Name:C. Joseph Vijay

Born On: born 22 June 1974

Born In: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Nationality: Indian

Career:Film actor, playback singer

Vijay is an Indian film actor and playback singer who works in Tamil cinema. He is one of the highest paid actors in Tamil cinema. Vijay is referred to by fans and media as Thalapathy (commander).

Vijay at the age of ten marked his childhood cinematic debut in drama Vetri (1984), he continued to perform as child artist in films till Ithu Engal Neethi (1988), directed by his father S. A. Chandrasekhar. He then featured in the film Naalaiya Theerpu (1992) in lead role at the age of eighteen also directed by his father, but he received his breakthrough in the film Poove Unakkaga (1996), which was directed by Vikraman.

As a playback singer, Vijay has sung over thirty songs in his films, starting with “Bombay City” (1994). He also garnered global attention for his song “Selfie Pulla” (2014). In addition to his acting and singing career, he is also praised for his dance moves in his films.

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Vijay was born on 22nd June 1974 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is an actor, singer and film producer. Vijay went on to do Visual Communications at Loyola College, Chennai. He started his career when he was just a kid with Tamil film Vetri in 1984 film directed by his father S. A. Chandrasekhar.

Early Life

Vijay was born in a Roman Catholic family on the 22nd June, 1974 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His father S. A. Chandrasekhar is a renowned film director, and his mother Shoba Chandrasekhar is a playback singer and Carnatic vocalist. The actor finished the schooling in Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Virugambakkam and later obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai.

As An Actor

His debut movie Naalaiya Theerpu (1992), and subsequent films including Sendhoorapandi (1993) with Vijayaganth made his first victory film, Rasigan (1994) and Deva (1995), all entered into box office. Poove Unakkaga movie made vijay as a top star.

In 1997, the actor appeared movies like Love Today, Once More, and Nerrukku Ner but his major hit movie of the year was Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, earned his first Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor for that year. He continue with his victory through other movies like Nilaave Vaa and Ninaithen Vandhai. In this career , next film goes for Tamil Nadu State Film Award is Thulladha Manamum Thullum as Best Movie.

In 2003, he starred his romantic action film Thirumalai. This movie gives a massive commercial hit and turns Vijay’s career to top. Vijay collaborated with director Dharani for the first time for his action film Ghilli, which received rave critical reviews as well as emerged as a blockbuster at the box office. yet another action films continue like Thiruppachi(2005) and Pokkiri(2007).

In 2011, vijay gives treat to fans as romantic comedy Kavalan film was screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival in China. Velayudham, directed by Mohan Raja went to become one of the highest-grossing films of that year. His movie Nanban(2012) gives blockbuster titled with box-office collections which was the remake of the Bollywood film 3 Idiots. Thuppaki,the movie directed by A.R. Murugadoss went onto gross 100 crore INR at the box office.

In 2014, Vijay again collaborated with director A. R. Murugadoss for the action-drama film Kaththi and gives highest crossing Tamil film of the year. In 2016, Theri Film with director Atlee . In 2017, also again collaborated with director Atlee made action film Mersal.

Personal Life

Vijay married Sangeetha Sornalingam as wife on August 25th,1999. The couple has two children together, a son named Jason Sanjay, who was born in 2000, and a daughter named Divya Saasha, who was born in 2005.


  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Actor : Kadhalukku Mariyadhai(1997), Priyamudan(1998), Thirupaachi(2005)
  • Cosmopolitan People Choice Award for Best Actor: Nanban(2012), Thuppaki(2012)
  •  Indiatoday Award Tamil Nadu Best Actor 2018
  •  SIIMA Award for Best Entertainer: Theri(2016)
  •  Vijay Award for Entertainer of the Year: Pokkiri(2007), Azhagiya Tamil Magan(2007), Nanban(2012), Thuppaki(2012), Jilla(2013), Kaththi(2013)
  •  Vijay Award for Favourite Hero: Vettaikaaran(2009), Thuppaki(2012), Thalaivaa(2013), Mersal(2018)
  •  Vijay Award for Favourite Song: Thuppaki(2012)
  •  Edison Award for Best Actor: Velayutham(2011)
  •  Edison Award for Super Star Rajini Award: Velayutham(2011)
  •  Edison Award for Mass Hero: Theri(2016), Mersal(2017)
  •  Vikatan Award for Best Actor: Nanban(2012), Thuppaki(2012), Mersal(2017)
  •  National Award UK for Best Foreign Language Film: Mersal(2018)
  • BIFAN Awards Korea for Best of Asian Cniema: Mersal(2018)
  • Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Actor: Kaththi(2014)
  • Behindwoods Gold Medal for People Choice Actor: Kaththi(2014), Theri(2016)
  • Asianet Film Award for Most Popular Tamil Actor (2010)



  • 1984: Vetri, Kudumbam
  • 1985: Naan Sigappu Manithan
  • 1986: Vasantha Raagam
  • 1987: Sattam Oru Vilayaattu
  • 1988: Ithu Engal Neethi
  • 1992: Naalaiya Theerpu
  • 1993: Sendhoorapandi
  • 1994: Rasigan
  • 1995: Deva, Rajavin Parvaiyile, Vishnu, Chandralekha
  • 1996: Coimbatore Mappillai, Poove Unakkaga, Vasantha Vaasal, Maanbumigu Maanavan, Selva
  • 1997: Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen, Love Today, Once More, Nerrukku Ner, Kadhalukku Mariyadhai
  • 1998: Ninaithen Vandhai, Priyamudan, Nilaave Vaa
  • 1999: Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Endrendrum Kadhal, Nenjinile, Minsara Kanna
  • 2000: Kannukkul Nilavu, Kushi, Priyamaanavale
  • 2001: Friends, Badri, Shahjahan
  • 2002: Thamizhan, Youth, Bagavathi
  • 2003: Vaseegara, Pudhiya Geethai, Thirumalai
  • 2004: Udhaya, Ghilli, Madhurey
  • 2005: Thirupaachi, Sukran, Sachein, Sivakasi
  • 2006: Aathi
  • 2007: Pokkiri, Azhagiya Tamil Magan
  • 2008: Kuruvi, Pandhayam
  • 2009: Villu, Vettaikaran
  • 2010: Sura
  • 2011: Kaavalan, Velayudham
  • 2012: Nanban, Thuppaki
  • 2013: Thalaivaa
  • 2014: Jilla, Kaththi
  • 2015: Puli
  • 2016: Theri
  • 2017: Bairavaa, Mersal
  • 2018: Sarkar
  • 2019: Bigil