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

Gujarat Police arrests SP in extortion, loot case

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   10:40 pm
Gandhinagar, April 23 (IANS) Amreli district Superintendent of Police (SP) Jagdish Patel has been arrested in a case of extortion and loot, following the questioning of an Inspector earlier arrested in the case, the Gujarat Police said on Monday. View More..

BJP releases fourth list of candidates for Karnataka polls

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   10:20 pm
New Delhi/Bengaluru, April 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released its fourth list of seven candidates for the May 12 elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly. View More..

NDA goverment crushing SC, Modi only interested in becoming PM again: Rahul (Roundup)

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   10:14 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the BJP-led NDA government of "crushing" the Supreme Court and said that the Dalits may get killed and women may face rapes but Prime Minister Narendra Modi was only interested in himself and in becoming PM again. View More..

BJP releases fourth list of candidates for Karnataka

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   8:22 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The BJP on Monday released fourth list of seven candidates for the May 12 elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly. View More..

IPL: Delhi opt to field vs Punjab

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   8:06 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Monday. View More..

Malhotra writes to Rathore on omission of shooting from 2022 CWG

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   7:02 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) All India Council of Sports (AICS) President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Monday requested Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra to take up strongly at all forums the issue of dropping the shooting discipline from the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. View More..

Tech Mahindra opens cyber security centre in Andhra Pradesh

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   6:06 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) IT major Tech Mahindra on Monday announced that it has established Andhra Pradesh Cyber Security Operations Centre (APCSOC) in Vijayawada which is equipped with predictive threat analytics capabilities. View More..

Modi government crushing SC: Rahul

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   3:28 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the Modi government of "crushing" and "suppressing" the Supreme Court and asserted that his party will not allow the ruling alliance to derail institutions created by the Constitution. View More..

Rana praises Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan for 'Mahanati'

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   11:44 am
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati has praised actors Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan for their upcoming film "Mahanati". View More..

Foul play unlikely in Latvian tourist's death: Kerala Police

    Updated On : Apr 22,2018   11:30 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) The Kerala Police said on Sunday night that a preliminary inquiry into the death of Latvian woman tourist -- whose decomposed body was found near Kovalam on Saturday -- does not suggest any foul play. View More..

Congress changes six names in final list for Karnataka polls

    Updated On : Apr 22,2018   9:22 pm
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Releasing the final list of candidates for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly elections, the ruling Congress on Sunday announced a change of candidates in six seats and selected nominees for five other seats. View More..

Dead Latvian tourist's kin to seek justice from Kerala CM

    Updated On : Apr 22,2018   9:02 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) The sister of a missing Latvian tourist, whose body was found near Kovalam, said on Sunday that they would meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday to seek a proper probe into the incident. View More..

Karnataka CM to contest from second assembly seat

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   10:50 pm
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will contest also from Badami assembly constituency in the state's Vijayapura district in addition to Chamudeshwari in Mysuru, a Congres official said on Saturday. View More..

TDP's Balakrishna faces BJP protest for using derogatory words against PM

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   10:12 pm
Hyderabad/Vijayawada, April 21 (IANS) Derogatory words used by senior Telugu actor and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator N. Balakrishna against Prime Minister Narendra Modi triggered protests by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday. View More..

IPL: Bangalore opt to bowl against Delhi

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   7:50 pm
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl against Delhi Daredevils in the 19th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, here on Saturday. View More..

61 players to join national women's hockey camp in Bengaluru

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   6:50 pm
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Saturday named 61 women players for the Senior Women National Camp, commencing on Sunday at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre, Bengaluru. View More..

9 new ministers inducted into Amarinder government; other hopefuls sulk

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   6:34 pm
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Nine new cabinet ministers were inducted into the Amarinder Singh government in Punjab on Saturday, while two women ministers were elevated to cabinet rank. View More..

Cabinet approves Ordinance to confiscate properties of fugitive economic offenders

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   4:30 pm
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to bring back defaulters of huge bank loans who escape to refuges abroad, the Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance that would provide for attachment and confiscation of the properties of the economic offenders. View More..

IPL: Confident Chennai up against Hyderabad (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   2:52 pm
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Fresh from a thumping win over Rajasthan Royals (RR), a confident Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 20th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Infant raped, killed in MP; 1 arrested

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   2:50 pm
Indore, April 21 (IANS) A four-month-old girl was sexually assaulted and murdered in Madhya Pradeshs Indore town, police said, adding that the accused has been arrested. View More..