Biography / trivia
# Vijay birth name is Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar and he is also referred as Ilaiya Thalapathi. He was born on 22nd Jun 1974 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
# He is basically from a filmy family, his father Chandrasekhar was producer and director in tamil industry. He entered films as a child artist playing minor roles in his father movies. His debut in lead role was with Naalaya Theerpu in 1992. Its really amazing to know that he prefers to be playback singer in his films.
# Vijay, son of noted film producer and director S. A. Chandrasekhar, after performing roles as child actor in films produced by his father, made his debut in a lead role in the 1992 film Naalaya Theerpu.
# Vijay married Sangeeta on 25th Aug 1999 and they are blessed with two children, a son Jason Sanjay  and a daughter Divya Saasha .
# Vijay endorsed many products in tamilnadu such as Coca Cola, Jos Alukkas, Sunfeast, Tata Docomo etc.
# Considering his contribution charity MGR University conferred him honorary doctorate in 2007.
# In 2011 state assembly election, Vijay supported AIADMK and AIADMK provided 3 seats to his fan club and he campaigned extensively throughout state for AIADMK,in his speech in Nagapattinam he condemned Sri Lankan Govt for attacking tamil fishermen.
# His favorite food is Chicken biriyani & tandoori items.
“I am a bathroom singer and bedroom dancer.. I used to practice steps of all popular songs standing before the mirror in my bedroom. I have done lots of stage dancing in school and college days which helped me identify the talent in me.”
“I too wanted to act in different styles, but when I talk to my fans, I find that they want me act in this style. Their opinion is important to me.”
“Prabhudeva and Lawrence are dance masters who gives me most difficult steps. Both of them make me dance really very hard and ‘bend nimithiduvaanga’. But at the same time, when ppl enjoy these dance numbers on screen with whistles, I feel like all pains disappearing in a moment.”
“I do a lot of home work. I follow real life characters, observe their movements and incorporate them in my movies. At present, I am shooting for `Puli’ in which I play a police officer. I am trying to shape myself as a police officer, it is part of the job. Every actor is expected to do it.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1995||Rajavin Parvaiyile||Janaki Soundar||Ajith,Indraja|
|1997||KaalamellamKaathiruppen||R. Sundarrajan||Dimple,R. Sundarrajan|
|-||Once More||Chandrasekhar||Sivaji Ganesan,Simran Bagga,Manivannan|
|1998||Ninaithen Vandhai||Selva Bharathy||Devayani,Rambha,Manivannan|
|-||Endrendrum Kadhal||Manoj Bhatnagar||Rambha|
|-||Minsara Kanna||K.S. Ravikumar||Rambha,Monicka,Khushboo|
|-||Khushi||SJ Suryah||Jyothika,Nizhalgal Ravi,Vivek|
|-||Badri||P.A. Arun Prasad||Bhumika Chawla,Vivek,Monal|
|-||Bhagavathi||A Venkatesh||Reema Sen,Ashish Vidyarthi|
|2003||Puthiya Geethai||Jagan||Amisha Patel,Meera Jasmine|
|-||Ghilli||Dharani||Trisha,Ashish Vidyarthi,Prakash Raj|
|-||Madhurey||Ramana Madhesh||Sonia Agarwal,Rakshitha,Pasupathy|
|-||Sachien||Manokethan||Genelia D’Souza,Bipasha Basu|
|2006||Aathi||Ramana||Prakash Raj,Trisha Krishnan,Vivek|
|2007||Pokkiri||Prabhu Deva||Prakash Raj,Asin Thottumkal|
|-||AzhagiyaThamizh Magan||Bharathan||Shriya Saran,Santhanam|
|2009||Villu||Prabhu Deva||Nayanthara,Biju Menon|
|-||Vettaikkaaran||B. Babusivan||Anushka Shetty,Srihari|
|2010||Sura||S. P. Rajkumar||Tamannaah Bhatia,Vadivelu|
|2011||Velayudham||M. Raja||Genelia D’Souza,Hansika Motwani|
|2012||Thuppakki||Murugadoss||Kajal Aggarwal,Vidyut Jamwal|