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Vijayakanth (Politician) Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 26, 2020

Short Biography

Vijayaraj Azhagarswami was born on 25th August 1952 in Tirumangalam, Madurai in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. He is better known by his screen name Vijaykanth. He is an Indian Actor and Politician. He has worked in Tamil cinema and serves as a statesman in Tamil Nadu. He founded a front called Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam and was a former MLA from Rishivandiyam constituency.

Other Name: Vijayaraj Alagarswami, Vijayaraj Azhagarswami, Puratchi Kalaignar, Captain
Other Professions: Film Producer Film Director Politician
Appearance: Tamil

Vijayakanth Complete Bio & Career

He always dreamt of becoming an Actor and to pursue an acting career he entered the industry, he made few alterations to his name and changed it to "Vijayakanth", taking the "raj" out of his name and suffixing it by "Kanth," by director Khaja. He was also referred to as "Captain" which derived from one of his most famous films Captain Prabhakaran.
Vijayakanth is one of the rare Tamil speaking actors who has worked only in Tamil movies in his entire career, though his movies have been dubbed into other languages like Hindi and Telugu. Most of his movies are based on patriotic plots about a corrupt Indian politician, terrorist, or mafia dons troubling the Indian people and Vijayakanth getting back at the culprits single-handedly. He is also famous for acting in movies based on the subject of Indian villages; most of them did fairly well across Tamil Nadu. Vijayakanth has starred in several hit movies namely Vaidegi Kathirundal, Vallarasu, Chinna Gounder, Sethupathi IPS, Captian Prabakaran, Vanathai Pola, Ulavu Thurai, and Sabari to name a few.
He formed his own political front Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), a regional political party in Tamil Nadu in 2005. His party had nominated contestants in all 234 seats in 2006 state elections but managed to win just one seat, which was contested by him.

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Vijayakanth Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to K. N. Alagarswami and Aandal Alagarswami. On 31-01-1990, he married to Premalatha Alagarswami. He has two sons named Shanmuga Pandian, a Tamil film actor and Vijay Prabhakar Alagarswami. An Indian Politician L. K. Sudhish is his nephew.

Life's Important Dates Of Vijayakanth

Body Measurements

Chest Size 44
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 40
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Madurai, Madras State (now Tamil Nadu), India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Madurai, Madras State (now Tamil Nadu), India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling, Dancing, Reading
Marital Status Married
Debut Doorathu Idi Muzhakkam (1980)


Favorite Color Black, Red
Favorite Actress Anushka Shetty
Favorite Actor Prabhas
Favorite Place Peaceful Places
Favorite Food Non Veg Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Vijayakanth

  • He is given the nickname, captain due to his popular films, Captain Prabhakharan.
  • A channel called, Captain TV was launched by him on 14 April 2010.

Vijayakanth Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

70 years, 7months, 6 days old age Vijayakanth will turn 71 on 25 August, 2023. Only 4 months, 24 days, 17 hours,10 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Vijayakanth has celebrated the total number of 71 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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