Hailing from Skudai, Johor, Vikadakavi Magen (born as Magendran Raman) is our Malaysian star of the month!
When we asked him if he would ever change his nick ‘Vikadakavi’ which also means ‘A Tamil Palindrome’ into something else he replied…
Probably Kamban, one of the main reason is I’m a Tamil Enthusiast and another important reason is no one had a Tamil nick as a rapper. I am the first to create one!
Magen is performing for Lock-Up's Kokkoragiri song at Rakan Muda Show (2000)
Photo after Rakan Muda Show at Johor Bahru with his friends
Apart from being a prominent star in Malaysia, he has spread his wings and made a presence in Singapore channel via Guru Paarvai and Vettai Tamil serials by MediaCorp Vasantham.
Behind the rough and tough appearance, here’s what he shares about his childhood and school days:
Primary School Photo: Can you spot Magen in the photo? If yes, let us know in the comments!
I used to have a crush on my Tamil school teacher. Her name is Poonggavanam, 45-year-old, but she looks really young. Every day, when she gets down from her car I will be the first student to carry her bags and books to the teacher’s room. I am still keep in touch with her and wishes her on special occasions.
Journey as an exclusive artist:
Aatam 100 Vagai kick-started his journey as a host and shaped his potential then moulded him into a SHINING STAR!
Iyarkayai Thedi proved us how passionate he can be with travelling.
Vennira Iravugal, Malaysian movie has never left anyone‘s heart. It remains as everyone’s top favourite.
Here are few fun photos and facts about him:
Baby Magen's Photo
1) What is the biggest difference between 20-year-old Magen VS Today’s Magen?
The 20-year-old Magen was seeking opportunity, however the current Magen is giving opportunity!
2) What is the ONE things you encourage in another talent?
Having an ego is fine, but one should have humbleness. It will bring them higher places.
3) Do you sing in the shower?
NOT AT ALL! I made a point where if I sing, someone should listen and enjoy it.
4) What was your school ambition and do you ever regret why you for never followed that?
I wanted to a lawyer! But after Form 5, Mechanical Engineer was the big hype. I followed that studies.
5) Your biggest inspiration of all?
Superstar Rajini! - "ஒரே சந்திரன், ஒரே சூரியன், ஒரே சூப்பர் ஸ்டார், ஒரே விகடகவி!"
6) Describe these shows/movies in a word:
Aattam 100 Vagai - Introduction
Iyarkayai Thedi - Experience
Vennira Iravugal - Achievement
Yazh - Mass!
7) What is your biggest phobia?
8) What is the ONE thing you still struggle for till today?
9) Any Malaysian talent that amazed you?
Darkey - I'm his biggest fan since I was 15 and I always adored his talent as stage singer!
10) What is one message you would give to your fans?
Keep a habit to clap hands! Especially when you see a good talent!
We wish you a great success with your upcoming release of Yazh this February, Magen!
Watch Yazh’s Official Teaser here:
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