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.

Awards:

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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India needs institutional arrangement for excellence in sports: Modi

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   8:50 pm
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India needs an institutional arrangement for achieving excellence in sports. View More..

Mallya to appeal against tribunal's recovery order: Kingfisher official

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   8:40 pm
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) Industrialist Vijay Mallya will appeal against a Debt Recovery Tribunal order to recover Rs 6,203 crore along with interest from his properties for defaulting on bank loans to his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines, a company official said on Friday. View More..

Manmohan's defence of RBI Governor not fair: Sandeep Dikshit

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   7:14 pm
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Friday said it was 'unfair on the part of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to defend RBI Governor Urjit Patel during the latter's grilling by a parliamentary committee on demonetisation. View More..

Vigilance sleuths keeping tab over judges in Kerala youth fest

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   5:06 pm
Kannur (Kerala) Jan 20 (IANS) In a first, Vigilance Bureau sleuths are keeping a close tab on around 600 judges evaluating the performance of more than 12,000 students taking part in around 240 events at the ongoing 57th annual Kerala School Arts Festival here. View More..

Dangal's Zaira spars with Minister over comparison with girl in hijab

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   4:04 pm
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Friday compared Kashmiri teenage actor Zaira Wasim with a painting of a woman in hijab and another caged, prompting the "Dangal" star to rebuff the BJP leader for "discourteous depiction" and a wrong comparison. View More..

SP-Congress alliance: Will 'hand'-shake warm up UP voters? (News Analysis)

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   4:00 pm
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) The electoral pact between the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress is a done thing now. But as both parties work out the finer details of the alliance, likely to be announced any time now, the winnability of the combination in a state as complex as Uttar Pradesh is in question. View More..

'Stem cell treatment shows improvement in Parkinson's, neurology patients'

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   3:58 pm
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Stem cell treatments can lead to great improvement in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, extreme pain in the groin and other neurological issues as it helps in the regeneration of tissues -- a new treatment option, said doctors on Friday. View More..

Tamil stars gather for fast in support of Jallikattu

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   10:56 am
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actors such as Ajith Kumar, Suriya, Karthi and Trisha Krishnan were among the first to gather here for day-long fast organized by Nadigar Sangam - the South Indian Artistes Association - to express solidarity with youngsters protesting against the ban on Jallikattu. View More..

Rift in Congress surfaces ahead of Goa polls

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   10:12 pm
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) In what could indicate a rift in the Congress party ahead of the February 4 poll, a party office-bearer, who on Tuesday burnt an effigy of AICC General Secretary Digvijaya Singh, has been awarded party ticket to contest the Fatorda seat in South Goa district. View More..

Tribunal asks banks to recover loans from Mallya's properties

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   8:56 pm
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) here on Thursday ordered attachment and recovery of tycoon Vijay Mallya's properties for defaulting on bank loans by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. View More..

Four held for double-murder

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   7:54 pm
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Four members of a robbers' gang have been arrested in connection with a double-murder here, police said on Thursday. View More..

Kerala BJP activist hacked to death, CPI-M denies role

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   4:54 pm
Kannur/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) A 52-year-old BJP worker was hacked to death near Kannur, two days after a senior national BJP leader warned the CPI-M of dire consequences if it did not stop political murders. View More..

Tribunal orders attachment of Mallya's property for debt recovery

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   3:02 pm
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) here on Thursday ordered attachment and recovery of tycoon Vijay Mallya's properties for defaulting on bank loans by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. View More..

Goa polls: Five men who matter

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   1:26 pm
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) The 2012 assembly polls were largely centred on the man of the moment, Goa's seniormost BJP leader who promised hope and change: Manohar Parrikar. View More..

Tribunal orders attachment of Mallya's property for debt recovery

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   12:22 pm
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) on Thursday ordered attachment and recovery of industrialist Vijay Mallya's properties for defaulting on bank loans by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. View More..

Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu's 'Arab Spring' set to enter third day (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   10:06 pm
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu experienced a sort of 'Arab Spring' as thousands of youth rallied at the Marina beach here on Wednesday for the second day and were all set to continue their protest in support of Jallikattu. View More..

RBI Board 'advised' to approve demonetisation at day's notice

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   9:54 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) In a revelation about how the crucial decision on demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes was taken by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at a day's notice, RBI Governor Urjit Patel on Wednesday told a Parliamentary Committee that the apex bank had been "advised" by the government on November 7 to hold a board meeting on the issue. View More..

Government staff in Gujarat with fixed salaries get hefty hike

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   8:36 pm
Gandhinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Wednesday announced a hefty hike ranging from 63 to 124 per cent for its employees drawing fixed salaries, putting an additional burden of Rs 1,300 crore on the state exchequer. View More..

Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu's 'Arab Spring' set to enter third day

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   8:34 pm
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu experienced a sort of `Arab Spring' with thousands of youths massed on the Marina beach here on Wednesday for a second day and set to continue the protest in support of Jallikattu. View More..

Saudi Aramco to explore refinery possibility in Andhra

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   8:18 pm
Vijayawada, Jan 18 (IANS) Oil major Saudi Aramco will send a team to Andhra Pradesh in 15 days to explore the possibility of developing a refinery. View More..