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April 17, 1966

Vikram is an Indian actor who has appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Malayalam films. He made his film debut in the 1990 Tamil film En Kadhal Kanmani, which was followed by a series of successful films including Kaavalan (2011), Deiva Thirumagal (2011), and I (2015). He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Pithamagan (2003). He has also received three Filmfare Awards and three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.

Born in Madras, Tamil Nadu to a middle-class family, Vikram pursued a degree in English literature at Loyola College before entering the film industry through director Shankar's assistant director program.

Early life and background

Born in Madras, Tamil Nadu on 17 April 1966, Vikram is the son of veteran Tamil film actor Vinu Chakravarthy and Rajeshwari. He had his schooling in Montfort School, Yercaud, and later joined Loyola College, Chennai where he completed his degree in English literature. He was the recipient of the "Best Actor" award for his performance in the lead role in Meera during his college days. He was also a part of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and won many medals as a gymnast during his school days. He began his acting career through Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Nerruku Ner (1997) but it was only with Bala's Sethu (1999) that he got noticed.

Acting career

Vikram is an Indian actor who has appeared in over 150 films. He made his film debut with the Tamil film, En Kadhal Kanmani (1990). He has won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Actor and the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor.

Vikram in the movie
Vikram in the movie

Vikram's first major break came with the film, Sethu (1999). His performance in the film earned him critical acclaim and he went on to star in a number of successful films such as Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000), Dhool (2003), Saamy (2003), Anniyan (2005), and I (2015).

Vikram has established himself as one of the leading actors in Tamil cinema and is considered one of the most popular and bankable stars in India.


India's beloved actor Vikram has been in the business for over two decades and has starred in some of the country's most popular films. Though he is widely loved by fans, he has not escaped criticism throughout his career.

Critics have accused Vikram of being typecast as the same character in every film. They say that he always plays the "good guy" who is always loyal and heroic and that this type of role is getting stale. They also point out that he often takes on projects that are too similar to each other, and that he needs to challenge himself more with different kinds of roles.

Others have criticized Vikram's acting skills, saying that he is often wooden and stiff on screen.


In conclusion, Vikram is an Indian actor who has starred in many films. He is best known for his work in the Tamil film industry but has also appeared in Telugu, Hindi, and Malayalam films. Vikram has won several awards for his acting, including the National Film Award for Best Actor and the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor. He is considered one of the most versatile actors in Indian cinema.

Full NameKennedy John Victor
NicknameChiyaan Vikram
Date of BirthApril 17, 1966
Age Years
BirthplaceChennai, India
Home TownChennai
Educational QualificationGraduate
SchoolMontfort School, Yercaud
College/ UniversityLoyola College, Chennai
Zodiac SignAries ♈
Physical Stats
Height5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m)
Weight68 kg (150 lbs)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
FoodPazhya Sadam and Karruvattu Kolambu
ActorRajnikanth, Robert De Niro
ActressSandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts
PlaceTamak, Mumbai
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusMarried
FatherVinod Raj
MotherRajeshwari Raj
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)Shailaja Balakrishnan (m. 1992)
Son(s)Dhruv Vikram
Daughter(s)Akshita Vikram
Brother(s)Arvind Raj
Sister(s)Anita Raj
Net Worth$20 Million
Famous forHe played a variety of roles in his films, and he is among the most prolific actors in Indian cinema
DebutEn Kadhal Kanmani (1990)
Awards/ HonoursAwards
CineMAA Awards
Amrita TV-FEFKA Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
International Tamil Film Awards
Jaya Awards
National Film Awards
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Movie List

Ponniyin Selvan: I
[ 2022 (Upcoming) ]
[ 2022 (Upcoming) ]
[ 2022 ]
Kadaram Kondan
[ 2019 ]
Adithya Varma
[ 2019 ]
[ 2018 ]
Saamy Square
[ 2018 ]
Iru Mugan
[ 2016 ]
[ 2015 ]
10 Endrathukulla
[ 2015 ]
[ 2013 ]
[ 2012 ]
Deiva Thirumagal
[ 2011 ]
[ 2011 ]
[ 2010 ]
[ 2009 ]
[ 2008 ]
[ 2005 ]
[ 2005 ]
[ 2004 ]
[ 2003 ]
Kadhal Sadugudu
[ 2003 ]
[ 2003 ]
[ 2003 ]
[ 2002 ]
[ 2002 ]
[ 2002 ]
[ 2001 ]
Vinnukum Mannukum
[ 2001 ]
Red Indians
[ 2001 ]
[ 2001 ]
[ 2001 ]
[ 2000 ]
9 Nelalu
[ 2000 ]
[ 1999 ]
[ 1999 ]
Kangalin Vaarthaigal
[ 1998 ]
Itha Oru Snehagatha
[ 1997 ]
Kurralla Rajyam
[ 1997 ]
[ 1997 ]
Mayoora Nritham
[ 1996 ]
[ 1996 ]
Akka! Bagunnava?
[ 1996 ]
[ 1996 ]
[ 1996 ]
[ 1996 ]
[ 1995 ]
Adalla Majaka
[ 1995 ]
[ 1994 ]
Bangaru Kutumbam
[ 1994 ]
Pudhiya Mannargal
[ 1994 ]
[ 1993 ]
Akka Pettanam Chelleli Kapuram
[ 1993 ]
Chirunavvula Varamistava
[ 1993 ]
[ 1993 ]
Kaaval Geetham
[ 1992 ]
[ 1992 ]
Thanthu Vitten Ennai
[ 1991 ]
En Kadhal Kanmani
[ 1990 ]

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