In this article, we are going to discuss some fascinating information about the life of famous actor Joseph Vijay, including his age, height, weight, relationship status, family, and net worth. So, read on till the conclusion for more information.
Who Is Joseph Vijay?
Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar a.k.a Vijay is a well-known South Indian actor and singer who mostly works in the Kollywood film industry. Young people today can’t get enough of Vijay’s signature dance moves.
Vijay is one of the most famous people in India. He is one of the actors in India who gets paid the most. He has a lot of fans all over the world, and he has been the main actor in 65 movies.
He has won many awards, including eight Vijay Awards from Star India, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards from the Government of Tamil Nadu, and a SIIMA Award. He has been on the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list more than once.
This list is based on how much money Indian celebrities make. His movies were popular all over India, which made him a popular actor in Hindi cinema.
Joseph Vijay’s Biography
Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar was born on June 22, 1974, in Madras, which is now called Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His father is a Tamil film director named S. A. Chandrasekhar, and his mother is a playback singer and Carnatic vocalist named Shoba Chandrasekhar.
His father, S.A. Chandrasekhar, comes from a Christian Tamil family, and his mother, Shoba, comes from a Hindu family. Vijay was born into a Catholic family, so he was baptised when he was 12 years old.
In the beginning, Vijay’s family was lower-middle class, and his mother Shoba used to sing in concerts to earn 100 rupees a day. On the days she sang, only Vijay and his family had food; on other days, they went hungry.
Vidhya, Vijay’s sister, died when she was only two years old. Vijay was deeply affected by the death of his sister, Vidhya. According to his mother, Vijay, who used to be a very talkative, mischievous, and hyperactive child, became very quiet after Vidhya’s death.
In honour of her, Vijay named his production company V.V. Productions, which stands for Vidhya-Vijay productions. 28. The famous picture of Vidhya was shown in the 2005 movie Sukran, in which Vijay had a long cameo.
Vijay went to Fathima Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam at first. Later, he went to Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Virugambakkam and then went to Loyola College to get a degree in Visual Communications. He stopped going to school in the end because he was more interested in acting.
Joseph Vijay’s Career
He stopped going to school because he wanted to focus more on being an actor. At age 10, he made his acting debut in the film Vetri (1984), which his father, S. A. Chandrasekhar, directed.
He was a child actor in movies like Kudumbam (1984), Vasantha Raagam (1986), Sattam Oru Vilayaattu (1987), and Ithu Engal Neethi (1989). (1988). In 1985, he played a child actor again in Rajinikanth’s movie Naan Sigappu Manithan. In 1992, the movie Naalaiya Theerpu was his first role as an actor. Vikraman’s 1996 movie Poove Unakkaga, which he starred in, was a big break for Vijay and made him a big star.
After that, he had a string of big hits, like Vasantha Vasal, Maanbumigu Maanavan, Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen, and Selva. Vijay won the “Tamil Nadu State Film Award” for Best Actor for his roles in the movies Kadhalukku Mariyadhai and Thulladha Manamum Thullum. Vijay and Priyanka Chopra were both in the movie Thamizhan, which came out in 2002.
The movie was praised by both critics and audiences. His movie, Vettaikaaran, was one of the most popular Tamil movies of 2009. In 2011, he was in the Tamil version of the Malayalam film Bodyguard called Kaavalan. The movie did well at the box office and was later shown at the Shanghai International Film Festival in China.
In 2012, he was in the Tamil remake of “3 Idiots” called “Nanban.” He played the role of “Rancho,” which Aamir Khan played in the original film.
Australia’s Melbourne International Film Festival was the first place where the movie was shown. In the 2012 Bollywood movie Rowdy Rathore, which was directed by Prabhu Deva and starred Akshay Kumar, Vijay had a small role.
Joseph Vijay’s Love Life
On August 25, 1999, Vijay married his fiancée, Sangeetha Sornalingam, a Sri Lankan Tamil whom he met in the United Kingdom. They have two children: a son named Jason Sanjay, who was born in 2000 in London, and a daughter named Divya Shasha, who was born in 2005 in Chennai.
Jason Sanjay made a cameo appearance with his father in Vettaikaaran (2009), and Divya Shasha played a small part as her father’s pre-teen daughter in Theri.