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.

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    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   11:14 am
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Tamil Nadu to distribute 5.36 lakh laptops in 2016-17

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   7:38 pm
Chennai, Sep 28 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will supply around 5.36 lakh laptops during the 2016-17 academic year under its scheme to provide free laptops to students, state Information Technology (IT) Minister M. Manikandan said on Wednesday. View More..

Kerala government, opposition face-off over fee issue continues

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   7:18 pm
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New logo for All India Football Federation

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   6:08 pm
Panjim, Sep 28 (IANS) A new logo of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) was unveiled by World football's governing body FIFA President Gianni Infantino here on Wednesday. View More..

AHI to care for Mumbai police's hearts

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   5:04 pm
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Pujara is vital cog in India's wheel: Kumble

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   4:56 pm
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Kumble backs Pujara, says he is vital cog in India's wheel

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   2:46 pm
Kolkata Sep 28 (IANS) India coach and former captain Anil Kumble on Wednesday raised Cheteshwar Pujaras stock by stating that the top order batsman is a vital cog in the teams wheel. View More..

Mani non-committal on joining BJP-led NDA

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   1:52 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 28 (IANS) One of the country's longest serving legislator K.M. Mani of Kerala, whose stock is currently low on various counts -- like a few Vigilance Department probes against him and his exit from the Congress-led UDF alliance -- is tightlipped about his future. View More..

Nothing more exciting than working with Prabhudheva: Tamannaah

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   12:14 pm
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Kerala CM assures minimal disruption to tourism activities

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   12:04 am
Kochi, Sep 28 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday assured the state's tourism industry that his government will ensure that there is minimal disruption to tourism activities. View More..

No villain in my life, says Dhoni

    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   11:46 pm
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Police break up Youth Congress protest

    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   7:42 pm
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Venkaiah conducts aerial survey of flood-hit Andhra district

    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   5:26 pm
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Kerala assembly plunges into uproar over CM's taunt

    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   1:56 pm
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Prabhudheva releases film song on his app

    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   12:16 pm
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Ace choreographer-filmmaker Prabhudheva on Tuesday launched the new song "Chal maar" from his forthcoming film "Tutak Tutak Tutiya" on his app, Prabhudheva. View More..

Glad that Kerala is now 'God's own country' for PM: Congress

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   9:14 pm
Panaji, Sep 26 (IANS) The Congress on Monday welcomed the change in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's perception of Kerala, from a place which he had once compared to Somalia, to "God's own country". View More..

Sports Minister Goel unveils BRICS U-17 football logo

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   8:02 pm
Margao, Sep 26 (IANS) The logo of the first BRICS U-17 football tournament, to be held here in October, was unveiled by Union Sports Minsiter Vijay Goel here on Monday. View More..

EC tells UP officials to ensure fearless environment for polls

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   7:42 pm
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Patralekha, Vijay Varma team up for virtual reality web series

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   6:34 pm
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Only God can save people governed by AAP: Goel

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   6:08 pm
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