Actor Vijay : Profile
Each era of Tamil Cinema has been witnessing the most popular actors who the masses regard them to be the superstars and of course, their leader. Earlier, it was ‘Puratchi Kalainyar’ MG Ramachandran, then Superstar Rajnikanth and following here comes a young actor who got ennobled at the young age as ‘Ilayathalapathy’ and he’s none other than Vijay. His charismatic looks and acts won him best appreciations from every men and woman who perceive him as ‘A Boy in their own house’. None many do get such dignity and cinepicks.com brings you the most unknown exclusive about Actor Vijay.
Full Name: C. Joseph Vijay
Fans like calling him: ‘Ilayathalapathy’ Vijay
Tinsel Town calls him: Vasool Chakravarthy
Date of Birth: 22-06-1974
Birth Place: Egmore Hospital, Chennai
Educational Qualification: B.Sc Visual Communication (Course Incomplete)
College: Loyola College, Chennai
Father: S.A. Chandrasekar (Best Director of Tamil Cinema)
Mother: C. Shoba Chandrasekaran (A Versatile Singer)
Siblings: A Younger sister ‘Vidhya’ (Passed away when she was a child).
Wife: Sangeetha (London Based Tamilian)
Marriage: August 25, 1999
Children: Son – Jason Sanjay (Born in 2000) and daughter Divya Saasha (Born in 2005).
Close Friends: Vijay has been maintaining good relationship with his friends from school and college days. Sujai, Actor Sreenath, Actor Sanjeev, Manoj and Ram Kumar (Everyone turned friends when during their college days of Loyola).
Everyone must be now looking about his favorite things, gadgets and films he loves… If so, take a look.
His favorite actors are Superstar Rajnikanth and his close Friend Vikram (Vikram was from Loyola College). Vijay loves Simran as he feels she’s the best actress with whom he had ever worked. When it comes to Directors, his dad Chandrashekar comes first and then Mani Rathnam, Shankar and Fazil. He never misses listening to the songs of ‘Ilayaraja’ and ‘A.R. Rahman’.
Cellular is his ever-cherishing favorite movie in Hollywood. And in Kollywood it’s Pithamaghan, Kadhalukku Mariyadhai and Ghilli ( The two films offered him turning points in his career). The most exotic places where he loves holidaying are London and Los Angeles.
He loves eating everything his mom prepares, especially all Non-veg dishes (Chickens), Dosa and Biriyani. Though he loves watching cricket, he likes to play Tennis. He feels comfortable wearing T-shirts and Jeans while best colour is ‘BLACK’. He’s a Car geek and has up-to-the-minute facts about latest products. At the moment, he loves his car (BMW 5 Series).
Won Tamil Nadu’s Best Actor Award for his spellbinding performance in ‘Kadhalukku Mariyaadhai’ in 1997.
Won the title of ‘Kalaimamani Award’ in 1998 and was honored by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi.
He was the recipient of M.G.R. Award on Dec 2000 offered by Tamil Nadu Government.
Won Best actor of ‘Medimix – Dinakaran Award’ for Ghilli in 2004
Best Actor Award In 2005 For The Movie Ghilli.
He was honored by Radio Mirchi as ‘silver for public service’.
Best Actor Award in 2005 by Madras Corporate Club.
Actor Vijay had worked with his father S.A. Chandrashekar for various projects, but most of them went unfavorable at box office. The film that offered Vijay a greater break was ‘Kadhalukku Mariyadhai’ directed by Fazil. Later, the same combination worked for ‘Kannukul Nilavu’, an offbeat thriller. Though Vijay won best critical acclaims, collections weren’t more in box office. Then he had his father advising him only to gear up with commercial films. Later his films ‘Badhri’, ‘Friends’ and ‘Youth’ were a great hit that happened to be family entertainer. Following them ‘Vaseegara’ and ‘Pudhiya Geethai’ flunked at box office . His breakthrough was ‘Thirumalai’ that turned him from a lovable boy into mass hero. That offered ‘Ghilli’ a grand success.
Working with Prabhu Deva for ‘Pokkiri’, it was the biggest blockbuster in 2007. The duo combo recently joined hands for ‘Villu’ that didn’t do extremely well as ‘Pokkiri’. Similarly, to get him differentiated from mass-hero roles, he hopped with ‘Azhagiya Tamizh Magan’ and ‘Sachin’. Though the film exposed Vijay in different shades, his fans didn’t love these films. His next film is ‘Vettaikaaran’ produced by AVM Productions. Debutant Babu Sivan directs the film and Telugu’s red-hot Anushka pairs up with him.