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

Arrested Congress legislator in Kerala suspended from party post

    Updated On : Jul 23,2017   1:20 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday suspended arrested Kerala legislator M. Vincent from the post of party secretary, a day after he was arrested on charges of sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who attempted suicide. View More..

Anupam Kher wishes 'fine actor' Willem Dafoe on birthday

    Updated On : Jul 23,2017   12:42 pm
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has wished his friend and "fine actor" Willem Dafoe on his 62nd birthday. View More..

Kerala NCP president Uzhavoor Vijayan dead

    Updated On : Jul 23,2017   9:56 am
Kochi, July 23 (IANS) Kerala unit's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Uzhavoor Vijayan died on Sunday at a private hospital here, his relatives said. View More..

Congress legislator in Kerala arrested for sexual harassment, sent to judicial custody (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   9:48 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Kerala Congress legislator M. Vincent was on Saturday arrested, a day after being charged with sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who attempted suicide earlier this week. A court here sent him to 14 days judicial custody. View More..

Vijaya Bank net up 57 per cent in Q1

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   9:18 pm
Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) State-run Vijaya Bank Ltd on Saturday reported a Rs 255 crore net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2017-18, registering a 57 per cent annual growth from Rs 162 crore in the same period a year ago. View More..

Police arrest one in Dhule gangster hacking case

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   8:34 pm
Dhule (Maharashtra), July 22 (IANS) The police on Saturday made the first arrest in connection with the brutal hacking of a notorious criminal Rafiuddin Shaikh alias Guddya in Dhule, an official said here. View More..

Shweta Mehta wins 'MTV Roadies Rising'

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   8:16 pm
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Haryana-based Shweta Mehta was on Saturday announced the winner of popular stunt based reality show "MTV Roadies Rising". View More..

Telangana official probing drug racket gets threatening calls

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   8:14 pm
Hyderabad, July 22 (IANS) Telangana police have launched an investigation into threat calls received by Excise Enforcement Director Akun Sabharwal, who is heading the probe into the drug scandal. View More..

'Goli Soda' franchise very close to heart: Vijay Milton

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   2:22 pm
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Cinematographer-filmmaker SD Vijay Milton, who has commenced work on the sequel to his highly successful 2014 Tamil actioner "Goli Soda", says the franchise is very close to his heart. View More..

Gayathrie deserves more challenging roles: Arumuga Kumar

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   12:20 pm
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Debutant director Arumuga Kumar, who has roped in actress Gayathrie for a pivotal role in upcoming Tamil adventure comedy "Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solrena", believes she deserves more challenging roles. View More..

Malayali writer gets threat letter, CM promises action

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   9:42 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) Popular Malayali novelist and short story writer K.P. Ramanunni on Friday said he has filed a police complaint after receiving a letter asking him to convert to Islam or face dire consequences. View More..

Heavy rains bring respite to drought-hit Karnataka

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   8:10 pm
Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Revival of the south-west monsoon and heavy rains in many parts of Karnataka this week brought respite to the people, reeling under severe drought over the last two years, said an official on Friday. View More..

'Raagdesh' to screen at Rashtrapati Bhawan

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   6:06 pm
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee is set to watch here on Saturday Tigmanshu Dhulia's directorial "Raagdesh", a film that salutes the heroes of the Indian National Army. View More..

Delhi zoo celebrates 10th birthday of white tiger Vijay

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   9:26 pm
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) With a 10 kg cake and a special treat of two kg chicken -- his favourite, the National Zoological Park (Delhi zoo) celebrated the tenth birthday of white tiger Vijay here on Thursday. View More..

Shastri, Kohli stress on keeping No.1 Test spot

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   7:32 pm
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) After joining forces amid various controversies, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and newly-appointed head coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday stressed on the importance of maintaining consistency and working towards holding on to the No.1 Test rank. View More..

Senior BJP leaders summoned in trafficking case

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   6:34 pm
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department of West Bengal has summoned four BJP leaders, including Kailash Vijayvargiya and Roopa Ganguly, in connection with a child trafficking case in the state, an official said. View More..

Goon butchered in Maharashtra town, CCTV footage goes viral

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   4:38 pm
Dhule (Maharashtra), July 20 (IANS) A gangster was hacked to death by a rival gang in full public view in Maharashtra and the entire incident was recorded on CCTV, the footage of which has gone viral, the police said on Thursday. View More..

Friends of TRS leader involved in drug racket: Digvijaya

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   1:34 pm
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday alleged that friends of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader K.T. Rama Rao are involved in drug racket busted in Hyderabad. View More..

Leaders urge Modi government to pass a bill against lynching

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   10:36 pm
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Leaders of different political parties on Wednesday extended their support to a draft bill against lynching prepared by a civil society organisation and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get it passed in the ongoing Monsoon Session of parliament. View More..

Government rules out separate law for mob lynching

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   8:38 pm
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The government onn Wednesday ruled a separate law to tackle mob lynching incidents. View More..