Shoba was born to Mrs. Lalitha and Mr. S.S. Neelakantan. In 2013, Consulate General of the United States, Chennai appeared him as the ambassador for 'V Go Green' global awareness campaign movement. [127] In 2009, Coca-Cola India signed Vijay as their brand ambassador in Tamil Nadu. Vijay Child Actor … S. A. Chandrasekhar - Tamil Film Producers Council Election 2017 Photos 02 Apr, 2017 • 18:16 S. A. Chandrasekhar - Asmita Short Film Competition 2016 Event Stills [161], Vijay received an honorary doctorate from the Dr. M.G.R. [156] Jason Sanjay made a cameo appearance with his father in Vettaikaaran (2009) and Divya Shasha portrayed a small role as her father's pre-teen daughter in Theri (2016). His career geared up when he acted in Ghilli, one of the biggest blockbuster in Tamilnadu. His fans also observed fast at various places in the state, including Tirunelveli, Tiruchirapalli, Pudukkottai, Madurai, Erode, Vellore and Dharmapuri districts. The two things that decide a person's fate are: his determination when he has nothing, and his attitude when he has everything. Subsequently, Vijay had undergone special training in football,[89] with the sequences being choreographed by popular sports choreographers Aimee McDaniel and Justin Skinner. Recently, the media was alive with the latest hot news that Thalapathy Vijay's Makkal Iyakkam has been registered as a political party, courtesy of the words of Vijay's father S A Chandrasekhar. The former had choreographed for films including Pelé: Birth of a Legend, Million Dollar Arm and 13 Reasons Why, and the latter is an English footballer. [138], Vijay founded the social welfare organisation, Vijay Makkal Iyakkam (Vijay People Organization), which was officially launched in July 2009, which is responsible for much of his philanthropic work. [68] For his role in Mersal, Vijay was nominated at the National Film Awards UK in 2018 and also the film won the Best Foreign Language Film award at the National Film Awards UK. 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. [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. ", "14 years of Vijay's Ghilli - Things you din't know about the blockbuster", "Vijay's Kaavalan at the Shanghai film festival", Top 10 Tamil Movies 2011 Box-Office Collections | Kollywood Top 10 of 2011 | Tamil Cinema News › KollyInsider, "Priyanka, Vijay & other stars at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne", "Actor Vijay shakes a leg in 'Rowdy Rathore", "Ilayathalapathy Vijay joins the Rs 100 crore club! The kind of stories he chooses and the contemporary societal issues his films deal with are also some of the reasons for his strong overseas pull. I am happy and consider myself privileged to be part of the agitation". His full name is Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar, but fans know him as Vijay. [4] Vijay has acted in 64 films as a lead actor and won numerous awards, including one United Kingdom Award,[5] eight Vijay Awards, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, and a SIIMA Award. ", "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! While Vijay's earlier films were primarily action and masala based, his recent films transitioned into the thriller genre and discussion of reform concerning social, environmental and political issues in India.[9]. [135], During the latter stages of the Sri Lankan Civil War in 2008, Vijay fasted several times as an agitation against the treatment of Sri Lankan Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government. Rare picture of Vijay with his sister - Tamil News - IndiaGlitz.com It is known that Vijay's sister, Vidhya Chandrasekhar, passed away when she was 2 years old. Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, directed by Fazil, earned Vijay a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor. [103] Mersal also topped in the UAE market collecting more than ₹90 million, beating Golmaal Again and Secret Superstar. [36] Velayudham became one of the top-grossing films of 2011. 150 with Chiranjeevi in the lead. Shoba had also got interested in Carnatic singing. Sony Max Hindi TV channel held the #5 spot in Hindi movies Television Rating Point during Hindi film Theri telecast. In late 2003, Vijay starred in the action-romance flick Thirumalai, co-starring Jyothika, directed by debutant Ramana and produced by K. Balachander's Kavithalaya Productions, which featured him in a different way. Vijay, the Thalapathy of Tamil cinema is reportedly going through a tough time in his personal life. Zerova?, in an effort to discourage children from dropping out of school. [43] Thuppakki became the highest-grossing film of Vijay's career at the time, and the first of his films to gross over ₹1,800,000,000. Personal life. Actor Vijay Exclusive Video - Vijay | Sangeetha | Sanjay | Divya Saasha Vijay was born on 22 June 1974 in Chennai. This agitation is an attempt to show our strong support to them"[137] Though fasts organised by the