Profile and Biography Tamil actor Vijay

Tamil actor Vijay
Tamil Actor Vijay
Before starting this comprehensive article about the Profile and Biography Tamil actor Vijay let me declare that I am one of his fans of him. The specialties of Vijay to get a nice place in both the Tamil cinema industry and in the heart of the Tamil people are, dancing and fighting performances of him. Hopefully, most of the his fans would have known that, he is the son of the famous Tamil Director, S.A.Chandrasekar. Another information that I came across is, the uncle of him is Mr. Surendar who was one of the playback singers of Tamil cinema.

Profile and Biography Tamil Actor Vijay: 

Real name : Joseph Vijay Chandrasekar.

Date of birth of Tamil Actor Illayathalapathy Vijay : 22 June 1974. 

From here we can calculate his age as of now.

Age ( 2023 ) is 48
Height : 5'11'' / 178 cm / 1.78 m

Weight - 73 Kilo Gram ( Kg ) / 161 Pounds ( lbs )

Body measurements of Tamil Actor Vijay:

Chest Size - 38 inches

Waist Size - 29 inches

Biceps - 14 inches

Eye color is, Brown.

Hair color - Black

Birth place - Chennai, Tamilnadu

Home town - Chennai, Tamilnadu

Education now is the Bachelors Degree of Visual Communications at Loyola College (discontinued). The reason for discontinuing the Bachelor's degree is nothing else than, his love on the Silver Screen to come over and act.

Father name - S A Chandra Sekar

Mother name - Shoba Candra Sekar

Family of Tamil actor Vijay : 

Wife name Sangeetha ( Srilankan Tamilian )

Marriage Date of Tamil actor Vijay is August 25, 1999 

Actor Vijay has celebrated his 23rd Wedding anniversary in 2022 

Actor Vijay Family Photos
Actor Vijay Wife, Son and Daughter Photo

Name of his son is Jason Sanjay and the daughter name is Divya Saasha.

Birth year of his first kid, Sanjay is 2000 and the daughter of Actor Vijay is 2005.

Religion - Christian

Hobbies - Singing, Dancing

Favorites of Tamil actor Vijay:

Favorite Tourist places are, London and Los Angeles

Favorite food are, Dosa, Poori for breakfast and Chicken and Mutton for lunch ( especially Mutton Biryani )

Favorite Clothes are, Jeans and a T-shirt

Favorite Color is Black and Red

Pet Name : Ilayathalapathy later on called as Thalapathy, Vasool chakravarthy

Favorite actors - Amitabh Bachan and Rajni Kanth 

Favorite actress - Simran

Marital Status - Married

Life Style : 

Gym : He used to have gym at his home with simple instruments and do work out using them. 

He used to listen stories for his movie in a Kutty ( Small ) room built for the specific purpose of listening stories in his house. 

His friends used to support him whenever he sits with sad / depression in life. 

Contact details of Tamil actor Vijay:

Address 86/87, State Bank Colony,3rd Street Virugambakkam, Chennai 600 092.

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The first movie of Vijay is Vetri as a child artist under the direction of S A Chandra Sekar in the year 1984. Actor Vijay Kanth is the hero of that film. 

Some of his close friends are Sriman, Sanjeev, Srinath and others. 

He has been taking care of the complete education of more than 32 students.( Other social activities of Vijay are explained in the last part of this page )

Vijay has been part of many public protests including Jallikattu protest in Chennai, Protest against Sterlite in Thoothukudi and others silently. 

Tamil actor Vijay in Jallikattu Protest
Tamil actor Vijay in Jallikattu Protest 
Words of Celebrities about Vijay:

Tamannah : Simple and Sweet

Some Statistics about Actor Vijay:

Total number of movies Vijay acted under his father's direction before Rajavin Parvayile ( movie from another director) is 9

Among that 5 movies Vijay has acted as Child Artist

Vijay has produced 2 movies namely Nanbargal and Innisai Mazhai ( Both directed by his mother Shoba Chandrasekar ). 

Total number of Songs sung by Thalapathy vijay so far - 37

He has been nominated for 3 awards so far as best play back singer

Which year Vijay acted more movies: 1996 and 1997 ( 5 movies respectively in each year )

The only remarkable controversy Thalapathy has is the moment he got angry in front of press people after the release of his movie Villu. 

