Vikram (born as Vikram Kennedy on 17 April 1966) 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 among st other recognition and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the People’s University of Milan in May 2011.
In 2016, he produced and directed the video to the flood relief anthem, Spirit of Chennai, as a tribute to the city’s volunteers following the 2015 South Indian floods. Likewise a critic from The Hindu criticised the film’s script adding “it’s hard to see Vikram in this fluff”. Vikram is currently working simultaneously on two different projects, with the first release likely to be Iru Mugan, an action film directed by Anand Shankar, featuring him alongside Nayantara and Nithya Menen. He is also a working on Thiru’s Garuda and a sequel to Saamy with Hari.
Vikram has promoted various social causes and appeared as the Youth Envoy for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in 2011. He has been a brand ambassador of Sanjeevani Trust and a school for special children, Vidya Sudha, which he stayed at during the making of Deiva Thirumagal as well as having long-term associations with the Kasi Eye Care and running his own welfare association through the Vikram Foundation.
Vikram Height Weight Age Affairs Body Stats Facts Favorite Things
|Biography Measurements Record Info
|Real Name||Kennedy John Victor|
|Nickname||Vikram, Man of Steel and Chiyaan Vikram|
|Profession||Actor, Singer and Producer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 68 kg
in Pounds- 150 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 38 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 15 Inches
|Date of Birth||17 April 1966|
|Age (as in 2015)||49 Years|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aries|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||Mountfort School, Yercaud, Salem|
|College||Loyola College, Chennai|
|Educational Qualifications||Graduate in English literature and MBA|
|Debut||En Kadhal Kanmani (1990)|
|Family||Father– John Victor a.k.a Vinod Raj (Actor)
Mother– Rajeshwari (Sub-Collector)
Brothers– Arvind (Younger, Actor)
Sisters– Anita (Younger, Teacher)
|Address||18, Murali St, Mahalingapuram, Chennai|
|Controversies||• Once he said something about Rana Daggubati in a media interaction which he simply didn’t liked and replied him in a gentle way.
• In 2015, transgender community protested against his film I for their portrayal in the film.
|Favourite Food||Pazhya Sadam and Karruvattu Kolambu|
|Favourite Actor||Rajnikanth and Robert De Niro|
|Favourite Actress||Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts|
|Favourite Musician||Yanni and Michael Bolton|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Salary||12 Crore/film (INR)|
|Net Worth||$ 20 million|
Vikram Interesting Facts List
- Does Vikram smoke?: Yes
- Does Vikram drink alcohol?: Yes
- His father left his home to become an actor, but only got supporting roles instead of leading roles.
- His father’s struggle inspired him to get into acting line and hence he joined theatre plays in his college days, and even won the Best Actor award from IIT Madras.
- Because of a severe accident in his college days, his acting career was haulted for around 3 years, also during this period he met his wife Shailaja .
- He was first offered the role of Arvind Swamy in Mani Ratnam’s film Bombay, but he refused because he had to shave his beard , which he cannot do as he was doing some other film which has its requirement.
- After 10 years of struggle, he gained fame with 1999s film Sethu.
- He gave everything he had for his role in Sethu, like he shaved his head, lost 21 kgs and grew long nails.
- His role of a Chithan (gravedigger) in the film Pithamagan was probably one of the toughest roles of his career.
- In 2003, he won the National Award for his role of Chithan in Pithamagan.
- He married his wife Shailaja at a mass marriage event in Guruvayur, Kerela.
- For his challenging role of developmental disability in the drama Deiva Thirumagal, he spend time with mentally challenged people for a month to get into the character.
- He is the brand ambassador of Sanjeevani Trust, Vidya Sudha (special children school) and also supports The Banyan charity.
- Famous Tamil actor and director Thyagarajanis his maternal uncle.
- For his 3 differnt look in the film I of 2015, he shaved off his head and lost 25 kgs of weight.
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