Dhruv Vikram (born 23 September 1995)is an Indian actor, singer and lyricist who works in Tamil films. The son of actor Vikram, he made his acting debut with the 2019 romantic drama Adithya Varma and starred with his father in Mahaan (2022).

Dhruv Vikram
Dhruv in 2019
Born
Dhruv Vikram

(1997-09-23) 23 September 1997 (age 26)
Other namesDada
Alma materLee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, New York
Occupation(s)Actor, singer, lyricist
Years active2019–present
Parents
  • Vikram (father)
  • Shailaja Balakrishnan (mother)
RelativesVinod Raj (grandfather)

Early life edit

Dhruv was born on 23 September 1997[1][2] in Chennai as the son of actor Vikram and his wife Shailaja. His elder sister Akshita is married to Manuranjith, who is the great-grandson of politician M. Karunanidhi.[3] His grandfather Vinod Raj was also an actor who acted in a few Tamil films.[4]

Career edit

Dhruv had been first approached to play a role in Mohan Raja's M. Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi (2004), but eventually did not feature.[5] Pandiraj later approached him to play the role of Anbukkarasu in Pasanga (2008); however, Vikram was then not keen on letting his son get into acting and the role subsequently went to Kishore DS.[6] An English-language short film titled "Good Night Charlie" directed by Dhruv based on child abuse was released in 2016 on YouTube.[7]

Dhruv was to have made his feature film debut with Bala's Varmaa, a remake of the Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017); however, the release of the film was stalled after the producer was not content about the final product.[8][9][10] The film was relaunched as Adithya Varma, directed by Gireesaaya, with Dhruv continuing his role,[11] and released in 2019 with M. Suganth of The Times of India noting that "Dhruv Vikram comes up with a performance that captures Vijay Deverakonda's intense and raw act from the original note for note, but there is an assuredness and honesty here that makes us appreciate it rather than dismiss it just as mimicry".[12] Varmaa had a delayed release in 2020 and Suganth stated that "As for Dhruv Vikram, he is rawer here, looking sure-footed in some scenes and like a novice in some".[13]

Dhruv acted alongside his father in the latter's 60th film, Mahaan which was released directly on 10 February 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.[14] He also wrote and sang a song named "Missing Me" for the film.[15] Later the same year, Dhruv wrote, sang and directed the music video of "Manase", a non-film song composed by Ujwal Gupta.[16] The same year he sang another non-film song "Oru Kaayam", composed by Ujwal Gupta,[17] and the following year "Poomadhiye", composed by Santhosh Narayanan.[18] Dhruv is signed up for an untitled film to be directed by Mari Selvaraj, based on the life of kabaddi player Manathi Ganesan,[19] and another untitled film to be directed by Ganesh K. Babu.[20]

Filmography edit

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Adithya Varma Adithya "Adhi" Varma
2020 Varmaa Varmaa Vasudevan
2022 Mahaan Dadabhai "Dada" Naoroji

Discography edit

Year Song(s) Lyrics Album Composer Notes Ref.
2019 "Edharkadi" Vivek, Dhruv Vikram (Rap) Adithya Varma Radhan [21]
"Adithya Varma Theme" (Additional track) [22]
2022 "Missing Me" Vivek, Dhruv Vikram (Rap) Mahaan Santhosh Narayanan [15]
2022 "Manase" Dhruv Vikram Non-album single Ujwal Gupta [16]
2023 "Oru Kaayam" Dhruv Vikram Non-album single Ujwal Gupta [17]
2023 "Poomadhiye" Vivek Non-album single Santhosh Narayanan [18]
2023 "Odiyamma" Anantha Sriram, Vivek Hi Nanna Hesham Abdul Wahab Telugu song; also sang in Tamil [23]

Accolades edit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2020 13th Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Best Debut – Male Adithya Varma Won [24]
Zee Cine Awards Tamil Won [25]
South Indian International Movie Awards Nominated [26]

