Movies, Filmography, Age, Family, Father, Wife, Daughters, Son
|Born||22 June 1974, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India|
|Residence||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.|
|Years active||1984–1988 (child actor)|
1992–present (lead actor)
|Spouse(s)||Sangeeta Sornalingam (1999–present)|
|Children||Jason Sanjay (b. 2000) |
Divya Shasha (b. 2005)
S. A. Chandrasekhar (father)
Vijay‘s father S. A. Chandrasekhar is a Tamil film director and his mother Shoba is a 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.
Vijay married his ardent fan, a Hindu British Sri Lankan Tamil, Sangeetha Sornalingam, on 25 August 1999 in both Hindu and Christian tradition.
Vijay has been included several times in the Indian edition of the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, based on the earnings of Indian celebrities.
Vijay started a social welfare organisation Vijay Makkal Iyakkam (Vijay People Organization), which was officially launched at Pudukottai on 26 July 2009. It is responsible for much of his philanthropic work. After Cyclone Thane, his Makkal Mandram administrators arranged for a relief camp at Kammiyampettai, Cuddalore where the star provided rice to the affected people. Cuddalore was the worst affected area in flooding and Vijay reached out to help these people by rendering some assistance. The area in which the camp was built soon wore a festive look with thousands of people gathering to catch a glimpse of their favorite star.
Vijay received an honorary doctorate from the M.G.R Educational and Research Institute (Dr. M.G.R University) in 2007 for his contributions to the cause of the poor and downtrodden through social welfare activities and to honour Vijay’s achievement in the film industry.