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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Rs 1 lakh cr worth highway projects planned for Andhra: Gadkari

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   11:14 pm
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DCW has handled over 50,000 cases since 2015: Maliwal

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   10:58 pm
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1 crore devotees, 'Kinnar Akhara' take holy dip on Paush Purnima at Kumbh

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   10:40 pm
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DPR on linking Godavari, Cauvery rivers ready: Gadkari

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   9:04 pm
Vijayawada, Jan 21 (IANS) The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for linking the Godavari and Cauvery rivers at a cost of Rs.60,000 crore is ready and will be submitted to the cabinet soon, Union Water Resources and River Development Minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Monday. View More..

Mumbai Mayor moves to new home - in Mumbai Zoo

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   7:04 pm
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Dhruv Vikram, Shivani, Vaishnav Tej; 2019 a year of star scions in southern cinema

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   4:16 pm
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) Debutant Vaishnav Tej, the eleventh member from megastar Chiranjeevis clan, was given a grand welcome at the launch ceremony of his maiden yet-untitled Telugu film on Monday. Amidst the never ending debate about nepotism, this year will witness the debut of over half a dozen star kids in southern cinema. View More..

Karnataka Congress MLAs return home

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   2:20 pm
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) Karnataka Congress legislators on Monday left a resort here where they have been residing since Friday and set out for their home constituencies, a party leader said. View More..

Sabarimala tantri gets 15 days more to explain purification rituals

    Updated On : Jan 21,2019   11:20 am
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Sabarimala temple custodian, the Travancore Devasom Board (TDB), on Monday extended time to Tantri Kantararu Rajeeveru to explain why a "purification" ritual was conducted following the visit of two women devotees to the Lord Ayyappa shrine just after New Year, said a board official. View More..

Gang robs, assaults actress Farheen Prabhakar in Delhi

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   10:30 pm
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Juvenile held for robbing woman professor of IGNOU

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   10:20 pm
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Sitharaman's first meeting with Delhi BJP unit ends in a whimper

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   8:12 pm
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Temple customs must be adhered to: Mata Amritanandamayi

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   8:04 pm
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'72 Hours...', 'Rifleman' makers in legal battle (Lead, Correcting intro)

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   5:50 pm
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Karnataka Congress legislator hospitalised after 'friendly fight' with other MLA

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   5:28 pm
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Opposition coming together fearing defeat in elections: Shivraj

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   4:54 pm
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Sandeep Ssingh signs MoU with Gujarat government

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   4:38 pm
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Opposition coming together fearing defeat in elections: Shivraj

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   3:46 pm
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    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   2:28 pm
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    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   1:54 pm
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Kerala to revise list of women who prayed at Sabarimala

    Updated On : Jan 20,2019   12:48 am
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