Thalapathy Vijay of South has turned 49 today. These are the ones whose film releases are celebrated in Tamil Nadu. Vijay used to be a fan of Rajinikanth who used to live in poverty, but today he is the highest paid actor of India who takes more fees than Rajinikanth. Vijay’s film Master is the most has tagged film in India. When Vijay protested against the government in the 2018 film Sarkar, his fans followed in his footsteps and started breaking all the freebies the government provided.
Born on 22 June 1974 in Chennai, Vijay’s full name is Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar. His father S. A. Chandrasekhar is a Tamil director. After Vijay, his younger sister Vidya was born, but she passed away at the age of just 2 years. As a child, Vijay used to trouble everyone with his mischief, but his sister’s death had a bad effect on him and he started to remain silent.
When Vijay’s father stopped getting work, the economic condition of the house deteriorated. Mother’s work was also not going well. In such a situation, Vijay’s mother started singing for just 100 rupees per day and the family lived in poverty. With the help of some film industry people, Vijay got work as a child artist in the 1984 Tamil film Vetri at the age of 10. Vijay’s first fee was 500 rupees. After doing a few films as a child artist, when Vijay turned 18, he asked his father if he would launch him as a hero in films, but his father could not launch him.
Vijay was a big fan of Rajinikanth since childhood. As a child artist, Vijay also got a chance to work with Rajinikanth in the 1985 film Naan Sigappu Manithan. One day Vijay met Director S.A. happened to Chandrashekhar. Vijay said as soon as they met that he wanted to become a hero. Further, Vijay recited the dialogue of Rajinikanth’s film Annamalai (1992) to him there and presented it exactly in the style of Rajinikanth. Impressed by his talent, Chandrasekhar gave him the role of hero in his film Nalayaya Theerpu (1992).
Vijay charged Rs 100 crores for his film Master, while Rajinikanth charged Rs 90 crores for the film Darbar. Vijay has become India’s highest paid actor by taking a fee of 150 crores for the film Varisu released this year.
The film that catapulted Vijay to stardom was Poove Unakkaga. This film was well-liked not only in India but also abroad. After the success of the film, Vijay signed another film, which was being shot in Chennai’s Film City. One day a fan of Vijay from UK specially came to meet him. When he got a chance to meet, that fan praised Vijay’s film Poove Unakkaga.
That fan is Sangeetha Sornalingam, whom Vijay is married to. Actually Sangeeta is the daughter of a famous Sri Lankan businessman, whose family lived in the UK. Sangeeta was a big fan of Vijay since long.
Seeing Sangeeta’s happiness at getting a fan, Vijay invites her and her family to his house for lunch. Without wasting any time, