Kennedy John Victor who is popularly known as Vikram is one of the eminent actors of the Tamil film industry. Popular among his fans as Man of Steel, Chiyaan Vikram, he is not just an actor but also a Singer, and a philanthropist. Let’s have an extended look at the age, height, weight, wife, caste, family, and biography of the actor.
Vikram was born on 17 April 1966 (Age 55Years; as in 2021) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He did his schooling from Mountfort School, Yercaud, Salem. Vikram enrolled himself in Loyola College, Chennai to complete his graduation in English literature and MBA.
Vikram was born to a Christian Family. His father, John Victor a.k.a Vinod Raj is an Actor, and mother Rajeshwari is a homemaker, who works as Sub-Collector. Vikram has a younger brother, Arvind, who is an Actor. He also has a sister, Anita, who is a Teacher.
He belongs to the Mallar / Pallar caste community.
Girlfriend, Wife, and Children’s
In 1992, Vikram married Shailaja Balakrishnan at a mass wedding in Guruvayur, Kerela. He has a daughter Akshita and son Dhruv, who is also an actor. His wife Shaila is a Malayali.
Vikram made his acting debut in 1990 with “En Kadhal Kanmani.” Although his first film didn’t work well at the box office. In 1999, he appeared in film “Sethu” which was his first commercial success and earned him Filmfare Special Jury Award.
later, He acted in Blockbuster films like- “Dhill”(2001), “Kasi”(2001), “Gemini”(2002), “Dhool”(2003), “Saamy”(2003), and “Pithamagan”(2003), Next, he featured in “Anniyan” which proved to be a turning point of his career as his performance was applauded in the movie. Next, he played the lead role in the Flim “Kanthaswamy,”(2009) which was a highly applauded performance Thereafter, Vikram has appeared in many successful movies including “Raavanan” (2010), “Deiva Thirumagal” (2011), “Thaandavam” (2012), “I” (2015), “Iru Mugan” (2016), “kadaram kondan” (2019), and “Dhruva Natchathiram” (2020). Next, he played a role in Mani Ratnam’s historical drama Ponniyin Selvan.”
Salary, Net Worth and Assets
With a net worth of around $20 million dollars as of 2020, Vikram gets paid more than ₹20 crores per film.
Vikram has a huge love for automobiles and has an incredible collection of cars. His car collection includes Audi R8, Porsche Carrera.
Actor:Rajnikanth and Robert De Niro
Actresses:Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, and Sandra Bullock
Food:Karruvattu Kolambu and Pazhya Sadam
Musician:Yanni and Michael Bolton
Vikram endorsed brands like Coca-Cola, Josco Jewellers, PARLE G, Otto Shirts, Manappuram Gold, 3 Roses and More.
He presently leaving in 18, Murali St, Mahalingapuram, Chennai
Does Vikram, Consume Alcohol? Yes
Does Vikram, Smoke Cigarettes? Yes
Will Drive? Yes
Is Vikram, Swims? Yes
Does Gym? Yes
Eating Habit? Non-Vegetarian
Vikram has a huge fan following in telugu states.
He lost 25 kgs of weight for the film I in 2015, in which he portrayed 3 different looks.
His maternal uncle Thyagarajanis is a Famous actor and director in Tamil Nadu.
He lost 21 kgs of weight and grew long nails for the film Sethu.
During college days, he got hit by a truck, he not able to walk for three years, he underwent twenty-three surgeries on his leg.
He was born & brought up in Chennai.
Vikram won Best Actor award from IIT Madras during his college days for his theatre plays