Date of birthJun 22, 1974
Age48 years
Debut filmVetri
FatherS. A. Chandrasekhar
MotherShoba Chandrasekhar
SpouseSangeeta Sornalingam

Joseph Vijay Chandrashekar who is widely known as Vijay. He is a actor, playback singer. He works mostly in Tamil film industry. He started his acting career at his childhood with film Vetri, later in 1992 made a lead role in a movie directed by his father Naalaya Theerpu. Then acted in a movie called Poove Unakkaga directed by Vikraman, which was his first commercial success.

Vijay's 10th movie was Vasantha Vasal followed by many romantic and successful movies. In late 2003 Vijay was the most happening hero for romantic- action movies, in 2005 he started with Pokiri the remake of Telugu movie with the same name in which Mahesh Babu was the hero then started many remake movies from telugu and hindi which was all a very good success some of the movies were Vikramarkudu, 3 idiots.

He have worked with A.R.Murgadoss for the movie Thuppakki and shared the screen with Kajal Agarwal which collected 1 billion after the movie Sivaji, again he worked with Murgadoss for the action-thriller Kaththi this was also a perfect hit. He worked in a fantacy movie called Pulli. Presently he is doing a movie called Theri which is on sets. He is the brand aambassador of Coco Cola Tamil Nadu Sunfeast, IPL, Joa Alukkas for Tamil Nadu and Kerela. Recently he have signed for Tata- Docomo. He also started a Welfare Organisation for which he donates 40% of his income. He have won many filmfare, national, jury awards too.