M. Padmakumar is an Indian film director in Malayalam cinema. He worked as assistant director to a number of leading directors and later became an independent director. He made his debut with ‘Ammakkilikkodu’ in 2003. His other notable films are ‘Parunthu’, ‘Vargam’, ‘Orissa’ and ‘Kanal’. He is also known for the film Vaasthavam for which the lead actor Prithviraj won a Kerela State Film Award for Best Actor in 2006.