The Ilayathalapathy (young commander-in-chief) of Tamil cinema, Vijay, is THR Raaga’s Artist of the Month.
Born Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar on 22 June 1974 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, the actor’s parents are renowned film director SA Chandrasekhar, and playback singer and Carnatic vocalist, Shoba Chandrasekhar. He is married to Sangeetha Sornalingam, who was his fan!
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Here are more fun facts about him:
- He doesn’t smoke.
- His movie career began in 1984 as a child artist.
- He’s good friends with Vikram and Surya
- He often celebrates his birthday by donating books to poor students.
- He served as the brand ambassadors for big names such as Coca Cola, Sunfeast and Tata Docomo.
- His favourite food is chicken biryani.
- His favourite holiday destinations are London and Los Angeles.
- His debut movie, Naalaiya Theerpu (1992), and subsequent films Sendhoorapandi (1993), Rasigan (1994), and Deva (1995) all bombed at the box office.
- The turning point in his career happened in 2003 with Thirumalai. It was also the movie that transformed him from a romantic actor to an action hero figure.
- Many of his movies such as Poove Unakkaga, Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, Kushi, Friends, Thirumalai, Ghilli, Pokkiri, Nanban, Thuppakki, and Theri set new records at the box office.
- Vijay has won 3 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, 7 Vijay Awards, and 2 Edison Awards.
This month, Vijay also has a special Deepavali treat for us in the form of Mersal! We’re sure it’s going to be another box office success.
Source: Book My Show