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Actor

Gender

Male

Date of Birth

1974-06-22

Location

Tamil Nadu, India

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Vijay Chandrasekhar

Biography

Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar (born 22 June 1974), known professionally as Vijay, is an Indian actor and singer who works predominantly in Tamil cinema. He is among the highest-paid actors in India and has featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list on seven occasions. 

 

He has played the lead in 66 films and the International Business Times framed him as a "consistent performer". Referred to as Thalapathy (transl.‚ÄČCommander), Vijay has a significant following internationally. He has won several awards, including an Osaka Best Actor Award and a South Indian International Movie Award.

 

Vijay was born Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar on 22 June 1974 in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu. His father S. A. Chandrasekhar is a Tamil film director and his mother Shoba Chandrasekhar is a playback singer and carnatic vocalist.

 

 His father is of Christian Vellalar descent and his mother is Hindu. Vijay was baptized at the age of 12. Vijay had a sister, Vidhya, who died when she was just two years old.

 

Initially attending Fathima Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Kodambakkam, Vijay later joined the Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Virugambakkam and went on to pursue a degree in Visual Communications from Loyola College. While studying, at the age of 18, he asked his father if "he would launch him".

Actor
2023

Leo as

2023

Jawan as

2023

Varisu as Vijay Rajendran

2022

Beast as Veeraraghavan

2021

Master as John 'JD' Durairaj

2019

Bigil as Rayappan / Michael Rayappan (Bigil)

2018

Sarkar as Sundar Ramasamy

2017

Mersal as Vetrimaaran / Maaran / Vetri

2017

Bairavaa as Bhairava

2016

Theri as Vijayakumar / Joseph Kuruvila / Dharmeshwar

2014

Kaththi as Kathiresan / Jeevanantham

2014

Jilla as Shakthi

2013

Thalaivaa as Vishwa

2012

Thuppaki as Jagadish Dhanapal

2012

Nanban as Panchavan Parivendhan

2011

Velayudham as Velayudham

2007

Pokkiri as Sathyamoorthy

2004

Ghilli as Saravana Velu

2004

Udhaya as Udhayakumaran