is a very famous actor in Tamil films and television serials. He has acted in more than 400 movies in very popular characters, from child roles to hero roles to supporting roles to father roles to grandfather roles. You name any famous artist in Tamil, Vijayakumar would have acted with him or her. That is the reach he had in the Tamil filmdom.
Vijayakumar’s real name was Panchaksharam Ranaswamy. He wanted to act in movies from a very young age and apparently acted in a movie as a child artist. But, not many called him for future films, so he was discouraged and went back to his home town. Later, when he was a young person, he returned to try movies where he got some very good offers. Movies such as
Aval Oru Thodarkathai
, Ponnukku Thanga manasu, gave him a good break. After that he started appearing in popular movies regularly. He even acted as hero in some movies. He also acted in few Telugu, Malayalam movies during this time. His emotional type of acting was well received by directors as well as fans.
Vijayakumar started acting in television serials in roles similar to his movie roles. He mostly acted as a person who is well respected in the society, which was true in his real life also. His wife, son, daughters all acted in movies and became famous. Vijayakumar’s super hit television serials include Thangam and Vamsam. His well-known movie performances are Agni Natchathiram, Naattaamai, Kizhakku Seemaiyile, Andhi Mandhaarai, Saamy etc.