Vijay, widely known by his nickname “Ilayathalapthy,” is a versatile talent in the entertainment industry, excelling as an actor, producer, and singer. His real name is Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar.
Vijay was born on June 22, 1974, in Chennai, India, under the zodiac sign of Cancer. He proudly holds Indian nationality and hails from Chennai. Despite being a college dropout, he has risen to great heights in the entertainment industry. Vijay’s religious affiliation is Christianity, as reported by Hindustan Times.
With a commanding presence, Vijay stands tall at approximately 178 cm (5 feet 10 inches) and maintains a fit physique, weighing around 73 kg (161 lbs). His body measurements are roughly 38 inches (chest), 29 inches (waist), and 14 inches (biceps). He possesses striking dark brown eyes and has a distinctive mane of dark brown hair.
Vijay has a penchant for adventure, indulging in hobbies such as performing stunts, dancing, and singing.
During the filming of “Pokiri,” Vijay faced a minor health setback when he had to undergo an operation due to sudden irritation and swelling in his eyes.
Family & Relationships
In the family realm, Vijay’s father, S. A. Chandrasekhar, is a notable filmmaker, while his mother, Shoba Chandrasekhar, is a renowned singer. He has no siblings, both brothers and sisters. Vijay is a married man, with his wife being Sangeeta Sornalingam. They share the joys of parenthood with a daughter named Divya Saasha and a son named Jason Sanjay.
Likes & Dislikes
When it comes to food, Vijay’s heart leans towards the delectable flavors of Chicken Biryani. He admires legendary actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, and Kamal Haasan. Among actresses, he holds a special fondness for Simran. His preferred destinations include London and Los Angeles, and he has a strong affinity for the colors blue and black.
In terms of earnings, Vijay commands a substantial salary, with reports indicating an impressive 20 Crore (INR) income.