Vijay Height, Bio, Age, Wiki, Wife, Family, Net Worth, Facts

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Who is Vijay?

Vijay is an Indian actor and playback singer who is probably known for his starring roles in such movies as Kushi, Ghilli, Thuppakki, Kaththi, Theri, and Mersal. Viajy is commonly referred to by fans and media as Thalapathy. He is one of the most followed and the highest paid actors in the South Indian entertainment scene. Vijay has received three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, one Cosmopolitan Award, one India today Award, eight Vijay Awards, three Edison Awards, two Vikatan Awards

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Personal Life

Vijay was born on the 22nd of June 1974 in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India. He is currently 45 years old.

Birth NameJoseph Vijay Chandrasekhar
NicknameVijay, Thalapathy
Date of BirthJune 22, 1974
Place of BirthChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Age45 years old
Sun SignGemini
ProfessionActor, Playback Singer
NationalityIndian
EthnicityIndian (Tamil)
ReligionRoman Catholic
ResidenceSaligramam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Family and Education

Vijay is the son of A. Chandrasekhar, a film director and Shoba, a playback singer and Carnatic vocalist. He had a sister Vidhya, who died when she was two years old.

He attended Fathima Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam and then Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Virugambakkam, Chennai. After completing his school studied, he enrolled at the Loyola College to study Visual Communications but eventually dropped out to focus on his acting career.

Vijay Wife and Kids

Vijay married Sangeetha Sornalingam on 25th August 1999. She is a Hindu Sri Lankan Tamil whom he met during his vacation in the UK. The couple have two children together, a son named Sanjay Vijay (Born 2000) and a daughter named Divya Vijay (Born – 2005). Both his children had made a cameo appearance along with him in movies like Vettaikaaran (2009) and Theri (2016).

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 10 inches
Centimeters – 177 cm
Meters – 1.77 m
WeightKilograms – 73 kg
Pounds – 161 lbs
Body BuildAthletic
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
SexualityStraight
Shoe Size10 (US) / 9.5 (UK)
Distinctive Features Good Dancer and Singer
Calm and Subtle Acting

Professional Statistics

Debut Film

Vijay got his start as an actor at an early age as a child, starring in a number of films, mostly in his father’s movies. He was first seen in the 1984 film Vetri.

His first adult acting role came in 1992 with the film ‘Naalaiya Theerpu,’ which was directed by his father and produced and written by his mother.

Significant Works

The actor has been a part of several commercially successful films. His notable films include Poove Unakkaga (1996), Nerrukku Ner (1997),  Kushi (2000), Ghilli (2004), Pokkiri (2007), Thuppakki (2012), Kaththi (2014), Theri (2016) and Mersal (2017).

Brand Endorsements

The actor has been a face of several brands such as Coco-Cola, Sunfeast, Chennai Super Kings (IPL franchise), Jos Alukkas and Tata Docomo.

Awards

  • Kalaimaamani – 1998
  • Honorary doctorate – Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute (2007)
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards – 1997, 2002, 2005
  • Vijay Awards – 2006, 2007, 2012 (3), 2013 (2), 2014
  • South Indian International Movie Awards – 2016
  • Edison Awards – 2011, 2012, 2016
  • Behindwoods Gold Medals – 2014, 2016

Vijay Net worth

The South Indian Film icon has an estimated net worth of $64 million dollars, according to the media. He charges Rs 35-50 crore as salary per film and takes home around Rs 3 crore for each endorsement deal. Vijay is one of the highest paid actors in India and enjoys lucrative endorsements deals. He lives in a luxury home in Kaveri Street, Saligramam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Vijay is an avid car lover and has an extensive collection of exotic cars such as BMW X5, Toyota Innova, BMW X6, Rolls Royce Phantom, Audi A8 and BMW Mini Cooper S.

Vijay Favorite Things

  • Favorite Actor – Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth
  • Favorite Actress – Simran
  • Favorite Food – Chicken Biryani
  • Holiday Destination – London, Los Angeles

Social Media Portfolio

Being a popular artist in South India, Vijay has a cult fan following on social media. He converted his fans club into a social welfare organization known as Vijay Makkal Iyakkam. Follow him on:

Vijay Facts

Vijay is one of the most popular and influential actors in the country, who appears predominantly in Tamil films.

He is also referred to by Thalapathy by his fans, earned recognition with his roles in hit films like Poove Unakkaga (1996) and Kadhalukku Mariyadhai (1997).

Thalapthy has recently completed his 25 years in Tamil cinema and has never turned his back even after facing several failures at the box office during the early stage of his film career.

He started his career as a child artist and has appeared in more than 62 films in a career spanning more than 25 years.

He has never acted in other language films except Tamil.

Thalapathy started a social welfare organization Vijay Makkal Iyakkam which was officially launched at Pudukottai on 26 July 2009. It is responsible for much of his philanthropic work.

He has landed himself in a few controversies with a handful of his movies had suffered before release because of his future plans to get into politics.

Vijay was supposed to feature in Dharani’s Dhool and Shankar’s Mudhalvan, but due to busy schedules, he wasn’t able to take up those offers.

He was honored with Doctorate by Dr. MGR University for his contribution to Tamil Cinema.

Vijay is the first actor in Kollywood to have his movies to gross more than Rs 1 crore at Chennai box office on its opening day.

He was ranked #28 and #49 on Forbes’ “Celebrity 100” in 2012 and 2013.

Vijay’s latest outing Sarkar was released on November 6, 2018, which was directed by A R Murugadoss and produced by Sun Pictures and music by A R Rahman.

He will be next seen in Atlee’s sports action film Bigil, which is bankrolled by AGS Entertainment and has music composed by A. R. Rahman.

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