finished writing his first book[6] When Strangers Meet, published in 2013 by Srishti Publishers. His second book That Frequent Visitor was published in 2015.[7] The Other Side Of Her, is a psychological thriller published in 2018[8] and inspired the Hindi language web-series Bhram starring Kalki Koechlin, Sanjay Suri, Eijaz Khan, Bhumika Chawla, Omkar Kapoor, Rajendranath Zutshi and Harsh Vashisht.

Under the mentorship of filmmaker, Sangeeth Sivan, K Hari Kumar ventured into mainstream feature films with E (Malayalam Movie) which marks the comeback of actress Gautami in Malayalam cinema.[9]



Year Title Publisher ISBN Note
2013 When Strangers Meet.[10] Srishti Publishers 978-9380349930 Novel
2015 That Frequent Visitor Srishti Publishers 978-9382665304 Novel
2018 The Other Side of Her Srishti Publishers 978-9387022416 Novel, inspired web-series Bhram
2019 India's Most Haunted HarperCollins 978-9353573553 Collection of fifty horror short stories based on real haunted places in India
2021 Dakhma HarperCollins 978-9354890628 Novel
2022 Asian Ghost Stories Flame Tree Publishing 978-1839648823 Foreword only
2022 Indiayile Prethalayangal Mathrubhumi Books 978-9390865826 Malayalam translation of India's Most Haunted
2024 Daiva - Discovering the Extraordinary World of Spirit Worship HarperCollins 978-9354899744 A book on folklore and regional mythology of Tulunadu



Year Film Screenplay Story Dialogues Actor Role
2017 E[11] Yes Yes No Yes As Mr. Menon[12]


Year Film Screenplay Story Dialogues Actor Role Platform
2019 Bhram[13] Yes Yes Yes Yes Journalist ZEE5

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "An Extrasensory Tale". Archived from the original on 25 November 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Carnival Motion Pictures Worldwide releasing E". www.topmovierankings.com. Archived from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Top 7 Indian Horror Authors to be Read | DESIblitz". DESIblitz. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  4. ^ "India's Most Haunted". HarperCollinsPublishers India. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Storyteller at heart". Deccan Chronical. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  6. ^ "For the people". The Hindu. 2 August 2013. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  7. ^ "An Extrasensory Tale". Archived from the original on 25 November 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Kalki Koechlin To Play A Novelist Suffering From PTSD in ZEE5 Original Web Series Bhram". Zee TV. 17 July 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Gautami Tadimalla is returning for E- Sangeeth Sivan,Kukku S". www.topmovierankings.com. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  10. ^ "The Deccan Chronicle". Archived from the original on 5 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Telugu actress Nithya Naresh to debut in M-Town with the film, E – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  12. ^ E: The Movie (2017), retrieved 4 September 2017
  13. ^ Desk, India com Entertainment (17 July 2019). "Kalki to Play a Novelist With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Psychological Thriller Bhram". India.com. Retrieved 17 July 2019.