The Hindi film industry produces more than 400 films every year, whereas the Tamil film industry produces more than 200 films every year. The Tamil film industry produces many good films every year, which people like to see in South India and worldwide. Moreover, an actor or an actress has a big contribution to any film, and in every industry, there is an actor and actress whom people like very much. So, today's article is about one such actor in Tamil cinema who gained a lot of popularity with his great acting and whom people love to watch in the film. Read on to know about the superstar Thalapathy Vijay.
Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar is the real name of superstar Vijay. He is one of the most successful actors in Tamil cinema. People are crazy about his brilliant acting in South India and worldwide. Today Vijay is one of the number one superstars of Tamil cinema. He has millions of fans who love him immensely. We all know that Vijay is not only a successful actor, but he is also a wonderful dancer, philanthropist, and playback singer.
It is not that Vijay is seen only in films in Tamil languages, but he has also appeared in films in many other languages. In South India, Vijay charges more than any other actor for doing any film; in other words, Vijay is the most expensive actor in South India. Due to his superb acting, he has also won many awards. Vijay is also called Thalapathy Vijay.
Vijay, a well-known actor in Tamil cinema, is the son of a famous Tamil film director, producer, and writer S. A. Chandrasekar. Vijay was born in Tamil Nadu, Madras (now Madras known as Chennai) in 1974 on 22 June, and in June 2022, he will be 48 years old. Vijay's father has directed more than 70 films. Vijay's mother belongs to a Hindu family, and his father belongs to a Tamil Christian family. Vijay's mother's name is Shoba Chandrasekhar, and she is a Carnatic vocalist, producer, director, and playback singer.
Vijay also had a younger sister named Vidhya, but she died when she was 2 years old. His younger sister's death was traumatic for him, and Vijay was broken from the inside. Vijay's mother says that Vijay was very naughty and talkative in his childhood but became very serious and silent after his sister's death.
Vijay was fond of becoming an actor since childhood. Understanding the importance of education, Vijay did his early studies at Fatima Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam. After studying till 10th in this school, Vijay took admission to Matriculation Higher Secondary School for his further studies, and this school is in Virugambakkam. Moreover, after completing his 12th grade, Vijay took admission to Loyola College, Chennai, to complete his graduation. Vijay pursued the course of Visual Communications at this college, but he left his graduation in the middle to begin his career in acting.
Vijay's father is one of the most famous Tamil and South film industry directors, and because of this, Vijay has been very interested in films. Since childhood, he liked acting more than studying, and due to this, when he was only 10 years old, he did a small role in the film Vetri as a child actor; this movie was released in 1984, and it was Vijay's first film, and only at the age of 10 Vijay began working in films. He got 500 rupees for working as a child actor in this film (Vetri). Vijay's first earning from the films was given by P. S. Veerappa, considered Tamil cinema's most talented actor and producer.
Films as a Child Actor
After working as a child actor in the film Vetri, he acted as a child actor in many more films, such as Kudumbam, which was released in the year 1984; Naan Sigappu Manithan, which was released in the year 1985;( in this film, superstar Rajinikanth was the lead actor), Vasantha Raagam, which was released in the year 1986; Sattam Oru Vilayaattu, which was released in the year 1987; and Ithu Engal Neethi, which was released in the year 1988. Vijay worked as a child actor in more than 5 films before working in films as the lead actor.
Films as a Lead Actor
Vijay started working in films only at the age of 10, and he acted in many films before doing his first film as the lead actor. He did his first film as a lead actor when he was only 18. This first film as a lead actor was Naalaiya Theerpu, released in 1992. This film was directed by Vijay's father, S. A. Chandrashekhar, and produced by his mother, Shoba Chandrashekhar, but this film could not do well at the box office and was a flop.
After the film Naalaiya Theerpu, his second film came in 1993. The name of this film was Sendhoorapandi, and Vijayakanth also acted in this film. Vijayakanth is one of the most well-known actors in Tamil cinema. This film did well compared to his previous film at the box office. After this, in 1994, Vijay's other film Rasigan was released, and this film was very successful at the box office, but the critics did not like this film. Still, he became very popular among the youth because of this film, and people started liking him. Due to this movie, Vijay also got the title of Ilaya Thalapathy which means young commander in English.
