Vichit Kounavudhi was a Thai film director and screenwriter who was regarded as a master of the Thai motion picture industry with an exceptional clarity and concision in his films. His notable works inculde Fist Wife, Mountain People, Son of the Northeast and Her Name is Boonrawd. In 1983, Vichit was awarded an honorary doctorate in Communication Arts by Chulalongkorn University and was honored in 1987 by Thailand's National Culture Commission as a National Artist.
Vichit graduated from Vajiravudh College in 1946 and started working as a journalist under the pen name Kounavudhi. He got into filmmaking in 1950, then started directing in 1958.
Vichit married Thongpond Kounavudhi and had a son named Kanit Kounavudhi.