Vijay Biography

Vijay Biography Name: Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar
Date of Birth: June 22, 1974
Family: Father: A film producer and also a director S. A. Chandrasekhar
Mother: Shoba Chandrasekhar.
Sister: Vidhya Chandrasekhar who died at the age of two.
Debut Film: Naalaya Theerpu

Vijay is a famous Tamil film actor and playback singer.   He is born as Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar was born on June 22, 1974 in the family of leading film producer and director S. A. Chandrasekhar and Shoba Chandrasekhar, a playback singer.  He did Visual Communications at Loyola College, Chennai.

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Vijay performed in numerous films as a child artist produced by his father. He first appeared in the lead role in NaalayaTheerpu (1992) produced by his father.

After that, he co-starred with Vijayakanth in Sendhoorapandi. This film shaped his career and he became popular star in Tamil cinema. Vijay acted in other films such as Rasigan, Vishnu, and Deva that established him as a super star in Tamil film industry.

Vijay gave a chartbuster, PooveUnakkagathat directed by Vikraman in 1996. This film turned around his film career and he became top grossing star in Kollywood.

Vijay made his superhero image with film, Ghilli, released in 2004 and was highly applauded by the audiences. Next year he also gave another hit, Madhurey. His action thriller film Thuppakki, directed by A. R. Murugadoss and produced by S. Dhanu, was a huge commercial success in 2012. His upcoming film is Jilla to be released Jan 2014.

Vijay has endorsed many products. He is Coca Cola's brand ambassador in Tamil Nadu. He is the star ambassador Chennai Super Kings. He is also brand ambassador of Joys Alukkas jewellery shop in Tamil Nadu.

Vijay has great interest in singing. He sang several songs in his own films. He is married to Sri Lankan Tamil, Sangeetha Sornalingam. They have two children, a son named Jason Sanjay and a daughter named Divya Saasha.

Endorsement deals:

Vijay filmographyIn the year 2002, Vijay was chosen as Coca Cola brand ambassador in Tamil Nadu. He had acted in a variety of South Indian Coca Cola advertisements, along with Katrina Kaif.. In January 2009, Vijay was once again chosen as the brand ambassador for Coca Cola products.

In 2008, Vijay was signed up as the star ambassador for the IPL cricket team Chennai Super Kings, along with actress Nayantara.

Awards:

Vijay first won a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor and the Roja Duke's Best Actor Award in Kadhalukku Mariyadhai in 1997. He was later given the M. G. R. Award for best acting in 2000.

In 2004, Vijay won the Dinakaran Best Actor Award and the Film Today Best Actor Award for his performance in Ghilli. He also won a Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actor for Thirupaachi in 2006. In 2007, Vijay was given an honorary doctorate title.



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Stop political violence or you will be wiped out: Shah to CPI-M

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   8:52 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Winding up his party's campaign against the CPI-M, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday warned that Kerala's ruling party will be "wiped out" if the political violence in the state does not stop. View More..

Stop political violence or you will be wiped out: Shah to CPI-M

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   7:46 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Winding up his party's campaign against the CPI-M, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday warned that Kerala's ruling party will be "wiped out" if the political violence in the state does not stop. View More..

Congress in Kerala says Alphons a 'bridge' between Kerala CPI-M, BJP

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   4:20 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala alleged that newly-appointed Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons is a "bridge" between the ruling CPI-M in the state and BJP in Delhi. View More..

Kerala CM rules out pre-poll alliance with Congress (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   2:18 pm
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A pre-poll alliance with the Congress is ruled out, says Kerala Chief Minister and CPI-M leader Pinarayi Vijayan, who appears not to completely rule out a tactical tie-up with it after the 2019 general elections to check the BJP. View More..

Ready to probe Kannur murders: CBI tells HC

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   1:50 pm
Kochi, Oct 17 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday told the Kerala High Court it is ready to probe all the political murders that took place in Kannur in the past one year, officials said. View More..