SIFFA in protest against the alleged war crimes against Sri Lankan Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government took place during 2013, Vijay could not attend due to the filming of Thalaivaa in Australia. Veteran Tamil actor Vijay Chandrasekhar celebrates his birthday 22 June. [34] Kaavalan was screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival in China. [101] Most of his Tamil films are dubbed into Hindi by Goldmines Telefilms and telecast on Sony Max Hindi TV channel. Educational Awareness Campaign", "Tamil actor Vijay leads fast on Tamils issue", "Vijay, fans observe fast over Lankan Tamils issue", "Tamil actor Vijay regrets not being part of fast", http://www.sify.com/movies/ilayathalapathy-honours-toppers-imagegallery-kollywood-mhjrN9gigeasi.html, "Actor Vijay joins protest at Marina anonymously, hides face with a hanky", "Thalapathy Vijay regulates his fan clubs - Political entry soon? [4] He won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 2002 film Nanba Nanba. [11] Vijay's popularity has been recorded by both Google and Twitter as the most-searched-and-tweeted actor several times. [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. The year 2009 commenced with the action film Villu, in which Vijay teamed up again with Prabhu Deva and played another dual role. [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. Vijay led the fast along with his parents, S. A. Chandrasekhar and Shoba, in Chepauk, Tamil Nadu. [65] Through also playing a father during 1970s Madurai, Vijay played a triple role in total for the film. Scroll below and check our most recent updates about VB Chandrasekhar Net Worth, Salary, Biography, Age, Career, Wiki. He then acted in the romantic comedy Vishnu and the romantic tragedy Chandralekha. [49] The film was titled as Maareesan was supposed to start filming in late 2011, however, in October 2011, UTV Motion Pictures left the project citing the escalating budget and Aascar Films replaced them as producers. [136] Speaking on the problems facing Sri Lankan Tamils in Sri Lanka, Vijay said, "It is my effort to show my support for the suffering Tamils in Sri Lanka. He played lead or supportive roles in Tamil films of the 1980s. [42] The film became the third Tamil film to enter the ₹1 billion (US$14 million) club after Sivaji (2007) and Enthiran (2010). He eventually dropped out as he was more interested in acting. The film was only a moderate success at the box office. He is one of the superhit actors of Tamil cinema. In August 2018, there were rumours speculating that Vijay's 63rd film will be directed by Mohan Raja or Perarasu, however, it was confirmed that Atlee, who Vijay collaborated with in Theri and Mersal, will be directing the film. She debuted in Thillu Mullu alongside Rajnikanth. [30] For almost five years, Rajinikanth's Padayappa (1999), which collected a then record over ₹30 crore, was regarded as the benchmark for the Tamil film industry with regards to box-office numbers. [158] Vijay was investigated while he was busy shooting for his upcoming film Master in Cuddalore. Sarkar broke the opening day record of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in Kerala, emerging as the biggest day-one grosser in Kerala. He played the lead and/or supportive roles in various Tamil films of the 1980s. [38] Vijay's performance in the film was praised by critics, including leading Indian actor Kamal Haasan. [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. The two producers came together to form a new production house SKT Films and announced that production would begin after the completion of Vijay's casting in Murugadoss' Kaththi. Check out below for Lovelyn Chandrasekhar Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Movies, Images, and More. S. A. Chandrasekhar is an Indian movie director, producer and writer who mostly works in Tamil movies. In 2010, he acted in the action comedy film Sura, also distributed by Sun Pictures. In 2002, he starred in the action film Thamizhan alongside Priyanka Chopra, making her acting debut before establishing herself as a leading Bollywood actress. [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. [125] He has appeared in a Sunfeast advertisement in 2005. VB Chandrasekhar was born on August 21, 1961, in India. [114], Referred to by fans and media as "Thalapathy" (commander),[115] Vijay is among the most popular celebrities in India. Actor | Thuppakki Vijay was born to a famous Tamil film producer and director S. A. Chandrasekhar. [124] A popular overseas distributor, who wished to remain anonymous, told Firstpost, "Mahesh Babu's best overseas totals range somewhere between $4 to 5 million for his films, compared to Vijay's consistently increasing box office stamina in foreign markets". He had a sister Vidhya, who died when she was two years old. Here is the Tamil Actors Caste, Community and Religion Tamil Actors Caste List, Community and Religion Actor Ajith Kumar