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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'Mallya, Modi, Choksi fled because of chowkidar's fear'

    Updated On : Mar 21,2019   12:12 am
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Slamming the Congress after the arrest of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo on Wednesday said that some corrupt businessmen fled the country because they knew the "chowkidar" is in power and that no UPA leaders would be able to save them. View More..

18 fugitives brought back to India in five years

    Updated On : Mar 20,2019   9:42 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Narendra Modi goverment has succeeded in bringing back 18 fugitive offenders, including alleged AgustaWestland deal middleman Christian Michel James, to India in the last five years and is strongly pursuing extradition cases of absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi and liquor baron Vijay Mallya. View More..

Shiv Sena MLA quits, may join Congress

    Updated On : Mar 20,2019   8:56 pm
Nagpur, March 20 (IANS) In a shock to the Shiv Sena, its legislator from Warora in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district, Suresh alias Balu Dhanorkar, quit the party and his seat on Wednesday. View More..

Long time before Nirav Modi is extradited: Top UK law expert

    Updated On : Mar 20,2019   4:58 pm
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) It could probably be a long time before absconding Mumbai diamantaire Nirav Modi - who was arrested by the London Police on Wednesdy - would actually face the extradition process initiated by the Indian government, a top British law expert said on Wednesday. View More..

Sonakshi a talented actress: 'Bhuj' director

    Updated On : Mar 20,2019   4:20 pm
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Abhishek Dudhaiya says Sonakshi Sinha is a talented actresss. View More..

NCP jolted as ex-Maharashtra Dy CM's son joins BJP

    Updated On : Mar 20,2019   3:00 pm
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Ranjitsinh V. Mohite-Patil, son of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, was formally welcomed into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on Wednesday. View More..

Parineeti calls 'Bhuj...' special true story

    Updated On : Mar 20,2019   11:42 am
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, who will next be seen in "Bhuj: The Pride Of India", has called the upcoming film the "most special true story ever". View More..

NCP ex-Maharashtra Dy. CM's son to join BJP

    Updated On : Mar 19,2019   10:26 pm
Solapur (Maharashtra), March 19 (IANS) After a major show of strength in his hometown Akluj here on Tuesday evening, Ranjitsinh, son of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP and former Deputy Chief Minister Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, announced he would join the Bharatiya Janata Party tomorrow. View More..

Will back party respecting temple customs: Ayappa devotees

    Updated On : Mar 19,2019   6:56 pm
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) In more trouble for the Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala, an Ayyappa devotees body on Tuesday said it will throw its weight behind the party which agrees to its demands, including protecting the age-old rituals of the Sabarimala temple. View More..

President confers gallantry awards to armed forces

    Updated On : Mar 19,2019   4:02 pm
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday conferred gallantry awards -- two Kirti Chakras and 15 Shaurya Chakras -- to the armed forces personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to the duty. Two Kirti Chakras and two Shaurya Chakras were given posthumously. View More..

NCP ex-Maharashtra Deputy CM's son may join BJP

    Updated On : Mar 19,2019   1:06 pm
Pune, March 19 (IANS) Crisis stared at the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday with Ranjitsinh, son of former Deputy Chief Minister Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, preparing to join the BJP shortly. View More..

TDP announces candidates for 25 LS seats in Andhra

    Updated On : Mar 19,2019   9:32 am
Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday announced its candidates for all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh for the coming general elections. View More..

Telangana Congress chief to contest from Nalgonda

    Updated On : Mar 19,2019   1:22 am
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) The Congress party on Monday night named its Telangana state chief Uttam Kumar Reddy as the candidate from Nalgonda Lok Sabha seat while AICC secretary Madhu Goud Yashki will contest from Nizamabad. View More..

BJP meet at Rupani's house poll code violation: Congress

    Updated On : Mar 18,2019   9:46 pm
Gandhinagar, March 18 (IANS) The Congress has complained to the Election Commission that the ruling BJP was violating the model code of conduct by convening poll-related meetings at Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's official residence here since the last two days. View More..

IPL: 5 mystery spinners to watch out for in 2019

    Updated On : Mar 18,2019   3:58 pm
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been the perfect platform for youngsters to showcase their skills and impress the global audience. In the last 11 years, the IPL has seen some quality players make a mark. View More..

Lost a battle, hope not the war (Column: Close-in)

    Updated On : Mar 17,2019   7:50 pm
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RMP to support Congress candidate in Kerala's Vadakara

    Updated On : Mar 17,2019   7:18 pm
Vadakara (Kerala), March 17 (IANS) K.K. Rema, the widow of T.P. Chandrasekharan, the slain leader of a breakaway group of the CPI-M, Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP), said on Sunday that the RMP will support the Congress candidate from Vadakara constituency, as a murderer should not win from here. View More..

KKR scouts spoke highly of Warrier: Bowling coach

    Updated On : Mar 17,2019   6:30 pm
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) scouts always had an eye on Sandeep Warrier and the little-known Kerala pacer was "highly" recommended by them, the team's bowling coach Omkar Salvi said here on Sunday. View More..

'Dear Comrade', Vijay sure knows how to kiss

    Updated On : Mar 17,2019   4:06 pm
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Telugu cinemas most rapidly rising star Vijay Deverakonda is ready with his next release titled "Dear Comrade", which will be his biggest release to date in four languages Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada. View More..

Doctors not hopeful of Parrikar recovery: Deputy Speaker

    Updated On : Mar 16,2019   10:44 pm
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