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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Have become political football: Mallya

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   12:46 pm
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Thursday said he has become a "political football" between two major political parties in India. View More..

Australia wins toss, opts to bat vs India in 1st Test

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   9:34 am
Pune, Feb 23 (IANS) Australian skipper Steven Smith won the toss and elected to bat against India in the opening match of their four-match Test cricket series here on Friday. View More..

Dhoni travels in train after 13 years for Vijay Hazare Trophy

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   11:38 pm
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) A couple of days after the cricketing world was abuzz with the news of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's removal as the skipper of IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants, the just-appointed Jharkhand skipper, in his typical unfazed avatar, regaled his teammates with stories from the past in a rare train journey from Ranchi to Howrah station to take part in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. View More..

Varun Gandhi questions own government's accomplishments

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   10:28 pm
Indore, Feb 22 (IANS) In a fierce attack on his own party's government, BJP MP Varun Gandhi said that in the last two years, over 50,000 debt-ridden farmers had committed suicide while nothing had been done about business tycoon Vijay Mallya who had fled with a Rs 10,000 crore loan unpaid. View More..

Install effluent treatment plants or be shut down, SC tells industries

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   9:10 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) AThe Supreme Court on Wednesday directed all industrial units situated in severely polluted areas across the country to install primary effluent treatment plants (PETP) within three months, failing which they will be shut down. View More..

Dhoni travels in train after 13 years for Vijay Hazare Trophy

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   9:10 pm
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) A couple of days after the cricketing world was abuzz with the news of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's removal as the skipper of IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants, the just-appointed Jharkhand skipper, in his typical unfazed avatar, regaled his teammates with stories from the past in a rare train journey from Ranchi to Howrah station to take part in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. View More..

Gujarat agrees to judicial probe in Naliya gang rape case

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   7:48 pm
Gandhinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Succumbing to pressure, the Gujarat government on Wednesday agreed to a judicial probe into the sensational Naliya gang rape and sex racket case allegedly involving four Kutch BJP leaders. View More..

Prime accused in actress' kidnap still absconding

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   7:48 pm
Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi, Feb 22 (IANS) Kerala Police on Wednesday were still on the lookout for Pulsar Sunil, prime accused in last week's abduction of a popular Malayalam actress, even as former state BJP president V. Muraleedharan threatened a stir if police were unable to crack the case. View More..

'Jolly LLB 3' confirmed, say makers

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   7:02 pm
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The makers of the "Jolly LLB" franchise on Wednesday confirmed that there will be a third instalment of their film. View More..

Veteran Arun Kakade selected for META Lifetime Achievement

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   6:44 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Theatre veteran Arun Kakade is set to be conferred with a Lifetime Achievement honour for 2017 at the upcoming 12th Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META). View More..

Global cues, RIL stock surge, push equities markets higher (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   6:40 pm
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Despite a volatile trade session, the Indian equities markets managed to close on a positive note, as healthy global cues buoyed investors sentiments. View More..

'Jolly LLB 3' confirmed, say makers

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   6:08 pm
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The makers of the "Jolly LLB" franchsie on Wednesday confirmed there will be a third instalment of then film. View More..

Cash prize for T20 World Cup-winning blind cricket team

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   5:52 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Putting rest to speculations, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday announced a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh for each member of the victorious Blind cricket T20 World Cup winning squad. View More..

Former BJP MLA booked for rape

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   5:34 pm
Gurugram, Feb 22 (IANS) Former Delhi BJP MLA Vijay Jolly has been booked for rape after a woman alleged that he drugged and assauled her, police said on Wednesday. View More..

'Jolly LLB 2' crosses Rs 100 crore-mark in India

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   3:28 pm
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumars courtroom drama film "Jolly LLB 2", which is being loved by the audience for its satirical take on the judicial system in the country, has collected Rs 100.37 crore at the domestic box office. View More..

Confident India to take on Australia in opening Test (Preview)

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   3:22 pm
Pune, Feb 22 (IANS) After thrashing New Zealand (3-0), England (4-0) and Bangladesh (one-off Test) at home, India will look to stretching their winning streak when the hosts take on Australia in the opening match of their four-match Test cricket series, starting here on Thursday. View More..

New Chancellor to visit Nalanda University

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   1:24 pm
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Nalanda University's new Chancellor, Vijay Bhatkar, will visit the upcoming campus at Rajgir in Bihar on March 1. View More..

First-look poster of 'Vikram Vedha' released

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   1:22 pm
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) The first look of R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi starrer Tamil action thriller "Vikram Vedha" was released on Wednesday. View More..

Gujarat budget provides for subsidised computer tabs for students

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   11:48 pm
Gandhinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Vijay Rupani government's maiden as well as the last budget before the December 2017 elections, presented by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Tuesday in the state assembly, promises freebies and schemes for people. View More..

Lovelorn techie arrested for harassing DU student

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   8:58 pm
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A 23-year-old jilted lover, described as an "over-smart engineer", has been arrested from here for allegedly harassing and sending obscene messages to a Delhi University student. View More..