The Thalapathy Vijay is just finding his crown back.
Age and Height
Vijay was born on 22 June 1974 and is 44 years old as of 2018. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Vijay married Sangeetha Sornalingam, his ardent fan, in 1998. The couple has two kids: son Jason Sanjay (born 2000) and daughter Divya Shasha (born 2005).
Vijay was born as Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar in Chennai to filmmaker S. A. Chandrasekhar and Shobha Chandrasekhar. He is their only child.
Vijay first began as a child artist in the 1984 film Vetri, and went on to do half a dozen films. He made his proper debut in 1992 with Naalaiya Theerpu when he was 18 years old. With the 1994 film Rasigan, he was already a popular star and given the name illaya Thalapathy by his fans. With the 1996 film Poove Unakkaga, Vijay found the first critical-commercial success of his career. His later films Kadhalukku Mariyadhai and Thulladha Manamum Thullum also earned in critical acclaim.
Between 2000-2003, Vijay started leaning towards commercial flicks and gave many hits. In 2003 he appeared in Thirumalai, which gave him a new image. His 2004 film Ghilli was a major hit. In 2007 he starred in Pokkiri, which earned him universal acclaim. After a couple of hits, Vijay gave Thupakki in 2011, which became the third Tamil film to enter the 100-Crore Club. Vijay continued climbing high on the success ladder over the next years. He reached the highest point with the 2017 film Mersal, which was universally acclaimed and also became the highest-grossing film of his career. In 2018 he appeared in Sarkar, which became the highest grossing film of 2018 at the time of its release.
Numerous of Vijay's films have been a subject of controversies due to their political undertones. A few scenes of Sarkar had to be cut after they allegedly alluded to Jayalalitha as the antagonist, while Mersal came under attack for criticizing few policies of the ruling party.
Vijay loves to eat chicken biryani, especially home-made. He looks up to Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan. His favourite vacation spots are London and Los Angeles.
Over his long career, Vijay has won a total of 27 awards. These include 3 Tamil Nadu State Film awards, 4 Edison awards and 1 SIIMA award. He was also honoured with Kalaimamani by the Tamil Nadu government and an Honorary doctorate by Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute.
Vijay has been nominated 6 times for Filmfare South Awards but didn't win any. On his birthday, Vijay does some social work every year. Actors Vikram and Suriya are his close friends and their friendship go back to the early 90s.
|Famous Role||Vetrimaaran / Maaran / Vetri in Mersal|
|Height (In Cm)||178|
|Figure Measurement||Not known|
|Date of Birth||1974-6-22|
|Home Town||Not known|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|College||Loyola College, Chennai|
|Education Qualification||College Drop-Out|