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.


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.

Vijay Latest News

You have to be worried over current state of Indian tennis: Vijay Amritraj

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   9:30 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj on Saturday said there is enough reason to be "worried" about the sport in the country, adding that if homegrown players want to make a mark abroad, there needs to be a proper system in place. View More..

Pradhan inaugurates first 2 CNG stations in Odisha

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   8:56 pm
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday inaugurated Odisha's first two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations at Chandrasekharpur and Patia area of Bhubaneswar. View More..

Hasina releases postage stamp as Bangladesh marks Victory Day

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   8:42 pm
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday released a Taka 10 commemorative postage stamp on the country's 47th Victory Day marking its emergence as an independent nation after a bloody nine-month war against the Pakistani occupation forces in 1971. View More..

Ramkumar wins invitational tennis meet

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   7:24 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Ramkumar Ramanathan clinched the 2nd edition of the Premjit Lall Invitational tennis meet on Saturday. View More..

Five vehicle thieves arrested, 10 bikes recovered

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   7:22 pm
Ghaziabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Five auto thieves were arrested here and 10 stolen motorcycles recovered from their possession, police said Saturday. View More..

Indian war veterans, Bangladesh Muktijoddhas celebrate Vijay Diwas

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   7:08 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian war veterans and Bangladesh Muktijoddhas, who fought shoulder to shoulder to liberate Bangladesh four decades back, reunited here on Saturday to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the victory over Pakistan. View More..

Central Command celebrates Vijay Diwas in Lucknow

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   5:26 pm
Lucknow, Dec 16 (IANS) The Central Command of the Indian Army celebrated Vijay Diwas here on Saturday. View More..

Virat, Anushka will have to face media at some point: Sania

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   5:26 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Seven years ago, the wedding between Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza and Pakistan cricket skipper Shoaib Malik was the cynosure of all eyes. Now, India cricket captain Virat Kohli tying the knot with celebrated actress Anushka Sharma is the hotcake. View More..

Tripura celebrates 46th Vijay Diwas

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   5:22 pm
Agartala, Dec 16 (IANS) Tripura observed 46th Vijay Diwas on Saturday to commemorate the sacrifices of Indian soldiers who died in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. View More..

Knee injury forces Sania to miss Australian Open

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   4:38 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza said on Saturday that she will not be taking part in the Australian Open early next year due to a right knee injury. View More..

Celebs salute Indian Army on Vijay Diwas

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   4:36 pm
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) On the occasion of Vijay Diwas on Saturday, a string of Bollywood personalities like Anupam Kher and Amit Sadh salutes the valour and courage of the Indian Army. View More..

List nine promises you kept in nine months, Sampla asks Punjab CM

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   4:22 pm
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) Seeking to corner Punjab's Congress government that has completed nine months in power, Union Minister Vijay Sampla on Saturday asked Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to list nine poll promises he had fulfilled during the period. View More..

Coal scam: 3 years jail for Jharkhand's ex-CM Madhu Koda

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   3:26 pm
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) A court here on Saturday sentenced former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda to three years in jail for corruption in a coal block allocation case. View More..

Deepak Dobriyal wants to 'rescue' late Kundan Shah's film

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   2:24 pm
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Deepak Dobriyal is enjoying his success after "Hindi Medium" and says that the film completely changed his image as an actor. He also says that he now wants to "rescue" late Kundan Shah's short film soon. View More..

Three years jail for Jharkhand ex-CM Madhu Koda

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   11:38 am
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) A court here on Saturday sentenced former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda to three years in jail for corruption in a coal block allocation case. View More..

Perhaps Rahul should visit mosques and churches as well (Column: Political Circus)

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   11:02 am
There will probably be a mixed reaction in the secular camp to Rahul Gandhi's temple-hopping in Gujarat. View More..

Modi to visit Ockhi-hit fishing villages in Kerala, TN

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   10:08 am
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16 (IANS) After Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi visited villages hit by Cyclone Ockhi and commiserated with families of fisher folk, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also said to visit Kerala and Tamil Nadu soon, an official said. View More..

Christians attacked in MP over alleged conversion, 30 detained

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   10:42 pm
Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) Right-wing Hindutva activists attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district and also set a priest's car ablaze, accusing them of religious conversion. The police detained over 30 members of the Catholic choir group, including priests. View More..

'Kingfisher Villa' in Goa renamed 'King's Mansion'

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   7:10 pm
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) The iconic 'Kingfisher Villa', formerly owned by absconding tycoon Vijay Mallya was on Friday renamed 'King's Mansion' by its new owner, Sachiin Joshi, who also operates a liquor manufacturing business, whose products include "King's beer". View More..

25 CNG stations to come up in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   6:04 pm
Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) As many as 25 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations will come up in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in Odisha, an official said on Friday. View More..