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Overview (2)

Born in Madras, Madras State, India
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

For almost two decades, Vijay Amritraj was one of the most famous tennis players in the world, and was the top tennis player in Asia for 14 straight years. In recent years, Vijay has become a leading tennis commentator for Fox Sports in the US and STAR-TV in Asia. His California-based company, First Serve Entertainment, is one of the leading multimedia production companies that deals with Asian-American content, and helped Disney, Turner and ESPN enter the Indian market.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Shyamala (? - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (7)

Tennis star.
Named 8th Messenger of Peace by the United Nations.
In 1987 he played the Davis Cup final for India against Sweden.
Appeared with his family as contestant on Family Feud with Richard Dawson.
Brother of Hollywood producer Ashok Amritraj.
His son, Prakash, (born October 2, 1983) is a professional tennis player. He turned professional in 2003 after winning the National Championships at the University of Southern California.
When Amritraj was cast in Octopussy (1983), a problem arose because he was neither a member of British Equity nor of the Screen Actors Guild. Therefore Albert R. Broccoli asked his friend Leonard Goldberg to arrange a guest appearance for Vijay on _"Fantasy Island" (1977)_ in order to receive SAG membership and subsequent Equity approval.

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