Vikram

Vikram

Vikram is an Indian film actor who predominantly appears in Tamil language films and has won six Filmfare Awards as well as one National Film Award and Tamil Nadu State Film Award amongst other recognitions and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the People’s University of Milan in May 2011.

He made his debut in the 1990 film En Kadhal Kanmani, which was followed by a series of small-budget Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films in the 1990s, many of which went unnoticed. However the success of Bala’s tragedy film Sethu (1999), in which Vikram appeared as a rogue turned lover, started Vikram’s successful career as an actor. In the early 2000s, Vikram appeared in a series of masala films, with Dhill (2001), Gemini (2002), Dhool (2003) and Saamy (2003) becoming commercially successful ventures. During the period, Vikram also appeared in diverse roles and received critical acclaim for his performance as a blind villager in Kasi and a Robin Hood-esque figure in Samurai. In 2003, Vikram’s performance as a gravedigger with autism spectrum disorders in Bala’s Pithamagan saw him win the National Film Award for Best Actor, with his character only speaking a couple of lines of dialogue in the entire film. His appearance as an idealistic lawyer with multiple personality disorder in Shankar’s blockbuster Anniyan (2005) also won critical acclaim, as did his appearance as a superhero in Kanthaswamy (2009). Vikram’s portrayal of Veeraiya, a tribal leader inspired by the Ramayana character Ravana, in Mani Ratnam’s Raavanan saw him secure further accolades, as did his appearance as a mentally challenged adult with the maturity of a six-year-old boy in Deiva Thirumagal (2011). He consequently appeared in multiple get-ups as a bodybuilder and a crippled hunchback, losing up to 35 kilograms for sequences, during the making of Shankar’s romantic thriller I (2015) and won unanimous critical acclaim, with the film going on to rank itself among the highest grossers in Tamil cinema.

Personal
Name Vikram
Real Name Kennedy Vinod Raj
DOB 17/04/1966
Place of Birth Chennai
Complexion Fair
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Nationality Indian
Religion Christian
School Mount Fort School, Yercaudu
College Loyola College
Height 5'6''
Birth Sign Aries
Professional
Occupation Actor
Active from 1990
Debut movie En Kadhal Kanmani
Known For Sethu,Samy,Anniyan,I
Awards National Film Award - Pithamagan, Tamilnadu State film award - Pithamagan
Family
Home Town Chennai
Parents Albert Victor - Rajeshwari
Spouse Shailaja Balakrishnan
Date of Marriage 1992
Children Akshita, Dhruv
Siblings Arvind,Anitha
Relative Prashanth (Cousin)
Favourite
Foods Fish
Car Audi
Costume Jeans & T-Shirt
Colour Black

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