Vikram Prabhu is an Indian film actor who will be seen in Tamil language films. He is the son of Prabhu Ganesan and grandson of the actor Sivaji Ganesan and made his debut in Prabhu Solomon's Kumki
Vikram studied in San Diego, completing an MBA programme, and briefly returned to Chennai to help out in the production activities of his family's Sivaji Productions venture, Chandramukhi (2005). Vikram Prabhu also had a stint in a theatre,while he was working for a degree at San Diego State University. He went on to gain further experience by assisting Vishnuvardhan in Sarvam (2009), before once again assisting in the production works of Aasal (2010).
In February 2011, Vikram Prabhu received media coverage for the first time when Sivaji Productions refused to part with the title Deiva Magan when the makers of Deiva Thirumagal had approached them, statting that they had agreed terms with director Ameer to direct a film which would launch Vikram Prabhu under that title.
However due to the Ameer's commitment to making Aadhi Bhagavan, the film was delayed and in June 2011, it was announced that Vikram Prabhu would star in Prabhu Solomon's next venture to be produced by Linguswamy. Titled Kumki, the film was based on elephants and the director thus sent Vikram to an elephant training camp in Ottapalam in Kerala to get himself accustomed to the animals.
The film released in December 2012 to critical acclaim and commercial success, emerging as one of the biggest hits of the year. A critic noted that Vikram Prabhu excels in the "intensely emotional scenes in the climax", while that "he is also at ease portraying angst, gratitude and rage". Furthermore the critic noted that "his physique is a major plus", giving the verdict that he "is expected to carry on the Ganesan family lineage" in films.
During the making of Kumki, Vikram Prabhu began work in Sattam Oru Iruttarai, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name, produced by leading actor Vijay. He began filming and played the role originally played by Vijayakanth, of an angry young man who feels that the legal system is flawed. The film, which began production in May 2012, starred him alongside Karthika Nair, Piaa Bajpai and Reemma Sen, while debutant Sneha directs the film.
However the insistence of Prabhu Solomon to reshoot the climax of Kumki, led to the actor leaving Sattam Oru Iruttarai during production and after a period of delay he was replaced by newcomer Thaman Kumar. Subsequently, he signed on to appear in M. Saravanan's romantic thriller film Ivan Veramathiri, which features him alongside newcomer Surabhi and Ganesh Venkatraman. The film will release in late 2013, with Vikram Prabhu playing the role of an "angry young man".
The actor has also agreed terms to star in A. Sarkunam's Kovaththai Alli Konjugiren, which will start after the director and actor complete their pending projects.
Grandson of Sivaji Ganesan and son of Prabhu, Vikram was always anticipated to have a career in films. His family also have their own production house with Sivaji Productions, while his uncle Ramkumar Ganesan is also a producer.
Vikram Prabhu married Lakshmi Ujjaini, daughter of industrialist M. S. Madhivanan in Chennai on 23 February 2007.