Biography / trivia
* His birth name is Vijay and after his blockbuster debut film “Duniya” he is well known as Duniya Vijay in the film industry. He is also called as “Black Cobra” by his fans.
* He was not bright at studies and he concentrated on sports right from the beginning.
* He dropped his education and started to work as a stuntman & a gym instructor to support his family. He had some friends in the industry and was able get some small insignificant roles in the films now and then.
* Duniya Vijay started his film career from the bottom of industry. He had no god father to help!! He started to appear as junior artist in several films most of them are just few seconds.
* He approached director Soori & Yograj Bhat for leading roles but he was advised to improve his acting skills before making a lead role. He appeared in Ranga SSLC, Jogi, Shree etc. He also worked for TV serials for some time.
* His biggest turning point in his career happened in 2007 with Soori’s directorial debut “Duniya”. The film was a blockbuster hit in the Kannada film industry. He played the lead role of village idiot who was misused by the underworld. His performance was very much appreciated by the film critics and he won “Karnataka State Film Award” for best actor. He also won Filmfare award for his role.
* His performance in “Duniya” was appreciated personally by his role model superstar Rajnikant.!!
* After his Duniya he delivered some flops. He later delivered hits like Chanda, Junglee, Kanteerava, Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam, Bheema Theeradalli etc.
* His blockbuster hit film “Bheema Theeradalli” created a Controversy over copy right. Noted Kannada write Ravi Belagere claimed that his novel was copied without his permission.
* Vijay is married & has three children.
* Loose Madha fame “Yogesh” is his nephew.
“Nobody is innocent. There are a lot of people trying to pull you down. Let them talk if I’m dishonest in my work. Why target my personal life? But if they’re happy speaking ill of me, let them.”
“Today whatever I have been, it is because of my director’s efforts. Because of their intelligence and efforts, I am getting good roles and films. I can never and I will never interfere in their work. I am like a director’s slippers and they can use me as they want.”
Filmography / all movies list
|2||2007||Yuga||Chandra||Kavya,Sudha Belavadi,Mico Nagaraj,Mahadevu|
|3||2007||Chanda||S. Narayan||Shubha Punja,Jaadar,Komal,Sunder Raj,Shoba Raghavendra|
|4||2008||Avva||Kavita Lankesh||Shruti,Smita,Rangayana Raghu,Hanumakka,Arundathi Jathkar|
|5||2008||Slum Bala||Sumana Kittur||Shubha Poonja,Umashree,Girija Lokesh,Shashi Kumar|
|6||2009||Junglee||Duniya Soori||Andritha Ray,Adi Lokesh,Rangayana Raghu,Shobaraj|
|7||2009||Thaakath||M. S. Ramesh||Shuba Poonja,SrinivasaMurthy,Avinash,Rangayana Raghu,Shobaraj,Kashi|
|8||2009||Devru||Sadhu Kokila||Pragnya,Rockline Venkatesh,Sadhu Kokila,Ashish Vidhyarthi,Shobaraj|
|9||2010||Shankar IPS||M. S. Ramesh||Catherine Tresa,Ragini Dwivedi,Rangayana Raghu,Avinash|
|10||2010||Kari Chirathe||Madesh K||Sharmila Mandre,Yagna Shetty,Jai Jagadish,Sudha Belawadi,Rangayana Raghu|
|11||2010||Kanteerava||Tushar Ranganath||Shuba Poonja,Srinivasa Murthy,Yamuna,Rishika Singh|
|12||2011||Veera Bahu||S. Mahendar||Nidhi Subbaiah,M.N Lakshmi Devi,Rangayana Raghu,Vinaya Prasad|
|13||2011||Johny Mera NaamPreethi Mera Kaam||Preetam Gubbi||Ramya,Sadhu Kokila,Rangayana Raghu,Dattanna,Achyuth Kumar|
|15||2012||Bheema Theeradalli||Om Prakash Rao||Pranitha,Umashree,Doddanna,Sharath Lohitashwa,Shobaraj|
|16||2012||Rajinkanth||Pradeep Raj||Aindrita Ray|
|17||2012||Snehitharu||Ram Narayan||Darshan,Pranitha,Shrujan Lokesh,Vijay Raghavendra,Tharun Chandra|
|18||2012||Johnny Mera NaamPreethi Mera Kaam 2||Preetam Gubbi||Ramya|