Caste: Brahmin Actor Aravind Akash Caste: Brahmin Actor Archana Caste: Scheduled caste Actor Arjun Sarja caste: Kuruba Gowdas (Karnataka Caste) Actor Arulnithi Caste: Isai Velalar […] Educational and Research Institute (Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Ghilli, a remake of the Telugu film Okkadu was released next in 2004, and completed 200 days in theatres in Tamil Nadu. In early 1995, he starred in Coimbatore Mappillai a romantic comedy film. Several titles for the film including Moondru Mugam, Vetri, Thuppaki 2, Khakee and Thaarumaaru were considered, before the makers finalised Theri in late November 2015. [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. [79], Following the successful ventures, Thuppakki and Kaththi, Murugadoss was confirmed to be the director of the 62nd film of Vijay's career. [92] This was Vivek's first collaboration with Vijay since Kuruvi (2008), and both Nayanthara's and Anandaraj's first collaboration since Villu (2009). He is married to Shoba, a carnatic singer. [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. [30], His next, the masala film Bairavaa, directed by Bharathan, co-starring Keerthy Suresh and produced by Vijaya Productions was released in January 2017. In 2009, Coca-Cola India signed him as their brand ambassador in Tamil Nadu and he subsequently featured in advertisements for the company. Lovelyn will be making her debut as the female lead in an upcoming Tamil film House Owner, directed by Lakshmy Ramakrishnan. ", "SAC recalled how Vijayakanth did Sendhoorapandi free of cost to help his son Vijay's career", "April brings cheer to Tamil film industry", "From Ghilli to Theri: 10 Ilayathalapathy Vijay action blockbusters one should know! [87][88] The film, which came to be revealed as Bigil, is a football action film. Following its release on Diwali 2018,[80] the Government of Tamil Nadu accused the film-makers of Sarkar and Vijay of inciting the people by targeting the government in some scenes, as well as defaming former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa by naming the main antagonist (Varalaxmi Sarathkumar) with her alleged original name Komalavalli. [12][13] As a philanthropist, Vijay formed the social welfare organisation, Vijay Makkal Iyakkam (Vijay People Organization), which is responsible for much of his philanthropic work. 2 in Week 27 | TelevisionPost.com", "Zee Cinema to premiere Khaki Aur Khiladi on 13th December at 8PM", "Sarkar breaks Sanju record to become Indian cinema's highest opening day grosser in 2018", "Yipeee! To be cast as lead or supportive roles was never a matter of preference to him, he played both the roles in the era of 1980. Vijay also performed in Badri, an action film remake of the Telugu film Thammudu, and the romantic movie Shahjahan. [69][70] The film was Vijay's second film to be released in China after Kaavalan (2011). [102] Vijay's film Mersal gave tough competition to Hindi films in October 2017, when it collected more than Golmaal Again and Secret Superstar in international markets. 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She has also served the industry in the form of a director, writer, and producer. [61] His next film, the action thriller Mersal, was directed by Atlee, co-starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal and Nithya Menen and produced by Sri Thenandal Films. It is the remake of Fazil's own Malayalam film Aniyathipraavu. The success of his masala film Thirumalai (2003) changed his on-screen persona to that of an action hero. Referred to by fans and media as "Thalapathy" (commander), Vijay is the highest paid actor in Tamil cinema. She has her originations in Tamil Nadu. [48], In 2015, the fairy tale fantasy film Puli was released. His father S. A. Chandrasekhar is a Tamil film director and his mother Shoba is a playback singer and carnatic vocalist. Vijay said in a statement, "I am currently shooting for my film Thalaivaa in Australia and couldn't make it to the fast. [124] In addition, the overseas distributor added, "Ajith's Vedalam, Vivegam, and Viswasam all together have only grossed close to $5 million lifetime overseas total. It received positive responses from both viewers and critics and was a box office hit. [145] On 7 June 2018, Vijay offered financial aid to the families of the Thoothukudi police gunfire victims who protested against the Sterlite Copper plant. He played the roles of both the antagonist and protagonist. He received an honorary doctorate from the Dr. M.G.R. [129] In August 2010, Vijay was signed by Jos Alukkas as their brand ambassador for Tamil Nadu and Kerala. [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. She is the daughter of popular actress Viji Chandrasekhar. He has won awards such as the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor and Dinakaran Best Actor Award. When it comes to the UK, Sri Lanka, and France, Vijay has become the biggest superstar with supreme box office