Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar (born 22 June 1974), known professionally as Vijay, is an Indian actor and singer who works predominantly in Tamil cinema.
What is the 1st movie of Vijay?
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The superstar that Vijay is today, he had quite a sedate start to his career. He had a string of flops initially, his debut movie Naalaiya Theerpu (1992), and subsequent films including Sendhoorapandi (1993), Rasigan (1994) and Deva (1995), all bombed at the box office.
What is salary of Vijay?
What is Vijay's salary per movie? Vijay's average salary per movie is Rs 120-150 crores.
Why Vijay is called as thalapathy?
Vijay's journey to stardom
After his 1994 film Rasigan, Vijay was given the prefix Ilaya Thalapathy (young commander) for the first time in this movie, and throughout the rest of his career, fans and the media referred to him by this nickname which later matured to Thalapathy.Who is the No 1 hero in TamilNadu?
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1. Rajinikanth - Rs. 120 Cr. Rajinikanth is the first actor to get a three digit salary as remuneration in Kollywood.Who is No 1 highest paid actor in India?
Salman Khan is not just the top-paid actor but also the first Indian star to get a salary of Rs 100 crore plus on a feature film, way back in 2016 with Sultan. In 2017, he charged Rs 130 crore as acting fees for Tiger Zinda Hai.Who is the richest Tamil actor?
Rajinikanth to Chiranjeevi: 6 wealthiest South Indian veteran actors and their insanely massive net worth that'll leave you stunned
Mammootty - Rs 340 crore. ...
Mohanlal - Rs 376 crore. ...
Kamal Haasan - Rs 388 crore. ...
Rajinikanth - Rs 430 crore. ...
Nagarjuna - Rs 950 crore. ...
Chiranjeevi - Rs 1650 crore.Who is bigger Vijay or Ajith?
Earlier, he compared Vijay and Ajith in terms of box office collection and said that Vijay is bigger than Ajith in terms of market value.Early life and family
Vijay was born as Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar in a Tamil speaking family on 22 June 1974 in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu. His father S. A. Chandrasekhar is a Tamil film director and his mother Shoba Chandrasekhar is a playback singer and carnatic vocalist. His father is of Christian descent and his mother is Hindu. Vijay was baptised at the age of 12. Vijay had a sister, Vidhya, who died when she was two years old.
Initially attending Fathima Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Kodambakkam, Vijay later joined the Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Virugambakkam and went on to pursue a degree in Visual Communications from Loyola College. While studying, at the age of 18, he asked his father if "he would launch him"1984–2003: Child actor and transition into lead roles
Vijay in 1987
At the age of 10, Vijay started his film career as a child actor in Vetri (1984), making his first paycheck of ₹500 rupees paid for by actor-and-producer P. S. Veerappa. He then performed as a child actor in films such as Kudumbam (1984), Vasantha Raagam (1986), Sattam Oru Vilayaattu (1987) and Ithu Engal Neethi (1988). He also performed in Naan Sigappu Manithan (1985) as a co-star to Rajinikanth, who was the lead actor.Following the action-romance flick Thirumalai in 2003, Ghilli, a film directed by S. Dharani and produced by A. M. Rathnam, was released. It co-starred Trisha and Prakash Raj with Vijay as the lead. Ghilli was the first Tamil film of all time to gross over ₹500 million, or ₹50 crore, in the domestic box office. The film grossed nearly $500,000 in the Malaysian market. Ghilli also broke the record for the most people seeing a movie in the first week of its release, previously held by M. G. Ramachandran's Adimai Penn (1969). Ghilli received favourable reviews. The Hindu stated that "Vijay, the hero whom the masses today identify with, and Prakash Raj, the inimitable villain in tow, this flick, "Ghilli"...on a winning track".
Vijay at a function in 2007
Ghilli was followed by commercially successful films Madhurey and Thirupaachi in 2005. Later, Vijay starred in the commercially and critically successful films Sachein, Sivakasi and Pokkiri. Pokkiri was one of the highest-grossing films in his career at that time.
Beast received mixed reviews from critics. Roger Ebert, an American film critic website, reviewed the film Beast with 3/5 stars and called "Vijay as a multifaced tiger with a multifaceted avatar". Beast was the highest grossing Tamil film in US premiere shows. Beast made box office collection records in the international markets of New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. The film was commercially successful, collecting ₹250 crore worldwide, and was one of the most viewed films on Netflix globally in 2022. It was the first Tamil film released theatrically in Uzbekistan.
The action drama film Varisu was produced by Telugu film producer Dil Raju and directed by Vamshi Paidipally. Thaman S composed music and background score for the film. Varisu released theatrically worldwide on 11 January 2023 to polarizing reviews. Varisu collected ₹300 crore at the box officeOn 13 July 2021, the Madras High Court dismissed a writ petition filed by Vijay in 2012 seeking exemption of the Entry Tax for his Rolls-Royce Ghost car that was imported from England. It imposed a fine of ₹1 lakh which was allotted to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Public COVID relief fund. Justice S.M. Subramaniam said that Vijay's fan base considers him as a hero and he was expected to be one instead of a "reel" hero, further calling it an anti-national habit. On 15 July 2021, Vijay filed an appeal against defamatory statements made by the judge against him in Madras High court. On 20 July 2021, Vijay's appeal against the tax exemption case issue and defamatory statements was moved to a different tax bench sector of the court. On 27 July 2021, a two-judge bench of Madras High court stayed the earlier passed order by Judge S.M. Subramaniam that included the critical remarks and also stayed the order of a ₹1 lakh fine amount. On 25 January 2022, the court dismissed and removed the defamatory critical statements made by Judge S.M. Subramaniam against Vijay. On 15 July 2022, the court declared that no fine should be imposed on the car imported by since he had paid the full entry tax before January 2019, closing out the case in the process..