Vijay Thalapathy Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | March 20, 2024

Date of Birth

22 / June / 1974


50 Years


Actor Producer Singer

He was born on 22-06-1974 in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India as Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar. He is an Indian Film Actor, Playback Singer, Philanthropist, Dancer & Film Producer who is the highest-paid actor & well-known for his work in Tamil Cinema. His fans refer to him to the name of Thalapathy.

Vijay Thalapathy (Actor) Height, Age, Wife, Family & More

Vijay Thalapathy was born on 22 June 1974 (age 49, as of 2023) in Chennai, India. He is one of the highest-paid actors in Kollywood (Tamil Cinema).

Early Life

Vijay, a well-known actor in Tamil cinema, is the son of a famous Tamil film director, producer, and writer S. A. Chandrasekar. He was born in Tamil Nadu, Madras (now Madras known as Chennai) 1974 on 22 June, and in June 2023, he will be 49 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. His mother’s name is Shoba Chandrasekhar, and she is a Carnatic vocalist, producer, director, and playback singer. He 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.


He was born to a Christian family. He belongs to the Christian Vellalar community from the state of Tamil Nadu. His father, S. A. Chandrasekhar, is a well-known Tamil film director and his mom Shoba Chandrasekhar is a Carnatic singer.

He had a sister Vidya, who died at the age of 2 years when He was 9 years at the time of her death. He named half of his Vidhya-Vijay productions house after his sister named Vidhya.

S. A. Chandrasekhar Vijay Father

S. A. Chandrasekhar Vijay Father

Shoba Chandrasekhar Vijay Mother

Shoba Chandrasekhar Vijay’s Mother

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The well-known superstar of the Tamil film industry, He, 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.

Sangeeta Sornalingam Vijay Wife

Sangeeta Sornalingam Vijay Wife

Jason Sanjay Vijay Son

Jason Sanjay Vijay Son

Divya Shasha Vijay Daughter

Divya Shasha Vijay Daughter


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Education School and Colleges
Education Qualification Not Known
School Fathima Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Kodambakkam, Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Virugambakkam
College / University Loyola College, Chennai
Others Not Known


Title Role(s) Year
Zilla Shakthi Aarumugam (Jilla) 2014
Youth Shiva 2002
Vishnu Vishnu (Krishna) 1995
Villu Pugazh, Saravanan 2009
Vigil Michael Rayappan (Bigil), Rayappan 2019
Vettaikaaran Ravi 2009
aNaan Sigappu Manithan Un­known 1985
Naalaiya Theerpu Vijay 1992
Minsara Kanna Kannan (Kasi) 1999
Mersal Vetri, Maaran, Vetrimaaran 2017
Master John Durairaj (JD) 2021
Madhurey Maduravel (Madhurey) 2004
Ithu Engal Neethi Vijay 1988
Ghilli Saravanavelu (Velu, Ghilli)[ 2004
Chandralekha Rahim Rowther 1995
Beast Veera Raghavan 2022
Bairavaa Bairavaa 2017
Bagavathi Bhagavathi 2002
Badri Sri Badrinath Moorthy (Badri) 2001
Azhagiya Tamil Magan Guru, Prasad 2007
Aathi Aathi 2006


Hobbies Stunts, Dancing, and Singing
Favorite Food Chicken Biryani
Favorite Director Not Known
Favorite Destination London and Los Angeles
Favorite Colour Blue and Black
Favorite Actress Simran
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Rajanikanth and Kamal Haasan

Awards, Honors, Achievements

National Honours Not Known
National Film Awards Not Known
Controversies When he was shooting for “Pokiri”, due to sudden irritation and swelling in the eyes, he had gone through a minor operation.
Civilian Awards Not Known

Social Media

Wikipedia @Vijay_(actor)
Twitter @actorvijay
Instagram @actorvijay
Facebook @ActorVijay

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vijay

  • In his school days, he consistently ranked at the top of his class.
  • For his first film, ‘Vetri’, where he appeared as a child actor, he earned a fee of Rs 500.
  • Since childhood, he has harbored a strong faith in God.
  • As a child actor, he featured in numerous Tamil films such as ‘Kudumbam’ (1984), ‘Naan Sigappu
  • Manithan’ (1985), ‘Vasantha Raagam’ (1986), ‘Sattam Oru Vilaiyattu’ (1987), and ‘Ithu Engal Neethi’ (1988).
  • He left his Bachelor’s Degree program in Visual Communications at Loyola College, Chennai, to pursue acting.
  • During his college years, he participated in various dance competitions, often showcasing routines to Michael Jackson’s songs, mastering his iconic dance moves.
  • He ventured into film production, contributing to Tamil movies like ‘Nanbargal’ (1991) and ‘Innisai Mazhai’ (1992).
  • Throughout the 1990s, he appeared in several Tamil films, including ‘Deva’ (1995), ‘Poove Unakkaga’ (1996), ‘Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen’ (1997), ‘Thulladha Manamum Thullum’ (1999), and ‘Minsara Kanna’ (1999).
  • In 2008, he became the brand ambassador for the IPL team Chennai Super Kings.
  • He inaugurated a flag for his fan club on 23 June 2008.
  • His filmography includes over 65 Tamil films, such as ‘Vettaikaran’ (2009), ‘Nanban/Thuppakki’ (2012), ‘Theri’ (2016), ‘Mersal’ (2017), ‘Master’ (2021), and ‘Leo’ (2023).
  • In 2011, he lent his support to the anti-corruption movement spearheaded by Indian social activist Anna Hazare in New Delhi.
  • Rather than celebrating his birthday extravagantly, he prefers engaging in social work, providing
  • free books to underprivileged students.
  • He has featured in television commercials for various brands, including Coca-Cola, Chennai Super Kings, Sunfeast, Jos Alukkas, and Tata Docomo.

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Body Measurements Chest: 38
Waist: 29
Biceps: 14
Birth Place Chennai India
Children Daughter: Divya Saasha Son: Jason Sanjay
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 178 CM
Height In Meter 1.78 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: S. A. Chandrasekhar
Mother: Shoba Chandrasekhar
Profession Actor Producer Singer
Siblings Actor Producer Singer
Spous Sangeeta Sornalingam
Weight 73 Kg
161 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Cancer


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