He received the Vijay Award for Entertainer of the Year in 2007. His father S. A. Chandrasekhar is a Tamil film director and his mother Shoba is a playback singer and carnatic vocalist. In 2000, he performed in Kannukkul Nilavu directed by Fazil again, and two romantic movies Kushi and Priyamaanavale, the latter being the remake of Telugu film Pavitra Bandham. [131] In 2017, a third standard Central Board of Secondary Education textbook has displayed Vijay's image with veshti and shirt in reference to the traditional attire worn by Tamil men during Pongal festival in South India. In 2013, Consulate General of the United States, Chennai appeared him as the ambassador for 'V Go Green' global awareness campaign movement. Zerova? After Vijay, his mother Shobha has refuted claims of the actor making an entry into politics. [3] By 2017, he became the highest grossing actor in Tamil cinema history, behind veteran Rajinikanth. Vijay played anti-hero roles as an hyper-possessive lover in Priyamudan (1998), followed by a play-boy in ATM (2007). Before Fame. Chandrasekhar, a popular producer and director, was at the tourist destination of Kumarakom as part of discussion of an upcoming project. Vijay's next film Aathi, the remake of Telugu film Athanokkade, was released in early 2006. [51] Puli received mixed reviews from critics,[52] though Vijay was praised for venturing into a new genre. [134] In May 2008, Vijay appeared in a short public service video, Herova? He had a sister Vidhya, who died when she was two years old. Vijay's run in with the BJP in Tamil Nadu was also the subject of controversy in 2017 when the actor's Mersal released. [38] Vijay's performance in the film was praised by critics, including leading Indian actor Kamal Haasan. [100] Vijay's song Varalam Va Bairavaa is played in Ajay Devgan's Hindi film Golmaal Again (2017) during a fight sequence along with a poster of his film Theri as a tribute to the actor. Lovelyn Chandrasekhar is an upcoming actress in the Tamil film industry. Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar (born 22 June 1974), known professionally as Vijay, is an Indian actor, dancer, playback singer and philanthropist who works in Tamil cinema. 150 with Chiranjeevi in the lead. [107][108] Sarkar was one of the highest-grossing Indian films of 2018 and broke records of many Hindi films such as Raazi, Gold and Aamir's Thugs of Hindostan. [141], On 21 January 2017, Vijay rendered his voice and support to Jallikattu protests by anonymously joining the protesters in Chennai, hiding his face with a hanky. [14] In her memory, Vijay named his production house, V.V Productions, which stands for Vidhya-Vijay productions. [63] Vijay learnt a few magic tricks in preparation for his role as a magician, learning from the magicians, Gogo Requiem from Macedonia, Raman Sharma from Canada, and Dani Belev from Bulgaria. [105] In late 2017, the Hindi version of Vijay's film Kaththi titled Khaki Aur Khiladi was released and telecast on Zee Cinema Hindi TV channel. He started acting when he was just 10 years old in the movie Vetri, 1984. [7] He appeared as a kabaddi player in Ghilli (2004), which went on to become the first Tamil film to earn ₹500 million (Indian rupees). In 2010, he acted in the action comedy film Sura, also distributed by Sun Pictures. [30][44] His next film Thalaivaa, directed by A. L. Vijay, was released on 9 August 2013 worldwide and had a delayed release in Tamil Nadu. [50] The project later collapsed, though during the production of his Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum (2014) in late 2013, Deven restarted preliminary work on the fantasy film and narrated the script to Vijay, who expressed interest in being a part of the project. [67] The film was also released in Japan in four major cities Tokyo, Ebina, Osako and Nakaya. Shoba was born to Mrs. Lalitha and Mr. S.S. Neelakantan. [62] Following the success of Atlee's Theri, he and Vijay were signed by Sri Thenandal Films for another project together in September 2016. 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[46], Vijay again worked with AR Murugadoss in the action thriller Kaththi, co-starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Neil Nitin Mukesh and produced by Ayngaran International, which was released on Diwali 2014 to mostly positive reviews. He predominantly works in Tamil language films. [81] This led to numerous protests by AIADMK cadre at theatres where the film was screened and vandalism of Vijay banners. [144] On 11 September 2017, Vijay offered financial aid to the family of a girl who committed suicide after failing to secure a medical seat in NEET exams. Want to know your favorite Tamil actors caste list and community details? [93] Released in 2019, Bigil was Vijay's last film of the decade. [24] He had lead roles in films such as Deva and Rajavin Parvaiyile, wherein the latter he co-starred with actor Ajith Kumar. [161], Vijay received an honorary doctorate from the Dr. M.G.R. Ignore all negativity. He has also has appeared in the movie titled Thuppakki and Theri. [117][118] He has been included several times in the Indian edition of the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, based on the earnings of Indian celebrities. [34] Kaavalan was screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival in China. [110] Actor Chiranjeevi thanked Vijay as the latter was more keen on his comeback film and helped him to get the remake rights of the Tamil blockbuster film Kaththi, which was remade in Telugu as Khaidi No. In 2012, he was ranked #28,[119] in 2013, he was ranked #49,[120] in 2014, he held the #41 slot,[121] in 2016, he held the #61 slot,[122] and in 2017, he was ranked #31. [27] Later, he featured in the romantic film Youth and the action film Bagavathi, the former being the remake of Telugu film Chiru Navvuto. Chandrasekhar, popularly