Vikram (Kennedy John Victor) is a well-known Indian Film Actor, Film Producer, Playback Singer, Voice Artist, Philanthropist, Television Actor, and Video Game Artist. He has known for his work in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi films. He is among the most decorated actors in Tamil cinema, with awards including seven Filmfare Awards South, a National Film Award, and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award.
Vikram was in a Christian family on 17 April 1966 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His father’s name is John Victor (alias Vinod Raj), a film actor, and his mother’s name is Rajeshwari, a sub-collector. He has a younger brother Arvind, an actor, and a younger sister Anita, a Teacher. He married Shailaja Balakrishnan and blessed with a daughter Akshita and a son Dhruv.
|Kennedy John Victor
|Vikram, Man of Steel and Chiyaan Vikram
|(as in 2023) 57 Years
|En Kadhal Kanmani (1990)
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign
|Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Birth
|17 April 1966
|18, Murali St, Mahalingapuram, Chennai
|Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|John Victor a.k.a Vinod Raj (Actor)
|Arvind (Younger, Actor)
|Anita (Younger, Teacher)
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Mountfort School, Yercaud, Salem
|Loyola College, Chennai
|Graduate in English literature and MBA
|Actor, Singer and Producer
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|in Kilograms- 68 kg
in Pounds- 150 lbs
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity
|Pazhya Sadam and Karruvattu Kolambu
|Rajnikanth and Robert De Niro
|Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, and Julia Roberts
|Yanni and Michael Bolton
|• Once he said something about Rana Daggubati in a media interaction which he simply didn’t like and replied to him in a gentle way.
• In 2015, the transgender community protested against his film I for their portrayal in the film.
Vikram did his schooling till 12th class in Montfort School, Yercaud, Salem and he is a graduate in English Literature from Loyola College, Chennai and left his MBA halfway.
He made his TV debut with the Doordarshan series Galatta Kudumbam in 1988, following which his first feature movie role came with the experimental film En Kadhal Kanmani in the year 1990.
Vikram Net Worth
Vikram has an estimated net worth of $24 million dollars as of 2023.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)
|INR 12 Crore/film
Vikram arrived at his breakthrough character of a college student who suffers a brain injury in filmmaker Bala’s directorial debut, the tragedy movie Sethu in 1999. In the year 2001, he performed an aspiring role of a policeman in the action movie Dhill, the directorial debut of Dharani.
Vikram played the quintessential Tamil action hero in a series of successful masala movies starting with Gemini in 2002 which grossed INR 100 million at the box office. The next year, with consecutive hits in Dhool in 2003 and Saamy in 2003, he achieved stardom.
He then performed an undertaker with autism in Bala’s tragedy drama Pithamagan in 2003 co-starring Suriya. Vikram underwent an expert setback between 2004 and 2008 when a series of movies including Arul, Majaa, and Bheemaa – got mixed reviews and were commercial flops.
Vikram’s sole box-office success during this period was S. Shankar’s psychological thriller Anniyan in 2005, in which he played a utopian lawyer suffering from multiple personality disorder.
In Susi Ganesan’s Kanthaswamy, he performed the role of a CBI officer who moonlights as a costumed vigilante. Vikram was introduced in Bollywood in 2010 by Mani Ratnam through his Hindi-Tamil bilingual Raavan and Raavanan, a contemporary retelling of the Ramayana, in which he played the antagonist and protagonist in the respective versions.
In the year 2011, he played a man with a developmental disability fighting over his daughter’s custody in A. L. Vijay’s courtroom drama Deiva Thirumagal, an adaptation of the American film I Am Sam in 2001. His next role as an aspiring screen villain in Rajapattaiwas poorly received.
In 2012, Vikram performed in A. L. Vijay’s revenge-thriller Thaandavam, playing a blind RAW agent who uses human echolocation to track down his betrayer. Shankar’s romantic thriller I featured Vikram as a supermodel-turned-hunchback who exacts revenge on his conspirators in 2015. The film grossed over INR 2.4 billion at the box office and Vikram’s performance was critically acclaimed.
Facts About Vikram
- Does Vikram drink alcohol?: Yes
- Does Vikram smoke?: Yes
- His father left his home to become an actor but only received supporting roles rather than leading roles.
- Because of a critical accident during his college days, his acting career was stopped for around three years, also during this period, he met his wife Shailaja.
- After ten years of effort, he gained fame with the 1999s movie Sethu.
- He gave everything he owned for his character in Sethu like he shaved his head, lost 21 kgs, and grew long nails.
- His character as a Chithan (gravedigger) in the movie Pithamagan was presumably one of the hardest roles of his career.
- He married his wife Shailaja at a mass wedding event in Guruvayur, Kerela.
- Popular Tamil actor and director Thyagarajanis his maternal uncle.
- For his three distinct looks in the movie I of 2015, he shaved off his head and lost 25 kgs of weight.
Obviously, he is definitely a very good actor and far more superior (in acting) than Salman Khan (Cholemon Kaaanh).
Due to recent box office disasters, he is trying to be cautious in choosing films. He last acted in Kadaram Kondan which was an average grosser.
His must-watch movies including Sethu, Dhill, Dhool, Kasi, and Gemini.
Though nothing very serious, It all started while they acted together in Bala’s Pithamagan. It is said that originally Vikram was Mani Ratnam’s choice to play the negative role finally portrayed by Madhavan in the film “Ayudha Ezhuthu” but after the Pithamagan issue, Vikram refused Mani’s offer because Surya was the protagonist of the film.
Kennedy John Victor.