Before going to the Filmography and career-oriented details of Tamil actor Vijay, we shall finish up looking at Vijay’s full biography.

Some of the blockbuster Tamil movies namely Dhool, and Mudhalvan were offered to Vijay, but he was unable to accept them due to some reasons such as Call sheets.

In the early 2010's, Vijay was in talks about doing Vandhiya Thevan role in Tamil movie Ponniyin Selvan part 1, 2022 but he could not do that as the movie itself was not started then. 

The list of awards received by our Tamil Actor Vijay is as follows,

Total number of awards won by actor Vijay so far - 31

Total number of nominations for awards so far - 26

Best actor award for his nice performance in the movie, Kaadhalukku mariyadhai by the Tamilnadu State Film awards in the year 1998.

The movie, Thiruppaachi also brought him an award namely, a Special prize for best actor.

Vijay received the Super Star of Tomorrow award from TVs.

The award namely, Favorite hero was given to Dr. Vijay for his movie, Vettaikaaran.

Vijay received the Entertainer of the year 2008 for his performance in the Tamil movie Pokiri.

Then Tamil actor Vijay won the Asia net Film Awards. The interesting thing in this is, this award was given in Kerala.

The very first award ( shield ) received by actor Vijay is for the movie Sendhoora Poove.   

He has received 15 number of shields for the movie Poove Unakaha from different towns / cities. 

Social services and Activities

Vijay has been providing education for 32 children every year. He has done a number of weddings for free. One of the regular activities done by Vijay during his each and every Birthday is, giving free books to children. Once he donated around 3 lakhs of Indian money for street expenses in a Hindu temple at Kaveri pattnam. The name of Marriage hall (Kalyana mandapam) built by Tamil actor vijay is J.S.Kalyana mandapam. 

Interesting facts about actor Vijay :

Shooting for a scene in the Tamil movie Panakaaran acted by Rajnikanth was done in the house of actor Vijay when he was of school age. 

Other Facts about Vijay:

Vijay words about actor Shivaji:

Vijay has said that he has learned many things from actor Shivaji when he worked with him for the movie Once More. Especially he has learned how to be punctual from Shivaji. 

Filmography of Tamil actor Vijay

In the beginning of the cinema career of our Vijay, he was facing many challenges and difficulties. Most of us, the Tamil people would have known that he was introduced to the Tamil cinema by his own father, one of the best Tamil directors, S.A. Chandrasekar. Most of his movies of his were facing failure with fewer days running in the Tamilnadu Cinema Theaters. But,by the meantime, we can say that those early films were evidence of his talents or in other words, those Tamil films can be known as the showcase for the talents of our thalapathy. Because, he has done his part in those movies in the sections, background singing, dancing, and dialogue deliveries. Some examples of such movies can be stated here as, Coimbatore maple, Deva, Vishnu, Maanbumigu maanavan, etc., In this session of the career of our Vijay an interesting thing happened. 

The very first breakthrough the movie for Tamil actor Vijay was, Tamil movie Poovey unakkaha which was directed by the Tamil director, Vikraman. I still remember the fulfilling theaters for this Poovey unakkaha movie in my early ages at my local town, Tuticorin. This movie was running successfully in the theaters for more than 250 days for its nice triangular love story. Soon after the success of this cinema, he got into the eyes of the main Tamil directors even though he had shown his talents in his previous movies.

The second breakthrough of him was in the movie, Kaadhalukku mariyadhai in which he had paired with Tamil actress Shalini. That’s all... After the rocking hit of Kaadhalukku mariyadhai, Vijay got continuous victories like, Kushi which was directed by S. J. Surya, Thullaadha manamum thullum, that had full of Evergreen hit songs of Illayathalapathy and with a strong core love story in which he had paired with the Kanavu kanni of tamil cinema those days, Simran. To say more about the breakthrough of this young actor in Tamil cinema, the Tamil movie, Nerukku ner, in which he had acted with another successful Tamil actor Surya.

