Vijay – Biography, Early Life, Career, Awards, and Net Worth
Vijay is the current superstar of Tamil Cinema. He is one of the most popular and influential actors of South India. He is a complete mass entertainer with good acting, dancing, and dialogue delivery.
Vijay starred in more than 60 movies till date and gave blockbusters such as “Priyamudan”, “Pokkiri”, “Thuppakki”, and “Kaththi.” He earned the nickname Ilayathalapthy (junior commander-in-chief) from his fans. Along with Ajith, Vijay is considered as the heir of Rajinikanth in the Tamil film industry.
Vijay : Early Life and Personal Details
Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar was born on 22 June, 1974, in Chennai. His father, S. A. Chandrasekhar is a filmmaker and her mother, Shoba Chandrasekhar is a singer. His sister Vidhya’s untimely demise affected him very much and greatly transformed him as a person. He is currently engaging in social activities in the name of Vidhya.
Vijay is 5 feet 10 inches tall with a muscular physique weighing 161 lbs. His horoscope is cancer. He is an Indian by nationality and Hindu by religion. After completing high school from Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School, he enrolled in the Loyola College to pursue a degree in Visual Communication. But, he dropped his college to pursue an acting career.
On 25 August, 1999, Vijay tied the knot with his ardent fan, Sangeetha Sornalingam. They have two children, a son Sanjay, and a daughter Divya.
Vijay : Career
Vijay started his acting career as a child artist and worked in many movies. He made his acting debut as a lead actor in the 1992 Tamil movie “Naalaiya Theerpu.” The movie was a huge flop. He then appeared in several average and flop movies, before starring in 1996’s blockbuster “Poove Unakkaga.” The following year, he worked in critically and commercially acclaimed “Kaadhalukku Mariyaadai” opposite Shalini.
After 2000, Vijay worth as an actor got new height. He gave back to back hits like “Kushi”, “Priyamaanavale”, and “Friends.” After going through his career’s lowest phase, he came with a bang in “Ghilli” opposite Trisha. He continued his journey with hits such as “”Madurey”, “Thirupaachi”, “Sachein”, and “Sivakasi.”
In 2013, Viajy starred with Kajal Aggarwal and Vidyut Jamwal in critical and commercial acclaimed “Thuppakki.” His next movie “Kaththi” with Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Neil Nitin Mukesh, became one of the highest grossing movies in the Tamil movie industry. His recent movies “Theri” and “Bairavaa”, performed very well at the box office.
Vijay : Awards
Vijay is loved and appreciated by both audiences and film critics. He is the recipient of three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. In addition, his trophy cabinet has awards like SIIMA, Vijay Awards, and Edison Awards. For his contribution in the Tamil film industry, he received the “Doctor Honoris Causa” by MGR University.
Vijay : Net Worth and Lifestyle
Vijay has a remarkable career as an actor and starred in many blockbuster movies. He is one of the top earners in the Tamil film industry. He has an estimated net worth of $30 million. His fee per movie is around INR 25-30 crore. His brand endorsement deals include brands such as Coca-Cola, Sunfeast, Jos Alukkas, and Tata Docomo. He resides on Kaveri Street, Saligramam, Chennai and owns several luxury cars such as Rolls Royce, Audi and BMW.
Despite being a superstar, he lives a simple and silent life. He is very active in philanthropy. Other than movies, his hobbies are stunts, dancing, and singing. His favorite dish is Chicken Biryani. He enjoys watching movies and he is a huge fan of Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan. When it comes to vacation, his top picks are London and Los Angeles.