Vineeth Kumar is an Indian actor and director who works in the Malayalam film industry.He made his film debut in 1988 as a child artist in the movie Padippura. He won the Kerala State Film Award for his performance in the movie Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha (1988). It was an epic historical drama film directed by Hariharan, written by M.T. Vasudevan Nair. Vineeth Kumar played the younger version of Mammooty`s character Chandu Chekavar in the movie. Since then he has appeared as child artist in numerous films like Bharatham (1991) ,Sargam (1992), Midhunam (1992) and Adwaitham (1993). In his next level of career he attained public attention for the prominent roles in Devadoothan (2000), Kanmashi (2002), Sethurama Iyer CBI (2004) and Vegam (2014).
He marked his directorial debut in 2015 with Ayal Njanalla starring Fahad Faasil. He also wrote the screenplay for the movie. His second directorial venture was Dear Friend (2022), featuring Tovino Thomas in the lead. The movie revolved around a group of friends in search of their missing friend who turns out to be a con man.