V. K. Prakash

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V. K. Prakash
Shri V.K Prakash, Shri M.R. Rajan, Shri Devan Nair, Ms. Meera Dewan and Shri Gajendra Ahire speaking at an open forum on the topic of "Are Ad films & Non-feature films stepping stone to feature films".jpg
V.K Prakash, IFFI (2009)
Born (1960-10-12) 12 October 1960 (age 62) [1]
Other namesVKP
Years active2000 – present
Children1, Kavya Prakash

V. K. Prakash (born 12 October 1960) is an Indian film director and actor. He makes films, music videos, and commercials, and works predominantly in Malayalam, but has also directed Telugu, Marathi, Kannada and Hindi films. [2] Prakash's debut feature directorial was Punaradhivasam (2000) which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam and Kerala State Film Award for Best Debut Director. [3] His film Nirnayakam (2015) won the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues. [4]


Early life

Born in a Malayali family in Palaghat, and currently based in Bangalore, he runs his own ad film production company called Trends Adfilm Makers Pvt Ltd. He studied in the School of Drama, Thrissur before commencing his career in the ad film industry. [5]


V. K. Prakash started as an advertisement film director and worked in the industry for several years. He directed his debut feature film with Punaradhivasam in 2000, a Malayalam drama which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam and Kerala State Film Award for Best Debut Director for him. [6] In 2015, he directed the social drama Nirnayakam which won the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues. [7]

Personal life

He is married to Sajitha. The couple have a daughter Kavya. [8]



2000 Punaradhivasam Malayalam
2003 Mullavalliyum Thenmavum Malayalam
2003 Freaky Chakra Hindi
2005 Police Malayalam
2006 Moonnamathoral MalayalamFirst high-definition (HD) Malayalam film to be digitally distributed to theatres via satellite.
2008 Positive Malayalam
2009 Phir Kabhi Hindi DTH premiere
Kavya's Diary Telugu
Gulumal: The Escape Malayalam
2010 Aidondla Aidu Kannada
2011 Three Kings Malayalam
Beautiful Malayalam
2012 Karmayogi Malayalam
Trivandrum Lodge Malayalam
Poppins Malayalam
2013 Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla Malayalam
Thank You Malayalam
Silence Malayalam
2014 Shutter Marathi
2015 Nirnnayakam Malayalam
Ishqedarriyaan Hindi
Rock Star Malayalam
2016 Marubhoomiyile Aana Malayalam
2017 Careful Malayalam
2019Parchhayee: Ghost Stories by Ruskin BondHindi ZEE5 originals web series [9] [10]
Praana Malayalam
2021 Vishnupriya Kannada
Erida Malayalam, Tamil Bilingual film; Amazon Prime Video exclusive [11]
2022 Oruthee Malayalam
2023 Live Dagger-14-plain.pngMalayalam [12]
TBAAnandamargamMalayalamPre production
King SolomonMalayalamPost Production
Oru Nalpathukaarante IrupathonnukariMalayalamPost Production
MazhaneerthullikalMalayalamDelayed release



National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards

Frequent collaborators

VKP is noted for his particular association with certain actors or using the actors in more of his directorial ventures. [14]

Films Kunchacko Boban Jayasurya Indrajith Ouseppachan (Music) Anoop menon Honey Rose Meghna Raj Ratheesh Vegha (Music)
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