numbers. [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. Vijay made his debut as a child actor in SA Chandrasekhar's directorial Vetri . [14], At the age of 10, Vijay started his film career as a child actor in the film Vetri (1984) and then performed as child actor in films such as Kudumbam (1984), Vasantha Raagam (1986), Sattam Oru Vilayaattu (1987) and Ithu Engal Neethi (1988). "[124], Vijay also enjoys box office dominance in Kerala. – TOI Mobile | The Times of India Mobile Site, Box Office Collection: Vijay's 'Jilla' Outperforms Ajith's 'Veeram' at Worldwide BO, 'Kaththi' Review Roundup: Vijay Gives Sharp Performance; Worth a Watch, "'Kaththi' Box Office: Vijay Starrer Becomes Biggest Tamil Hit of 2014", Ilayathalapathy Vijay's 58th film aka Vijay 58 will be directed by Chimbudevan, "High octane action sequences in Vijay 59! [159] On 12 March, The I-T department said that nothing significant was found during the raid and Vijay has paid all the necessary taxes. Lovelyn Chandrasekhar is an upcoming actress in the Tamil film industry. [64] Vijay also plays a doctor; the character, Maaran (or ₹5 doctor), was inspired from Dr. Balasubramanian, a doctor who hailed from Bodinayakkanur, Theni district, and charged ₹2 from patients. His mother once stated that Vijay, who was a talkative, naughty, and hyperactive child, became silent after his sister's death. On the special occasion of his birthday, let us revisit some interesting facts about the actor’s life. The second look poster was released on Thai Pongal Day, 15 January 2020. In a media interaction, Vijay's mother Shoba … 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. His 2001 comedy-drama film Friends was directed by Siddique and featured him in the leading role alongside Suriya again. Directed by S. Dharani and produced by A. M. Rathnam, it co-starred Trisha and Prakash Raj. [148] During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Vijay donated ₹1.3 crore to several relief funds. [67] The film was also released in Japan in four major cities Tokyo, Ebina, Osako and Nakaya. [109], Vijay's films are also dubbed into Telugu and most of them have turned out to be successful ventures, such as Snehitudu, Thuppakki, Jilla, Policeodu, Agent Bairavaa and Adirindhi. 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. Ignore all negativity. Directed by S. Shankar, it was released during the Pongal weekend of 2012 and emerged a major financial success. Vijay has significant following globally. [22] In 1994, his film Rasigan was released, which can be deemed as his first success but not acclaimed by critics. [31] Another record that Ghilli broke was M. G. Ramachandran's Adimai Penn (1969) record for the most people seeing a movie in the first week of its release. Zerova? [128] He also appeared in a Coca-Cola advertisement again. He is the son of Tamil Films Director S. A. Chandrasekhar and Tamil Playback Singer and Carnatic Vocalist Shoba Chandrashekhar. In early 2007, Vijay starred in the gangster film Pokkiri, a remake of the Telugu film of the same name. Chandrasekhar as Siva. [21] Vijay appeared alongside Vijayakanth in Sendhoorapandi (1993), which performed well only to a certain extent at the box office. [153][154] They have two children, a son Jason Sanjay born in 2000 in London[155] and a daughter Divya Shasha born in 2005 in Chennai. He contested and won from Velachery constituency in State legislative assembly election 2016 from DMK party. Referred to by fans and media as "Thalapathy" (commander), Vijay is the highest paid actor in Tamil cinema. [40] He made a special appearance in the 2012 Bollywood film Rowdy Rathore, starring Akshay Kumar and directed by Prabhu Deva. On 5 February 2020, the Income Tax Department raided Vijay's residence in Chennai and inquired about potential tax evasion, regarding his investment in immovable properties[clarify], which he inherited from the production studio AGS Entertainment. It surpassed the record set by Kamal Haasan's Indian and then Pokkiri broke director S. Shankar and Vikram's Anniyan record. [104] In July 2017, Rishtey Cineplex Hindi TV channel held the Hindi movies Television Rating Point rankings #1 and #3 respectively during the Dangerous Khiladi 3 (2014) (dubbed version of Vettaikaaran) and Policewala Gunda 2 (2014) (dubbed version of Jilla) telecasts. AIADMK accused the Sun Pictures, which is owned by the film's producer Kalanithi Maran—who is the grand nephew of the late former Chief Minister Karunanidhi of DMK—of targeting the government. [71] The film was also screened at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea. [39] Nanban went on to complete 100 days theatrical run. [94] Sathyan Sooryan and Philomin Raj were revealed as the cinematographer and editor, respectively, for the film—they previously collaborated with Kanagaraj on Kaithi. He started acting when he was just 10 years old in the movie Vetri, 1984. 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