Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar , known mononymously as Vijay, is an Indian actor, dancer, playback singer and philanthropist who works in Tamil cinema. Referred to by fans and media as “Thalapathy” (commander), Vijay is the highest paid actor in Tamil cinema.
|Real Name||Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar|
|Profession||Actor, Producer and Singer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm|
|in meters- 1.78 m|
|in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”|
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 73 kg|
|in Pounds- 161 lbs|
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 38 Inches|
|- Waist: 29 Inches|
|- Biceps: 14 Inches|
|Date of Birth||1974-06-22|
|Age (as in 2018)||44 Years|
|Birth Place||Chennai, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|College||Loyola College, Chennai|
|Debut||Naalaya Theerpu (1992)|
|Family||Father- S. A. Chandrasekhar (Filmmaker)|
|Mother- Shoba Chandrasekhar (Singer)|
|Hobbies||Stunts, dancing and singing|
|Controversies||When he was shooting for "Pokiri", due to sudden irritation and swelling in the eyes, he had gone through a minor operation.|
|Favourite Food||Chicken Briyani|
|Favourite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan, Rajanikanth and Kamal Haasan|
|Favourite Destination||London and Los Angeles|
|Favourite Color||Blue and Black|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Children||Daughter- Divya Saasha|
|Son- Jason Sanjay|
|Salary||20 Crore (INR)|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
Some lesser known facts about Vijay
- Does Vijay smoke?: No
- Does Vijay drink alcohol?: No
- Vijay incepted his film career in 1984 as a child artist in “Vetri” which was made by his father.
- To became an actor he dropped out his Bachelors Degree of Visual Communications at Loyola College, Chennai.
- He is a good friend of South superstars Vikram and Surya.
- Instead of celebrating his birthday in hotels, he prefers social work and provides free books to economically weak students.
- For his contribution in the Tamil film industry, he was awarded with the “Doctor Honoris Causa” by Dr. MGR University.
- He has been the brand ambassador of major giants like Coca-Cola, Chennai Super Kings, Sunfeast, Jos Alukkas and Tata Docomo.
- He was initially offered the roles of Dharani’s Dhool and Shankar’s Mudhalvan, but due to busy schedule he wasn’t able to take it..