Ankur Vikal is a renowned Indian film and theatre actor. He graduated from the National School of Drama, New Delhi in 2000, after studying Architecture at M.S. University, Baroda. He has acted in the Motley Theatre Group in plays such as Manto Ismat Haazir Hain, Safed Jhooth Kaali Shalwar, Katha Kollage II, All Thieves, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, and Salome. His film career with the Indian ground-breaking film Mango Soufflé, followed by the highly acclaimed films Maqbool and Missed Call.
Ankur played the role of Maman in Slumdog Millionaire. In the film, he discovers the children while they are living in the trash heaps.
He also played the lead in The Forest. He was most recently seen in Telugu language film Kedi and Hindi film Striker. In Tamil film he was debut in Mariyan as an oil worker.
He played Yakub, The antagonist terrorist leader in Anil Kapoor's TV Series 24.