Vikramis a famous Indian Film actor and has appeared in several path-breaking films. He was born on 17th April in Chennai. Vikram’s real name is Kennedy John Victor and he was born to a Christian father and a Hindu mother. His father always wanted to become a great actor, but he couldn’t bag a lead role and ended up acting as a supporting actor in a lot of movies. Vikram’s father forced him to take part in theatre and helped him in improving his acting skills. It’s the support and trust of his father that Vikram has reached to such great heights today. Vikram got his name form taking the initials of his parent’s names and formed the name Vikram. He did his schooling from a boarding school near Salem and did his masters in English literature from Loyola College, Chennai. Vikram actively took part in a theatres and dramas during his college days.
Vikram started his career as a model and from ad films, which includes Chola tea, Alwyn, TVS Excel and also appeared in TV serials, which were aired between November and December during the year 1988. He made his debut in films from the movie En Kadhai Kanmani in the year 1990, which was a small budget love story. The film was not successful and he later signed another film, which was again a love story, but it also flopped. Vikram appeared in a lot of films as side heroes in the year 1993-94. Vikram continued working in Telugu and Malayalam films, waiting to break into Tamil Films. In 1997, Vikram was offered the main role in the film Sethu, for which Vikram worked really hard, and the initial days were really tough and the film couldn’t find and distributor. But later, once the movie was released it made a huge hit and people loved Vikram for his role and were highly appreciated by the critiques. Since, then Vikram never looked back. Though he had his highs and lows, but he gave huge hit and won several awards for his acting skill. Vikram was also selected as the Youth Envoy of the UN Human Settlements Program.
Vikram has won several awards for his work. He has also won the National Best Award in the year 2003. He won the state best actor award twice; once in the year 1999 and another in 2003. He also won the Kalaimamani award in the year 2004.
Vikram is a great man of high morals and have always kept his front foot in helping the poor and the needy. Vikram has also set up a foundation known as The Vikram foundation, where he help the people who are suffering from heart problems, helps in educating the poor and help the people who have suffered from the natural calamities. He celebrates his work by doing charity. He is also the brand ambassador of Sanjeevani Trust and a school for special children Vidya Sudha. He is also associated with Kasi Eye Care where they provide free eye surgeries to the poor.
- Name: Kennedy John Victor
- Nickname: Vikram, man of steel, and Chiyaan Vikram
- Date of Birth: 17 April 1966
- Age: 50 years
- Place of Birth: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
- Schools: Mountfort School, Salem
- College: Loyola College, Chennai
- Father: John Victor (Vinod Raj, Actor)
- Mother: Rajeswari
- Brother: Arvind
- Sister: Anita
- Marital Status: Married
- Affair/ Girlfriend: Shailaja Balakrishnan
- Wife: Shailaja Balakrishnan
- Children: Daughter- Akshita; Son- Dhruv
- Religion: Christian
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Height: 5’7”
- Weight: 68Kgs
- Eye Colour: Brown
- Profession: Actor, producer, Singer
- Languages Known: Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu Hindi and English