known as Vagai Chandrasekhar, is a stage, film, and television actor. After Cyclone Thane, his Makkal Mandram administrators arranged for a relief camp at Kammiyampettai, Cuddalore where he provided rice to the affected people. [94] Sathyan Sooryan and Philomin Raj were revealed as the cinematographer and editor, respectively, for the film—they previously collaborated with Kanagaraj on Kaithi. Vijay led the fast along with his parents, S. A. Chandrasekhar and Shoba, in Chepauk, Tamil Nadu. Vijay was born to a famous Tamil film producer and director S. A. Chandrasekhar. He played the lead and/or supportive roles in various Tamil films of the 1980s. His career geared up when he acted in Ghilli, one of the biggest blockbuster in Tamilnadu. Vijay also performed in Badri, an action film remake of the Telugu film Thammudu, and the romantic movie Shahjahan. Directed by S. Dharani and produced by A. M. Rathnam, it co-starred Trisha and Prakash Raj. Chandrasekhar (born 1956),[2] also known as Vagai Chandrasekhar,[3] is an Indian stage, film and television actor working in Tamil language films, known for his histrionics. [83] Due to threat of lawsuits from the government, the filmmakers accepted to cut the controversial scenes and mute references of Komalavalli in the audio track. He has won awards such as the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor and Dinakaran Best Actor Award. He contested and won from Velachery constituency in State legislative assembly election 2016 from DMK party. [66] Mersal was released 18 October 2017, coinciding with Diwali. He has made a notable roles in over fifty movies in the likes of Pokkiri which earn him a film fare best Actor Award nomination in 2007 movie. [157] It was reported that actor Vijay and AGS Entertainment producer Anbu Cheliyan were suspected of undisclosed payments, alleged tax fraud and nearly ₹65 crore was seized by the officials from Cheliyan's residence. [31] The film grossed nearly $500,000 in the Malaysian market, which made it the first non-Rajinikanth or Kamal Haasan film to achieve this. [92] This was Vivek's first collaboration with Vijay since Kuruvi (2008), and both Nayanthara's and Anandaraj's first collaboration since Villu (2009). That all is not well between actor Vijay and his father SA Chandrasekhar has been obvious for the past few days. Medical University) in 2007 for his contributions to social welfare and in honour of his achievements in the film industry. Chandrasekhar opened his eyes in the beautiful city of Vagai Kulam in Madurai District of Tamil Nadu. After performing as a child artist in the films directed by his father, Vijay started playing lead roles at the age of 18 from Naalaiya Theerpu (1992). S. A. Chandrasekhar is an Indian movie director, producer and writer who mostly works in Tamil movies. [53], In September 2014, Kalaipuli S. Thanu signed on to finance a project directed by Atlee, which would star Vijay. [160] Member of the parliament, Dayanidhi Maran accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of politically targeting actor Vijay through IT raids because he was critical of the BJP. [31] The scene in which Velu (Vijay) briefly uses Dhanalakshmi (Trisha) as a hostage when surrounded by Muthupandi (Raj) was parodied by Shah Rukh Khan with Deepika Padukone in the Bollywood film Chennai Express (2013). His full name is Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar, but fans know him as Vijay. [77] In addition, several medical associations, such as the Tamil Nadu Government Doctors' Association, condemned the film for the alleged cynical portrayal of doctors working in government-operated hospitals. Shoba Chandrasekhar has worked in the film industry as a playback singer. He is one of the superhit actors of Tamil cinema. [22] In 1994, his film Rasigan was released, which can be deemed as his first success but not acclaimed by critics. [25] Vijay's tenth film Vasantha Vasal was followed by the action films Maanbumigu Maanavan and Selva. The two things that decide a person's fate are: his determination when he has nothing, and his attitude when he has everything. [10][116] Vijay's popularity has been recorded by both Google and Twitter has the most-searched-and-tweeted actor several times. Chandrasekhar (Tamil actor) - Chandrasekhar (born 1956), also known as Vagai Chandrasekhar, is an Indian stage, film and television actor working in Tamil language films, known for his histrionics. Veteran Tamil actor Vijay Chandrasekhar celebrates his birthday 22 June. ", "Vijay's Theri crosses Rs 150 crore mark at Box Office, all set to break records of Thuppakki", Thalaiva Tamil Movie Review – cinema preview stills gallery trailer video clips showtimes, Vijay's 'Jilla' set to roll from May! Educational and Research Institute (Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. [33] In 2008, he starred in the action comedy film Kuruvi, again under Dharani's direction, and produced by Red Giant Movies. In an interview to News 18 Tamil, the filmmaker said that his intention was to encourage those who have been doing good work in Vijay Makkal Iyakkam, the actor’s fan club, for the past 25 years. [58] Sets were erected in a factory in Chennai to shoot the climax scenes, with stunt choreographer Vodenicharov recruited to help train artistes and film the sequences during December 2015. Directed by Prabhu Deva, it became the third-highest-grossing Tamil film of 2007 and became the first Tamil film of all-time to complete a 100-day theatrical run in Kerala. [37], Vijay's next release was Nanban, the Tamil remake of the Bollywood film 3 Idiots, where he played the role which was played by Aamir Khan in the original. Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, directed by Fazil, earned Vijay a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor. 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