[106] The Telugu dubbed version of Sarkar earned more than ₹180 million at the Andhra box office and was the highest Telugu grosser in Vijay's career in the Telugu-speaking states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Vijay Talapathy Film Details: Vijay Talapathy started his acting career while a debut in the drama Vetri (1984), he continued to perform as a child artist in films till Ithu Engal Neethi (1988). [68] The party demanded that those scenes be cut from the film for future viewership,[69] but this was seen as an attack on freedom of expression by opposing political parties and various other celebrities working in Tamil cinema. – TOI Mobile | The Times of India Mobile Site, Box Office Collection: Vijay's 'Jilla' Outperforms Ajith's 'Veeram' at Worldwide BO, 'Kaththi' Review Roundup: Vijay Gives Sharp Performance; Worth a Watch, "'Kaththi' Box Office: Vijay Starrer Becomes Biggest Tamil Hit of 2014", Ilayathalapathy Vijay's 58th film aka Vijay 58 will be directed by Chimbudevan, "High octane action sequences in Vijay 59! It was with his 1996 film Poove Unakkage that the actor received the desired recognition. 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[17] He had lead roles in films such as Deva and Rajavin Parvaiyile, wherein the latter he co-starred with actor Ajith Kumar. 2 in Week 27 | TelevisionPost.com", "Zee Cinema to premiere Khaki Aur Khiladi on 13th December at 8PM", "Sarkar breaks Sanju record to become Indian cinema's highest opening day grosser in 2018", "Yipeee! - Times of India", "Tamil star Vijay does cameo in Rowdy Rathore - Bollywood Hungama", "After Mersal, Witness Thalapathy Vijay's Magic In Ajay Devgn's Golmaal Again", "Sony MAX to air actor Vijay's action blockbuster 'Bairavaa' on 29th July", "Mersal box office: Vijay starrer unstoppable, gives tough competition to Golmaal Again, Secret Superstar in international markets", "UAE Box Office: Mersal emerges the winner among the Diwali releases including Golmaal Again and Secret Superstar", "Rishtey Cineplex climbs to No. [116] He has appeared in a Sunfeast advertisement in 2005. [151] Member of the parliament, Dayanidhi Maran accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of politically targeting actor Vijay through IT raids because he was critical of the BJP. In 1996, Vijay performed in the Vikraman-directed Poove Unakkaga, which became his first acclaimed performance as well as the breakthrough in Vijay's career and made him a recognizable star. The two things that decide a person's fate are: his determination when he has nothing, and his attitude when he has everything. Vijay was born on June 22, 1974 as Joseph Vijay in Madras (now Chennai). The two producers came together to form a new production house SKT Films and announced that production would begin after the completion of Vijay's casting in Murugadoss' Kaththi. [62][63] The film was Vijay's second film to be released in China after Kaavalan (2011). [92], Vijay's first cameo Bollywood appearance in the song Chinta Chinta from the Hindi film Rowdy Rathore (2012), co-starring Akshay Kumar and Prabhu Deva, was well received by Hindi audiences. Thalapathy Vijay | Age Transformation Reaction | From 2 Years Old To 44 Years Old | Usha KC - Duration: 8:16. [38], His next film Jilla, co-starring Kajal Aggarwal and Mohanlal, and directed by R. T. Neason, was released on a Pongal weekend in 2014 and ended up as a box office hit. The year 2009 commenced with the action film Villu, in which Vijay teamed up again with Prabhu Deva and played another dual role. In 1999, Vijay acted in debutant Ezhil's Thulladha Manamum Thullum, with Simran, which ran for more than 200 days at the Tamil Nadu box office and earned Vijay a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film. [5] He appeared as a kabaddi player in Ghilli (2004), which went on to become the first Tamil film to earn ₹500 million (Indian rupees). Directed by S. Shankar, it was released during the Pongal weekend of 2012 and emerged a major financial success. Vijay was supposed to feature in Dharani’s Dhool and Shankar’s Mudhalvan, but … [58] Through also playing a father during 1970s Madurai, Vijay played a triple role in total for the film. Vijay Thalapathy was born on 22 June 1974 (age 46 years) in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. [96] Mersal also topped in the UAE market collecting more than ₹90 million, beating Golmaal Again and Secret Superstar. He has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, seven Vijay Awards and two Edison Awards. Once the changes is done, click on the “Save Changes” option to save the changes. Pugazh Age and Personal life. From 2000, Vijay began to commit to entertaining ventures, which marked a change in trend. Vijay celebrates his 46th birthday today. Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox? [99] Vijay's Sarkar is the all-time top opener in India beating Hindi film Sanju. [115] Box office tracker Irshad, who analyses Kerala and the UAE-GCC territories, said, "Vijay is the only other language actor who is still able to pull the first-day crowd in Kerala on par with the "Big Ms" (Mammootty and Mohanlal). Medical University in 2007 for his contributions to social welfare and in honour of his achievements in the film industry. [35] The film became the third Tamil film to enter the ₹1 billion (US$14 million) club after Sivaji (2007) and Enthiran (2010). His father, S.A. Chandrasekhar, is a Tamil director and his mother, Shoba, is a backing singer and a Carnatic singer. "[115], Vijay also enjoys box office dominance in Kerala. At the age of 10, Vijay started his film career as a child actor in the film Vetri (1984) and then performed as child actor in films such as Kudumbam (1984), Vasantha Raagam (1986), Sattam Oru Vilayaattu (1987) and Ithu Engal Neethi (1988). [25], In late 2007, Vijay starred in the psychological thriller film Azhagiya Tamil Magan, directed by Bharathan, who made his directional debut with this film. [18] Vijay's tenth film Vasantha Vasal was followed by the action films Maanbumigu Maanavan and Selva. ", "Theri: Hollywood technicians roped in for Vijay's upcoming actioner", "Vijay 59 may not be shot in China as planned", "'Theri' box office collection: Vijay-starrer strikes gold in Chennai, set to complete 75 days in theatres", "Bairavaa (Bhairava) 3 weeks box office collection: Vijay's film earns around Rs 110 crore in 22 days", "Sri Thenandal Films signs Ilayathalapathy Vijay? 150 with Chiranjeevi in the lead. [31] Vijay's performance in the film was praised by critics, including leading Indian actor Kamal Haasan. He started acting when he was just 10 years old in the movie Vetri, 1984. [56] Vijay learnt a few magic tricks in preparation for his role as a magician, learning from the magicians, Gogo Requiem from Macedonia, Raman Sharma from Canada, and Dani Belev from Bulgaria. [133] In September 2017, the Vijay Makkal Iyakkam official website was launched to unite all of his fans,[134] and in December 2017, Vijay fans in Pollachi began providing services to the needy such as autos for school students and ambulances for the sick and injured. - Tamil Movie News - IndiaGlitz.com", "Vijay fans provide free autos and ambulances in Pollachi", "Vijay visits Anitha's house to pay condolence", "Actor Vijay visits Thoothukudi police firing victims' houses, distributes one lakh as compensation to each family", "Vijay donates Rs 70 lakh worth relief materials to Kerala flood victims - Times of India", "Thalapathy Vijay's massive donation for all Gaja Cyclone affected districts - Tamil Movie News - IndiaGlitz.com", "Coronavirus Lockdown: Is Thalapathy Vijay directly depositing money to the bank accounts of troubled fans? [80][81] The film, which came to be revealed as Bigil, is a football action film. Ghilli, a remake of the Telugu film Okkadu was released next in 2004, and completed 200 days in theatres in Tamil Nadu. [139] During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Vijay donated ₹1.3 crore to several relief funds. ", "Vijay's Theri crosses Rs 150 crore mark at Box Office, all set to break records of Thuppakki", Thalaiva Tamil Movie Review – cinema preview stills gallery trailer video clips showtimes, Vijay's 'Jilla' set to roll from May! His next film Vettaikaaran, directed by Babusivan and produced by AVM Productions and distributed by Sun Pictures became one of the highest-grossing Tamil films of 2009. [120] In August 2010, Vijay was signed by Jos Alukkas as their brand ambassador for Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Hurry up & vote! In 2009, Coca-Cola India signed him as their brand ambassador in Tamil Nadu and he subsequently featured in advertisements for the company. [123] Highlighting Vijay's popularity, Bigil was the top 10 'Most Tweeted about hashtags in India' according to Twitter India in 2019, and the most retweeted tweet in the entertainment category. [8] In her memory, Vijay named his production house, V.V Productions, which stands for Vidhya-Vijay productions. He is recognized as a Thalapathy by his fans. His father is S.R. His parents are also famous but he never got the advantage of their success. While Vijay's earlier films were primarily action and masala based, his recent films transitioned into the thriller genre and discussion of reform concerning social, environmental and political issues in India.