Vikram Victor was born to Kennedy John Victor to a Christian father and a Hindu mother in Madras. Besides, this his father, who was also an actor, hailed from Paramakudi.
Supposedly, he disliked his name given by his parents and went ahead to use his screen name Vikram — a reputation he composed by taking ‘Vi’ from Victor, ‘K’ to Kennedy, and ‘Ram’ from his sun sign, Aries.
The ‘Anniyan’ star, who recently turned around the number 52, is understood to push boundaries, be it with films like ‘Kasi’ or ‘I’.
He’s popularly called ‘Chiyaan’ by his fans. Vikram features a National Award for Best Actor for the film ‘Pithamagan’, directed by Bala.
He has been successful in performance-oriented films and commercial entertainers like Thaandavam with Anushka Shetty. Also, Last seen in ‘Sketch’, Vikram awaits the discharge of the spy-thriller ‘Dhruva Natchathiram’, during which he plays a RAW agent.
Biography of Vikram
Name: Kennedy John Victor
Other names: Chiyaan Vikram, Kenny
Date of Birth of Vikram: 17 April 1966
Age of Vikram: 56 Years
Height of Vikram: In cm- 170, In m- 1.70, In ft in.- 5’7”
Weight of Vikram: 68 kg (150 lbs)
Body Measurements of Vikram: 38-32-15
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Zodiac Sign/Star Sign: Aries
Profession: Actor, Singer, and Producer
Favorite Food: Pazhya Sadam and Karruvattu Kolambu
Favorite Actors: Rajnikanth and Robert De Niro
Favourite Actress: Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, and Julia Roberts
Favourite Director: Dharani
Favourite Color: Black
Favourite Musician: Yanni and Michael Bolton
Favourite Destination: Tamak, Mumbai
Net Worth of Vikram: $20 Million
Marital Status: Married
Home Town: Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu,
Currently Living: Chennai, India
Interesting Facts about Vikram
- He narrowly escaped after an accident which also halted his acting career for 3 years.
- The first choice for Mani Ratnam for his film Bombay was he but he denied the role.
- After strife for around 10 years, he gave his first blockbuster in a Tamil film called Sethu.
- He lost around 21kgs for his role within the film Sethu.
- He again lost 25kgs for his role within the film ‘I’.
- Vikram was set to be part of the movie Bombay. But he rejected it as he was maintaining his beard for another movie.
- Vikram has worked in more than 80 films. His roles mainly focus on supernatural powers & disabilities.
- Vikram’s first Bollywood movie was Mani Ratnam’s Raavan starring Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles and Ravi Kishan, Priyamani, and Pankaj Tripathi in the supporting roles.
- Vikram will feature in the upcoming Mani Ratnam’s multi-starrer epic historical drama Ponniyin Selvan which also includes popular actors like Karthi and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Family of Vikram
Father: John Victor a.k.a Vinod Raj (Actor)
Mother: Rajeshwari (Sub-Collector)
Brothers– Arvind (Younger, Actor)
Sisters– Anita (Younger, Teacher)
Wife: Shailaja Balakrishnan
Son/Daughter of Vikram:
Social Media Profiles Vikram
Facebook: Chiyaan Vikram
Education/Qualification of Vikram
School: Montfort School, Yercaud, a boarding school
College: Loyola College, Chennai with a degree in English Literature
Hobbies of Vikram