Vikramjeet Virk

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Vikramjeet Virk
Born (1984-07-19) 19 July 1984 (age 39)[1]
Tharwa Majra, Karnal, Haryana, India[1]
EducationSD Sen Sec School, Karnal, (B.A.) Delhi University
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2010–present
Notable work
AwardsBest Actor in a Negative Role Zee Rishtey Awards 2011[citation needed]

Vikramjeet Virk is an Indian actor who has worked in Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu and Malayalam language films.

Early life[edit]

Vikramjeet was born on 15 July 1982 to joginder singh sekhon and Pritam kaur in Hotipur village Sangrur patran[1] He belongs to a Punjabi Sikh family of farmers. Virk did his schooling from Khalsa Sen Sec School and S.D. Sen Sec School in Karnal.[2][3][4] As an athlete, he played kabaddi representing the state and had also played basketball and volleyball.[5]


Virk moved to Delhi in 2003 to pursue his Graduation from Delhi University and it was at this time he started his modelling career. He took his first step in the world of fashion on 19 July 2003, according to Virk's Official Website. His first assignment was "Lakme India Fashion Week". He went on to do many projects with noted fashion photographers as well as some music videos. Virk who is a devout Sikh says that to choose to model as his career was a tough one as it meant he would have to cut his hair which is against to religious beliefs of Sikhs and also because his parents were against it. He said:

I was in a state of dilemma and the urge to follow my passion gripped me with such intensity that I started to spend sleepless nights. One fine day, I decided to cut my hair. I shot my portfolio and auditioned for the Lakme Fashion Week. I did not know anybody in the modelling industry who can provide me some contacts and necessary guidance. I cleared the audition and on July 19, 2003, on the day of my birthday, I walked the ramp for the first time. That was the best moment in my life, and since then the journey has been amazing. But till date, I feel a tinge of unhappiness when I see myself in short hair.[6]

Virk described his modelling career as follows:

I didn't do too many modelling assignments because of certain rules that I'd set for myself. I don't drink, smoke or party. I sleep early and am an early riser too. I'm also a very religious person and visit the gurudwara every single day. These things aren't complementary to a modelling career, and that restricted it for me. But yes, I did carve a niche for myself in the modelling world in a short time and walked the ramp for leading designers and brands

Virk got his first Bollywood break when he bagged his first assignment with renowned director, Ashutosh Gowarikar's Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, a movie based on the historical Chittagong Revolt set in the era of Indian Freedom Struggle. Virk played a negative role of a British police officer named Inspector Assanullah Khan.[2] He was then roped in for a Malayalam movie opposite veteran actor Mohanlal in Casanovva, directed by Roshan Andrews. He played the lead antagonist named Alexi in this movie. The film was released in January 2012. Virk was applauded for his performance in the film especially for his action sequences.[3]

According to Virk, during the shoot of Casanova in Dubai, he got a random call from producers who were planning a historical show for Zee Tv. He was cast in the role of Mahmud of Ghazni in Shobha Somnath Ki, 2011. Virk's portrayal was widely applauded and received his first award for his performance in the series and bagged the Best Actor in Negative Role (Best Khalnayak) Award of 2011 in Zee Rishtey Awards.[3][failed verification] He also did three more TV shows as Kaalkey in Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga, (2012); Banasura in Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev (2014) and Triloki in Maharakshak Aryan (2014).[7]

Virk then went on to do two projects in Tollywood, Heart Attack and Bhimavaram Bullodu, where he played the characters Makarand Kamatti and Vikram respectively. He has been cast into two other Telugu films, Rudhramadevi as King Mahadeva Nayakudu and Sher as Pappi. During an interview with The Indian Express Virk was asked about his choice of roles; he remarked:

I want to experiment with newer characters. I want to make it big in the industry by doing roles that will help me improve as an actor.[7]

He is an Optimum Nutrition sponsored athlete.[8]


Denotes films that have not yet been released
List of Vikramjeet Virk film credits
Year Title Role Language Notes
2009 Ek: The Power of One Hindi Special Appearance
2010 Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey Assanullah Khan Hindi
2012 Casanovva Alexi Malayalam
2012 Yaraan Naal Baharaan 2 Vikram Punjabi
2013 Baadshah Vikram Bhai Telugu
2014 Heart Attack Makrand Kamati Telugu
2014 Bhimavaram Bullodu Vikram Telugu
2015 Rudhramadevi Mahadeva Nayakudu Telugu Nominated—IIFA Utsavam For Best Performance in Negative Role[citation needed]
2015 Sher Pappi Telugu
2016 Dictator Vicky Bhai Telugu
2017 Buddies in India Bull King Chinese
2017 Paisa Vasool Bob Marley Telugu
2018 Amar Akbar Anthony Vikram Talwar Telugu
2019 Drive Bikki Hindi
2020 Ik Sandhu Hunda Si Kala Punjabi
2021 Thana Sadar Moosa/Pala Punjabi Nominated—PTC Punjabi Film Awards For Best Performance in Negative Role[citation needed]
2022 Nishana Gurdish Gola Punjabi
2023 Agent Deva Telugu
2023 Nidarr Zarkhawar Khan Punjabi [citation needed]
2023 Mera Baba Nanak Karanbir Punjabi [citation needed]
2023 Maurh Dogar Punjabi
2024 Hari Hara Veera Mallu [9] Mirza Khan Telugu Filming[10]

Television and Web Series[edit]

List of Vikramjeet Virk television and web series credits
Year Title Role Language Notes
2006 Saude Dillan De Vikram Punjabi Channel Punjab
2008 Chandramukhi (TV series) Vikram Singh Hindi DD National
2011 Shobha Somnath Ki Mahmud of Ghazni Hindi Zee Tv
2012 Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga Kaalkey Hindi Colors
2014 Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev Banasur Hindi Life Ok
2014 Box Cricket League Contestant Hindi Sony Tv
2014 Maharakshak: Aryan Triloki Hindi Zee Tv
2015 Suryaputra Karn Jarasandh Hindi Sony Tv
2016 Box Cricket League - Punjab Team Captain Punjabi PTC Punjabi
2024 Karmma Calling Sameer Hindi Hotstar
Denotes Television shows or series that have not yet been released


  1. ^ a b c "Vikramjeet sekhon – About". Vikramjeet sekhon – Official Website. Archived from the original on 4 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b Wadhwa, Akash (21 November 2014). "Vikramjeet Virk: From a farmer to oh-sofamous!". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 20 October 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Mulchandani, Amrita (9 July 2011). "Regret having cut my hair: Vikramjeet Virk". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 11 May 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  4. ^ TNN (15 January 2017). "Vikramjeet Virk lands in T'wood". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 4 June 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  5. ^ Batra, Ankur (23 February 2020). "Fitness comes natural to model-actor Vikramjit Virk". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 22 November 2021. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  6. ^ Virk, Vikramjeet. "When I cut my hair to pursue modelling". TellyChakkar. Archived from the original on 3 September 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  7. ^ a b Bhadani, Priyanka (31 October 2014). "I want to make it big on TV". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 5 June 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Vikramjeet Virk – Optimum nutrition". Optimum nutrition – Official Website. Archived from the original on 21 August 2021. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Hari Hara Veera Mallu". The Times of India.
  10. ^ "'Hari Hara Veera Mallu': Pawan Kalyan resumes shooting for Krish Jagarlamudi's film". The Times of India. 27 October 2022. Archived from the original on 15 December 2022. Retrieved 15 December 2022.

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