Vijay life and biography

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Vijay biography

Date of birth : 1974-06-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-06
Credited as : Bollywood actor, Filmfare Award, Sura

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Vijay, born Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar is a Indian film actor, who has been a performer in Tamil cinema, as well as a playback singer and a spokesperson for many companies in India. Vijay began his career appearing in several of his father's directorial ventures in the early 1990s. He made his film debut in Naalaya Theerpu (1992). Since then, he acted in several films of action and romance genres. During his years in the Chennai film industry, he has been nominated for one Filmfare Award, while winning two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. Vijay has starred in several romance and action films, along with the commercially successful films Kadhalukku Mariyadhai (1997), Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1999), Ghilli (2004) and Pokkiri (2007). He is the current ambassador for the IPL cricket team Chennai Super Kings and has also served several commercial companies as a brand ambassador.

Vijay has starred in several romance and action films, including the commercially successful films Poove Unakkaga (1996), Kadhalukku Mariyadhai (1997), Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1999), Kushi (2000), Priyamaanavale (2000), Ghilli (2004), Thirupaachi (2005), Pokkiri (2007) and Kaavalan (2011). He also worked with several corporations as a brand ambassador and is a former brand ambassador of the Indian Premier League cricket team, Chennai Super Kings.

Vijay was born to S. A. Chandrasekhar, a film producer and director and Shobha Chandrasekhar, a Carnatic singer. He attended the Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Virugambakkam, Chennai. He began his post-secondary studies at Loyola College in Chennai and entered in the acting field.

Awards and honours:

1998 – Kalaimamani from the Government of Tamil Nadu
2000 – M.G.R Award from the Government of Tamil Nadu
2007 – Honorary doctorate

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards:
1998 – Best Actor for Kadhalukku Mariyadhai
2005 – Special Prize for Best Actor for Thirupaachi

Filmography:
2010 Sura
2011 Kaavalan
2011 Velayudham
2011 Nanban
2012 Yohan : Adhyayam Ondru

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