Vijay Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Family, Children, & More

Vijay, a renowned Indian film actor, dancer, playback singer, and philanthropist, has made a significant impact in the Tamil film industry. Recognized as one of the highest-paid actors, Vijay was born on June 22, 1974, in Chennai, India. With the birth name Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar, he has gained immense popularity and success in the realm of Kollywood (Tamil Cinema). His films have reached audiences in over eighty countries across five continents, solidifying his global presence.

Vijay Biography

Vijay’s exceptional talent and dedication have earned him numerous accolades, including the prestigious Osaka Best Actor Award and a South Indian International Movie Award. His mother, Shoba, is a renowned Carnatic and backing singer, while his father, S.A. Chandrasekhar, has made a significant contribution to the Tamil film industry as a director. Vijay’s remarkable acting skills have garnered a massive fan following both in South India and across the globe.

Vijay Picture
Vijay Picture

Personal Information

Full Name Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar
Nickname AKA Ilayathalapthy
DOB (Date of Birth) 22 June 1974 (Saturday)
Age 49 Years
Birthplace Chennai, India
Zodiac sign Cancer
Nationality Indian
Hometown Chennai, India
Religion Christianity


School N/A
College/  University Loyola College, Chennai
Qualification Dropout

Physical Stats


Feet & Inches 5’ 10”
Meter 1.78 m
Centimeters 178 cm
Weight 73 kg, 161 lbs
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements Chest: 38 Inches
Waist: 29 Inches
Biceps: 14 Inches

Family Information

Father Name S. A. Chandrasekhar
Mother Name  Shoba Chandrasekhar
Siblings N/A
Marital Status Married
Wife Sangeeta Sornalingam
Children Daughter- Divya Saasha
Son- Jason Sanjay


Girlfriend   Not Known


Profession Actor, Producer and Singer
Net Worth $57 Million


Color Blue and Black
Food Chicken Briyani
Actor/Actress Amitabh Bachchan, Rajanikanth,  Simran
Songs Bahon Mein Chale Aao,’ and ‘Tune O Rangile Kaise Jadu Kia’
Movies Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Rang De Basanti (2006)
Hobbies Stunts, dancing, and singing
Destination London and Los Angeles
Vijay Childhood Picture
Vijay Childhood Picture
Vijay Young Age Picture
Vijay Young Age Picture
Vijay with his Wife (Sangeeta Sornalingam)
Vijay with his Wife (Sangeeta Sornalingam)
Vijay with his Daughter (Divya Saasha)
Vijay with his Daughter (Divya Saasha)
Vijay Son (Jason Sanjay)
Vijay Son (Jason Sanjay)
Vijay with his Parents
Vijay with his Parents


He born into a Roman Catholic Family to S. A. Chandrasekhar, he is a Tamil film director, and his mother Shobha, is a playback singer and Carnatic vocalist. His sister, Vidhya, passed away when she was just 2 years old.


His early education at Fathima Matriculation Higher Secondary School and completed his schooling at Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Following his schooling, he pursued a graduate degree in Visual Communications.

Wife & Children

He married the Sri Lankan Tamil, Sangeetha Sornalingam, on August 25, 1999. The couple together is blessed with a son, Jason Sanjay (born in the year 2000 in London), and a daughter, Divya Shasha (born in the year 2005 in Chennai).

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Vijay Career

At the young age of 10, Vijay took his initial steps in the film industry as a child artist in the movie Vetri (1984), which was directed by his father, S. A. Chandrasekhar. Following this, he made another appearance as a child artist in the film Naan Sigappu Manithan (1985), starring Rajinikanth. This particular film played a significant role in establishing Vijay’s popularity, particularly in the interior regions of Tamil Nadu.

In 1992, Vijay made his debut as a lead actor in the film Naalaya Theerpu. He continued to showcase his acting prowess and gained recognition with his 1996 film Poove Unakkaga. Furthermore, he made a friendly appearance in the 2012 Bollywood film Rowdy Rathore, directed by Prabhu Deva and starring Akshay Kumar.

Achievements and Awards

  • Vijay Awards
  • Theri-Mass hero
  • Superstar Rajini Award
  • Most popular Tamil actor-2010
  • Mersal – Mass hero
  • Asianet Film Awards

South Indian International Movie Awards

  • Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum-best actor
  • Theri- Best entertainer
  • Tamil Nadu State film awards
  • MGR award-2000
  • Mersal-Best of Asian Cinema
  • Kerala film critics Association awards
  • Kadhalukku Mariyadhai-best actor
  • BIFAN AwardsKorea

Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards

  • Thuppakki-best actor
  • Theri-People’s choice actor- male
  • The Samrat of South Indian Box Office-2016
  • Thalaivaa- favourite actor
  • Techofes Awards
  • People’s choice actor- male
  • Nanban/thuppakki-best actor
  • Nanban/Thuppakki- best actor
  • Mersal- favourite actor Best entertainer
  • Mersal- best actor
  • Madras club Awards
  • Kaththi- best actor- male
  • Ghilli – best actor
  • Cosmopolitan Awards
  • Behind Woods Gold Medals

Net Worth

Vijay’s Net Worth is Estimated to be around $57 Million (Rs 460 Crore INR). He is a very talented actor.

Vijay Film List

  • Youth
  • Vishnu
  • Villu
  • Vettaikaaran
  • Vetri
  • Vetri
  • Velayudham
  • Vaseegara
  • Vasantha Vasal
  • Vasantha Raagam
  • Udhaya
  • Thuppakki
  • Thulladha Manamum Thullum
  • Thirupaachi
  • Thirumalai
  • Theri
  • Thamizhan
  • Thalaivaa
  • Sura
  • Sukran
  • Sivakasi
  • Shahjahan
  • Sendhoorapandi
  • Selva
  • Sattam Oru Vilayattu
  • Sarkar
  • Sachein
  • Rowdy Rathore
  • Rasigan
  • Rajavin Parvaiyile
  • Puthiya Geethai
  • Puli
  • Priyamaanavale
  • Poove Unakkaga
  • Pokkiri
  • Pandhayam
  • Once More
  • Ninaithen Vandhai Priyamudan
  • Nilaave Vaa
  • Nerrukku Ner
  • Nenjinile
  • Nanban
  • Naalaiya Theerpu
  • Minsara Kanna
  • Mersal
  • Madhurey
  • Maanbumigu Maanavan
  • Love Today
  • Kushi
  • Kuruvi
  • Kudumbam
  • Kaththi
  • Kannukkul Nilavu
  • Kadhalukku Mariyadhai
  • Kaavalan
  • Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen
  • Jilla
  • Ithu Engal Neethi
  • Ghilli
  • Friends
  • Endrendrum Kadhal
  • Deva
  • Coimbatore Mappillai
  • Chandralekha
  • Bigil
  • Bhagavathi
  • Bairavaa
  • Badri
  • Azhagiya Tamil Magan
  • Aathi

Produced 2 films

  • Innisai Mazhai
  • Nanbargal

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