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Vikram is one of the famous actors in the South Indian cinema industry. His full name is Vikram Kennedy and he was born on 17th April of 1966. He predominantly appears in Tamil language films.

Due to his work in the Tamil cinema industry he has won totally six Filmfare Awards- South and then one National Film Award and also got a Tamil Nadu State Film Award and than all other recognitions he got the Honorary Doctorate by the People's University of Milan in May 2011.Actor Vikram is known for his awesome performances, which gave him commercial hits as well as great successes. The actor established himself as a leading actors among the other actors in the Tamil cinema industry. The actor did his first movie in the year 1990 namely Kadhal Kanmani, which was followed by continuous small-budget movies in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films in the 1990's, in which many movies went unnoticed.

Date Of Birth : 17th April, 1966
Place Of Birth :Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Zodiac Sign :Aries

But the movie Sethu made by him under the direction of Bala in the year 1999, in which Vikram did the role of a rogue and then turned into a lover, started to give Vikram a successful career as an actor in the cinema industry. In the 2000's, Vikram appeared in a series of action movies like Dhill, Gemini, Dhool and Saamy which become commercially successful and also gave him a new face among the society as a famous actor. And till this date Vikram seems to be the young youth actor in the South Indian cinemas and has gained a special place in the cinema industry.

Actor Vikram
Indian Actor Vikram
Vikram Kennedy
  • Vikram started his career in the modeling industry for advert films for brands like Chola Tea, TVS Excel and Alwyn watches. While during the final year in his M.B.A programme at Loyola College in Chennai, he was taken in the movie industry by the great veteran director C. V. Sridharan for doing the leading role in a movie.

  • He acted in the film in the year 1990 by appearing in the movie En Kadhal Kanman which was a small budget love story movie film. In that he was co-starred with the actress Rekha Nambiar and that was his debut movie . And continuously he did many successful movies as the leading actor .


In the year 1999 for the movie Sethu he won the Filmfare special jury award and he also got the Tamilnadu state film special jury award for the best actor.

In the year 2001 for the blockbuster movie Kasi he won the Filmfare award for the best actor -Tamil and in the same year for the movie Gemini he won ITFA best actor award.

For the movie Pithamagan in the year 2003 he won three awards namely National film award for the best actor ,Filmfare award for the best actor and also won the Tamilnadu state film award for the best actor.

In the year 2006 for the box office hit movie Anniyan he got the Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award and also won the Asianet Special Honor Jury Award.

For the othe movies Bheema and Kandhasamy he was nominated for the Vijay awards for the best actor -Tamil in the years 2008 and 2009.

In the year 2010 for the movie Raavanan he got the Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award and also got the Vijay Award for Best Actor.

In the year 2011 for the blockbuster movie Deiva Thirumagal for playing the role of Krishna in Tamil he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor in Tamil and got the Vijay best award .

  • Vikram is the one of the most leading actors in the Tamil cinema industry. He is considered as an active person always in the shooting fields. The media reports show that the actor earns in lakhs for his movies.

  • Vikram started his career in the year 1990 through the Tamil movie En Kadhal Kanmani which was not a great success for him. Then Vikram without losing his hope did many numbers of movies which were small budget movies but none of those gave him a great hit. So Vikram went to the Malayalam movie industry where he acted in many movies in the supporting roles. And again in the Kollywood industry he did the movie called Ullasam in which he got a chance to act along the famous actor Ajith Kumar and that film was produced by Amitabh Bachchan.

  • Then in the year 1999 he acted in the movie Sethu which was directed by the first time director Bala. And that movie took him to speak and the movie was a blockbuster one. And that movie paved him the great path in the cinema industry among the other actors. They also got him critical acclaims and positive reviews. After that he did some movies butthey did not make more impact as the movie Sethu. He did the movie Dhill in the year 2001 which was directed by his friend Dharani and the movie got many reviews and it reached the people creating a good impact, the movie was also a box-office hit.

  • In the year 2002 he made the Malayalam remake movie Kasi and for that movie he got a great name and he also won Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award and the movie was a box office hit. And he again acted in the action movie Gemini which was produced by the famous AVM Productions. And the movie was a blockbuster. Then in later years he did the movies like Samurai and King. By 2003 Vikram acted in Dhool again which was directed by his friend Dharani and it was also a blockbuster. Then he did the role in a family drama movie Kadhal Sadugudu but the film did not do well.

  • After that he did the blockbuster movie Saamy which was directed by the one of the most famous directors Hari. And that movie gained him a great name in the cinema industry and the film was produced by the great producer K. Balachander. Later he appeared in the movie Pithamagan which was directed by Bala and the film made him win the Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award and National Film Award for the Best Actor. And the movie was also a box-office hit. In the year 2004 he acted in the movie Arul which was directed by Hari who directed the Saami movie for him. The movie failed unfortunately.

  • In the year 2004 Vikram acted in the movie Anniyan and it was also directed by S. Shankar. It was released in the year 2005 and was a big budget movie. In this movie he played a person suffering from a split personality disorder and there he played three different personalities. And the movie got great success and it was both critical as well as a commercial success. After that he did a family drama Majaa which was not up to the audience's expectations. Later he acted in the movie Bheema which was started on April in the year 2006 but due to financial problems the movie got postponed and then it was released in January 2008.

  • Though it was released lately it got commercial success. And in that movie he was paired up with the actress Trisha. And in the year 2008 he began to do the leading role in the movie Kanthaswamy which was directed by Susi Ganesan and produced by Kalaipuli Thanu which was released on 21 August in the year 2009 and it got great success. After that Vikram worked for Raavanan movie which was directed by the successfull director Mani Rathnam and in that movie he was co-starred with the famous actress Aishwarya rai. Then he did Thandavam movie which was released in the year 2012.

  • Vikram saw his life partner, Shailaja Balakrishnan, for the first time when he was in hospital, when he met with an accident in his leg in the year 1980's. The actor Vikram married Shailaja in Guruvayoor in an event in which many other couples also got married at the same time at the same place. The couple was blessed with a daughter Akshita and a son Dhruv. Vikram currently lives with his family near the beach in Besant Nagar.