Vijay : Net Worth, Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wiki, Facts and Figures

Vijay is an Indian film actor who has acted in over 60 films. The Bollywood actor he is one of the highest-paid actors in India and has won numerous awards for his performances.

Vijay is known for his roles in action films and is often referred to as “Thalapathy” by his fans.

Vijay
Vijay

Early Life and Upbringing

Vijay was born on June 22, 1974, in Chennai, India. His father, S. A. Chandrasekhar is a film director and his mother, Shoba Chandrasekhar, is a playback singer. Vijay dropped out of college to pursue a career in acting.

Vijay - Early Life And Upbringing
Vijay – Early Life And Upbringing

Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign

Vijay - Personal Life
Vijay – Personal Life
Personal DetailsInformation
Full NameJoseph Vijay Chandrasekhar
NicknameThalapathy
Alternative Names(s) (also known as)Ilayathalapathy, Vijay Anna
Date of Birth22 June 1974
Age (as of 2023)49 years
ReligionChristian
Zodiac SignCancer
NationalityIndian
BirthplaceMadras, Tamil Nadu, India
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Current AddressSaligramam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Education QualificationBachelor of Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai
Hobbies and InterestsSinging, dancing, watching movies, playing video games
Languages KnownTamil, English, Hindi
Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Wikipedia Profile linkVijay (actor)
IMDb Profile linkJoseph Vijay
Website linkN/A

Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements

Vijay - Physical Appearance
Vijay – Physical Appearance
Physical StatsInformation
Body TypeAthletic
Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)40-32-14 inches
Height in feet, inches, cm5’ 10″, 178 cm
Weight in kg, lbs73 kg, 161 lbs
Chest40 inches
Waist32 inches
Biceps14 inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
HairstyleShort and curly
Distinctive FeaturesCharming smile, dimpled chin, mole on the right cheek
TattoosN/A

Family and Relationships –

Family and Relationships – Girlfriend/Wife, Affairs

Vijay is married to Sangeeta Sornalingam, and the couple has two children. Vijay is known for keeping his personal life private and away from the media.

Vijay - Family And Relationships
Vijay – Family And Relationships
Relationships DetailsInformation
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse – WifeSangeeta Sornalingam
FatherS. A. Chandrasekhar
MotherShoba Chandrasekhar
Children Jason Sanjay, Divya Saasha
Siblings Vidhya Chandrasekhar (deceased)
Affairs – Girlfriend(s) Sangeeta Sornalingam
Significant RelationshipsN/A

Rise to stardom

Vijay made his acting debut in the film “Naalaya Theerpu” in 1992. He gained recognition for his role in the film “Poove Unakkaga” in 1996. Vijay has acted in several successful films, including “Ghilli,” “Thuppakki,” and “Mersal.”

Vijay - Rise To Stardom
Vijay – Rise To Stardom

Debut Film – Naalaiya Theerpu 

Vijay - Debut Film
Vijay – Debut Film

Successful Film – Mersal

Vijay - Successful Film
Vijay – Successful Film

Career, Awards, and Achievements

Vijay has won several awards for his performances, including eight Vijay Awards, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, and a SIIMA Award. He has been included seven times in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, based on the earnings of Indian celebrities.

Vijay - Career, Awards, And Achievements
Vijay – Career, Awards, And Achievements
Career DetailsInformation
Profession(s)Actor, singer, philanthropist
Debut FilmVetri (1984) as a child actor, Naalaiya Theerpu (1992) as a lead actor
Notable Roles Raja in Poove Unakkaga (1996), Jeevanandam in Mersal (2017), Michael and Vigil in Bigil (2019)
Recent Films – New Movies Master (2021), Beast (2021)
Upcoming Films GOAT (2024), Thalapathy 67 (TBA)
Popular Television Series N/A
Awards and Achievements Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor for Kadhalukku Mariyadhai (1997) and Thirupaachi (2005), Kalaimamani Award (1998), Honorary Doctorate from Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute (2007), South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actor for Nanban (2012) and Kaththi (2014), Osaka Asian Film Festival Best Actor Award for Mersal (2017)
Endorsements/Brand Collaborations Coca-Cola, Tata Docomo, Jos Alukkas, Sunfeast, IPL Chennai Super Kings, Sony Music India
Philanthropy/Charity Work Vijay Makkal Iyakkam, Vijay Educational Awards, Vijay Birthday Welfare, COVID-19 relief fund
Professional Associations South Indian Artistes’ Association, Nadigar Sangam
Training and EducationTrained in Bharatanatyam and Western dance styles, learned acting from his father S. A. Chandrasekhar
Production CompanyV.V. Productions
Box Office Success – Hit Movies Ghilli (2004), Pokkiri (2007), Thuppakki (2012), Theri (2016), Sarkar (2018)
Critical Acclaim Movies Kadhalukku Mariyadhai (1997), Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1999), Kushi (2000), Nanban (2012), Mersal (2017)