Tamil actor Vijay as action hero: 

So far in the above-said Tamil movies, Vijay was performing as a chocolate boy having the action sequences as a part of his performance with a few action fights. But after seeing the hand claps by the Tamil cinema audiences for the fights scenes of him on the screens, he started acting in the full action movies like Thirumalai, Ghilli, Aadhi, etc.,

Even though Thalayapathy Vijay has got a strong place in the heart of Tamil people based on his way of dancing and clear pronunciation of the Tamil language during the 90’s itself, he got his peak level of fame in his career only after his shining in the action movies, especially in the movie Ghilli. One of the interesting pieces of information about him at the shooting spot of his movie Ghilli is, he acted without any makeup in that movie after a very long period of time. We can say the important breakthrough in the Filmy career of Tamil actor Vijay is this Movie, Ghilli in which Vijay acted pairing with Tamil actress Trisha. The year of release of this movie Ghilli is 2004. I could remember that this blockbuster movie of Vijay ran in the Tamilnadu Theaters for more than 150 days. At the same period of time, the Tamil movie from Director Cheran namely, Autograph ran in the theaters as equal to the movie Ghilli. This movie took an important part in the Profile and Biography of Tamil actor Vijay. 

This action movie of Vijay, Ghilli made a trend in the Tamil movie those days, and a number of Tamil movies, with the same style as Ghilli, came into the Tamilnadu Theaters. Now you could understand the level of success of this movie of Vijay and how long it would have gotten stretched in the hearts of the Tamil people. As a result of this, he got signed up for some similar story-carrying movies, like Tamil movies Madura, Thiruppaachi, Aadhi, Pokkiri, and Sivakasi. Of course, the above-said series of movies also got hit in the theaters.

Yes, I forgot to mention another nice work by Thalapathy Vijay with his excellent comedy sense in the movie, Sachin. In this Tamil movie, he acted, paired with Tamil actress Genelia. The comedy scenes of Tamil Cinema comedian Vaigai puyal Vadivelu in that movie, Sachin have been admired by the Tamil cinema audience even today on Television. A point to be noted here is, this comic movie was in the midst of the action movies that we have talked about above. The next project after Sachin was Sukran in which he had done a guest role as an advocate and appeared only in a few scenes of that movie. As we have seen above, Vijay did the action movies such as Aadhi, Sivakasi, and Pokkiri followed by the movie, Sukran. In the movie Sivakasi, he acted in pairs with Tamil actress Asin Thottumkal.

Another interesting project that took place in the filmography of Tamil actor Vijay is, Azhagiya Thamil Magan which was the very first Tamil movie with Vijay’s dual role. Followed by this movie, Vijay got assigned to the movie Kuruvi with the Tamil director Dharani after Ghilli. As this combination was one of the exciting and most expected ones from the Vijay fans based on the movie Ghilli, Kuruvi got a fair response from the Tamil audience. Vijay did another guest appearance role in the Tamil movie Pandhayam. The following films of this from Vijay were Villu, Vettaikaaran, and Sura. To say about the movie, Sura, this is the 50th movie of Tamil actor Vijay. Then he acted in the Dubbed movie, namely Kaavalan in which Vijay paired with Tamil actress Asin. The next assignment of Vijay was, Velayudham and in the Tamil movie Nanban with one of the best directors of Tamil cinema Shankar..The Tamil actor Vijay acted in the movie Thupaki under the direction of A R Murugadoss and the movie got a mega blockbuster hit. Then he acted in the movie Thalaiva.

Then he acted in the movie Jilla in which he acted with another legend of the South Indian film Industry, Mohanlal under the direction of R T Nelson. Kajal Aggarwal did the female lead in this movie. the storyline of this movie was about the clash between a gangster and his brother.

After Jilla, Vijay acted in Kaththi which was a blockbuster movie under the direction of Murugadoss. The movie had the dual role of Vijay one of them is a prisoner gets escapes from jail and the other is a good man helping the farmers of his village. In this movie, Samantha did the pairing role with Vijay.

After the big hit of Kaththi, he acted in Puli which shall be called one of the best experimental movies done by Vijay. Even though the movie did not go well at the box office, we could see the lineup of his movies. This movie was directed by Simbudevan and the female leads were done by actresses Shruti Hassan and Hansika Motwani.

