Viks was raised in the North West of England to immigrant parents from India. His parents dreamt that he would become a professional cricket player, and Viks’ only dilemma if this were to come true would be whether he would represent his birth country of England, or India. After a noble attempt that didn’t come to fruition, it was time to nurture his passion for the arts.
After graduating from Newcastle University, Viks worked as an editor cutting commercials and documentaries for the BBC & ITV. Around this time he had the pleasure of assisting film editor David Freeman (The Full Monty & Mickey Blue Eyes).
In 2002, he attended the American Film Institute to hone his craft of narrative storytelling. After graduating from AFI, Viks has worked in multiple genres.
In 2008, he received an Emmy for his work on Top Chef. His most recent work includes the critically acclaimed drama series, Ozark, in which he received an Emmy nomination for his work on “Fire Pink”. Other notable credits include, The Morning Show, 5 Days at Memorial, Outcast, Bates Motel, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, and The Story of Luke.
Viks resides in Los Angeles with his wife, and two children. His parents now dream of him working on a Bollywood film!