[7]. [127] Speaking on the problems facing Sri Lankan Tamils in Sri Lanka, Vijay said, "It is my effort to show my support for the suffering Tamils in Sri Lanka. C. Joseph Vijay, professionally known as Vijay, is an Indian film actor and playback singer who works in Tamil cinema. [150] On 12 March, The I-T department said that nothing significant was found during the raid and Vijay has paid all the necessary taxes. After Cyclone Thane, his Makkal Mandram administrators arranged for a relief camp at Kammiyampettai, Cuddalore where he provided rice to the affected people. He played the roles of both the antagonist and protagonist. Earlier, it was rumoured that AR Murugadoss has been roped in to direct the film. [148] It was reported that actor Vijay and AGS Entertainment producer Anbu Cheliyan were suspected of undisclosed payments, alleged tax fraud and nearly ₹65 crore was seized by the officials from Cheliyan's residence. In 2008, he was signed as an ambassador for the Indian Premier League cricket team Chennai Super Kings. [61] For his role in Mersal, Vijay was nominated at the National Film Awards UK in 2018 and also the film won the Best Foreign Language Film award at the National Film Awards UK. Vijay has achieved that benchmark twice with Mersal and Sarkar. "[115], In 2002, Vijay appeared in Coca-Cola India advertisements. The film was only a moderate success at the box office. [129], Vijay founded the social welfare organisation, Vijay Makkal Iyakkam (Vijay People Organization), which was officially launched in July 2009, which is responsible for much of his philanthropic work. [32] Nanban went on to complete 100 days theatrical run. In August 2019, director Lokesh Kanagaraj tweeted that he would be working with Vijay in a film produced by Xavier Britto, who is Vijay's relative. [24] Another record that Ghilli broke was M. G. Ramachandran's Adimai Penn (1969) record for the most people seeing a movie in the first week of its release. [21] Udhaya, which began production in 1998 and filming in 2002, but was delayed, was finally released in early 2004. The kind of stories he chooses and the contemporary societal issues his films deal with are also some of the reasons for his strong overseas pull. [126], During the latter stages of the Sri Lankan Civil War in 2008, Vijay fasted several times as an agitation against the treatment of Sri Lankan Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government. [23][37] His next film Thalaivaa, directed by A. L. Vijay, was released on 9 August 2013 worldwide and had a delayed release in Tamil Nadu. [83] Nayanthara was selected to play the female lead role,[84] while Vivek and Anandaraj joined the film as a supporting role. After completing his schoolings, he pursued his graduation in the field of Visual Communication at Loyola College. His 2001 comedy-drama film Friends was directed by Siddique and featured him in the leading role alongside Suriya again. Vijay's domination in Kerala started from Pokkiri, and it continues even today. [27] Kaavalan was screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival in China. [29] Velayudham became one of the top-grossing films of 2011. In 2005, he starred in debutant Perarasu's Thirupaachi, followed by a guest appearance in his father's Sukran, the romantic comedy Sachien, co-starring Genelia D'Souza, directed by John Mahendran, and Sivakasi, starring Asin, again directed by Perarasu. [42] The film was titled as Maareesan was supposed to start filming in late 2011, however, in October 2011, UTV Motion Pictures left the project citing the escalating budget and Aascar Films replaced them as producers. His fans refer him with the nameIlayathalapathy‘ [135] On 11 September 2017, Vijay offered financial aid to the family of a girl who committed suicide after failing to secure a medical seat in NEET exams. [86] Released in 2019, Bigil was Vijay's last film of the decade. [119] He also appeared in a Coca-Cola advertisement again. [88] The film, Master, is an action thriller film[89] and its first look poster was released on 31 December 2019, coinciding with New Year's Eve. In 1998, Vijay worked in the movies Ninaithen Vandhai, Priyamudan and Nilaave Vaa, the first one being the remake of Telugu film Pelli Sandadi. Vijay Thalapathy Early Life. [23] The film received critical acclaim. The former had choreographed for films including Pelé: Birth of a Legend, Million Dollar Arm and 13 Reasons Why, and the latter is an English footballer. Referred to by fans and media as "Thalapathy" (commander), Vijay is the highest paid actor in Tamil cinema. A pop up will open with all listed sites, select the option “ALLOW“, for the respective site under the status head to allow the notification. [125] In May 2008, Vijay appeared in a short public service video, Herova? [52] The action-thriller Theri was released in April 2016 to positive reviews. [46], In September 2014, Kalaipuli S. Thanu signed on to finance a project directed by Atlee, which would star Vijay. In the 2010s, Vijay achieved further critical and commercial success with blockbusters including Thuppakki (2012), Kaththi (2014), Theri (2016), Mersal (2017), Sarkar (2018) and Bigil (2019). ", "SAC recalled how Vijayakanth did Sendhoorapandi free of cost to help his