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, Thriller, drama, psychological thriller
Subjecthorror, psychological thriller
Years active2013–present
Notable worksIndia's Most Haunted, Bhram (web series), When Strangers Meet, The Other Side Of Her, E (Malayalam Feature Film)

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 the suburbs of Gurgaon. He did his schooling from DAV Public School, Gurgaon. 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 critically ill and that's when he finished writing his first book's manuscript.[6] After facing rejection from many publishers, the book finally came out as When Strangers Meet in 2013 under Srishti Publishers. The book is the story of three strangers who meet in a metro station and how each one of them influences the other to bring about a change in their lives. The book is partially based on real incidents and the author's own life. In 2015, Hari Kumar's second book That Frequent Visitor was published.[7] The book was a tribute to the Delhi anti-rape protests. K. Hari Kumar's book, The Other Side Of Her, is a female-centric psychological thriller published in 2018[8] which was 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 notable 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



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]


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  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 Chronicle". archives.deccanchronicle.com. 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.
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  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.