Vikraman was born on March 30, 1966 in Puliyur. He made his debut with the movie Pudhu Vasantham, a story of four unemployed friends who are musical experts. This movie was released in 1989 was successful. Its hero Murali went on to become a famous romantic actor who donned the mike-wielding singer role in subsequent movies. The trio of Vikraman-S.A.Rajkumar(musician)-R.B.Choudari came commercially successful. But a flop in Pudhiya Mannargal forced him to go back. He worked as an assistant to actor cum director R. Parthiban in Pudhea Paadhai, which was the latter's debut film as a director and an actor. Director K. S. Ravikumar assisted him in making films in his early days. He was recalled once again by R.B.Choudari to make a film with Vijay in 1996. Vijay, whose never had an A class hit, got a huge turnaround with this movie Poove Unakkaga. His next movie Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen made in 1998 gave a fresh lease of life to Karthik and Roja who were once dominating the film industry. In 2000, he made a movie Vanathai Pola, another blockbuster which gave back the superstardom to Vijaykanth.