Then he joined hands with the director Atlee for the first time for the movie Theri. This movie was a cop story having versatile acting of Vijay both, as a good father of a young child and a good cop in the flashback. This movie did well both box office and among the audience. Samantha and Amy Jackson did the main female roles in this movie.

Then he acted in the movie Bhairava under the direction of Bharathan. In this movie, the female lead role was done by actress Keerthy Suresh. This movie like one of their usual movies of Vijay an action thriller as if Vijay saving the lives of college students. All the songs in this movie got good reach.

Then he again acted in the direction of Atlee again for the movie Mersal. This movie has 3 roles of Vijay, one of them was the father character who comes in the flashback scenes, a village man doing good things for his village. among the other 2 roles, one of them was a doctor character and the other one is a magician. This movie did well at the box office and the songs like Aazha poraan Thamilan got big reach to all levels of the audience. This movie had Nithya Menon and Kajal Aggarwal as the main lead female characters.

After Mersal, Vijay acted in Sarkar under the direction of Murugadoss. this movie had a really interesting story line. for me, this is one of the best scripts chosen by our Vijay. The storyline of this movie was about what would happen if a man like Sundar Pichai ( CEO of Google ) comes into the politics of Tamilnadu and its consequences. Keerthy Suresh did the female lead role in this movie and Vara Lakshmi Sarathkumar did an important role in this movie.

After Sarkar, Vijay acted under the direction of Atlee for the third time in the movie Bigil. This is a complete sports-related movie. Vijay did a dual role in this movie one of them is a father role and the other one is the son who coaches a women's football team. Nayanthara did the main female role in this movie.

After that, he acted in Tamil movie Master under the direction of Lokesh Kanagaraj. Vijay acted in this movie as a college lecturer later he goes to a Juvenile Reform School as a teacher to save the life of many children. In the movie Vijay Sethupathy, Malavika Mohanan,  Andrea Jeremiah, and others acted in this movie. 

After that movie, he acted in Tamil Movie Beast under the direction of Nelson as an army person who saves a lot of people from a Shopping Mall Hi Jack. In this movie, he acted with Tamil actress Illeana, Yogi Babu, Selva Raghavan etc.,

Then Vijay acted in the movie Varisu which got released as a Pongal released movie 2023. In this movie Rashmika Mandanna acted as the pair for Vijay under direction of director Vamsi. Thaman had done music for this movie. 

The upcoming movie of Vijay ( Thalapathy 67 ) is not yet named getting directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. 

Advertisements are done and signed by Tamil actor Vijay 

One of the famous advertisements done by Thalapathy Vijay is Coca Cola in which he acted in pairing with the Actress Katrina Kaif. Another remarkable one is the ambassadorship of Vijay in the IPL cricket series during the year 2009 for the domestic Cricket team Chennai Super kings. As Vijay get into this kind of Cricket event, we can say the expectations and excitement from the audience got doubled to see the competition well. The current companies, that have Vijay as the ambassador are Joss Alukkas Jewelry shops, Tata Docomo and Coca-Cola.

When we look into the Profile and Biography Tamil actor Vijay, we should note the Awards won by Tamil actor Vijay so far

One of the important awards won by Vijay in his career so far is the honorable award, Kalaimamani award, which was received by him in the year of 1998. Vijay received an award from the Tamilnadu Government namely, MGR Award and Doctor Pattam in the year 2007.

As per my knowledge, thalapathy Vijay is one of the best heroes of Tamil cinema who is capable of doing all kinds of performances that are expected from the Tamil cinema audience that, including Acting, Comedy performance, dance, and fine fighting talent. He is a special actor for doing the dancing on toes and he has good humor senses that he can give nice expressions in between his dance performance and make us to laugh too.

Even though there are some controversies in Vijay that he was introduced to Tamil cinema by his own father Mr. Chandra Sekar who is a Tamil cinema director come, Producer, Illaya thalapathy made his solid stand in the Tamil cinema industry by his sole performance and talents. Additionally, our Illayathalapathy has playback singing talent too that he has done playback singing in many movies even in recent movies too.

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