Kerala solar panel scam: Chandy to seek legal steps

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   1:08 pm
Kannur (Kerala), Oct 17 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, named as an accused in the 2013 solar panel scam, on Tuesday said he will seek legal recourse. View More..

Madhuri Dixit-Nene to make her Marathi acting debut

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   11:34 am
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Bollywood's dancing queen Madhuri Dixit-Nene is set to feature in a yet untitled Marathi movie. She says the way the Marathi film industry has evolved makes her proud. View More..

UDF-called Kerala shutdown total and peaceful (Roundup)

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   6:46 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (IANS) A state-wide dawn-to-dusk shutdown on Monday called by the Congress-led UDF in Kerala against the "anti-people policies" of the state and Centre affected normal life, though it was largely peaceful. View More..

Shah sets 150-plus target for Gujarat

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   6:28 pm
Gandhinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Monday made it clear that the party was seeking votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain power in Gujarat, and set a target of 150-plus seats in the 182-member assembly. View More..

Shah sets 137-plus target for Gujarat

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   5:34 pm
Gandhinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Monday made it clear that the party was seeking votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain power in Gujarat, and set a target of over three-fourths majority in the 182-member assembly. View More..

Vijayan denies 'vendetta', says solar scam report not to be made public now

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   2:20 pm
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Dismissing allegations of vendetta in ordering a case against his predecessor Oommen Chandy, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday rejected the demand for making public the report of the Justice G. Sivarajan Commission in the solar scam issue saying it will be tabled in the state Assembly at the appropriate time. View More..

Rabri skips ED summons for third time in IRCTC case

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   2:00 pm
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) RJD Chief Lalu Prasad's wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Monday skipped the ED summons for the third time in connection with alleged irregularities in a 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case. View More..

Opposition-called Kerala shutdown affects normal life

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   10:36 am
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (IANS) A state-wide dawn-to-dusk shutdown on Monday called by the Congress-led UDF in Kerala against the "anti-people policies" by the state and Centre, affected normal life. View More..

Jay moved court asr he's innocent, let Rahul file defamation case: Amit Shah

    Updated On : Oct 15,2017   11:34 pm
Ahmedabad, Oct 15 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah asserted here on Sunday that his son Jay had done no wrong in his commodities business and so filed a criminal defamation case over a news report against him, while he dared Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to move the court for several allegations made against his family. View More..

Kerala showed where BJP stands: CM Vijayan

    Updated On : Oct 15,2017   10:06 pm
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the people of the state aptly responded to the BJP's polarising attempts in the state by relegating it to the fourth spot in the Vengara by-election result declared on Sunday. View More..

India's first Olympic swimmer Shamsher Khan passes away

    Updated On : Oct 15,2017   8:24 pm
Vijayawada, Oct 15 (IANS) India's first Olympic swimmer Shamsher Khan passed away in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on Sunday, following prolonged illness. He was 87 and survived by three daughters and two sons. View More..

BJP not interfering in EC's functioning: Gujarat CM

    Updated On : Oct 15,2017   1:56 pm
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday dismissed charges that the BJP was interfering with the Election Commission's work and said it was the up to the poll panel to announce election dates in the state. View More..

We are against cow vigilantism, attacks on Dalits: Gujarat CM

    Updated On : Oct 15,2017   12:58 pm
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday said his government was against cow vigilantism despite ensuring protection for cows. View More..

CMs of Kerala, Delhi caution people against destructive forces

    Updated On : Oct 14,2017   9:54 pm
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday warned people against the forces trying to destroy the country's diversity and exhorted them to fight them. View More..

Congress in Kerala alleges 'secret pact' between CPI-M, BJP in Lavalin case

    Updated On : Oct 14,2017   7:46 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 (IANS) The Congress in Kerala on Saturday alleged a secret pact between the ruling CPI-M and BJP due to which the CBI was yet to file an appeal in the Supreme Court in the SNC Lavalin case, in which Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was acquitted in August by the state High Court. View More..