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Vikram started his acting career with a series of flops across Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu but he shot to fame with his breakthrough role of a college student having a brain injury in the 1999 romantic drama film Sethu. His intense performance in the film won him the Filmfare Special Jury Award. Whether masala entertainment movies or serious concept-based films, Vikram is one of the few actors in Kollywood, who has proved his acting abilities with exemplary performances

Real NameKennedy John Victor
NicknameVikram, Man of Steel and Chiyaan Vikram
ProfessionActor, Singer and Producer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weightin Kilograms- 68 kg
in Pounds- 150 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 38 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1966-04-17
Age (as in 2015)50 Years
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolMountfort School, Yercaud, Salem
CollegeLoyola College, Chennai
Educational QualificationsGraduate in English literature and MBA
DebutEn Kadhal Kanmani (1990)
FamilyFather- John Victor a.k.a Vinod Raj (Actor)
Mother- Rajeshwari (Sub-Collector)
Brothers- Arvind (Younger, Actor)
Sisters- Anita (Younger, Teacher)
Address18, Murali St, Mahalingapuram, Chennai
Controversies• Once he said something about Rana Daggubati in a media interaction which he simply didn't liked and replied him in a gentle way.
• In 2015, transgender community protested against his film I for their portrayal in the film.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodPazhya Sadam and Karruvattu Kolambu
Favourite ActorRajnikanth and Robert De Niro
Favourite ActressSandra Bullock, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts
Favourite DirectorDharani
Favourite MusicianYanni and Michael Bolton
Favourite ColorBlack
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsShailaja Balakrishnan
WifeShailaja Balakrishnan
ChildrenDaughter- Akshita
Son- Dhruv
Money Factor
Salary12 Crore/film (INR)
Net Worth$ 20 million

Some lesser known facts about Vikram

  • Does Vikram smoke?: Yes
  • Does Vikram drink alcohol?: Yes
  • His father left his home to become an actor, but only got supporting roles instead of leading roles.
  • His father’s struggle inspired him to get into acting line and hence he joined theatre plays in his college days, and even won the Best Actor award from IIT Madras.
  • Because of a severe accident in his college days, his acting career was haulted for around 3 years, also during this period he met his wife Shailaja .
  • He was first offered the role of Arvind Swamy in Mani Ratnam’s film Bombay, but he refused because he had to shave his beard , which he cannot do as he was doing some other film which has its requirement.
  • After 10 years of struggle, he gained fame with 1999s film Sethu.
  • He gave everything he had for his role in Sethu, like he shaved his head, lost 21 kgs and grew long nails.
  • His role of a Chithan (gravedigger) in the film Pithamagan was probably one of the toughest roles of his career.
  • In 2003, he won the National Award for his role of Chithan in Pithamagan.
  • He married his wife Shailaja at a mass marriage event in Guruvayur, Kerela.
  • For his challenging role of developmental disability in the drama Deiva Thirumagal, he spend time with mentally challenged people for a month to get into the character.
  • He is the brand ambassador of Sanjeevani Trust, Vidya Sudha (special children school) and also supports The Banyan charity.
  • Famous Tamil actor and director Thyagarajanis his maternal uncle.
  • For his 3 differnt look in the film I of 2015, he shaved off his head and lost 25 kgs of weight.
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