Who Is Vikram? What Is Net Worth Of Vikram? Kennedy John Victor also known as Vikram and fondly called Chiyaan Vikram is South India’s most loved actor, singer, and producer. Reaching the top has not come easy for his years of struggle makes him what he is today.
Born to a Hindu mother and Christian father Vikram has seen his father’s struggle to become an actor who only got supporting roles and never a lead role in the film industry. Seeing his father’s struggle it inspired him to take up acting in college. He did his schooling in a boarding school in Yercaud and often took part in school plays, though he wanted to pursue acting after college his father encouraged him to first complete his education and took up Masters in English at Loyola College in Chennai and a part time MBA course.
Continuing his acting through drama clubs he won several awards and also won the best actor award in a competition held in IIT Madras. There was a huge setback in his life when he met with an accident and severely injured his leg, which took him three years to the hospital and 23 surgeries to prevent his leg from being amputated. He completed his education by doing it at home and recovered after being on crutches for a short while.
He got married to Shailaja Balakrishnan and has two kids’ one daughter Akshita and son Druv. He has two siblings Arvind and Anita both of them are in the acting profession.
Vikram Net Worth
Vikram started building his net worth from the year 1990 when he signed up to be an advert model and also appearing in a television series. It was during his final year that Vikram was recognized by director C V Shridhar and was offered his first lead role in a film. He was later asked to be a cinematographer by the same director. It was in 1997 that he was offered from a debutante director Bala the role of a rogue named Sethu and the film was called Sethu. This film also had its share of struggle as it did not have any distributor and was later released only in one cinema hall. When people watched it, they started spreading how good it was and got its publicity and hence the film took off to heights and ran in cinemas for over a hundred days.
It was with the success of Sethu that Vikram’s career got a new direction and from then there was no stopping for him. After several years of working today, his net worth is 22 million US dollars as of 2017.
Vikram’s prized possession is his Audi R8 a sports car and owns a house in Chennai. His years of working and even now as he is working in different fields, he is sure to gain more assets.
Apart from being an actor, Vikram has also been a noteworthy singer, he has sung various songs in his films. He has also worked as an assistant director of the movie Majaa. He also announced his own production house company Reel Life Entertainment. Apart from the business he does a lot of philanthropy work and was chosen as the youth envoy for United Nations Human Settlements Program. He has been a brand ambassador for the Sanjeevini Trust and has his own welfare association through Vikram Foundation.
Vikram’s debut film En Kadhal Kanmani and a series of other small budget films were gone unnoticed, but he got his career break with the film Sethu. After the success, he bagged various films some of them drama films called Gemini, Dhool, and Dhill were successful. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the film Pithamagan where he played the role of gravedigger with autism and his character only spoke a few words which go to say how challenging the acting was. He has also won seven Filmfare awards and Tamil Nadu State Film Award and among others, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the People’s University of Milan in the year 2011.
Vikram is continuing his acting career and has several films lined up and are in the making. He will continue to sing in films and do charity works. He has started shooting for Vijay Chander’s yet to be titled film, which is a gangster story.
Vikram has seen his ups and downs in his career, though it was a rocky start he has had a successful climb and continues to do the good work. We look forward to his upcoming movies and it is sure to be a success.