Vikram is an Indian film actor who starred in a number of top-grossing Tamil films and is currently one of the reigning lead actors of Tamil cinema.
Vikram was born on April 17, 1966, in Paramakudi, a town in Ramanathapuram district. His name at birth was John Kennedy Vinod Raj.
Vikram's father is also a supporting actor, acting in many films. He is known for his role in Ghilli as the father of the film's lead actress, played by Trisha Krishnan.
Vikram debuted in the film Meera in 1990. Following its release, the film did not run well at the box office. Vikram still accepted subsequent offers he received and saw his first hit film, Sethu in 1999.
Sethu, which was released in 1999, was Vikram's first blockbuster though he made his debut almost a decade earlier. The film grossed over Rs.50 million at the box office. Vikram's second blockbuster Dhill came in 2001
The film grossed over Rs. 100 million at the box office. Vikram's next blockbuster Gemini came the very next year in 2002. It grossed over Rs. 200 million at the box office.
His successful performance prompted Shankar to cast him for his high-budgeted Anniyan. Anniyan was also another top-grossing film released in 2005, for which he received a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award.