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

Kerala opposition legislators protest enters Day 2

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   6:08 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) The indefinite protest by five legislators of the Congress-led opposition in the Kerala Assembly to press for sacking of Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who faces nepotism charges, entered its second day on Tuesday. View More..

RJD disrupts assembly over multi-crore-rupee Srijan scam

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   2:50 pm
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bihar Assembly was adjourned on Tuesday amid uproar by opposition RJD legislators demanding resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi over the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam. View More..

India's economic fundamentals stable, says Council chaired by Jaitley

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   2:22 pm
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India has macro-economic stability on the back of structural reforms like GST and the long term positive impact of demonetisation, with the financial markets expressing confidence through high-stock valuations, the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) noted in its meeting held on Tuesday. View More..

Chiranjeevi's next film titled 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy'

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   1:36 pm
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Megastar Chiranjeevi's upcoming Telugu film has been titled "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy", it was announced on Tuesday on the occasion of his birthday. View More..

Had no qualms about lip-lock in 'Arjun Reddy': Vijay Deverakonda

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   11:46 am
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Vijay Deverakonda says he didn't have any uncertainty about the lip-lock sequence in his forthcoming Telugu romantic drama "Arjun Reddy" as it was very essential from the story's point of view. View More..

Ola, Google bring 'Outstation' cabs to Maps

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   10:24 am
Bengaluru, Aug 22 (IANS) Ride-hailing app Ola on Tuesday announced an inter-city travel partnership with Google that would help long-distance commuters discover Ola's "Outstation" category on Google Maps. View More..

BJP government protecting RSS-connected accused: Digvijaya

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   10:48 pm
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday, reacting to the bail granted to 2008 Malegaon blast main accused Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, accused the BJP government was "trying to protect all accused connected with RSS". View More..

Five Kerala MLAs on fast, seek Health Minister's removal

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   7:18 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Five legislators of the Congress-led opposition in the Kerala Assembly on Monday began an indefinite fast in the foyer of the House demanding sacking of Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who is facing nepotism charges. View More..

Government going soft in terror cases: Owaisi

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   3:40 pm
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday accused the Modi government of "going soft" on terror cases after the Supreme Court granted bail to former Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts. View More..

Tejashwi, Rabri demand Nitish's resignation over Srijan scam

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   2:18 pm
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) The opposition RJD on Monday disrupted proceedings in the Bihar assembly, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for their involvement in Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam. View More..

Congress demands Kerala minister's removal over nepotism charge

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   1:06 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition in the Kerala Assembly on Monday demanded that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan remove Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who is facing nepotism charges. View More..

Vijay asks fans to ignore negativity

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   10:46 am
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Tamil superstar Vijay, who is busy shooting for upcoming film "Mersal", has asked his fans to flush negativity out of their lives. View More..

Anupam's interest for Chhattisgarh is heart warming: Chhattisgarh CM

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   4:28 pm
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, whom Anupam Kher met on Saturday, says the veteran actor's interest for the state is heart warming. View More..

Woman set afire by in-laws dies, husband among three held

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   8:50 pm
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A young woman set afire by her husband and in-laws over dowry died here on Saturday and three persons have been arrested in the case, police said. View More..

Kerala CM assures young entrepreneurs of all support

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   7:34 pm
Kochi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Kerala government will focus more on promoting young and budding entrepreneurs with policy and other necessary support, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Saturday. View More..

Gen Next designers find inspiration in Johnnie Walker's striding man

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   6:14 pm
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Three Gen Next designers Asa Kazingmei, Abhishek Paatni and Ajay Kumar presented a specially curated limited edition capsule collection inspired by Johnnie Walker's iconic striding man on the fourth day of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 here on Saturday. View More..

24-yr-old woman set on fire by husband, in-laws dies

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   4:58 pm
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman died here on Saturday after she was allegedly set on fire by her husband and in-laws, police said. View More..

Blood donation drive to mark Chiranjeevi's 40 years in films

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   2:26 pm
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) To mark completion of 40 years of superstar Chiranjeevi's film career, his fans have organised blood donation events in India, the United States and the Middle East. View More..

Amit Shah sets target of 200 seats in MP elections

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   5:46 pm
Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday set the Madhya Pradesh BJP a target of winning 200 seats in next year's assembly elections and all the 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2019, sources said. View More..

Sidhwani, Zoya Akhtar shooting for series 'Made In Heaven'

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   4:42 pm
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmakers Ritesh Sidhwani and Zoya Akhtar have started shooting for a series titled "Made In Heaven" for the video-on-demand service Amazon Prime Video India. View More..