Actor Vijay Biography, Height, Weight, Wiki, Movie List

Age: 43 years


Vijay is an Indian film actor, playback singer and philanthropist. His born name is Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar. He mainly works in the Tamil film industry. He is popularly known by his fans as Ilayathalapathy or Thalapathy and is one of the most popular and influential actors of Tamil film industry. He has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, seven Vijay Awards and two Edison Awards.

Vijay was born on 22 June 1974 in Madras in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India to S. A. Chandrasekhar and Shoba Chandrasekhar. His father is a popular Tamil film director and his mother is a reputed playback singer and carnatic vocalist. He had a sister, Vidhya, who died when she was two years old. He spent his entire childhood in Chennai. He was studied in Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Virugambakkam and went on to pursue a degree in Visual Communications from Loyola College. He also loves to drive car, so he learned car driving at the age of just 13.

Vijay began his acting career doing many minor uncredited roles as a child artist in films produced by his father S. A. Chandrasekhar. He made his debut as a lead actor in the 1992 film Naalaya Theerpu, which was also directed by his father. Then he co-starred with Vijayakanth in the film Sendhoorapandi. This film helped Vijay to become popular in the interior areas of Tamil Nadu. He then acted in the romantic comedy Vishnu and romantic tragedy Chandralekha later. In early 1995, he starred in the romantic comedy film Coimbatore Mappillai.

Vijay married a London-based Sri Lankan Tamil, Sangeetha Sornalingam, on 25 August 1999. She was a die-hard fan of Vijay and sought interest in marrying him. She flew down and visited him personally in India. They have two children, a son named Jason Sanjay, born on 26 August 2000 in London, and a daughter named Divya Saasha, born on 9 September 2005 in Chennai.

Personal Profile

  • Full Name: Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar
  • Nickname: Ilayathalapthy
  • Date of Birth: 22 June 1974
  • Birth Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Profession: Actor, Producer and playback singer
  • Father: S. A. Chandrasekhar (Filmmaker)
  • Mother: Shoba Chandrasekhar (Singer)
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse: Sangeeta Sornalingam
  • Son Name: Jason Sanjay
  • Daughter Name: Divya Saasha
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Current City: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Net Worth: Rs.420 Crore
  • Salary per Film: 20 Crore (INR)

Physical Stats

  • Height in Feet/Inches: 5 Feet 10 Inches
  • Height in Centimeters: 178 cm
  • Height in Meters: 1.78 m
  • Weight in Kilograms: 73 kg
  • Weight in Pounds: 161 lbs
  • Body Measurements: 38-29-14 Inches
  • Chest Size: 38 Inches
  • Waist Size: 29 Inches
  • Biceps Size: 14 Inches
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Body Build: Averages

Movie List

2017Mersal, Bairavaa
2014Kaththi, Jilla
2012Thuppakki, Nanban
2011Velayudham, Kaavalan
2007Azhagiya Tamil Magan, Pokkiri
2005Sivakasi, Sachein, Thirupaachi
2004Madhurey, Ghilli, Udhaya
2003Thirumalai, Pudhiya Geethai, Vaseegara
2002Bagavathi, Youth, Thamizhan
2001Shahjahan, Badri, Friends
2000Priyamaanavale, Kushi, Kannukkul Nilavu
1999Minsara Kanna, Nenjinile, Endrendrum Kadhal
1998Nilaave Vaa, Priyamudan, Ninaithen Vandhai
1997Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, Nerrukku Ner, Once More, Love Today, Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen
1996Selva, Maanbumigu Maanavan, Vasantha Vaasal, Poove Unakkaga, Coimbatore Mappillai
1995Chandralekha, Vishnu, Rajavin Parvaiyile, Deva
1992Naalaiya Theerpu

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