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

TDP MP decides to resign

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   7:26 pm
Vijayawada, Sep 21 (IANS) In a surprise move, TDP MP J. C. Diwakar Reddy on Thursday announced his decision to resign from parliament. View More..

Amazon Prime Video comes out with six comedy series

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   5:54 pm
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Comedians Anuvab Pal, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Sumukhi Suresh, Varun Thakur, Kenny Sebastian and Zakir Khan have come on board for new comedy series for Amazon Prime Video. View More..

Palaniswami assures Vijayan of all help in probing chit fund scam

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   5:20 pm
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday assured his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan of help in probing Nirmal chit fund scam case where more than 20,000 investors were duped to the extent of Rs 2,000 crore. View More..

Kejriwal invites Kamal to joint active politics

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   4:34 pm
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu politics undergoing a churning, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met actor Kamal Haasan here for over an hour and invited him to join active politics to fight corruption and communalism. View More..

Raza foundation to stage 2 performances by young artists every month in Delhi

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   3:38 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Hindustani classical vocalist Mandar Gadgil and Odissi dancer Paridhi Joshi will be the first artists to perform live on stage under The Raza Foundations new "Aarambh" series aimed at providing a platform for promising young Indian artists from classical music and classical dance. View More..

Durga Puja in Bengal with trans-boundary trysts and twists

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   11:36 am
Kolkata/Siliguri, Sep 21 (IANS) From goddess Durga draped in traditional Nepali attire for the grand celebration of Dasain, to the resplendent White Temple of Thailand to glimpses of London and the US -- Durga Puja in West Bengal is not only a showcase of the state's artistic heritage but has also evolved into a platform of its cross-cultural and trans-boundary influences. View More..

Floating labs to boost innovation in North-East

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   7:20 pm
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday announced three initiatives to boost innovation, awareness and science in the north-eastern states, with a floating laboratory on the Brahmaputra being one of them. View More..

Kerala mulls rubber factory in PPP mode to help growers

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   4:56 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) Kerala, which accounts for 82 per cent of the country's rubber production, could soon have a factory in PPP mode to manufacture value added products from rubber latex. View More..

Andhra couple ends life hours after marriage

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   12:04 pm
Vijayawada, Sep 20 (IANS) Hours after their marriage, a young couple committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district, police said on Wednesday. View More..

Climate financing: India, South Asian nations lack funds to meet SDGs (Comment: Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   11:12 am
India has made significant progress in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by UN member-states in 2015 but finances remain an issue, a study of the country's Voluntary National Review (VNR) submitted earlier this year indicates. View More..

Incidence of child marriage in Bihar highest in India: Study

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   6:36 pm
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) Notwithstanding the laws, child marriage in Bihar particularly in rural areas is a reality, with the percentage of under-age marriages touching as high as 50 per cent in 340 blocks, says a new study released on Tuesday. View More..

Yesudas granted permission to pray at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   9:52 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Legendary playback singer K.J. Yesudas has been given permission to pray at the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here on the occasion of Vijayadashami, a member of the erstwhile Travancore Royal family said on Monday. View More..

Rains ease up in Kerala

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   7:02 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) After heavy downpour last week, parts of Kerala saw milder weather on Monday, with the capital district mostly bright and sunny, while rain continued in Idukki, Palakkad and northern districts. View More..

MP civic official held for taking bribe

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   2:32 pm
Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) A municipal official was arrested here on Monday by the Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta Police while taking a bribe of Rs 25,000 from a peon, an officer said. View More..

Long-time desire to do a period film: Dulquer Salmaan

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   1:48 pm
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Dulquer Salmaan, who plays veteran star Gemini Ganesan in upcoming Telugu-Tamil bilingual biopic "Mahanati", on the legendary southern actress Savitri, says it has been his desire for long to be part of a period film. View More..

App to fight child marriage launched in Bihar

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   12:10 pm
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) In a unique initiative, Gender Alliance Bihar, a collective effort of over 270 civil society organisations backed by the UN Population Fund, has come up with a mobile application to fight the rampant social evil of child marriage in the state. View More..

Big B congratulates Sindhu for winning Korea Open Superseries

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   12:02 pm
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan lauded star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu's win over reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the women's singles final of the Korea Open Superseries. View More..

War episodes will be highlight of 'Manikarnika': Vijayendra Prasad

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   11:00 am
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Writer-director Vijayendra Prasad, who has penned the story of Kangana Ranaut-starrer upcoming epic drama "Manikarnika", says the war episodes will be the biggest highlight of the film. View More..

Harmanpreet Kaur debuts on ramp at fashion gala in Mysuru

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   3:50 am
Mysuru, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian women's cricket team Vice Captain Harmanpreet Kaur debuted on the ramp for designer Archana Kochhar at the Mysore Fashion Week 2017 in association with the brand Crocs, here, on Sunday. View More..

Congress leader offers 'apology' after controversial tweet

    Updated On : Sep 17,2017   10:26 pm
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Hours after stoking a controversy with a tweet that contained a Hindi abuse, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Sunday clarified his remark saying that his target was not Prime Minister Narendra Modi but the person who compared the latter with Mahatma Gandhi. View More..