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Vijay (born Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar on 22 June 1974) is an Indian film actor, playback singer and philanthropist who works in the Tamil film industry. He is popularly known by his fans as Ilayathalapathy (Young commander-in-chief) or Thalapathy (commander-in-chief) of Tamil cinema.

The son of S. A. Chandrasekhar and Shoba Chandrasekhar, Vijay initially appeared as a child actor in a number of his father’s films, starting with Vetri (1984). He made his debut as a lead actor in Naalaya Theerpu (1992), which was also directed by his father. He received his breakthrough with Poove Unakkaga (1996) and Kadhalukku Mariyadhai (1997). He went on to act in other commercially successful films such as Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1999), Kushi (2000), Friends (2001), Thirumalai (2003), Ghilli (2004), Thirupaachi (2005), Sachin (2005), Sivakasi (2005), Pokkiri (2007), Vettaikaran (2009), Velayutham (2011), Nanban (2012), Thuppakki (2012), Jilla (2014), Kaththi (2014) and Theri (2016), which rank among the highest-grossing Tamil films. To date, he has acted in 60 movies as a lead actor and has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, seven Vijay Awards and two Edison Awards. Vijay is also a playback singer and has sung a couple of songs for his movies.

Personal life

Vijay was born on 22 June 1974 in Madras (now Chennai). His father, S. A. Chandrasekhar, is a popular Tamil film director and his mother, Shoba Chandrasekhar, is a reputed playback singer and carnatic vocalist. He had a sister, Vidhya, who died when she was two years old. Vidhya’s death affected Vijay very much. It has been said by his mother that Vijay, who was very talkative, naughty and hyperactive as a child, became silent after Vidhya’s death. Vidhya Chandrasekhar’s story is depicted in the 2005 film Sukran, where Vijay played an extended cameo. He currently engages in social service in the name of Vidhya. His cousin, Vikranth, is also a film actor, while his uncle, S. N. Surendar, is a playback singer and voice actor.

Vijay spent his entire childhood in Chennai. He did his schooling at Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Virugambakkam and went on to pursue a degree in Visual Communications from Loyola College, though he would eventually drop out as he was more interested in pursuing acting. He also had a craze for cars, learning to drive at the age of 13.

Vijay married a London-based Sri Lankan Tamil, Sangeetha Sornalingam, on 25 August 1999. They have two children, a son Sanjay born in 2000 in London, and a daughter Divya born in 2005 in Chennai.Jason Sanjay made a cameo appearance with his father in Vettaikaaran (2009) and Divya portrayed a small role as her father’s pre-teen daughter in Theri (2016).

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About Vijay 
NameVijay
Nick NameIlayathalapathy
Thalapathy
ProfessionFilm actor, playback singer
NationalityIndian
First Film Vetri (1984) (as a child actor )
Physical Stats
Height (Aprox.)1.78 m
Weight (Aprox.)73 kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth22 June 1974 (age 43)
Age (as of 2017)43
Birth PlaceMadras, Tamil Nadu, India (now Chennai)
Home Town/StateChennai Tamil Nadu
SchoolN/A
CollegeLoyola College, Chennai
Educational Qualification
Father NameS. A. Chandrasekhar
Mother NameShoba Chandrasekhar
Brother(s)N/A
Sister(s)N/A
ReligionHindu
HobbiesStunts, dancing and singing
Marital StatusMarried
AffairsNot Known
Husband/SpouseSangeeta Sornalingam
Children2

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