Vijay is a well-known Indian Film Actor, Playback Singer, Philanthropist, and Dancer. He is the highest-paid actor and got recognization for his work in the Tamil film industry. Vijay’s fans refer to him with the title of Thalapathy. He has been involved 7 times in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, based on the profits of Indian celebrities.
Vijay was born in a Roman Catholic Family on 22 June 1974 in Chennai, India. His father’s name is S. A. Chandrasekhar, a Tamil film director, and his mother’s name is Shobha, a playback singer, and Carnatic vocalist. He had a sister named, Vidhya, who passed away when she was just 2-year-old. Vijay got married to one of his die-hard fans, Sangeetha Somalingam on 25 August 1999. They have a son, Jason Sanjay, and a daughter, Divya Shasha.
|Birth Name||Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar|
|Age||(as in 2023) 49 Years|
|Debut||Naalaya Theerpu (1992)|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Cancer|
|Birth Place||Chennai, India|
|Date of Birth||22 June 1974|
|Home Town||Chennai, India|
|Hobbies||Stunts, Dancing, and Singing|
|Mother’s Name||Shoba Chandrasekhar (Singer)|
|Father’s Name||S. A. Chandrasekhar (Filmmaker)|
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Marriage Date||25 August 1999|
|Children||• Daughter- Divya Saasha|
• Son- Jason Sanjay
|School||• Fathima Matriculation Higher Secondary School|
• Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School
|College/University||Loyola College, Chennai|
|Educational Qualification||Visual Communications (Dropout)|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, and Singer|
|Brands Endorsed||• Coca-Cola|
• Chennai Super Kings
• Jos Alukkas
• Tata Docomo
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm|
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight (Approx.)||in Kilograms- 73 kg|
in Pounds- 161 lbs
|Chest Size||38 inches|
|Biceps Size||14 inches|
|Waist Size||29 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Roman Catholic|
|Dress Size||Not Known|
|Shoe Size||10 US|
|Favourite Food||Chicken Briyani|
|Favourite Actors||Amitabh Bachchan, Rajanikanth and Kamal Haasan|
|Favourite Colors||Blue and Black|
|Favourite Sport||London and Los Angeles|
|Controversies||When he was shooting for “Pokiri”, due to sudden irritation and swelling in the eyes, he had gone through a minor operation.|
Vijay studied at Fathima Matriculation Higher Secondary School and finished his schooling at Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Then, he joined Loyola College to pursue his graduation in Visual Communications. But, he dropped out of his studies as he needed to concentrate more on his acting career.
At the age of 10, Vijay made his acting debut as a child artist with the movie Vetri in 1984 which was directed by his father, S. A. Chandrasekhar. In 1992, Vijay began his acting career as a leading actor, in his father’s production movie, Nalaya Thearpu. After some more movies, he acted with Vijayakanth in the Sadhuruapandi movie. This movie made Vijay famous in the interior sections of Tamil Nadu.
Vijay Net Worth
According to Woodgram, Vijay’s estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & much more details have been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Vijay in 2023?
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)||$60 million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$56 million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
|Income Source||Actor, Producer, and Singer|
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In 1996, Vijay got his first successful movie Poove Unkaga directed by Vikraman, which helped him to settle in Tamil movies as an emerging star. After a few flops, he got success with the film Love Today. He starred in the Sunrise film Nerrukku Ner along with Sun Shiv Kumar in 1997. The movie was produced by Mani Ratnam. Then, Vijay acted in Fazil directed Kadhalukku Mariyadhai. This was recognized as a blockbuster movie and this film gave him the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor of that year.
His next movie was Kusshi, the 2000 blockbuster movie. Then, films like Prianimanwala, Friends, again brought success. Thirumalai broke his string of unsuccessful movies in 2003, in which he was seen with a new face. Released in 2004, Ghilli is considered one of his highest hits. Directed by Dharani, it was a remake of the Telugu movie Okkadu and the film lasted for 200 days in theatres in Tamil Nadu.
Next, his first failed film was Aathi, which was released in 2006. This movie has been a bad box at the box office. Later that year, he announced the Pokkiri movie, which was directed by Prabhu Deva. Thi film got the same success as Ghilli, in which he had a chance to act in a strange style.
He then appeared in the 2009 action movie Villoo, which was directed by Prabhu Deva, who was intended to work with him after Pokkiri. In this film, he is seen in his career for the second time in a double role. In 2012, he signed the A. R. Murugadoss directed film Thuppakki ( an action thriller film). This film became the thirst highest grossed earning movie in Tamil to enter the 100 crores club.
Even this was also Vijay’s career’s first ever biggest commercial hit movie of all time. In 2013, he was fortunate to work again with action-thriller movies maker ace director AR Murugadoss for the film Kaththi starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Samantha Ruth Prabhu. This movie became 2014, the highest grossed grossing movie at the Tamil box office in terms of collections.
In 2016, he signed the Atlee directed film There alongside Amy Jackson and Samantha Ruth Prabhu. It was a hugely successful film and also became the second-highest earner film with a substantial collection of Rs 172 crores at the Box office window and also the 2016 year’s highest earner too. Such gainers made him the Tamil superstar and gained mass popularity.
|1987||Sattam Oru Vilayaattu|
|1988||Ithu Engal Neethi|
|1999||Thulladha Manamum Thullum|
Azhagiya Tamil Magan
Facts About Vijay
- Does Vijay smoke?: No
- Does Vijay drink alcohol?: No
- Vijay’s mother told that Vijay was intensely affected by the death of her sister. Being a chatty and naughty boy in his childhood, he converted very silently and shy after her death.
- Not just in India, Vijay has his fan following in more than 80 countries including Japan, China, France, and the UK.
- Vijay’s son made a guest appearance with him in the movie Vettaikaaran in 2009, and his daughter, Divya Shasha portrayed a minuscule character of her father’s pre-teen daughter in the movie Theri in 2016.
- Preferably of celebrating his birthday in resorts or bars, he favors social work and gives free books to economically weak students.
- For his giving to the Tamil film industry, he was honored with the Doctor Honoris Causa by Dr. MGR University.
Off-screen simplicity Vijay may not have the typical film star looks or six-pack abs, but he is one actor who has taken the Tamil film industry by storm. His simple off-screen personality and philanthropy have won him a lot of admirers. He is also said to be a hardworking and disciplined person.
When it came to the best actor, the people of Tamil Nadu have chosen Vijay. Vijay is the favorite pick of Tamil cinema fans.
Ajith and Vijay are among the big names in Kollywood and there is no comparison between the two. They are fondly celebrated as Thala and Thalapathy by their loyal fans. The actors worked together in ‘Rajavin Parvayile’, a movie released in 1995 before they achieve greater heights in the movie industry.
S. A. Chandrasekhar