Today marks the 26th year since Chiyaan Vikram’s debut film En Kadhal Kanmani which was released on the 17th October 1990. However, it was Sethu (2000) which took his career to the next level but it was 10 struggling years from 1990-2000 which made him a tough actor. He tried his hands on supporting roles, few hero roles; he even worked as a dubbing artist in a few noteworthy films. He had acted in around 24 movies from 90’s to 2000 but none of the movies actually gave him the space to prove his mettle which finally happened through Bala’s Sethu.
Post that, there is no looking back. He might not have given as many hits as he would like to but he has an archive of wonderful characters that he could be proud of. Be it commercial or critically acclaimed films, he is among the best. Though he was working meticulously hard on every single project of his, he had to come across many failures in his 26-year long career. But he does not let failures control him but just keeps on working hard and trusts every project and director to the fullest and gives his best.
His career is a motif that other aspiring actors can look and be inspired of. We hope he enthralls us with a lot more fascinating movies like Pithamagan, Sethu, Saamy and Anniyan.