Gandrothu Veera Venkata Vinayaka Rao (born 9 October 1974), better known as V. V. Vinayak, is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for his works in Telugu Cinema. Known for making masala and action comedy films, Vinayak made his film debut with the 2002 melodrama film Aadi starring NTR Jr. which was a commercial success.
Vinayak received the state Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director for his work in the film. The film was subsequently remade in Tamil as Jai. In 2003, Vinayak directed two major box office hits Dil and Tagore starring Chiranjeevi. Tagore was screened at the 2006 IIFA Awards held in Dubai. In 2013, Vinayak directed a Short film to promote Organ Donation.