Indians have always been curious about the children of actors and actresses. Media too gives them a lot of attention and almost expects them to follow in their parents' footsteps. While some choose to pursue the same profession as their parents, some don't. Dhruv Vikram falls in the former category. He is an upcoming Tamil actor and the son of a prominent superstar Vikram. He was born in the year 1995, to his mother Shailaja Balakrishnan in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Dhruv also has a sister named Akshita who is elder to him and is married to Manu Ranjith, great-grandson of Karunanithi, a politician. His father had started to work in the industry three years before the birth of Dhruv. Though Dhruv spent his childhood in Chennai, the rising fame of his father compelled his family to send him to London for further education so that he could stay away from the limelight and lead a mundane life.
They enrolled him in one of the prestigious educational institutes of London, England. While in Chennai, Dhruv studied in American International School. He has also done a course in acting from The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute,
New York, United States of America. Since his younger days, Dhruv was interested in acting, which his father was quick to observe it. While he was a student, Dhruv created several Dubmash videos, wherein he would re-enact a famous dialogue or song. He released all of the recordings on YouTube, an international recording-sharing website. Within a short while, all of them became viral. Dhruv also donned the hat of a director for a short film named ‘Goodnight Charlie’, which was a thriller with the backdrop of child abuse.
Whenever Vikram would make a public appearance, media would always ask about his son's career plans. Finally, putting all the speculation to rest, Vikram announced that he had bought the rights of ‘
Arjun Reddy’, one of the highest-grossing movies of the south. Dhruv will step into the shoes of
Vijay Deverakonda who starred in the original movie and had the world at his feet with his acting. Ace filmmaker Bala will direct the project and the makers have decided to call it ‘
Varma’. On November 10, 2017, Vikram released the poster of the film on his social media sites. It featured Dhruv on it. Dhruv also helped his father get into the skin of his character for the movie named ‘