Famous Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar Thalapathy Vijay is an indian actor, DancerAnd singer who is one of the highest paid actors in India. He mainly works in Tamil cinema. So far, he has played the lead role in 66 films. The International Business Times called him a “constant performer”. At the age of 10, he entered the film industry and made his first film Vetri as a child artist. Some of his cinematic works include Nanban, Kaavalan, Mersal, Sarkar and Varisu among others. He has won several awards, including the International Achievement Recognition Award and the South Indian International Movie Award. He is nicknamed Ilayathalapathy, Social Worker and Thalapathy.
Why is Thalapathy Vijay famous?
- Thalapathy Vijay is an Indian actor, dancer and singer.
- Thalapathy is famous for appearing in hit movies such as Ghilli, Nanban, Thalaivaa, Jilla, Theri, Mersal, Sarkar, Master among others.
Where is Thalapathy Vijay from?
Thalapathy Vijay was born on June 22, 1974. He is from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His birth name is Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar. He is the son of S.A. Chandrasekhar (director, producer and screenwriter) (father) and Shoba Chandrasekhar (Playback Singer, Director, Writer, Carnatic Singer and Producer). He is of Indian nationality and belongs to the Asian (Indian) ethnic origin. He also had a younger sister namely Vidhya who died at the age of two. Her father is of Christian origin and her mother is Hindu. He was baptized when he was 12 years old. His religion was Roman Catholicism. His current age is 48 in 2022. According to his date of birth, his zodiac sign falls under Cancer.
Vijay attended Fathima Higher Secondary School Matriculation in Kodambakkam, Chennai. After that, he went to Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Virugambakkam, Chennai. After that, he started attending Loyola College to get a degree in visual communication. But, he dropped out of college and entered the film industry as he had an interest in acting. He received an honorary doctorate from the Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute in 2007 in honor of his achievements in the film industry.
Career timeline of Thalapathy Vijay
- Thalapathy Vijay, aged 10, began his film career as a child actor in “Vetri” (1984). After that, he acted as a child actor in films such as “Kudumbam” (1984), “Vasantha Raagam” (1986), “Sattam Oru Vilayaattu” (1987) and “Ithu Engal Neethi” (1988). He also starred in “Naan Sigappu Manithan” (1985) as a co-star with Rajinikanth, who was the lead actor.
- At 18, he played the role beginning with “Naalaiya Theerpu” (1992). He also appeared in the movies “Sendhoorapandi”, “Rasigan”, “Deva” and “Coimbatore Mappillai”.
- After that he starred in “Poove Unakkaga” directed by Vikraman in 1996. After a year he starred in “Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen” and “Love Today”. He also acted in the films Nerrukku Ner, Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, Ninaithen Vandhai, Priyamudan and Thulladha Manamum Thullum. He then starred in “Nilaave Vaa”. This was followed by the films “Endrendrum Kadhal”, “Nenjinile” and “Minsara Kanna”.
- He acted in “Kannukkul Nilavu” in 2000. His two commercially successful romance films are “Kushi” and “Priyamaanavale”. His next hit films were “Friends”, “Badri” and “Shahjahan”. In 2002 he starred in the action movie “Thamizhan”. He acted in the romantic film Youth and the action film “Bagavathi”.
- In 2003 he starred in “Thirumalai”, “Ghilli”. In 2005, he appeared in “Madhurey” and “Thirupaachi” followed by “Sachein”, “Sivakasi” and “Pokkiri”. Then he acted in the romantic thriller “Azhagiya Tamil Magan”, and after that he acted in the commercial success “Vettaikaaran” (2009). In 2010, he starred in the action comedy movie “Sura”, which was a box office failure.
- He joined director Siddique for the romantic comedy “Kaavalan” in 2011. His next film, the action movie “Velayudham” was released the same year. Velayudham became one of the highest-grossing films of 2011.
- Her next release in 2012 was “Nanban” which was followed by “Thuppakki”, “Thalaivaa”, “Jilla”, “Kaththi”, “Puli”, “Theri”, “Bairavaa”, “Mersal”, “Sarkar”. Bigil, a football action movie, was released in 2019 and directed by Atlee. After that, he appeared in “Master”. The combined gross earnings of Mersal, Sarkar, Bigil and Master have been determined at over ₹1000 crore according to business analysts.
- On January 11, 2023, his thriller film “Varisu” was released.
Who is Thalapathy Vijay’s wife?
Thalapathy Vijay is a married man. He tied the knot with his beautiful wife, Sangeeta Sornalingam. They got married in 1999. She is Sri Lankan, and interestingly, she is also a fan of the actor. He met Sangeeta in the UK. She has a son and a daughter with named Vijay, Jason Sanjay (born in 2000) and Divya Shasha (born in 2005). His son made a guest appearance with his father in Vettaikaaran (2009) and his daughter played a small role as her father’s preteen daughter in Theri (2016). The family lives a happy life. His sexual orientation is straight. The duo reside in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India with their children.
How wealthy is Thalapathy Vijay?
Thalapathy Vijay is a successful South Indian movie star who has accumulated a net worth of $56 million or INR 445 crore according to the sources in January 2023. He earns an estimated annual income of INR 45 crore, mostly from movie fees and brand endorsements. He earned ₹100 crore in salary for Beast and also earned around ₹120 crore to ₹150 crore for his 66th film Varisu, placing him among the highest paid Indian actors. He is currently the highest paid actor in the Southern film industry.
Vijay charged INR 100 crore for the movie Beast, directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, and maintained his status in the “100 crore club” by receiving a hefty payout of INR 150 crore for his next movie, Varisu, which was released on 11 January. He was brand ambassador for Indian Premier League (2008) – Chennai Super Kings and Jos Alukkas (2010) – For Tamil Nadu and Kerala state. He appeared in the following television commercials – Coca-Cola (2002-2009), Sunfeast (2005) and Tata Docomo.
According to reports, he earns around INR 10 crore per year from these endorsements. Furthermore, he is also a brand ambassador for several international brands and sports teams. His main source of wealth comes from the entertainment industry and he currently leads a lavish life.
He has a collection of luxury cars including a Rolls Royce Ghost worth around INR 6 crore, an Audi A8 worth INR 1.30 crore, a BMW 5 series worth INR 75 lakhs INR, a BMW X6 worth INR 90 lakhs and a Mini Cooper worth INR 35 lakhs. He owns several luxury houses in cities such as Chennai, Thiruporur, Vandalur, Thirumazhisai and Tiruvallur. He currently resides in a large beachfront bungalow located at Casuarina Drive Street in the Neelankarai area of Chennai, which is valued at almost INR 70 crore according to Housing.com.
How tall is Thalapathy Vijay?
The actor, Thalapathy Vijay stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches or 180.5 cm. His body weight is 77 kg or 170 pounds. Her body type is slim. He has a pair of dark brown eyes and his hair color is black. He has a very powerful screen presence as well as good dancing and singing skills.
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