Chiyaan Vikram

Actor, Singer
Tamil Nadu State Film Special Jury Award for Best Actor for Sethu (1999), Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Kaasi (2001), ITFA Best Actor Award for Gemini (2003), Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Pithamagan (2003), Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Ac
Chiyaan Vikram
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Real/Other Names:: Chiyaan Vikram, Vikram John Kennedy Vinod, Kenny
Date of Birth:: April 17, 1966(Age-44)
Place of Birth:: Paramakudi, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu, India

Family and Relations

Father: Vinod Raj (film actor )
Mother: Rajeshwari (sub-collector)
Spouse: Shylaja (psychologist)
Son(s): Druv

Mini Biography

Vikram did his schooling at Montfort School, Yercaud.The school which emphasises extra curriculum honed multiple skills insports, music and theatre, where his love of drama and pursuit of adream was nurtured. His parents wanting him to do his graduation afterfinishing his final high school year, he completed his graduation inEnglish from Loyola College, Chennai and followed with an MBA degree.

Film career:
Vikram started his career in 1990 with En Kadhal Kanmaniwhich wasn't a very good start to success But then he went on to domore than a dozen movies which did not do well in the box office. Heco-starred in Ullasam along with Ajith Kumar.This film was produced by Amitabh Bachchan. Still to taste success he acted in the 1999 movie Sethu directed by first time director Balawhich turned out to be a smashing hit and his acting won him criticalacclaims. After a few films not making much impact.
He starred in the2001 movie Dhill directed by his friend Dharaniwhich did extremely well commercially and crafted a new vivid style ofstory telling. In 2002 he started with a Malayalam remake Kasi,which won him Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award and did well at box office. He then acted Gemini produced by AVM Productions which became a blockbuster.Later that year he acted in Samurai and King which had done fairly well.
In 2003 Vikram acted in Dhool again with Dharani which was a again a blockbuster hit. He then acted in a family drama Kadhal Sadugudu a love story, followed by Saamy directed by Hari where he played a cop turned another blockbuster for him.This film was produced by K. Balachander. Later that year he starred in Pithamagan directed by Bala which won him both Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award and National Film Award for Best Actor. This film did well at the box office. In 2004 he acted in Arul directed by Hari which was did fairly well too.
In 2004 it was announced that Vikram will act in a movie calledAnniyan directed by S. Shankar which consecutively got released in 2005 and was the most expensive. In this film he played a person suffering from dissociative identity disorder as he plays three different personalities. This film was both critical and commercial success. He then did a family drama Majaa which was a comedy and was one of a kind.
In later that year he announced his next film Bheema which was started on April 2006 but due to lack of funds the movie postponed and released in January 2008. Bheema became a commercial hit at the box. office.
In 2008 he started acting in Kanthaswamy directed by Susi Ganesanand produced by Kalaipuli Thanu. This movie was released on 21 August2009. This movie characterized Vikram role as a Vigilante kind, and itwas a big hit with the all the kids and teen audiences. As always he isbeen choosing his roles as vivid as possible.He is at present doingbi-lingual Raavana by Mani Ratnam which is set to be released in 2010.
He is also currently signed up for Boopathy Pandian's Raja Vesham, an untitled film with Selvaraghavan, and a Indo-Japanese high-budget film to be made in both Tamil and Japanese, titled The 19th Step, which has been shelved until further notice.

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Chiyaan Vikram I Movie
Chiyaan Vikram I Movie