References edit

  1. ^ "Ahead of Dhruv Vikram's 25th birthday, fans begin celebrations on Twitter by trending 'HBDDhruvVikram'". Zoom. 22 September 2020. Archived from the original on 2 October 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Actor Vikram hospitalised in Chennai, 'did not have heart attack' says son. Read". Mint. 8 July 2022. Archived from the original on 17 January 2023. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Tamil actor Vikram becomes grandfather". Mathrubhumi. 11 November 2020. Archived from the original on 28 January 2021. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  4. ^ Nagarajan, Saraswathy (27 March 2006). "V for Vikram". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Vikram's family into movies". Behindwoods. Archived from the original on 27 August 2004. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Did you know Dhruv Vikram has missed an opportunity to work in a National Award-winning film?". The Times of India. 13 May 2020. Archived from the original on 3 January 2021. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Watch: Dhruv Vikram makes directorial debut with short film on child abuse". The News Minute. 18 September 2016. Archived from the original on 14 December 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Bala to direct Arjun Reddy remake". The New Indian Express. 9 October 2017. Archived from the original on 27 October 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Varma, Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy, to feature debutante Megha Choudhary opposite Dhruv Vikram". Firstpost. 7 July 2018. Archived from the original on 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  10. ^ Pillai, Sreedhar (12 February 2019). "Why did the producers of 'Varmaa' decide to shoot the film from scratch again?". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 20 February 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  11. ^ "Arjun Reddy's Tamil remake now titled Adithya Varma, new poster out". Hindustan Times. 19 February 2019. Archived from the original on 19 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  12. ^ Suganth, M. (25 November 2019). "Adithya Varma Review {3.5/5}: A well-made, if overly faithful, remake with Adithya Varma". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 13 March 2020. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  13. ^ Suganth, M (6 October 2020). "Movie Review : Bala's Varmaa gets Arjun Reddy all wrong". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 6 October 2020.
  14. ^ K., Janani (24 January 2022). "Chiyaan Vikram and Dhruv's Mahaan to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on February 10". India Today. Archived from the original on 25 January 2022. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  15. ^ a b "Watch: New track 'Missing Me' from Dhruv Vikram and Vikram's Mahaan is out". The News Minute. 8 February 2022. Archived from the original on 9 February 2022. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  16. ^ a b "Chiyaan Vikram's Son Dhruv Makes Directorial Debut With Music Video Manase". News18. 23 September 2022. Archived from the original on 6 January 2023. Retrieved 6 January 2023.
  17. ^ a b "Oru Kaayam". Apple Music. 31 December 2022. Archived from the original on 14 November 2023. Retrieved 14 November 2023.
  18. ^ a b Darshan, Navein (6 May 2023). "Dhruv Vikram-Santhosh Narayanan team up for Poomadhiye". Cinema Express. Archived from the original on 24 August 2023. Retrieved 24 August 2023.
  19. ^ "Mari Selvaraj: Dhruv Vikram-starrer to be a biopic of Kabaddi player Manathi Ganesan". Cinema Express. 21 April 2023. Archived from the original on 28 April 2023. Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  20. ^ "Dhruv Vikram to collaborate next with 'Dada' director Ganesh Babu". The Times of India. 26 May 2023. Archived from the original on 27 May 2023. Retrieved 24 August 2023.
  21. ^ "Dhruv Vikram debuts as a singer in Adithya Varma!". Sify. 14 August 2019. Archived from the original on 14 August 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  22. ^ Adithya Varma Theme | Adithya Varma Songs | Dhruv Vikram, Banita Sandhu | Gireesaaya | Radhan. Aditya Music. 23 November 2019. Archived from the original on 22 January 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2019 – via YouTube.
  23. ^ "Odiyamma song from Hi Nanna out". Cinema Express. 28 November 2023. Archived from the original on 1 February 2024. Retrieved 1 February 2024.
  24. ^ "Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards 2019". Ananda Vikatan. India. Archived from the original on 15 January 2021. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  25. ^ "Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020 was a grand affair!". Sify. Archived from the original on 21 October 2020. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  26. ^ "SIIMA awards 2021 winners list: Jersey, Lucifer, Asuran, Yajamana win big". News9live. 19 September 2021. Archived from the original on 20 September 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2021.

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