Vikram K. Kumar is an Indian film director and screenwriter who works in Telugu and Tamil cinema. In 1998, he directed his breakthrough non-feature film, Silent Scream, for which he won the National Film Award For Best Instructional Film. He made his directorial debut in Telugu cinema industry with Ishtam in 2001, and then directed the Tamil movie,
Yavarum Nalam (13B in Hindi).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. He then directed the box-office hits such as the science-fiction 24 (2016), which won two awards at the 64th National Film Awards, and the comedy-thriller Gang Leader (2019).