Vikram Kumar

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This article is about the film director. For the pathologist and entrepreneur, see Vikram Sheel Kumar.
Vikram K. Kumar
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Native name Vikram Kumar
Born Thrissur, Kerala, India
Occupation Film director
Years active 1998–present

Vikram K. Kumar is an Indian film director who has worked on Telugu,Tamil, and Bollywood films.[1] In 15 years, he has made only six films.


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.[2]

He made his debut in Tollywood with Ishtam, which introduced Shriya Saran in 2001. The film did badly at the Box Office, as a result of which Kumar went to Chennai and he made Alai (film) with Simbu and Trisha which also flopped.. 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.[3]

Then it took almost two years to complete Ishq, which was a blockbuster for Nithiin[citation needed]. In 2014, he directed Manam, for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Director - Telugu.


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
2003 Alai Tamil
2009 Yavarum Nalam Tamil
13B Hindi Dubbed into Telugu
2012 Ishq Telugu
2014 Manam Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Director - Telugu
2016 24 Tamil Dubbed into Telugu
2017 Untitled film with Allu Arjun Telugu Pre-production[4]


National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South