Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar, also known as Vijay is an Indian Actor, playback singer who works in Hindi, and predominantly in Tamil Cinema. Featured in over 65 movies, Vijay is the highest-paid Actor in South India. Vijay’s first shot as an actor came in a drama. Vijay rose to be accepted as a finer actor in the 90s, delivering super hit movies.
Keeping the view on his popularity, he is an ambassador for many big Indian brands, most notably the Indian Premier League’s Chennai Super Kings. He has also received an honorary Ph.D. for his contributions to human and social welfare in the country.
As of 2023, Vijay's net worth is estimated to be $56 million.
|Net Worth||$56 million|
|Given Name||Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar|
|Source(s) of Fame||Actor|
|Date of Birth||June 22, 1974|
|Place of Birth||Chennai, India|
|Relationships||Married, Sangeeta Sornalingam,|
Vijay was born on June 22nd, 1974. His father was already associated with Tamil Cinema, working as Director and his mother was a playback singer. Vijay didn’t get all the luxuries and even the basic necessities of life adequately. His Mother Shobha used to sing in concerts for INR 100 daily wage. On that food, Vijay and his family have food to eat. Vijay had a sister Vidhya who died when she was two years old. This has affected Vijay deeply. Later when he opened his Production house, it was named V.V Production, Vidya- Vijay Productions.
Vijay Initiated his film career by playing a child role in Vetri (1984), followed by a series of Tamil movies in a similar role. His first salary as a child actor was INR 500. His first lead role was in 1992 in the movie “Naaliyan Theerpu”.
In 1996, he was featured in “Poore Unakkaga” which ultimately became his first critically acclaimed performance and opened the road to stardom for him. He has worked in approximately 65 movies and some movies are currently in pipeline.
Vijay got married to his fiancé ‘Sangeetha” in 1999. They have two children, a son, and a daughter. Son, Jason Vijay also featured alongside his father in a film in 2003.
Vijay is also known for his philanthropic and activist voice in India. In 2008, he appeared in a video message in an attempt to discourage children from dropping out of school. During the Sri Lanka Civil War, Vijay fasted for several days as an agitation against the treatment of Sri Lanka Tamils in Sri Lanka.
He has a strong presence on social media. His Facebook and Twitter followers are 7.9M and 3.5M respectively.
Vijay is an Indian/Tamil film actor and singer who has worked in over 65 movies and is regarded as one of the finest actors in Tamil Cinema.