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News and General Discussions on Ilayathalapathy Vijay

Topic started by kamalsurya on Sat Feb 17 19:05:44 2007. [Full View]

Since the existing thread has reached a 100 pages I have decied to open a new one Cool

Actor Vijay Personal Background

Vijay was born on February 22 to S.A. Chandrasekhar and Shoba Chandrasekhar. He had a sister named Vidhya born after him who eventually died from cancer during childhood.[1] Vijay studied Visual Communications at Loyola College, but dropped out to pursue an acting career.[2]

He lives with his wife Sangeetha Joseph Vijay, and his children, Sanjay, born on August 26, 2000 in London.[3]; and Divya Saasha born on September 9, 2005 in Chennai

Acting Career
Vijay acted in a few films when he was a child. His first movie as a hero was Naalaya Theerpu which was released in 1992 and was directed by his father.[4] The movie Poove Unakkaga released in 1996 directed by Vikraman was a mega hit for Vijay. After this success, in 1997 Kadhalukku Mariyathai,directed by Fazil, was released and it's considered an unforgettable blockbuster. During the early 2000s, he acted in several films. His streamline of failures ended after the release of his film Thirumalai which was directed by Ramanaa. Vijay had changed his facial appearance to a more younger look which appealed more viewers. He had also changed his acting skills to more appealing ones. Ghilli, an action and comedy entertainer was considered a major success for him and ran for over 150 days. Other recent hit films of Vijay's include Madhurey and Thirupaachi. His last venture Pokiri is a blockbuster



Tamil Nadu state's Best Actor award for Kadhalukku Mariyadhai in 1997.
Tamil Nadu state's Kalaimamani award in 1998.
Dinakaran Best Actor Award in 2004 for Ghilli.
Film today Best Actor Award in 2005 for Ghilli.
Madras Corporate Club Best Actor Award for Ghilli


Vijay's sister died of cancer during childhood. His films Thirupaachi and Sivakasi somewhat foreshadow his feelings for his sister.
Vijay's wife Sangeetha is from London, United Kingdom and has a Sri Lankan background.
Vijay's acting skills and styles are somewhat adopted from his favorite actor Rajinikanth.
Vijay went to school with actor Surya Sivakumar. The two appeared in two films together.
Vijay also generates money by endorsing food products.
During his shoot for the film Pokkiri, Vijay had to undergo a small surgery under one of his eyes.


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