son Vijay's career", "April brings cheer to Tamil film industry", "From Ghilli to Theri: 10 Ilayathalapathy Vijay action blockbusters one should know! [85] This was Vivek's first collaboration with Vijay since Kuruvi (2008), and both Nayanthara's and Anandaraj's first collaboration since Villu (2009). Sangeetha met Vijay's parents | Thalapathy veriyans alert! Vijay played a dual role for the first time in his career. He is an Indian Film Actor, Playback Singer, and Philanthropist who is the highest-paid actor and well-known for his work in Tamil Cinema. [144][145] They have two children, a son Jason Sanjay born in 2000 in London[146] and a daughter Divya Shasha born in 2005 in Chennai. Who is Vijay Thalapathy Family members? The success of his masala film Thirumalai (2003) changed his on-screen persona to that of an action hero. In early 2011, Vijay joined up with director Siddique again, for the romantic comedy Kaavalan, a Tamil remake of the Malayalam film Bodyguard. [53] It was the second-highest-grossing Tamil film of 2016 and Vijay's second film to gross over ₹1,720,000,000. [16] This was the first film in which Vijay was credited with the prefix Ilaya Thalapathy (young commander), an epithet by which he became popularly known among fans and the media for the rest of his career. [15] In 1994, his film Rasigan was released, which can be deemed as his first success but not acclaimed by critics. 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Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar was born on June 22, 1974, to film producer and director S. A. Chandrasekhar and Shoba Chandrasekhar, a playback singer. In August 2018, there were rumours speculating that Vijay's 63rd film will be directed by Mohan Raja or Perarasu, however, it was confirmed that Atlee, who Vijay collaborated with in Theri and Mersal, will be directing the film. [94] Most of his Tamil films are dubbed into Hindi by Goldmines Telefilms and telecast on Sony Max Hindi TV channel. [149] Vijay was investigated while he was busy shooting for his upcoming film Master in Cuddalore. [136] On 7 June 2018, Vijay offered financial aid to the families of the Thoothukudi police gunfire victims who protested against the Sterlite Copper plant. [70] In addition, several medical associations, such as the Tamil Nadu Government Doctors' Association, condemned the film for the alleged cynical portrayal of doctors working in government-operated hospitals. Vijay’s meteoric rise to stardom is fairly recent. Vijay was born on 22 June 1974[1] as Joseph Vijay in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu. Ghilli was followed by Madhurey, directed by Ramana Madhesh. Vijay's collaborations with Atlee and AR Murugadoss have significantly transformed his overseas box office might. Vijay was born on June 2, 1974 in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India. [9] This shows how much love he still holds for his departed sibling. Actor Vijay nominated for IARA Awards | How to Vote for Thalapathy Vijay: Actor Thalapathy Vijay was nominated in IARA Awards under the category of Best Actor for his performance in “Mersal” movie which released on Diwali, 2017. [3] By 2017, he became the second-highest grossing actor in Tamil cinema history, behind veteran Rajinikanth. [90] Notably, the third look poster, which was released on 26 January 2020 coinciding with India's Republic Day, features both Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi staring intensely at each other. This was Vijay's 50th film. [103] Actor Chiranjeevi thanked Vijay as the latter was more keen on his comeback film and helped him to get the remake rights of the Tamil blockbuster film Kaththi, which was remade in Telugu as Khaidi No. [117] In 2008, Vijay was signed up as an ambassador for the Indian Premier League cricket team Chennai Super Kings. Vijay is among the most popular figures in South India. 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[138] In November 2018, Vijay deposited ₹4.5 lakh in each VMI head's bank account to provide relief for the Gaja cyclone-affected families in Tamil Nadu. Due to the likelihood of a ceasefire in Sri Lanka, Vijay said, "we can't go to Sri Lanka and fight for the Tamils. Vijay is a well-known Indian Film Actor, Playback Singer, Philanthropist, and Dancer. He received his first communion in a church in Chennai. [130] The Ilayathalapathy Vijay Education Awards were conducted at JS Kalyana Mandapam in Chennai on 8 July 2012 by his Vijay Makkal Iyakkam organisation to honour the students who topped in 2012 SSLC and 12th board exams and the awards were distributed by Vijay. Vijay had participated in fasts organised by the South Indian Film Artistes Association (SIFFA) and by the technicians of Tamil film industry before conducting his own eight-hour fast on 16 November 2008. 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