Last Updated: 05 Oct, 2023 | Views: 635
Other Profession(s): Singer, Producer
Famous For: Indian Actor And Playback Singer
Higher Education: College Dropout
Net Worth: $56 million
A man of many talents, Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar is widely known as Vijay. He’s an Indian actor that also does some dancing, sings for films, and helps others through philanthropy. Tamil cinema is his bread and butter, but he has dabbled in other Indian languages. Impressive paychecks come from his high demand. Currently, his resume consists of 65 movies where he built up a strong fan base along the way. His mantle holds a few awards too. Eight Star India Vijay Awards, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, and one SIIMA Award to be exact.
On August 25, 1999, Vijay married Sangeetha Sornalingam, a Sri Lankan Tamil woman he met in the United Kingdom.
In 1984 – Vijay made his film debut as a child actor in the film "Vetri."
In 1996 – He made his acting debut in Vikraman's "Poove Unakkaga," which was both his first critically acclaimed performance and the turning point in his career, establishing him as a rising star.
In 2012 – Vijay had a cameo appearance in a song in the 2012 Bollywood film Rowdy Rathore.
In 2016 – His action thriller "Ther" became Tamil cinema's second-highest-grossing blockbuster.
In 2021 – Vijay's action thriller "Master" was the highest-grossing movie in the United Arab Emirates.
Vijay Achievements and Awards
• In 1999: Vijay won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film for his role in "Thulladha Manamum Thullum."
• In 2018: He won a nomination for the film "Mersal" at the National Film Awards UK.
• In 2020: Vijay received the Favourite Hero Award at Zee Cine Awards for the film "Bigil."
Vijay Unknown Facts
• He founded his social welfare organization, 'Vijay Makkal Iyakkam,' which currently handles most of his charitable activity.
• Vijay's younger sister Vidhya Chandrasekhar died when he was only two years old. VV, Vidhya-Vijay productions, is also the name of his company.
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