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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Ahead of RS polls, UP parties cajole miffed allies, host lavish dinners

    Updated On : Mar 21,2018   5:24 pm
Lucknow, March 21 (IANS) Ahead of the March 23 Rajya Sabha biennial elections, where 10 new members to the Upper House of Parliament will be elected, political parties in Uttar Pradesh are leaving nothing to chance, holding frenzied meetings to firm up strategies, cajoling allies and hosting lavish dinners to drum up support. View More..

Kerala mulls ban on arms training in places of worship

    Updated On : Mar 21,2018   3:26 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday informed the assembly that if need arises, the state government will come up with a new law banning arms training in places of worship. View More..

Google celebrates Ustad Bismillah Khan's 102nd birthday

    Updated On : Mar 21,2018   10:26 am
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Search engine Google on Wednesday paid tribute to Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, one of India's most beloved musicians, on his 102nd birth anniversary with a special doodle. View More..

Government's plan to break funding network of Maoists discussed

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   9:44 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Top security and intelligences officials and heads of probe agencies met here on Tuesday to discuss the government's multi-pronged approach to break the network of Maoist funding for insurgency activities across the country. View More..

Former Congress woman legislator joins CPI-M in Kerala

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   8:16 pm
Chengannur (Kerala) March 20 (IANS) Ahead of the crucial Chengannur by-election, the ruling CPI-M, which is fighting to retain the seat, on Tuesday got a shot in the arm when former Congress leader Sobhana George, who represented the constituency from 1991 to 2005, joined the party View More..

Logjam continues in Parliament, no confidence motion not taken up in LS (Roundup)

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   7:56 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was once again unable to take up a no confidence motion against the government with disruptions continuing to stall proceedings for the 12th day on Tuesday. View More..

Naidu calls off dinner for MPs

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   7:22 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With the Rajya Sabha stalled for the last 12 days, an upset Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu has called off the dinner he planned to host on Wednesday for MPs. View More..

Security, intelligence agencies discuss curbing Maoist funding

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   6:16 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Top security and intelligences officials and heads of probe agencies met here on Tuesday to discuss the government's multi-pronged approach to curb funding of Maoists in the country. View More..

New Davis Cup format difficult for India: Amritraj (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   4:38 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With the national tennis squad scheduled to face China next month, former star Vijay Amritraj on Tuesday said the new Davis Cup format is not ideal for emerging countries like India. View More..

Kerala CM seeks opposition cooperation over development

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   3:46 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday sought the opposition's cooperation for development issues. View More..

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   12:28 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Tuesday amid pandemonium created by the opposition parties over different issues soon after Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu took up Zero Hour. View More..

Sebi exempts government from making public offers in six PSBs

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   12:30 am
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Securities market regulator Sebi has "exempted" the central government from making open offers for its proposed acquisitions of additional shares of six public sector banks (PSBs). View More..

UltraTech offers to buy Binani Cement for Rs 7,266 cr

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   10:48 pm
Mumbai/Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) UltraTech Cement on Monday said it has concluded a commercial understanding with Binani Industries to buy over 98 per cent stake in its cement manufacturing subsidiary Binani Cement Ltd (BCL) which is facing insolvency proceedings. View More..

TDP, YSR stay away from Speaker's lunch

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   7:08 pm
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress members on Monday skipped a lunch hosted by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan after their no-confidence motions were not taken up for discussion. View More..

Rohit hails Karthik's last ball brilliance

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   6:18 pm
Colombo, March 19 (IANS) Skipper Rohit Sharma is relieved that his gamble of holding back Dinesh Karthik behind rookie all-rounder Vijay Shankar paid off after the stumper's last ball six helped India to a four-wicket win over Bangladesh and to lift the Nidahas T20 tri-series trophy. View More..

30 global business leaders to take part in Kochi Summit

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   6:18 pm
Kochi, March 19 (IANS) Over 30 top figures from IT, banking, retail, health, education, travel and transportation sectors will share insights on opportunities, emerging trends and ground realities that would help enterprises compete and lead in a digital world in a two-day event here beginning Thursday. View More..

Aarushi-Hemraj murder: SC notice to Talwar couple on plea against acquittal

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   4:40 pm
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on a plea challenging their acquittal in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case by the Allahabad High Court. View More..

Zareen Khan to host 'MTV Troll Police'

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   2:58 pm
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actress Zareen Khan has stepped in to host "MTV Troll Police" in the absence of host Rannvijay Singha. View More..

China promotes Wang Yi as State Councillor, mum on role on border talks

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   2:34 pm
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) China on Monday promoted Foreign Minister Wang Yi as State Councillor, the country's top diplomatic post which conventionally entitles him to be the key negotiator on border talks with India. But Beijing was mum on whether he will be China's point-person on the vexed boundary issue. View More..

Ready to discuss triple talaq bill in House: Minority Affairs Minister Naqvi (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   1:02 pm
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The government is ready to discuss the triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha and was open to suggestions from the opposition -- but referring it to a Select Committee made no sense, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said. View More..