Not everyone can sustain themselves in the cinema industry with the perfect title and a very good reputation. Only a handful of the actors tend to be people’s favorite. Among them, one particular actor who has proven to be extremely talented is Actor Vijay (aka Ilayathalapathy Vijay). Whenever there is a talk about the highest box office hits only two actors’ names pop up. One is Superstar Rajinikanth himself and the next is Joseph Vijay. He has been Kollywood’s favorite for decades now. With his charming smile and down-to-earth personality actor, Vijay will never go out of style. With the generations passing by, actors come and go but Ilayathalapathy Vijay is not going anywhere and with his box office hits he will never go anywhere as well.
About His Personal Life
Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar was born on 22nd June 1974. Born in a Roman Catholic family his birthplace is said to be Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His father S.A Chandrasekhar, a well-known director was also a big part of Vijay’s acting career. His mother Shoba Chandrasekhar, a Carnatic singer and vocalist once confessed in an interview that Vijay had a sister who unfortunately passed away when she was 2 years old. She also confessed that Vijay was once a very talkative child but now he is very silent and reserved because of his sister’s sudden death. He did his schooling in Virugambakkam and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Loyola college, Chennai. On 25th August 1999, Vijay married Sangeetha, a well-renowned Sri Lankan businessman’s daughter. They were then blessed with a boy and a girl.
Being remembered by generations and becoming a household name as an actor has its highs and lows. Just like every other industry an actor also has to go through flops and failures to become successful. The ones who truly shine after all the failures are the ones who are always grateful for their paths. Vijay has had his ups and downs in the industry as well. Being the no.1 actor in Kollywood of all time is not as easy as it seems. Naalaiya Theerpu (1992) and following films including Sendhoorapandi (1993), Rasigan (1994), and Deva (1995) were the biggest flops of his career. He has his biggest breakthrough from his movie Poove Unakkaga (1996). This film made him stand alone at the box office too. As the years went by Vijay’s fame and hits just kept raising and he released movies back to back. The film Ghilli (2004) really became the trump card for his entire acting career. His action scenes, music, and dance skills really made Vijay the all-time favorite star that he is now. His latest film Master (2021) broke all the box office records. This movie answers the question of who is the mass actor in the world.
Vijay’s face has the largest spread in Tamil Nadu. Shops use his name or his character’s name from his movies to sell their products in various parts of Tamil Nadu. Even jewelry companies opt for Vijay to be their brand ambassador. His contagious smile and shy attitude indeed make him look handsome and young. Vijay is a notable Superstar, probably the next Rajnikanth, and has a reach at the grass-root level of acting. With his Makkal Iyakkam, a sociable welfare community he was seen helping people during floods and cyclones in Tamil Nadu. He contributed alot to the 2018 Kerala floods too. The market survey suggests that the box-office implementation of his films and his charming personality will make him a bigger star in the upcoming days.