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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Launch of Delhi-Shimla flight cheers tourism industry

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   1:22 pm
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) High-end travellers to Shimla are all set to take off with the launching of a regular flight from New Delhi after being grounded for almost over four years, the hospitality industry said on Tuesday. View More..

Aamir attends award function for Lata Mangeshkar

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   12:54 pm
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan, who is known for avoiding film awards finally broke the rule on Monday night and attended an award function where he was honoured with the Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar Award. View More..

Murugadoss, Shankar inspired me to be producer: Atlee

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   11:28 am
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Well-known filmmakers such as A.R Murugadoss and Shankar inspired director Atlee to foray into production with upcoming Tamil horror-comedy "Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae". View More..

Setback for Vijayan as SC reinstates Kerala DGP (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   11:58 pm
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) In a huge setback to the Pinarayi Vijayan government, the Supreme Court on Monday directed Kerala to reinstate T.P. Senkumar as the state police chief. View More..

Vijayvargiya threatens central intervention if border smuggling on in Bengal

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   8:44 pm
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of being deeply involved in the chit fund scams, BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday claimed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is having "sleepless nights" and threatened central intervention if smuggling in the border areas went unchecked. View More..

Pawan Kalyan asks Centre to respect subnational identity

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   8:08 pm
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Leading Telugu actor and Jana Sena party chief Pawan Kalyan has urged the Central government to respect sub-national identity, warning that failure to do so could lead to separatist movements. View More..

'Chandrakanta' has been a great learning experience so far: Kritika Kamra

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   4:40 pm
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Kritika Kamra, who is all set to play a warrior princess in the fantasy drama "Prem Ya Paheli Chandrakanta", says the show has been a great learning experience for her. View More..

Rannvijay to front ads of poker gaming portal

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   4:04 pm
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) TV host-actor Rannvijay Singha has been chosen as the new face of The Spartan Poker, an Indian online poker gaming portal. View More..

Appeasement politics will ruin Trinamool: BJP

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   2:58 pm
Seuri (West Bengal), April 24 (IANS) BJP's national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday warned West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of "total ruination" if it did not stop its appeasement politics. View More..

Setback for Vijayan as SC reinstates Kerala DGP

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   2:22 pm
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Kerala government to reinstate T.P. Senkumar as the police chief, dealing a blow to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. View More..

Bihar assembly passes GST Bill

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   1:26 pm
Patna, April 24 (IANS) The Bihar assembly on Monday in a special session unanimously passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2017. View More..

Setback for Vijayan as SC reinstates Kerala DGP

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   12:26 pm
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) In a huge setback to the Pinarayi Vijayan government, the Supreme Court on Monday directed Kerala to reinstate T.P. Senkumar as the state police chief. View More..

SC reinstates Senkumar as Kerala DGP

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   11:42 am
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Kerala to restore T.P. Senkumar as the Director General of Police after noting that his removal was arbitrary. View More..

Kerala Minister calls IAS officer 'mad', abuses workers

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   4:40 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Kerala Power Minister M.M. Mani on Sunday drew flak for allegedly calling an IAS officer "mad" and made disparaging remarks about women plantation workers. View More..

Kerala minister draws ire for calling IAS officer 'mad'

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   1:58 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Kerala Power Minister M.M. Mani has drawn ire for calling an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer "mad", authorities said on Sunday. View More..

BJP MP's comments on Modi's marriage go viral

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   11:40 pm
Bhopal, April 22 (IANS) A BJP MP's purported comments that Prime Minister Narendra Modi got "married but didn't set up his household" was released on Saturday and has gone viral over social media. View More..

Rajnath launches 'Oorja' CAPF football meet

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   11:18 pm
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The 'Oorja' CAPF Under-19 men's and women's football tournament was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Saturday. View More..

Barkha Singh joins BJP, says Congress ideology dead

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   7:50 pm
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Barkha Singh, who criticised Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and was expelled from the party, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday saying the Congress' ideology was dead. View More..

IPL-10: Vintage Dhoni powers Pune to 6 wkt win over Hyderabad

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   7:46 pm
Pune, April 22 (IANS) Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's late order blitzkrieg guided Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) to a thrilling six wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a last ball thriller Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 contest at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

Indian equities slide on global concerns, foreign funds' outflow (Market Review)

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   7:10 pm
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Indian equity markets extended losses for the second consecutive week as bearish global cues and outflow of foreign funds curbed investors' risk-taking appetite. View More..