Vikas Bahl is an Indian film producer, director, and screenwriter. A winner of three National Film Awards, he is best known for his work as the director and screenwriter of the 2011 family comedy ‘Chillar Party’. He has also garnered critical acclaim for his 2014 film ‘Queen’ that earned him many accolades. Born and brought up in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar, Bahl graduated from Ramjas College before pursuing an MBA in Mumbai from SVKM's NMIMS. He kicked off his career in the advertising industry before joining UTV Spotboy and eventually founded Phantom Films alongside Madhu Mantena, Vikramaditya Motwane, and Anurag Kashyap. He has also headed the business department of Sab TV and the marketing department for Radio Mirchi. Both the companies made it to their peak positions during his tenure with them. One of the most controversial filmmakers in Bollywood, Bahl was accused of sexual harassment in October 2018, following which Phantom Films disbanded. He was earlier married to Richa Bahl.