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Vijay (Actor) Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 22, 2021

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Short Biography

Vijay was born on 22-06-1974 in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India as Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar. He is an Indian Film Actor, Playback Singer, Philanthropist, Dancer & Film Producer who is a highest paid actor & well-known for his work in Tamil Cinema. His fans refer him with the name of Thalapathy.

Other Name: Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar, C. Joseph Vijay, Thalapathy, Ilaya Thalapathy
Other Professions: Playback Singer Philanthropist Dancer Film Producer
Appearance: Tamil

Vijay Complete Bio & Career

Vijay's father S.A. Chandrasekhar was a famous filmmaker and his mother was a classical and playback singer Shobha Chandrasekhar. Vijay did his schooling in Balolak of Virugambakkam in Chennai and the course of Visual Communication at Loyola College, Chennai. Vijay started his acting career in 1992 as a leading actor, in his father’s production film, Nalaya Thearpu. After some other films, he worked with Vijayakanth in Sadhuruapandi film. This film made Vijay popular in the interior regions of Tamil Nadu.
Vijay won his first successful film in 1996 as the Vikraman-directed film Poove Unkaga, which helped Vijay to establish Tamil films as an emerging star. After some other flops, she got success with the movie Love Today which had an unorthodox end. In 1997, he starred in Sunrise film Nerrukku Ner along with Sun Shiv Kumar. This film was produced by Mani Ratnam. After this, he acted in Fazil directed Kadhalukku Mariyadhai. Kadhalukku Mariyadhai was considered a blockbuster film and this film gave Vijay the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor of that year.
His next film was Kusshi, the 2000 super hit film After this, movies like Prianimanwala, Friends, again brought success. Thirumalai broke his string of unsuccessful films in 2003, in which Vijay is seen with a new face. Released in 2004, Ghilli is considered one of Vijay's biggest hits. Directed by Dharani, it was a remake of Telugu film Okkadu and the film lasted for 200 days in theatres in Tamil Nadu. After the release of Thirumalai, Vijay's first failed movie was Aathi, which was released in 2006. This film has been a tough box at the box office. Later that year, he announced the Pokkiri film, which was directed by Prabhu Deva and was released in 2007. Pokkiri got the same success as Ghilli, in which Vijay had an opportunity to act in a different style. This led Vijay to M.G.R. Honorary doctorate was given from the University. 
The year 2009 started with the action film Villoo, which was directed by Prabhu Deva, who was keen to work with him after Pokkiri. In this movie, Vijay 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 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 film became 2014, highest grossed earning film at the Tamil box office in terms of collections. 
In 2016, he signed the Atlee directed film Theri alongside with Amy Jackson and Samantha Ruth Prabhu. It was a huge 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 years highest earner too. Such gainers made him the Tamil superstar and gained the mass popularity.

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Vijay Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Shoba Chandrasekhar (Playback Singer) and S. A. Chandrasekhar (Film Director). He had an elder sister named Vidhya Chandrasekhar. On 25-08-1999, he married Sangeetha Sornalingam and together the couple has a son named Jason Sanjay and a daughter named Divya Shasha. Playback Singer S. N. Surendar is his maternal uncle. Tamil actor Viraj, Sanjeev, Vikranth are his cousins.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 38
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 30
Body Figure 38-14-30
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Christianity
Address 64, Kaveri Street, Saligramam, Chennai - 600 093, Tamil Nadu
School Fathima Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Kodambakkam, Chennai
Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Virugambakkam, Chennai
College Loyola College, Chennai
Qualification Dropped out College during pursuing a Degree in Visual Communication
Hobbies Singing, Dancing and Performing Stunts
Marital Status Married
Debut Tamil Film (as a child artist) - Vetri (1984)
Tamil Film (as an adult) - Naalaiya Theerpu (1992)
Tamil Film (as a producer) - Nanbargal (1991)
Tamil Film (as a playback singer) - Rasigan (1994) song Bombay City Sukka Rotti
Best Movies Sendhoorapandi (1993), Endrendrum Kadhal (1999), Pokkiri (2007), Thuppakki (2014), Theri (2016), Mersal (2017), Sarkar (2018) among others
Best Friends Sanjeev, Vikram
Salary INR 45-55 Crore (for Bigil 50 Crore and for Master 80 Crore)
Net Worth INR 410 Crore
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Rolls-Royce Ghost, BMW X6, BMW 7 Series 730LD, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Ford Mustang, Mini Cooper, Toyota Innova Crysta


Favorite Color Black, Blue
Favorite Actress Simran Bagga
Favorite Actor Kamal Haasan , Rajinikanth , Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Film Director S. A. Chandrasekhar
Favorite Singer Anirudh Ravichander , Shreya Ghoshal
Favorite Place Los Angeles, London
Favorite Dress Suits
Favorite Food Chicken Briyani

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Vijay

  • Vijay is the most successful actor and singer in the Tamil Film industry.
  • He is a great philanthropist also and has worked for many social causes.
  • He is one of the famous Indian personalities who have included in the Forbes 100 list several times.
  • He has been the brand ambassador of the ''V Go Green'' campaign for farmers.
  • In 2011, his film Kaavalan was screened in China and won Shanghai International Film Festival award.

Vijay Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

50 years, 0month, 2 days old age Vijay will turn 51 on 22 June, 2025. Only 11 months, 28 days, 1 hours,37 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Vijay has celebrated the total number of 50 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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