Joseph Vijay Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Joseph Vijay Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 77 kg
Date of Birth June 22, 1974
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Spouse Sangeeta Sornalingam

Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar is one of the best actors in the Tamil film industry. He is one of the highest-paid Tamil actors and popularly known as ilayathalapathy among his fans. At the age of 10, he entered the film industry and did his maiden film Vetri as a child artist. In 1992, he did the lead role in the film Naalaiya Theerpu which was directed by his father S.A. Chandrasekhar and produced by his mother Shoba Chandrasekhar. He has sung more than 30 songs in his films as a playback singer.

Born Name

Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar

Nick Name

Ilayathalapathy, Social Worker, Thalapathy

Actor Joseph Vijay at Puli Audio Launch 2015
Actor Joseph Vijay at Puli Audio Launch 2015 (Silverscreen Media Inc. / Silverscreen.in / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Residence

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Initially, he attended Fathima Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Kodambakkam, Chennai.

Post that, he went to Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Virugambakkam, Chennai. After that, he started going to Loyola College to pursue a degree in Visual Communications. But, he dropped out of college and entered the film industry as he had an interest in acting.

Occupation

Film actor, Playback singer

Family

  • Father – S. A. Chandrasekhar (Director, Producer, and Writer)
  • Mother – Shoba Chandrasekhar (Playback Singer, Director, Writer, Carnatic Vocalist, and Producer)
  • Siblings – Vidhya (Younger Sister; Died)
Tamil Film actor Joseph Vijay Celebrating World Environment Day at the U.S. Consulate Chennai 2013-min
Tamil Film actor Joseph Vijay Celebrating World Environment Day at the U.S. Consulate Chennai 2013 (U.S. Consulate General Chennai / Flickr / Public Domain)

Build

Slim

Genre

Soundtrack

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

He himself is unsigned. But, he has contributed to various films. Most of his songs are labeled by Sony Music Entertainment, Gemini Audio, Eros Music and so on.

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

77 kg or 170 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Joseph’s name has been linked with –

  1. Sangeeta Sornalingam (1999-Present) – They got married in 1999. She is a Sri Lankan and interestingly, she is also a fan of the actor. She has a son and a daughter with Vijay named, Jason Sanjay (born in 2000) and Divya Shasha (born in 2005) respectively.
Joseph Vijay as seen in the movie Theri 2016
Joseph Vijay as seen in the movie Theri 2016 (Vikneshwaran M / Twitter)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Elegant acting
  • Powerful screen presence
  • Good dancing and singing skills

Brand Endorsements

He has served as a brand ambassador for –

  1. Indian Premier League (2008) – Chennai Super Kings
  2. Jos Alukkas (2010) – For the state of Tamil Nadu and Kerala

He has appeared in the following TV commercials –

  1. Coca-Cola (2002 and 2009)
  2. Sunfeast (2005)
  3. Tata Docomo

Religion

Roman Catholicism

Tamil Film actor Joseph Vijay Celebrating World Environment Day
Tamil Film actor Joseph Vijay Celebrating World Environment Day (U.S. Consulate General Chennai / Flickr / Public Domain)

Joseph Vijay Facts

  1. He has a significant fan following in China, Japan, UK, and France.
  2. He initiated a social welfare organization in July 2009. It was named Vijay Makkal Iyakkam. It is responsible for most of his charitable works.
  3. Vijay entered the film industry as a child artist.
  4. In 2008, he appeared in a short docudrama named Herova? Zerova?. The video was made to create awareness about child labor and early dropouts in Tamil Nadu. It also highlighted the importance of childhood education.
  5. In 2017, Vijay was ranked 31st in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, which is based on the earnings of Indian celebrities. Also, he has been consistently listed under the Forbes Celebrity 100 list from 2012.
  6. In 2017, Vijay rendered his support to Jallikattu protests in Chennai by joining them anonymously, hiding his face with a hanky.
  7. His sister Vidhya passed away when she was 2 years old. Later, he named his production house in her memory as V.V (Vidhya-Vijay) Productions.
  8. Some of Vijay’s film works like Nanban was screened at the prestigious Melbourne International Film Festival Australia, Kaavalan at Shanghai International Film Festival China, Mersal at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival South Korea and Hainan International Film Festival China, and Sarkar at Grand Rex France.
  9. In 2018, he distributed INR 70 lakh worth relief materials through his fan club to the flood-affected areas in Kerala. Also, he deposited INR 4.5 lakhs in each of the VMI head’s bank account to provide relief funds for the Gaja cyclone affected areas in Tamil Nadu.

Featured Image by Vikneshwaran M / Twitter

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