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.

Vijay Latest News

Andhra launches purse mobile app for cashless transactions

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   11:32 pm
Vijayawada, Dec 6 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday launched the AP Purse mobile app, which presently has 13 mobile banking and 10 mobile wallets available and can help people pay their bills and carry out their cash transactions. View More..

Kumble satisfied with DRS, not worried about injuries

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   4:46 pm
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Ahead of the fourth Test, starting here from Thursday, India coach Anil Kumble on Tuesday said he is happy with the outcomes from the Decision Review System (DRS) so far in the ongoing series against England. View More..

Telugu film industry mourns loss of Jayalalithaa

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   4:28 pm
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Telugu film industry Tuesday mourned the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa with her co-stars paying her rich tributes. View More..

Stumper Parthiv Patel retained for fourth Test vs England

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   3:24 pm
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Senior wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel was on Tuesday retained for the fourth cricket Test against England starting at the Wankhede Stadium here from Thursday. View More..

Proud of 'Appatlo Okadundevadu': Nara Rohith

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   2:08 pm
Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) Nara Rohith is proud of his upcoming Telugu action-thriller "Appatlo Okadundevadu", which he has also produced. The film is based on real events that unfolded between the years 1992 and 1996 in Hyderabad. View More..

Country has lost a good leader: Chandrababu Naidu

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   1:08 pm
Vijayawada, Dec 6 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said the country had lost a good leader in the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. View More..

Rajinikanth, Dhanush mourn Jayalalithaa

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   12:36 pm
Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajinikanth and popular actors Vijay and Dhanush paid their last respects to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa who died here on Monday night. View More..

Three-day mourning in Kerala after Jayalalithaa's death

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   12:10 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 6 (IANS) The Kerala government on Tuesday declared a three-day mourning as a mark of respect to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who died on Monday night. View More..

An actress who 'hated' the limelight, worked in over 140 films

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   12:10 pm
Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) Much before she won over people in her political avatar, J. Jayalalithaa was the uncrowned queen and a very popular pin-up star of Tamil cinema during 1960s and 1970s. For all her reluctance to be an actor, her journey as one of the leading luminaries of south Indian cinema is more dramatic than any film script. View More..

Kerala delegation to visit Chennai to pay respect to Jayalalithaa

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   10:16 am
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 6 (IANS) A high level Kerala delegation led by Governor P. Sathasivam and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, will on Tuesday visit Chennai to pay their last respects to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. View More..

India-Bangladeshi exchange programmes unifying bridge: Mukherjee

    Updated On : Dec 05,2016   9:42 pm
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukhrejee on Monday observed that the spirit of love, affection and understanding behind exchange programmes between India and Bangladesh would create a "unifying bridge between the two countries". View More..

Air India organises chess tournament

    Updated On : Dec 04,2016   5:32 pm
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) In a bid to promote sporting culture in the country, Air India here on Sunday organised a Chess-O-Mania tournament. View More..

Verma meets rival families, rules out compromise on 'Vangaveeti'

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   10:16 pm
Vijayawada, Dec 3 (IANS) Controversial filmmaker Ramgopal Verma on Saturday night went ahead with the release of audio of his upcoming Telugu movie "Vangaveeti", hours after meeting members Vangaveeti and Diveneni families, on whose feud the story is based. View More..

Court to monitor Wadakancherry rape case

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   7:38 pm
Thrissur (Kerala), Dec 3 (IANS) A court here on Saturday said it will monitor the Wadakancherry rape case of 2014, which came back into the focus last month when the 34-year-old victim along with her husband and two women activists appeared before the media in the state capital. View More..

Stampede at a bank in Andhra, two injured

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   7:26 pm
Vijayawada, Dec 3 (IANS) Two persons were injured when stampede broke out at a bank in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district on Saturday. View More..

Spurned widower stabs sister-in-law on road

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   7:24 pm
Nagpur, Dec 3 (IANS) A widower attacked his sister-in-law with a knife on a busy road after she refused his continuous pleas to marry him, but a brave pedestrian pinned him down and saved the woman, police said here on Saturday. View More..

RGV meets rival families, rules out compromise on 'Vangaveeti'

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   4:02 pm
Vijayawada, Dec 3 (IANS) Controversial filmmaker Ramgopal Verma on Saturday met members of the Vangaveeti and Diveneni families here but refused to compromise on his upcoming Telugu movie "Vangaveeti" -- based on a feud between two clans from two different castes. View More..

Here's why Kanchana turned down role in 'Baahubali 2'

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   2:10 pm
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Veteran actress Kanchana, who is making a comeback after three decades with upcoming Telugu drama "Arjun Reddy", had turned down a role in S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2". View More..

Writing multi-starrers comes to me easily: Venkat Prabhu

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   12:06 pm
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Filmmaker Venkat Prabhu's upcoming Tamil directorial "Chennai 600028 II" features a battalion of actors in key roles. He says he finds the process of writing a multi-starrer easier than writing a story with a single lead actor. View More..

South Africa take one-point lead against India in golf Test series

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   8:50 pm
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) South Africa took a slender one point lead at the end of the first day of the inaugural India-South Africa Test series at the historic Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) here on Friday. View More..