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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    Updated On : Apr 30,2019   12:48 pm
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Warner signs off in style as SRH beat KXIP by 45 runs

    Updated On : Apr 30,2019   12:18 am
Hyderabad, April 30 (IANS) David Warner notched up his eighth half century of the season to help Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 45 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at Rajiv Gandhi International stadium here on Monday. View More..

Jaitley says Rahul, Digvijaya suddenly discovered religiosity

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   10:30 pm
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday alleged that Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Digvijaya Singh had "suddenly" discovered religiosity and said elections are a "convenient season for all the neo-converts". View More..

Cyclone Fani: Odisha cancels leaves of employees

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   8:44 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   7:50 pm
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3 cops booked for threatening man with rape case

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   7:30 pm
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Kerala CEO confirms bogus voting by CPI-M workers in Kannur

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   7:12 pm
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Kerala expects Rs 3,596 cr World Bank loan for rebuilding

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   6:58 pm
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Telangana teacher sacked for giving '0' marks instead of 99

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   4:28 pm
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Heena recommended for Khel Ratna, Ronak for Dronacharya

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   3:18 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   9:18 am
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Getting funds for wildlife films is a big challenge: Ajay Bedi

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   6:54 am
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Telangana teacher sacked for giving '0' marks instead of 99

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   1:04 am
Hyderabad, April 29 (IANS) Telangana Board of Intermediate, which is at the centre of a row over goof-up in declaring results of Intermediate examination, suspended a teacher and imposed fine on another for giving a student '0' marks instead of '99' on Sunday. View More..

Two killed as truck hits car in south Delhi

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   12:04 am
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AAP raising statehood issue to hide failures: BJP

    Updated On : Apr 28,2019   9:46 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 28,2019   8:48 pm
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New row over 'Lakshmi's NTR' as RGV barred from Vijayawada

    Updated On : Apr 28,2019   6:10 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 28,2019   1:26 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 28,2019   12:52 pm
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