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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Self-styled scribe on the run after assaulting woman

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   10:12 pm
Ghaziabad, June 22 (IANS) A self-styled journalist who blackmailed petty vendors after threatening to expose their alleged wrongdoing is on the run here on charges of assaulting a woman. View More..

Senior scribes discuss freedom of press in India

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   10:02 pm
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Prominent journalists gathered here on Thursday to discuss freedom of the press in India in the wake of CBI raids on NDTV's Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika in a bank fraud case and said many loan defaulters are roaming free. View More..

Nikam to testify as defence witness in Kopardi gangrape-murder case

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   9:20 pm
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) In a major development in the ongoing Kopardi gangrape-cum-murder trial, celebrity Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam will be summoned as a defence witness shortly, a lawyer for the accused said here on Thursday. View More..

Celeb prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam to testify as defence witness

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   8:32 pm
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) In a major development in the ongoing Kopardi gangrape-cum-murder trial, celebrity Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam will be summoned as a defence witness shortly, a lawyer for the accused said here on Thursday. View More..

Over 1,500 athletes to take part in Himachal Olympic Games

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   8:24 pm
Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), June 22 (IANS) More than 1,500 athletes will take part in the four-day Himachal Pradesh State Olympic Games that began here on Thursday amidst fanfare, the event organisers said. View More..

Wonderful opportunity to be part of 'Namami devi Narmade': Lalit Pandit

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   8:10 pm
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Music composer Lalit Pandit says working on the track "Namami devi Narmade", the official song for the Madhya Pradesh Government as a part of the Narmada Seva Mission, was a wonderful opportunity. View More..

Stadiums, school playgrounds should be fully utilised: Goel

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   7:24 pm
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Stressing on the maximum utilisation of the various stadiums and school playgrounds across the country, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday said such measures will help in unearthing young talent and developing a sporting culture in the country. View More..

HC unhappy with Kerala government over police officer

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   4:42 pm
Kochi, June 22 (IANS) For a second time in a month, the Kerala High Court on Thursday came down heavily on the government for allegedly shielding a top cop in the state. View More..

Shah Rukh Khan meets Gujarat Chief Minister

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   3:14 pm
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan along with filmmaker Imtiaz Ali met Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, while promoting his upcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal". View More..

GST impact: Customers benefit as retailers get busy clearing stocks

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   1:26 pm
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) With less than 10 days to go for the biggest indirect tax reform to take effect, retailers are rushing to clear their stocks by offering huge discounts ranging from around 30 per cent to 60 per cent. View More..

Ronit Roy plays the baddie in 'Jai Lava Kusa'

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   12:56 pm
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) "Udaan" and "Ugly" fame Ronit Roy has been roped in to play the antagonist in junior NTR starrer Telugu action drama "Jai Lava Kusa", a source said. View More..

Ronit Roy plays the baddie in 'Jai Lava Kusa'

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   12:10 pm
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) "Udaan" and "Ugly" fame Ronit Roy has been roped in to play the antagonist in junior NTR starrer Telugu action drama "Jai Lava Kusa", a source said. View More..

Vijay's next film is titled 'Mersal'

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   6:58 pm
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) The makers of actor Vijay's next Tamil outing on Wednesday unveiled the film's title and first look on the eve of the actor's birthday. View More..

Kochi IOC LPG terminal project won't be dropped: Vijayan

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   5:26 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) The Indian Oil Corporation's (IOC) LPG import terminal at Puthuvypeen in Kochi will not be dropped despite the strong protests against it in the area though work will be stopped till a panel of experts ascertains if there were any violations in clearances, said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday. View More..

Enthusiasm marks Yoga Day in Telangana, Andhra

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   4:24 pm
Hyderabad/Vijayawada, June 21 (IANS) The International Yoga Day celebrations were held across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday with much enthusiasm and fervour. View More..

Modi harps on yoga power as rain plays spoilsport (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   4:24 pm
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent some 20 minutes out in drizzle here on Wednesday doing yogic 'asanas' as lakhs of enthusiasts in various states stretched, twisted their bodies and performed breathing exercises on the third International Yoga Day. View More..

Acute talent shortage in AI, IoT industry, shows survey

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   2:22 pm
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) With the exponential up-tick in adoption of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IOT) and Cloud, the rising demand for talent in these platforms has vastly outstripped the supply, a survey said on Wednesday. View More..

Was thrilled to see Vijay Sethupathi in different looks: Director

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   1:46 pm
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Director Arumuga Kumar says as a fan of actor Vijay Sethupathi, he was thrilled to see him don different get-ups in the upcoming Tamil adventure comedy "Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren". View More..

There was threat to PM in Kerala: CM

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   1:04 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) There was a security threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visited Kerala last week, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday. View More..

Amit Shah joins Ramdev's yoga event aimed at world records

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   11:46 am
Ahmedabad, June 21 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah joined thousands of people here on Wednesday doing pranayam, yoga and meditation at a mass demonstration led by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who was eyeing world records on the International Yoga Day. View More..