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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Status quo in Doklam, Bhutan firmly with India, government tells Parliamentary panel

    Updated On : Feb 22,2018   9:32 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) There has been a status quo in Doklam ever since the stand-off with China was defused in August last year and Bhutan still firmly stands with India, senior government officials told a parliamentary panel on Thursday. View More..

Munim qualifies for final in two categories of AITA tennis meet

    Updated On : Feb 22,2018   6:50 pm
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Deep Munim of Madhya Pradesh will compete for a double crown on Friday against Maharashtra's Arjun Gohad in the boys singles U-14 event and against Gujarat's Dhanya Shah in the U-16 category of the Sunfeast AITA Super Series Junior tennis tournament here. View More..

$30,000 seized by BSF in Bengal

    Updated On : Feb 22,2018   6:38 pm
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Border Security Force personnel on Thursday seized foreign currency worth $30,000 from West Bengal's Krishnanagar sector but failed to arrest the smuggler, a BSF official said. View More..

Vijay Hazare trophy: Andhra outplay Delhi by six wickets in quarters

    Updated On : Feb 22,2018   6:20 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A disciplined all-round effort helped Andhra outplay Delhi by six wickets in the fourth quarter-final match of the Vijay Hazare trophy at the Palam A Stadium here on Thursday. View More..

Saffron should not spread all over tricolour: Kamal

    Updated On : Feb 22,2018   5:02 pm
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has said that saffron has its place in the national flag but it should not spread all over it, in a remark interpreted as an attack on the BJP and Hindutva forces. View More..

Didn't expect this response for 'Secret Superstar' in China: Kiran

    Updated On : Feb 22,2018   11:02 am
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Riding high on the success of her film "Secret Superstar", producer Kiran Rao says that she never expected the amazing love and support for the film that it received in China. View More..

Kamal Haasan launches party (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 21,2018   10:18 pm
Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday launched his political party "Makkal Needhi Maiam" (People Justice Centre), which will seek to provide corruptionless governance, stop playing games on the basis of religion and castes and adopt a centrist approach without swaying left or right too much. View More..

Pinarayi Vijayan greets Kamal

    Updated On : Feb 21,2018   8:46 pm
Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday extended his greetings and wishes to actor Kamal Haasan, who launched his political party, and hoped his party would uphold the ideals of secularism, democracy and pluralism. View More..

Centre opposes PIL in Supreme Court on PNB fraud, says probe already on

    Updated On : Feb 21,2018   2:32 pm
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday opposed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking probe into the role of PNB's top management in the Rs 11,300 crore scam and extradition of diamond trader Nirav Modi who is alleged to be involved in it. View More..

Congress-led UDF cries foul, walks out of all-party meet in Kerala

    Updated On : Feb 21,2018   2:24 pm
Kannur (Kerala), Feb 21 (IANS) An all-party peace meeting called here on Wednesday by the Kerala government began on a sour note as the opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) walked out alleging "shabby treatment". View More..

Get back Nirav while returning from abroad, Rahul tells PM

    Updated On : Feb 20,2018   7:54 pm
Mendipathar (Meghalaya), Feb 20 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked him to bring back absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi "when he returns from his foreign trips". View More..

Gujarat presents revenue surplus budget for 2018-19

    Updated On : Feb 20,2018   7:30 pm
Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who also holds the finance portfolio, on Tuesday presented a Rs 1,83,666 crore budget for 2018-19, without any new major taxes but also proposing a revenus surplus of Rs 5,998 crore and overall surplus of Rs 783 crore View More..

CPI-M shielding real culprits in Kannur murder: Congress

    Updated On : Feb 20,2018   4:24 pm
Kannur (Kerala) Feb 20 (IANS) Even though the Kerala Police have arrested two people in connection with last week's killing of Shoaib, a young Congress worker, the party on Tuesday said the real culprits in the murder were being shielded. View More..

Couple, child found dead in Jharkhand

    Updated On : Feb 20,2018   3:04 pm
Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) The bodies of a couple and their son were found inside their flat in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur on Tuesday, which also happened to be the marriage anniversary of the couple, police said. View More..

Crucial days ahead for CPI-M in Kerala (New Analysis)

    Updated On : Feb 20,2018   12:32 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) The coming days are going to be crucial for the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in general -- and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and state Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan in particular -- with the state party conference scheduled to be held in Thrissur from February 22 to 25. View More..

Telugu comedian Gundu Hanumantha Rao passes away

    Updated On : Feb 19,2018   10:08 pm
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Veteran comedian of Telugu cinema Gundu Hanumantha Rao passed away here on Monday. He was 61. View More..

Gujarat Assembly session begins with opposition call for CM's resignation

    Updated On : Feb 19,2018   9:06 pm
Gandhinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) The month-long budget session of the new Gujarat assembly began on Monday with the opposition legislators creating a ruckus over various issues, including their demand that Chief Minister Vijay Rupani quit, forcing adjournments. View More..

Gujarat gives in to major land demands of Dalits

    Updated On : Feb 19,2018   8:40 pm
Unjha (Gujarat), Feb 19 (IANS) After the self-immolation by Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar, the Gujarat government on Monday came out with a written undertaking to all Dalit families -- so far denied possession of land in the state -- on its physical possession. View More..

Arrested accused real culprits of Kannur killing: Police

    Updated On : Feb 19,2018   7:54 pm
Kannur (Kerala) Feb 19 (IANS) The two CPI-M men arrested in connection with the murder of a young Congress worker are the real culprits and not "dummy accused", said a senior police official here on Monday. View More..

'Saheb's' silence betrays his loyalty, says Rahul Gandhi

    Updated On : Feb 19,2018   6:10 pm
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over banking frauds, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that "saheb's" (an allusion to Prime Minister Modi) silence over the scams betrays which side his loyalty lies. View More..