Vijay had established himself in the Tamil cinema industry as a romantic hero by the mid-1990s. After the success of the film Rasigan, he got offers from many films. After the film, Rasigan he acted in many successful films like Deva, Rajavin Parvaiyile, Vishnu, Chandralekha, and Coimbatore Mappillai, and almost all of his films were liked by both the audience and the critics. Vijay used to give very different and unique performances in each of his films which was well appreciated by all. Another movie by Vijay was released in 1996, named Poove Unakkaga. This movie made him more famous and popular than earlier.
Vijay became a superstar in the Tamil industry, and after the film Poove Unakkaga, Vijay worked in many other films. Out of which, many films proved to be super hits at the box office, and many more got the tag of a cult classic. Vijay's film Thulladha Manamum Thullum which was released in 1999, ran for more than 200 days at the theater, and this film also won the award for best film. After the year 2000, most of his films proved to be super hits at the box office. By the year 2000, Vijay had worked in more than 25 films. Also, after the year 2000, he started getting offers from more films than before.
Poove Unakkaga, Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Thirumalai, Ghilli, Pokkiri, Nanban, Thuppakki, Kaththi, Theri, Mersal, Sarkar, Bigil, Master, and many more are some best films of Vijay's career to date. If you are a fan of Vijay, then you must watch these movies. People wait for a long time for his upcoming films. Beast, is Vijay's upcoming film, and people have been waiting for this film for a long time. This film will be released in April 2022. He has worked in more than 70 films till now, and his films have rocked the box office in the last few years.
Marriage and Children
The well-known superstar of the Tamil film industry, Vijay, married Sangeetha Sornalingam, who belongs to a Sri Lankan Tamil family, and is an Industrialist. She became a fan of Vijay after watching the film Poove Unkakaga, and a few years later, after watching this film, she met Vijay in the United Kingdom. Both developed a liking for each other, and got married in 1999.
Vijay and Sangeetha Sornalingam have two children (a son and a daughter). His son's name is Jason Sanjay, and he was born in London in the year 2000, and his daughter's name is Divya Shasha, and she was born in Chennai in the year 2005. Both Vijay's children acted as child actors in Vijay's film. His son Jason Sanjay did a small cameo in the film Vettaikaaran, and this movie was released in the year 2009, and his daughter Divya Shasha also did a small role in the film Theri and this movie was released in the year 2016.
Total Net Worth
Vijay is not only known for his brilliant acting and his innovative style but he is also known as one of the richest actors in the Tamil film industry. Talking about the total net worth of Superstar Vijay, it is estimated to be around $56 million, which is around 410 crores in Indian Rupees. He earns more than 50 crores in a year. Movies and brand endorsements are the main source of his money.
Fee Charges Per Movie and Earnings From Brand Endorsements
Right now, Vijay charges 50 to 130 crores for doing any film. According to the news, he has charged 100 crores for his upcoming film Beast, and he has also charged Rs 100-120 crore in some of his earlier films, and because of all this, Vijay is one of the topmost paid actors in India. Apart from films, Vijay has also appeared in many television aids and brand endorsements, and he also earns 10-30 crore rupees in a year from brand endorsements.
Vijay is very fond of cars. He has a collection of many luxury cars. If we talk about his car collection, then luxury cars like Audi A8, BMW X6, Rolls Royce Ghost, BMW series 5, Mini Cooper, and many more are in his collection. Out of which, the cost of Rolls Royce Ghost is about 6 crore. Apart from cars, he has many expensive bikes as well.
Vijay spends a lot on his lifestyle. Vijay lives with his family in a luxurious house in Chennai. His house is located in Neelankarai, Chennai. Once Vijay went on a trip to America, he saw world-famous superstar Tom Cruise's Beach House. Meanwhile, he was very much impressed by this house and its infrastructure. Then he thought of building a similar beach house for himself, and Vijay built a similar house for himself in Chennai. Apart from the house in Chennai, Vijay has many other houses too.
South Superstar Vijay has not only won the hearts of the audience due to his acting, but he has also won many awards due to his spectacular acting. Vijay is a wonderful actor, and due to this, he has won many awards from India and abroad. Let's see some awards won or received by Vijay-
Today Vijay is the biggest star in the Tamil film industry. His fan following is not limited only to India, but his fans are found worldwide. He is a great actor, but he is also a very good person; Vijay always helps needy people. He donated crores of rupees during the covid 19 pandemic for the welfare of the people. Apart from all this, he raises money for many social issues and problems with his films, speeches, and activities.