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Overview (4)

Born in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Birth NameJoseph Vijay Chandrasekhar
Nicknames Ilayathalapathy
Social Worker
Thalapathy
Height 5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Vijay was born to a famous Tamil film producer and director S. A. Chandrasekhar. His career geared up when he acted in Ghilli, one of the biggest blockbuster in Tamilnadu. He has won awards such as the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor and Dinakaran Best Actor Award. Vijay was given an Honorary doctorate title in 2007 for his social services.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bharath

Joseph Vijay,better known popularly as Vijay, is an Indian film actor and playback singer who works in Tamil cinema (Kollywood). His films are often dubbed into Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Mandarin Chinese.[4] He is one of the highest paid actors in Tamil cinema. Vijay is referred to by the media as Illaya Thalapathy and also as Thalapathy (commander). Including Indian diaspora worldwide and China, he has significant following in Japan, UK and France.

Vijay at the age of ten marked his childhood cinematic debut in drama Vetri (1984), he continued to perform as child artist in films till Ithu Engal Neethi (1988), directed by his father S. A. Chandrasekhar. He then featured in the film Naalaya Theerpu (1992) in lead role at the age of eighteen also directed by his father, but he received his breakthrough in the film Poove Unakkaga (1996), which was directed by Vikraman.

To date, he has acted in 61 movies as a lead actor and has won 50 awards including notable three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, one Cosmopolitan Award, one India Today Award, one SIIMA Award, eight Vijay Awards, three Edison Awards, two Vikatan Awards and was nominated for one National Award UK.As a playback singer, Vijay has sung 32 songs to date, starting with Bombay City (1994) to Papa Papa (2017). He also garnered global attention for his singing work in Selfie Pulla (2014) topping the charts across Europe. In addition to his acting and singing career, he is also a dancer known for his signature dance steps in his films. Some of his film works were screened at the prestigious Shanghai International Film Festival China, Melbourne International Film Festival Australia and Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival South Korea.

He has recently received International Achievements Recognition Awards-(IARA) ,Best International Actor award (2018) for his acting in Mersal (2017)

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Avenger_gowtham

Spouse (1)

Sangeetha Sornalingam (25 August 1999 - ?) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (6)

Dancing Skills
Good singer
Good Comedy Timing
Shy personality
Calm and subtle acting
Powerful screen presence

Trivia (4)

He entered the Tamil film industry as a child artist.
His mother Shobha Chandrasekar is an accomplished playback singer.
Vijay had a sister named Vidhya, who died at the age of two years.

Salary (1)

Puli (2015) ₹30,00,00,000

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