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Arun Vijay is an Indian actor, playback singer and stunt coordinator who mainly works in the Tamil film industry. The son of the veteran actor, Vijay Kumar, he made his debut in the film industry as an actor with Mura Mappillai in 1995 for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South.

Real NameArun Kumar
Famous RoleVictor Manohar, Yennai Arindhaal (2015)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 176 cm
in meters- 1.76 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 36 Inches
- Waist: 33 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
• Murai Mappillai,Tamil (1995)
• Bruce Lee, Telugu (2015)
• Chakravyuha, Kannada (2016)
Awards, Honours, AchievementsYennai Arindhaal, 2015:
• Edison Award for Best Villain
• SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
• Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Villain
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 November 1977 (Saturday)
Age (as in 2019)42 Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac signScorpio
SchoolDon Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Egmore
College/UniversityLoyola College, Chennai
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesHorse Riding, Singing and Skydiving
Tattoo(s)• Tattoo on his left hand
• Tattoo on his back near to his neck
Controversy• His tweet made a big controversy when netizens assumed it to be a brutal trolling against Sivakarthikeyan (Actor). Later, he clarified it by saying that, his Twitter account was hacked.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear 2006
Wife/SpouseAarathi Mohan (Daughter of Dr N. S. Mohan, film producer)
ChildrenSon- Arnav Vijay
Daughter- Purvi
ParentsFather- Vijayakumar, Actor
Mother(s)-• Muthukkannu
• Manjula, Actress (Step-Mother)
SiblingsSisters- 5
• Kavitha Vijayakumar
• Anitha Vijayakumar (Doctor)
• Vanitha Vijayakumar (Half-sister)
• Pritha Vijayakumar (Half-sister)
• Sridevi Vijaykumar (Half-sister)
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodSouth Indian Food
Favourite ActorKamal Haasan
Favourite DirectorMani Ratnam
Favourite ColourBlack
Favourite Sport(s)Skydiving and Cricket
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Jaguar (JLR India)
• Pick Up Truck
Bike CollectionHayabusa

Some Lesser Known Facts About Arun Vijay

  • Arun Vijay is a popular Tamil movie actor. He changed his name from Arunkumar to Arun Vijay; because he thought it would be lucky for him.
  • He was born into a modest family in Chennai. He is the only son among the six children of his parents. He has two real sisters and three stepsisters.
  • Arun started his career as an actor in 1995. He was just 18 years old when he made his debut with the movie ‘Murai Mappillai’.
  • Thereafter, he appeared in many movies but, they were not a big hit. After almost 17 years, Arun’s talent was recognized, and he started getting movies with big stars.
  • In 2015, he appeared in the movie ‘Yennai Arindhaal’ with the superstar ‘Ajith Kumar‘. He played the role of an antagonist. He worked out in the gym for almost 6 hours a day to make his look in the movie more appealing.
  • Some of his phenomenal movies are Yennai Arindhaal, Chakravyuha, and Kuttram 23. He believes that action movies are his forte, and he performs tremendously in them.
  • He has received many awards in the Best Villian category for the movies ‘Yennai Arindhaal and Chakravyuha’.
  • On September 1, 2015, he started his production company ‘In Cinemas Entertainment (ICE)’ to give a platform to the new talent.
  • He is a sportsperson and loves to play cricket, he is even a licensed skydiver approved by ‘United States Parachute Association’.
  • He is a gym freak and is considered as one of the fittest actors in the South Indian Film Industry.
  • He is an animal lover. He owns a dog and his name is ‘Rudhra’.
  • He also appeared in the 2019 Indian action-thriller film ‘Saaho;’ starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor.
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