Vijay the superstar of Kollywood, I mean most loved superstar is all set to celebrate his 43rd birthday on 21 June. And in Tamil Nadu, his birthday is not just a birthday, it is a festival. With the massive fan base, each and every year the fans of the most amazing superstar rejoiced his birthday with much glory and merry.
His debut film as an actor was the 1992 film Naalaiya Theerpu, directed by his father, SA Chandrashekhar. Even though the film was average, the actor stunned Kollywood by delivering three hits in consecutive order post his acting debut in the Tamil Cinema. Since then, he has acted in 59 films and most of the films are the clean hit at the Indian Box Office.
On his 43rd birthday, here are some interesting facts about Vijay:
1). Vijay was born as ‘Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar’ in a Christian family.
2). Out of love and affection, Vijay’s fans address him as Ilayathalapathy, means most loved young leader.
3). The birthday boy is a big fan of megastar Rajinikanth and blessed to share screen space as a child artist in his 1985 film Naan Sivappu Manithan.
4). Vijay’s father, SA Chandrashekar, is a prominent director of the Tamil Cinema. Still, he worked really hard to achieve what he is having and he acted in 15 films helmed by his father, including six as a child artist.
5). At 18, he made his acting debut in Naalaiya Theerpu. His character’s name was also ‘Vijay’ and eventually, he adopted Vijay mononymously as his stage name and used this name in several films, including, in Theri.
6). The young Thalapathy has bagged three Tamil Nadu State Awards alongside, seven Vijay awards in his career.
7). Vijay carries singing skills on his genes like his mother Shobha Chandrasekhar and blessed to be a good singer. His Google Google song from Thuppakki grabbed him an award for the popular Tamil song of 2009. He is also an extraordinary dancer.
8). In 2012 and 2013, the cine-artist was mentioned and featured on the Indian edition of Forbes’ ‘Celebrity 100’ lists, respectively based on the income and popularity of Indian celebrities.
9). In 2007, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Dr. MGR University for his stupendous contribution to the Tamil cinema.
10). The populer actor shares screen space with none other than the living legend, the Malayalam actor Mohanlal in the movie, Jilla. And the film was a huge hit at the box office.
11). He has done a cameo in Chinta Ta Ta song with Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar in Rowdy Rathore.
12). Critics often call him the darling of the masses. He is the only Tamil superstar who is having three Rs 100 crore blockbusters movies on his kitty, after Rajinikanth.
13). The film Ghilli, of the actor, 2013, was the first Tamil film to cross the coveted Rs 50 crore mark at the Tamil Nadu Box Office. The song Appadi Podu’s popularity brings such a huge thunderstorm to the film.
14). He is a popular non-Malayalam actor in Kerala and often his films received the bumper opening in the God’s own country.
15). Except for Puli, nine of the 10 Ilayathalapathy releases were clean successes at the Box Office among his latest films.
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