Vikram's birth name is John Kennedy.
He went to Loyola college in Chennai, India.
Vikram being prominent in Tamil and Telugu film industries had made his first appearance in Bollywood in 2005 in the film Aparichit, the dubbed version of Vikram's Tamil hit Anniyan. Anniyan was also dubbed in French, the first Tamil film to be done so.
He did his high schooling at Montfort Boys Anglo-Indian higher secondarySchool at Yercaud, Salem. Bollywood actress Rekha also studied in a neighbouring girls school in Monford.
Vikram's father is also a supporting actor, acting in many films. His father acted in Ghilli mega hit movie, as Trisha's father.