Vikram was seen in wearing a mask in the film. Shriya Saran was paired opposite Vikram and the film was directed by Susi Ganesan.
Vikram also featured in Telugu and Malayalam films, but, many of his films went unnoticed until he got his big break with Bala's 'Sethu'.
The actor's performance was highly appreciated by the audience. He played the character of an innocent little boy Krishna who lives in Ooty. Vikram received the Vijay award as well as Filmfare Critics award for Best actor.
Vikram Kennedy Vinod is popularly called 'Chiyaan' and is considered one of the most acclaimed actors of the Southern cinema. The actor who made a debut in films in early 1990s has become the face of Tamil cinema today. Here is a look at the actor's career woven through his best works.
Vikram was born to a Christian father Vinod Raj and a Hindu mother Rajeshwari in a small town of Tamil Nadu.
The actor had no godfather. Vikram began his career by modelling for brands such as TVS Excel, Chola Tea. He was spotted by director CV Sridhar, who offered him his first break in cinema with the film 'En Kadhal Kamini'.
The film 'Ravanan' by veteran director Mani Ratnam featured Vikram as the villian in the film. He played the role of Ravana in the film which also featured Karthik, Prabhu and Priyamani.
The film 'Bheema' saw Vikram as a an action hero. The film was directed by N Linguswamy. The film revolves around two underworld gangs.
The actor did diverse roles in films such as 'Swaamy', 'Dhil', 'Gemini', 'Dhool', 'Kasi' in early 1990s.
Vikram slowly and steadily was making his way in films. He worked with acclaimed directors such as CV Sridhar, Bala, PC Sreeram, Vinayan and others.
Vikram played the character of a college boy in the film 'Sethu'. His character was called 'Chiyaan' in the film. The meaning of this word was unknown until the director of the film revealed its meaning as 'street-smart rogue', The film was so loved by the audience that Vikram got the name 'Chiyaan' post the success of the film.
He was awarded the National Award for Best actor for the Tamil film 'Pithamagan'.
The film 'Sethu' was a tragic love story. Vikram was lauded for his acting skills. Since then there has been no looking back for the actor.
The film 'Kanthaswamy' featured Vikram in various characters. The actor played a role of an income tax officer who disguises himself as an anthropomorphic.
The actor is currently working for a film titled 'I' to be directed by S Shankar,. The music is composed by AR Rahman.
The 2011 film 'Deiva Thirumagal' directed by Al Vijay featured Vikram as a mentally challenged man. The actor performed this challenging role with a lot of dedication which left an impact on the audience.
The commercial success of 'Kanthaswamy' showed Vikram in a glamorous role. The actor had now established himself as one of the most sought after actors of the South cinema.
He was seen in an unique 'avatar' in the film 'Anniyan'. He was honoured with the Asianet special jury award for this film.
The actor was last seen in the film 'David' directed by Bejoy Nambiar. The film was made in Tamil and Hindi. The plot of the film revolved around two men of the same name. The film featured Tabu, Nassar and Jiiva in lead roles. Vikram received a tremendous response from both films.
The film was made again in Hindi and Vikram made his way to Bollywood opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. He played the role of a police inspector in the film. The film did not do well at the box office but the actor was once again appreciated for his performance.