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"SOKKATHANGAM" VIJAYAKANTH PART-2

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Vijayakanth - THE HERO OF MASSES

VIJAYAKANTH - Profile

Vijayaraj Azhagarswami Naidu (born August 25, 1952), professionally known by his stage name Vijayakanth, is a Tamil film actor and politician in Tamil Nadu, India. He is the founder of the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam and a Member of Legislative Assembly representing Virudhachalam, Tamil Nadu, India.

Early life

Vijayakanth was born as Vijayaraj Azhagar Swami Naidu on August 25, 1952 in Madurai, India. His parents are K. N. Alagarswami Naidu and Aandal Azhagarswami who hailed from most prominent Balija Naidu family of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. He married Premalatha on January 31, 1990 and had two sons named Vijay Prabhakar and Shanmuga Pandian. Upon entering the film industry to pursue an acting career, he changed his name to "Vijayakanth", dropping the "raj" out of his name and suffixing "kanth," by director Khaja . He is nicknamed "Captain" which was taken from one of his popular films Captain Prabhakharan.

Career

Vijayakanth has starred in various hits such as like Amman Koil Kizhakkaley, Vaidegi Kathirundal, Chinna Gounder, Vallarasu, Vanathai Pola,Sethupathi IPS, Captian Prabakaran, Ulavu Thurai,Periyanna, Kannupada Pokuthayya ,Ramana, Neranja Manasu, Sabari. He was considered as the Third major star in Tamil films after Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan in the 80s and early 90s till now. He is instrumental in giving break to actors like Mansoor Ali Khan , Livingston, Saroja Sampath and Sarath Kumar . Of late he has stopped accepting offers from other producers and is also keen in acting on his own banner films.

Vijayakanth has given Blockbuster hits like Amman Koil Kizhakkaley,Vaidegi Kathirundal,Thavasi, Chinna Gounder, Vallarasu, Vaanaththaepole , Kannupada Pokuthayya and Ramana. He was considered as the third major star in Tamil films after Kamal Haasan and Rajni Kanth in Eighties and Earlier Nineties.He is instrumental in giving break to actor like Manzoor Ali Khan and Supreme Star Sarath Kumar. He has a very large fan base mainly in B and C centres.His Action Fims dubbed into Telugu often does good business.He has a peculiar style of fighting especially with his leg kicks which is very popular among fans. His famous dialogue from the film Narasimma 'Currenta thotta sadharna manishan thaan shock adikum. ana na Narasimma. Narasimmava thota currentuku thaan shock adikum' is also very popular. Vijayakanth is the only leading actor from Tamil Film Industry who has done only Tamil Films in his entire filmography of 150 Films. Moreover he has the habit of giving break to New directors. After a string of Average films, Arasangam , Vijayakanth's 150th film was declared as Super Hit.

He has been involved in several charity works. Vijayakanth served as the President of Nadigar Sangam before entering politics and was instrumental in holding star nite shows in Dubai and Malaysia. He bailed out Nadigar Sangam from huge debts during his tenure.
Vijaykanth as the leader of the Nadikar Sangam has proved to be a good administrator and able leader.

Awards and honours

Vijayakanth as been honoured with several allocades and awards from associations, such as Filmfare, Cinema Express, Cinema Studio, Malai Malar, Peasum Padam, Dinakaran, Makkal Kural, and the Mathi Arts Academy. In 2001, he was given the title and award of Kalaimamani from the Government of Tamil Nadu.

1981 - "Thoorathu Idimuzhakkam" selected for World Film Festival in Delhi.

1986 - Filmfare Best Actor Award for Amman Koyil Kizhakalae
1989 - Cinema Express Best Actor Award for Poonthotta Kavalkaran
1989 - Filmfans Award for Best Actor Award for Chindura Poove
2001 - Kalaimamani Award from the Government of Tamil Nadu
2001 - Best Citizen Award by the mayor of the City of Houston, Texas and Best Indian Citizen Award by Citizens of India forum.
2001 - Cinema Express Best Actor Award for Vanathai Pole

Filmography

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Social activities

Rs.14 Lakhs for Poor School Students at various functions for the last several years.

Rs.20 Lakhs spend on each Birthday for donating Sewing Machines, Tricycle, Iron Box, Idli Vessels etc.,

Rs.2.4 Lakhs donated for joining 4 poor students in Engineering Colleges who had topped with good marks.

Rs.25,000/- donating to little flower school every year.

Rs.50,000/- donating to MGR Blind School every year.

Donated 1000 Beds, 50 Color Televisions to Government Hospital

Rs.2 Lakhs donating to Defence Personal Children Education every year.

Rs.5 Lakhs donated to Kargil relief fund

Donated Rs.10 Lakhs to Kumbakonam school's fire accident.

Donated Rs.10 Lakhs to Tsunami Relief and the list goes on. It never ends.......



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