Assets and Finances – Net Worth

Vijay - Assets And Finances
Vijay – Assets And Finances
Financial ProfileInformation
Net Worth in Rs. and Dollars₹ 410 crore, $ 56 million
Per Movie Charges in Rs. and Dollars₹ 100 crore, $ 13.6 million
Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and Dollars₹ 10 crore, $ 1.36 million
Sponsorship Deals Coca-Cola, Tata Docomo, Jos Alukkas, Sunfeast, IPL Chennai Super Kings, Sony Music India
Business Ventures V.V. Productions, Vijay Makkal Iyakkam
Investments Real estate, stocks, mutual funds
Real Estate Holdings Bungalow in Saligramam, Chennai, Farmhouse in Panaiyur, Chennai, Villa in Neelankarai, Chennai, Apartment in Mumbai, Property in Scotland
Luxury Items/Properties Owned Rolls Royce Ghost, BMW X6, Audi A8, Range Rover Vogue, Mini Cooper, Yamaha VMax, Rolex watch, diamond ring
Cars Collection Rolls Royce Ghost, BMW X6, Audi A8, Range Rover Vogue, Mini Cooper

Favorite Things, Likes and Dislikes

Vijay - Favorite Things, Likes And Dislikes
Vijay – Favorite Things, Likes And Dislikes
Favorite ThingsInformation
Favorite ActorAmitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan
Favorite ActressSimran, Shriya Saran, Kajal Aggarwal
Favorite FilmBaasha (1995), The Godfather (1972), The Dark Knight (2008)
Favorite Music BandsAR Rahman, Ilaiyaraaja, Harris Jayaraj
Favorite SportCricket, football, badminton
Favorite BooksThe Secret by Rhonda Byrne, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Wings of Fire by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Favorite ColorBlue, black, white
Favorite FoodChicken biryani, dosa, ice cream
Things s/he likeSinging, dancing, watching movies, playing video games
Things s/he dislikeSmoking, drinking, gossiping, negativity

Top 5 Best Films – Vijay

Film NameYear of ReleaseCharacter Played
Ghilli2004Velu
Thuppakki2012Jagadish Dhanapal
Mersal2017Vetrimaaran
Kaththi2014Jeevanandham
Theri2016Vijay Kumar

Controversies – Vijay

  • Tax exemption for his Rolls Royce car
  • Income-Tax raids
  • Case against his parents for political party
  • Puli release controversy
  • Divorce rumors
Vijay - Controversies
Vijay – Controversies

Interesting Facts – Vijay

  • Vijay is an ardent fan of Rajnikanth and landed his first opportunity as a lead actor after an audition where he quoted a famous line from Rajnikanth’s hit film ‘Annamalai’.
  • Vijay is very fond of his sister, Vidhya Chandrasekhar, who passed away at the age of two. It changed him a lot as a person and he has done many philanthropic activities in her memory. Even his production house – VV Productions stands for Vidhya-Vijay Productions.
  • Vijay made a cameo appearance in Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rowdy Rathore’ that was directed by Prabhu Deva. Interestingly, it was Akshay Kumar who then remade his movie ‘Thuppakki’ as ‘Holiday’ in Hindi.
  • Except perhaps Allu Arjun, Vijay is the only Non-Malayali actor who enjoys an immense fan following in the state of Kerala. His dubbed movies outperform many straight Malayalam movies.
  • Vijay has been awarded the Kalaimamani – which is one of the highest honors in the field of art in Tamil Nadu which he received in just 6 years of entering the film industry. He was also honored with a doctorate from the prestigious MGR University.
  • In his filmy career of 25 years and around 60 movies, Vijay introduced nearly 20 directors to the Tamil Film Industry.
Vijay - Interesting Facts
Vijay – Interesting Facts

In conclusion, Vijay’s journey from a child actor to one of the highest-paid actors in India is truly inspiring. His dedication to his craft, coupled with his humility and philanthropic endeavors, makes him a beloved figure in the Indian film industry.

Despite the controversies and challenges, Vijay continues to shine, proving that talent and hard work always pay off.


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