|John Vijay Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||November 20, 1976|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
John Vijay is an Indian actor who has mainly worked in Tamil films along with some Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada films. Over the years, he has been a part of a variety of films which include the likes of Oram Po, Billa, Ko, Poi Solla Porom, Raavanan, Thalaimagan, Angadi Theru, Bale Pandiya, Thillalangadi, Va, Aanmai Thavarael, Vanthaan Vendraan, Mouna Guru, Kalakalappu, Etho Seithai Ennai, Samar, David, Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal, Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, Neram, Pattathu Yaanai, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu, Vidiyum Munn, Vaayai Moodi Pesavum, Thirudan Police, Vellaikaara Durai, Enakkul Oruvan, 2 States, Rombha Nallavan Da Nee, Sakalakala Vallavan, Bhamakalapam, Adi Kapyare Kootamani, Solo, Thiru.Vi.Ka.Poonga, Dummy Tappasu, Azhagu Kutti Chellam, Peigal Jaakkirathai, Saagasam, Ko 2, Gajakesari, Kabali, Bayam Oru Payanam, Comrade In America, Nambiar, Kadalai, Veera Sivaji, Vaigai Express, Kootathil Oruthan, Enbathettu (88), Thappu Thanda, Thupparivaalan, 12-12-1950, Solo, Ulkuthu, Kaathadi, Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu, Iravukku Aayiram Kangal, Semma Botha Aagathey, Big Brother, Ramarao On Duty, Cobra, Kadaikutty Singam, Vanjagar Ulagam, David, Pattinapakkam, Saamy 2, Iyobinte Pusthakam, Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram, Waltair Veerayya, Anantham, Kaatteri, Pichaikkaran 2, Mr. Local, Vandi, Sangathamizhan, Zombie, Thiravam, Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu, 50/50, Bhoomi, Sarpatta Parambarai, 4 Sorry, Agadu, Thuneri, Enemy, Take Diversion, Dedh Ishqiya, The Warriorr, Yugi, Karungaapiyam, Bachelor Party, Adrishayam, The Warriorr, and Prithvi.
Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India
John Vijay studied at Caldwell Higher Secondary School in Tuticorin. Afterward, he got enrolled at Loyola College, a private Catholic higher education institution run by the Society of Jesus in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He completed his Master of Science degree in Visual Communication.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
John Vijay has dated –
- Madhavi Elangovan – He is married to Madhavi Elangovan and the duo has been blessed with a son.
Race / Ethnicity
Salt and Pepper
Usually sports a mustache
John Vijay Facts
- He co-starred as Pichchai (son of Gun) in the Tamil-language black comedy film Oram Po in 2007. John Vijay’s performance in the film was described by critics as a “scene stealer, his antics bring the house down”.
- In 2010, he played Inspector Suryaprakash in the Kannada language action drama film Prithvi. The film’s lead cast included Puneeth Rajkumar, Parvathy, and Avinash.
- Along with Indrajith Sukumaran, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Kalabhavan Mani, Asif Ali, Rahman, Vinayakan, and Ashish Vidyarthi, John Vijay co-starred as Prakash Kamath (a vengeful underworld don) in the 2012 Malayalam-language black comedy gangster film Bachelor Party. The film is adapted from Johnnie To’s 2006 Hong Kong film Exiled.
- He appeared as Ranade Bhau in the 2013 Hindi-language crime film David, starring Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vinay Virmani, Jiiva, Tabu, Monica Dogra, Lara Dutta, and Isha Sharvani.
- In 2014, he was cast as a Police Officer in the black comedy film Dedh Ishqiya. A sequel to Ishqiya (2010), the film stars Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah, Madhuri Dixit, Huma Qureshi, and Vijay Raaz.
- John Vijay brought to life the character of Ameer (Kabali’s sidekick/trusted aide) in the 2016 Tamil-language action drama film Kabali, starring Rajinikanth, Radhika Apte, and Sai Dhanshika.
- He played the role of ACP Prasad in the 2016 Telugu-language action film Shankara, a remake of the 2011 Tamil film Mouna Guru.
- In 2022, he was seen as SP Joshua in the action film The Warriorr.
- John Vijay was cast as Abdullah (Michael’s assistant) in the 2023 Telugu-language action film Waltair Veerayya, starring Chiranjeevi, Ravi Teja, Shruti Haasan, Catherine Tresa, Bobby Simha, and Prakash Raj. The film became one of the highest-grossing Telugu films of 2023.
- He has served as the chief of H2O, an advertising agency with an office in Nungambakkam.
- John Vijay has worked as the head program director of Radio One FM.
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