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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    Updated On : May 26,2018   1:16 pm
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Opposition joins hands even as doves in RAW and ISI coo (Comment: Special to IANS)

    Updated On : May 26,2018   11:54 am
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Pawan Kalyan begins fast to over 'Uddanam' kidney ailment

    Updated On : May 25,2018   8:52 pm
Vijayawada, May 25 (IANS) Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan on Friday a began hunger strike, demanding the Andhra Pradesh government to find a solution to the kidney disease in Uddanam region of Srikakulam district. View More..

IOC's Paradip-Hyderabad pipeline to be commissioned by 2020

    Updated On : May 24,2018   9:10 pm
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) The Paradip-Hyderabad pipeline being laid at a cost of Rs 2,321 crore would be commissioned by 2020, a top officials of Indian Oil Corporation Limited said on Thursday. View More..

'Tarini' women now eye solo sailing

    Updated On : May 24,2018   8:44 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) After successfully spending 194 days at sea and becoming the first all-women naval crew to have circumnavigated the globe, the six-member crew of the Indian Navy's sailing vessel "Tarini" are now looking forward to solo sails. View More..

Mamata wishes Vijayan on birthday

    Updated On : May 24,2018   5:18 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) After avoiding each other in Bengaluru on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday greeted her Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan on his 74th birthday. View More..

Personalised bags, clutches: Bag styles in vogue

    Updated On : May 24,2018   6:16 am
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Fashion accessories have emerged to be a promising part of one's personality. Flaunt a personalised one or get your hands on a clutch that complements not just your attire but attitude, say experts. View More..

Sports academies to coach students in 85 Delhi school grounds

    Updated On : May 23,2018   10:48 pm
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Eighty-five Delhi government school playgrounds have been allotted for free to private sports academies, clubs and individuals, to hold free sports training sessions for the students of government schools, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Nipah outbreak contained, says Kerala, cyber police file fake news case

    Updated On : May 23,2018   9:04 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Wednesday said that the outbreak of Nipah virus (NiP), which has claimed 10 lives, has been contained and there was no need to panic. View More..

Kumaraswamy takes oath as non-BJP opposition puts up unity show (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : May 23,2018   8:12 pm
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) H.D. Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the 25th Chief Minister of Karnataka at the head of a JD-S-Congress coalition government here in a ceremony that brought together leaders of anti-BJP parties on a single platform exactly a year ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. View More..

One more killed in TN, death toll is 12

    Updated On : May 23,2018   8:00 pm
Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 23 (IANS) One more person was killed in fresh police firing here on Wednesday as the killing of 11 people protesting against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant a day earlier sparked calls for the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's resignation. View More..

Kumaraswamy takes oath as non-BJP opposition puts up unity show (Roundup)

    Updated On : May 23,2018   6:32 pm
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) JD-S leader H.D. Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka here in a ceremony that brought together leaders of anti-BJP parties on a single platform exactly a year ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. View More..

Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka CM

    Updated On : May 23,2018   5:22 pm
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) H.D. Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of a Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition government in Karnataka. View More..

Our mission is to strengthen regional parties grouping: Mamata, Naidu

    Updated On : May 23,2018   3:30 pm
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Andhra Pradeshn counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said their participation in the swearing-in ceremony of H.D. Kumaraswamy was meant strengthen the coming together of regional parties and they would not allow obstacles in this effort. View More..

BJP will repeat 2014 LS results, win all seats from Gujarat: Rupani

    Updated On : May 23,2018   1:26 pm
Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday said that Congress will not be able to win a single Lok Sabha seat from the state as the BJP will repeat the 2014 general elections results by winning all 26 seats in 2019. View More..

Nipah virus outbreak contained in Kerala: Minister

    Updated On : May 23,2018   1:26 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Wednesday said that the outbreak of Nipah virus (NiP), which has claimed 10 lives, has been contained and there was no need to panic. View More..

All set for Kumaraswamy to take oath as Karnataka CM

    Updated On : May 23,2018   12:46 pm
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy is set to take oath on Wednesday evening as the 25th Chief Minister of Karnataka, with state Congress head G. Parameshwara as his deputy in the coalition government. View More..

Indian women pioneers at UN hailed as upholders of women's rights

    Updated On : May 23,2018   10:58 am
United Nations, May 23 (IANS) Four Indian women pioneers at the UN -- Hansa Mehta, Lakshmi Menon, Begum Hamid Ali and Vijayalakshmi Pandit -- were hailed on Tuesday as role models who worked to champion gender equality at a nascent world organisation. View More..

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    Updated On : May 22,2018   11:50 pm
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) The Congress' Karnataka President G. Parameshwara would be the Deputy Chief Minister in the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, a party leader said on Tuesday. View More..

Passenger 'charter' promises relief from cancellation levy, compensation for delays (Roundup)

    Updated On : May 22,2018   10:58 pm
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