By Line: Shivendra Pandey
Vijay was born on 22 June 1974 as Joseph Vijay in Madras (now Chennai). He is a Roman Catholic. He received his first Holy Communion at a church in Chennai. His 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.
C. Joseph Vijay (born 22 June 1974), professionally known as Vijay, is an Indian film actor and playback singer who works in Tamil cinema. He is one of the highest paid actors in Tamil cinema. Vijay is referred to by fans and media as Thalapathy (commander).
He received his breakthrough in the film ‘Poove Unakkaga’ (1996), which was directed by Vikraman. He has acted in more than 60 films as lead and has won numerous awards including notable three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, one Cosmopolitan Award, one India today Award, one SIIMA Award, eight Vijay Awards, three Edison Awards, two Vikatan Awards, and one National Award UK.