Tamil superstar Vikram, also fondly called Chiyaan Vikram, celebrates his birthday today (17 April 1966). The actor has turned 52 and he remains to be one of the most popular stars in Kollywood. With seven Filmfare Awards, one National Film Award and Tamil Nadu State Film Award to his credit, along with other recognitions, the actor has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the People’s University of Milan (2011). The actor has portrayed his versatility through the kind of roles he has chosen over the year, after making his debut in 1990 with En Kadhal Kanmani.

He went on to do films in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu languages and success came his way with director Bala’s Sethu (1999). He became a name and face to reckon with and an actor to look out for. And it hasn’t changed ever since. The actor has continuously reinvented himself, taking risks and playing with his looks as well to ensure that his fans are always taken by surprise and are intrigued about what he has in store for them. No wonder then, on his birthday today, fans are going crazy sending wishes for him on social media.

Interestingly, not just Vikram’s fans but fans of actors like Prabhas, Suriya, Thala Ajith and Thalapathy Vijay have all wished the star – calling him ‘one of the most dedicated actors in South cinema’, ‘transformation king’, ‘superstar’, ‘passionate actor’ and more. There are also graphics and collages that show Vikram’s transformation for his roles and how he has dared to look ugly and scary in some of the characters he has played onscreen.

Below are some of the tweets that Vikram fans has posted to celebrate his 52nd birthday.

These are just few of the tweets. Social media is flooded today with Happy Birthday Chiyaan Vikram messages. We are sure the actor will be overwhelmed by so much love. On the work front, he will be next seen in Saamy Square, playing a double role with Keerthy Suresh.