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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Bhuvi, Dhawan released from India's squad

    Updated On : Nov 20,2017   11:18 pm
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and opener Shikhar Dhawan were on Monday released from Indian Test team playing Sri Lanka in three Tests. View More..

Nine workers killed as crane crashes on tunnel in Maharashtra

    Updated On : Nov 20,2017   9:20 pm
Pune (Maharashtra), Nov 20 (IANS) At least nine workers were killed when a crane crashed on a tunnel on the Neera-Bhima rivers linking project here on Monday evening. View More..

Gates 3 & 4 of Feroz Shah Kotla to be named after Anjum Chopra

    Updated On : Nov 20,2017   9:14 pm
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A month after the Gate No.2 was dedicated to former India opener Virender Sehwag, the Ferozshah Kotla Ground in the national capital will have another couple of gates named after ex-Indian women's team captain Anjum Chopra. View More..

Gujarat polls: Gohil, Modhwadia in Congress' first list

    Updated On : Nov 20,2017   1:40 am
Gandinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leaders Shaktisinh Gohil and Arjun Modhwadia figure in the party's first list of 77 candidates for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections on December 9. View More..

Congress releases first list of 77 candidates for Gujarat polls

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   11:30 pm
Gandinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday released its first list of 77 candidates, which included one PAAS leader, for the first phase of Gujarat assembly elections on December 9. View More..

Hindi plays a big role in unifying India: Vice President

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   10:26 pm
Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Hindi has played a historic role in the development of India's unity, integrity and linguistic goodwill and for the unification of the nation there is no element more powerful than the language spoken by most Indians, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. View More..

CPI-M office stoned in Thiruvananthapuram

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   10:22 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist's district office here was stoned on Sunday evening, a day after City Mayor V.K. Prasanth suffered injuries in a scuffle between CPI-M and BJP councillors. View More..

Racers Anindith, Chittesh emerge champions in JK Tyre Nationals

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   6:34 pm
Greater Noida, Nov 19 (IANS) Hyderabads Anindith Reddy and Kolhapurs Chittesh Mandody were crowned Euro JK 2017 and LGB 4 champions in the final of the 20th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit here on Sunday. View More..

Pooja Hegde catwalks for a cause

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   4:22 pm
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Pooja Hegde made time to do the catwalk at a fashion event with a cause. View More..

Bihar criminal arrested in Haryana

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   4:20 pm
Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) A criminal wanted in Bihar for murder and attempt to murder was arrested by Haryana Police here on Sunday. View More..

Gujarat wants to see outcome of 23-year rule, not 23-year-old's CD: Hardik

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   12:24 am
Gandhinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Hardik Patel, the leader of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), on Saturday said the people of Gujarat want to see what the BJP has done in 23 years rather than the video of a 23-year-old youth. View More..

Gujarat children getting expired polio vaccine: Congress

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   11:50 pm
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday accused the BJP government in Gujarat of administering expired and unusable polio vaccine to the children in state and said it is a criminal act of negligence, and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiate an "inquiry" into it. View More..

Indian batsmen found wanting in 'English' conditions (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   9:38 pm
By the time the sun pierced through the clouds on the third morning of the first cricket Test of the return series between India and Sri Lanka, at the Eden Gardens, the green top and the moving ball in seaming conditions occupied the mind space. View More..

Anindith consolidates position in 20th JK Tyre National Racing Championship

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   8:14 pm
Greater Noida, Nov 18 (IANS) Defending champion Anindith Reddy swept both his races on the opening day of the 20th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit here on Saturday to take a massive jump towards his second consecutive Euro JK 17 title. View More..

Three held guilty in Kopardi gang rape-murder that rocked Maharashtra

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   2:14 pm
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 18 (IANS) All three accused in the sensational rape and murder of a minor schoolgirl in Kopardi in July 2016, have been found guilty by a special court here on Saturday. View More..

'Aashiqui' fame actor Rahul Roy joins BJP

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   2:06 pm
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Rahul Roy, known for his 1990 romantic film "Aashiqui", on Saturday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Vijay Goel. View More..

Three found guilty in Kopardi gang rape-murder that rocked Maharashtra

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   12:50 pm
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 18 (IANS) All three accused in the sensational gang-rape and murder of a minor schoolgirl in Kopardi in July 2016, have been found guilty by a special court here on Saturday. View More..

Google salutes Indian filmmaker V. Shantaram

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   11:12 am
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Google on Saturday celebrated the 116th birth anniversary of renowned Indian filmmaker, actor and writer Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, famed as 'V. Shantaram', alias Annasaeb. View More..

Sluggish Sulu is lifted by Vidya Balan's empathetic performance

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   10:50 pm
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I don't see any immediate recovery of our economy in sight: Manmohan Singh

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   10:08 pm
Kochi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a hard-hitting speech against the Narendra Modi government, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the three-and-a-half year rule has ruined all sectors and also created a wedge in the secular credentials of India. View More..