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Vikranth Santhosh

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Vikranth[1] is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil language films. He was first introduced in the film Karka Kasadara (2005) directed by R. V. Udayakumar and later appeared in other romantic drama films.[2] Following his participation in the Celebrity Cricket League, Vikranth has moved on to work in bigger film projects.

Vikranth Santhosh
Native name
Years active2005–present
Maanasa Hemachandran (m. 2009)
RelativesVijay (cousin)
S. A. Chandrasekhar (uncle)



Vikranth made his acting debut with R. V. Udayakumar's Karka Kasadara (2005), before appearing as the lead actor in other small budget films such as Ninaithu Ninaithu Parthen (2007) and Agathiyan's Nenjathai Killathe (2008). His initial films did not perform well at the box office, and Vikranth's performances in the film were regularly criticised. Vikranth then appeared alongside Vijayakanth in Engal Aasan (2010) and collaborated with Rasu Madhuravan twice in quick succession, with Goripalayam (2010) and Muthukku Muthaaga (2011), portraying a negative character in the former.[3]

His contributions as a cricketer in the Celebrity Cricket League Vikranth's profile in the early 2010s and he began to work on more prominent films. He won acclaim for his extended cameo role in Suseenthiran's Pandianadu, where he portrayed Vishal's friend who gets slain. Likewise, Vikranth's following film Thakka Thakka (2015), directed by his brother Sanjeev, became the actor's widest solo release, with actors Vishal, Arya and Vishnu appearing in a promotional song for the film.[4][5] Vikranth then signed on to portray the main antagonist in Udhayanidhi Stalin's Gethu (2016), appearing as a sniper with only one dialogue throughout the film.[6]

In 2017, he appeared in Kavan directed by K. V. Anand. He play second role where Vijay Sethupathi acted in the lead role. Filmtimes describes it; Vikranth is engaging and memorable. The movie was a commercial success.[7][8] Thondan released in May has received to positive reviews. Actor and director Samuthirakani has will carry a lot of relevant messages for society pushing entertainment values to the back seat.[9] Nenjil Thunivirundhal, a bilingual action drama movie become a super hit. Vikranth in a familiar friend character delivers the goods with a neat performance. Director Suseenthiran's forte is conveying a relevant social message through realistic story telling within the commercial format delivering memorable films.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Vikranth is the cousin of Popular Tamil actor Vijay and nephew of S. A. Chandrasekhar.[2] He married actress Manasa Hemachandran, who is the daughter of late cinematographer Hemachandran and actress Kanakadurga, on 21 October 2009 in Chennai. His son was born on 23 July 2010. His second son was born in March 2016.[11]


Year Film Role Notes
2005 Karka Kasadara Rahul
2007 Ninaithu Ninaithu Parthen Adhikesavan
2007 Mudhal Kanave Hariharan Prabhu
2008 Nenjathai Killathe Vasanth
2009 Engal Aasan Vasu
2010 Goripalayam Pandi
2010 Muthukku Muthaaga Bose
2011 Sattapadi Kutram Thangaraj
2013 Pandianadu Sethu
2015 Thakka Thakka Sathya
2016 Gethu Craig (Bull)
2017 Kavan Abdul Kader
2017 Thondan Vicky
2017 Nenjil Thunivirundhal Mahesh Bilingual in Tamil and Telugu
2019 Suttu Pidikka Utharavu Ashok
2019 Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2 Saravanan
2019 Bakrid from august 23


  1. ^ "vikranth - Google Search". Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b Gupta, Rinku (31 March 2011). "An identity, finally". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
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  11. ^ "Wedding bells in Vijay's house". 19 October 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011.