Vikram Kochhar :A Phenomenal yet fun loving personality
By ISHIKA MAKANI
Whether we talk about Theatre, Plays, Advertisements, TV Shows, Series or Films, he has his foot everywhere and undoubtedly he performs each and every role worth praising. Vikram Kochhar is an INDIAN TV and BOLLLYWOOD ACTOR who always catches viewers’ attention through his realistic acting. Recently, he is seen as SANKI PANDEY in MX Player’s latest web series ‘RAKTANCHAL’.
Born on September 27, 1983, and brought up in Gurgaon, Haryana, he completed his primary education from Army Public School, Noida. Since childhood, the actor seemed fully determined and passionate to pursue his career in acting. Soon after his graduation from Kirori Mal College in New Delhi, Vikram joined the National School of Drama to follow his dreams. He is a fun loving person and is usually seen reading plays in his free time.
He started his career as an actor with the ‘Mukhatib Theatre Group’ in Mumbai. He is also one of the talented theatre artists who has performed in the plays like ‘Salt and Pepper’ with Darshan Jariwala and Mandira Bedi. He has also worked at ‘Kingdom of Dreams’ at Gurgaon where he got a chance to work in two famous Bollywood stage shows ‘Jhumroo’ and ‘Zangoora- The Gypsy Prince’.
Finally, after all the struggle, Vikram made his debut in Bollywood with the film named ‘Matru ki Bjli ka Mandola’ in 2013 and he never looked back after that. It is worth mentioning that in the same year, he acted in the movie named ‘Ghanchakkar’ by Rajkumar Gupta. His career was all set after he acted as Cheere in the film ‘TRIP TO BHANGARH’ in 2014.
Then in the year 2015, he got a role as Rajneesh Walia in the TV Show ‘Sumit Sambhal Lega’ on STAR PLUS Channel. After that he acted in various movies such as: Angry Indian Goddesses, Apna Dil Toh Awara, Love Shagun, Kuldip Patwal: I Didn’t Do It! , Manmarziyan etc.
His recent movie KESARI with Akshay Kumar was worth appreciating. Whether his role is small or big, he never hesitated to perform any of them and has always put his 100% in every role he performed till date. With his career on pace, he also got to work in many advertisements like IDBI Federal Life Insurance, Streax TVCs, Kellogg’s, Tata Sky and many more.
Vikram Kochhar has made his presence known in many films and series like Sacred Games (2018), Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019), Cartel, Dr. Donn and now in latest MX Player’s web series RAKTANCHAL.
Talking about Raktanchal, it is basically a terrorizing drama series based on real events that took place in Uttar Pradesh in the 80s’ era. Vikram has played the role of an antagonist SANKI PANDEY, the man who is unpredictable and ruthless in his actions. It is quite interesting to learn the fact that this is the very first time when Vikram is seen in a negative role. Earlier, he has always entertained his viewers with his comic timing and light hearted roles in films and web series. In an interview, Vikram talked about his dramatic negative role in Raktanchal and stated that, “This is a very different character, Sanki Pandey is somebody who does not believe is any kind of rules. He is a rebel, ruthless in his behavior.
At the same time, he is witty and a fun-loving guy too. He does what he enjoys doing.” Undoubtedly, Vikram has portrayed his role very well and hence proves that he can fit into any role he gets.
“MAST RAM MASTI MEIN, AAG LAGEY BASTI MEIN” is a phrase used by Vikram Kochhar himself which, according to him, describes him the best. This shows that he is a person who never intervenes with other’s life and is happy with what he gets.
He is a Down to Earth personality and as mentioned everywhere, a VERY TALENTED ACTOR.