Akshat Verma is an Indian filmmaker who wrote and directed the feature Kaalakaandi (2018), which starred Saif Ali Khan. His previous film, Delhi Belly (2011), was produced by Aamir Khan and won multiple awards for its writing. Verma also wrote the lyrics for several songs on the film's soundtrack.
Verma also wrote the film The Ode (2008), directed by Nilanjan Neil Lahiri and starring Sachin Bhatt, Wilson Cruz and Sakina Jaffrey. The film is an adaptation of the novel Ode to Lata by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla.