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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Pandey's 104 helps India 'Red' beat Tamil Nadu by 32 runs

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   7:38 pm
Visakhapatnam, March 26 (IANS) Batsman Manish Pandey scored 104 as India 'Red' registered a 32-run win over Tamil Nadu in a Deodhar Trophy cricket tournament match at the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Fourth Test: Australia claim advantage on second day (Roundup)

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   6:30 pm
Dharamsala, March 26 (IANS) Off-spinner Nathan Lyon captured four wickets in the final session to hand Australia an advantage on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against India here on Sunday. View More..

Fourth Test: India vs Australia second day's scoreboard

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   5:58 pm
Dharamsala, March 26 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard after the second day's play of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Sunday: View More..

TDP lawmakers apologise for misbehaving with official

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   4:14 pm
Vijayawada, March 26 (IANS) TDP MP Kesineni Nani and MLA Bonda Uma on Sunday apologised to Andhra Pradesh State Transport Commissioner N. Bala Subramanyam for allegedly misbehaving with him. View More..

Kerala minister quits over sleaze talk, denies wrongdoing

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   4:10 pm
Kozhikode, March 26 (IANS) Kerala Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran resigned on Sunday after an audio emerged in which he is heard having a lewd conversation with a woman on phone. View More..

Rahul, Pujara guide India after slow start (Lead Tea)

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   3:24 pm
Dharamsala, March 26 (IANS) Opener Lokesh Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara hit half-centuries as India reached 153/2 in their first innings at tea on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Sunday. View More..

Kerala minister quits over sleaze talk

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   3:02 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 (IANS) Kerala Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran resigned on Sunday after an audio emerged in which he is heard having a lewd conversation with a woman on phone. View More..

Pujara, Rahul guide India to 153/2 in fourth Test (Tea Report)

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   2:42 pm
Dharamsala, March 26 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara and Lokesh Rahul hit half-centuries as India reached 153/2 in their first innings at tea on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Sunday. View More..

India off to slow start on second day (Lead Lunch)

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   1:08 pm
Dharamsala, March 26 (IANS) India posted 64/1 in their first innings at lunch on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Sunday. View More..

See myself competing for batsman's slot in Team India: Dinesh Karthik

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   12:30 pm
Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who has consistently been amongst the runs in the domestic circuit, is now eyeing a batsman's slot in the national team, knowing all too well that it was far from easy to displace Wriddhiman Saha and Mahendra Singh Dhoni from their respective positions in Tests and limited overs cricket. View More..

Derivatives expiry to infuse volatility in equity markets (Market Outlook)

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   12:04 pm
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Indian equity markets are expected to witness volatility on the back of derivatives expiry during the upcoming trading week starting March 27. View More..

India suffer early blow on second day (Lunch Report)

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   11:50 am
Dharamsala, March 26 (IANS) India posted 64/1 in their first innings at lunch on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Sunday. View More..

India will have to bat really well without Kohli, says Ganguly

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   7:32 pm
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said India will have to bat out of their skin in the absence of injured skipper Virat Kohli to gain an upper hand in the ongoing fourth and final cricket Test against Australia in Dharamsala. View More..

Debutant Kuldeep's 4/68 helps India dismiss Australia for 300 on Day 1 (Roundup)

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   6:06 pm
Dharamsala, March 25 (IANS) Debutant left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav's four wickets helped India skittle out Australia for 300 in their first innings on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday. View More..

Fourth Test: India vs Australia opening day's scoreboard

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   5:04 pm
Dharamsala, March 25 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard after the opening day's play of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

Debutant Kuldeep helps India dismiss Australia for 300

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   4:38 pm
Dharamsala, March 25 (IANS) Debutant left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav's four wickets helped India skittle out Australia for 300 in their first innings on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday. View More..

FIFA expresses satisfaction over DY Patil stadium for U-17 World Cup

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   4:32 pm
Navi Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) A delegation of the world football governing body FIFA, accompanied by members of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), visited the DY Patil Stadium to assess the progress of preparations at the Navi Mumbai venue for the Under-17 World Cup. View More..

Equities trim gains on global cues, profit booking (Market Review)

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   4:22 pm
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) After two consecutive weeks of gains, the key Indian equity indices trimmed some gains following global cues and closed the week's trade on a lower note. View More..

GDP up but job security falls: Only 16% earn regular wage

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   2:44 pm
At 19, Dinesh Manjhi is the breadwinner for his family -- three siblings and a 55-year-old mother. But his tryst with adulthood actually began at 12, when his father took him on a 1,500-km journey from their home in Bihar to a farm in Punjab to work as a seasonal worker. This way, he added a valuable extra to what the father saved to bring back home every season. View More..

'Phillauri' mints Rs 4.02 crore on opening day

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   1:28 pm
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) "Phillauri", a romantic comedy film featuring Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma, minted Rs 4.02 crore on its opening day. View More..