The actor started his career with En Kadhal Kanmani way back in 1990. After struggling for close to 10 years, Chiyaan got much-needed big break in the form of Bala's Sethu. In the later years, he delivered masala hits like Dhill, Gemini, Dhool, and Saamy.
Vikram reinvented himself with Pithamagan in the role of a graveyard caretaker with autism spectrum disorders. It won the National Award for him. More than the award, he became a household name in South India.
Shankar's Anniyan reinstated his stardom in Kollywood. The movie went to become a hit not only in Tamil Nadu but also in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. In the later years, he has done challenging roles. He has not sticked to usual commercial roles like his contemporaries rather chosen the experimental path.
As a result, there is very less commercial hits to his credit. However, he remains one of the top actors of this generation by acting in variety of roles and winning both commercial and critical success.
Vikram's next release is Ai. He has teamed up with Shankar again and hoping that it will give him a commercial break again.