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

Karnataka Cong MLA remanded to custody in assault case

    Updated On : Feb 21,2019   11:46 pm
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Karnataka Congress legislator J.N. Ganesh was remanded to 14-day judicial custody, a day after he was arrested in an assault case at a resort in the Ramanagara district, the police said on Thursday. View More..

Syed Mushtaq Ali: Jharkhand, Kerala start on winning note

    Updated On : Feb 21,2019   7:36 pm
Vijayawada, Feb 21 (IANS) On the first day of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, an all-round effort helped Jharkhand edge past Delhi by three runs in a group A match here on Thursday. View More..

1,018 infants died at Adani-run hospital in 5 years: Gujarat government

    Updated On : Feb 21,2019   5:52 pm
Gandhinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) In a shocking revelation, the Gujarat government has admitted some 1,018 infant deaths at the Adani Foundation-run GK General Hospital in Bhuj, Kutch district, over the past five years. View More..

Don't consider Pant as my competitor: Saha (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Feb 21,2019   5:42 pm
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Back to playing competitive cricket after a long injury layoff, India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha says he does not consider stumper Rishabh Pant as a rival and is happy at the younster's success. View More..

Congress woos Vijayakant's DMDK

    Updated On : Feb 21,2019   2:10 pm
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) In a sudden turn of events, the Congress on Thursday wooed the A. Vijayakant-led DMDK to its electoral alliance for the Lok Sabha polls. View More..

Karnataka Congress legislator held in assault case

    Updated On : Feb 21,2019   12:04 am
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress legislator J.N. Ganesh has been arrested for allegedly assaulting fellow party MLA Anand Singh last month, Karnataka Home Minister M.B. Patil said on Wednesday. View More..

Congress leader Suryaprakash Reddy to join TDP

    Updated On : Feb 20,2019   10:58 pm
Amaravati, Feb 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party is set to get a shot in the arm ahead of the elections as senior Congress leader and former Union minister Kotla Suryaprakash Reddy has decided to join it. View More..

Digvijaya's statement, Kamalnath's tweet rock MP Assembly

    Updated On : Feb 20,2019   9:08 pm
Bhopal, Feb 20 (IANS) Statements and counter-statements over twin issues of Mandsaur farmer deaths and alleged scam in plantation along Narmada banks rocked the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday. View More..

BAI announces 20-member squad for Dutch, German Junior 2019

    Updated On : Feb 20,2019   7:36 pm
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Wednesday announced 20-member junior India squad for the six-day Dutch Junior International, starting on February 27, and the four-day German Junior 2019 starting on March 7. View More..

SC seeks Centre's response on using NCEEF Fund for providing seeder machines to farmers

    Updated On : Feb 20,2019   6:48 pm
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to respond to the plea that a part of Rs 75,000 crore available with it under the National Clean Energy and Environment Fund (NCEEF) be utilised for the purchase of Turbo Happy Seeder machines for farmers for cutting standing paddy stubble as an alternate to stubble burning. View More..

IPL: Powerhouse CSK aim to continue domination

    Updated On : Feb 20,2019   6:44 pm
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) After facing a two-year ban due to betting activities of its top officials, star-studded Chennai Super Kings made a roaring comeback in the 10th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) last year and will be aiming to maintain the same momentum in the 2019 edition of the cash rich tournament. View More..

Will consider Congress offer to contest from Bhopal: Babulal Gaur

    Updated On : Feb 19,2019   11:16 pm
Bhopal, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and BJP leader Babulal Gaur on Tuesday said he is considering the Congress offer to contest the coming Lok Sabha polls on its ticket from Bhopal parliamentary constituency. View More..

Digvijaya responsible for Congress not coming to power in Goa: Faleiro

    Updated On : Feb 19,2019   8:08 pm
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Goa Chief Minister and Congress MLA Luizinho Faleiro on Tuesday blamed former AICC general secretary in-charge of Goa, Digvijaya Singh for the inability of the party to form a government in the state in 2017. View More..

Gujarat government presents a Rs 12,000 cr surplus Vote-on-Account

    Updated On : Feb 19,2019   7:42 pm
Gandhinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) Gujarat's Vijay Rupani government on Tuesday presented a Vote-on-Account for the year 2019-20, showing an estimated surplus of Rs 12,241.40 crore and having no new tax proposals. View More..

Goyal enquires about Vijayakant's health

    Updated On : Feb 19,2019   7:30 pm
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister and Tamil Nadu incharge for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Piyush Goyal on Tuesday called on DMDK leader A. Vijayakant and enquired about his health. View More..

Twin murders: Kerala Governor seeks investigation status report from CM

    Updated On : Feb 19,2019   7:02 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) Kerala Governor (Retd) Justice P. Sathasivam on Tuesday sought an urgent status report from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the police investigation into the murder of two Youth Congress workers near Periya in Kasaragod on Sunday night, said a release from the Governor's office. View More..

Kerala inks MoU to set up Rs 1,000 crore Data Park

    Updated On : Feb 19,2019   7:02 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) Kerala has signed an agreement with the leading hyper scale data platform RackBank Datacenters Private Limited (RBDC) to set up a Rs 1,000-crore Data Park at the Infopark in Cherthala. View More..

AIADMK, PMK, BJP to contest Lok Sabha battle as allies (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 19,2019   6:48 pm
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Tuesday announced it will fight the Lok Sabha elections in alliance with the PMK and BJP, allotting seven and five of the 39 seats respectively to them. View More..

AIADMK, BJP sign electoral pact; BJP gets 5 seats

    Updated On : Feb 19,2019   5:24 pm
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK signed a pact with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday to contest the Lok Sabha elections together, with the BJP allocated five of the 39 seats in the state. View More..

Pulwama: Rs 2.5 mn, house, job for children of slain Kerala trooper

    Updated On : Feb 19,2019   1:48 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) A cash compensation of Rs 2.5 million, a brand new house, a permanent government job and free education for the two children of CRPF havaldar V.V. Vasanth Kumar were announced on Tuesday after the trooper was killed in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack. View More..