M.Padmakumar is an Indian Film Director from the Malayalam Film Industry. he started his career as assistant director to a number of leading directors. His first movie as an independent director was "AMMAKKILIKOODU ". He is known for the film Vaasthavam for which the lead actor Prithviraj won a Kerela State Film Award for Best Actor in 2006. His other movies include Vargam, Vasthavam , Parunthu ,Shikkar ,Thiruvambadi THAMPAN , Orissa, Pathiramanal , Polytechnic ,Jalam & Kanal. He recently did a film in KERALA CAFE" with 10 directors and "A Bolivian Diary" in D COMPANY with 3 directors.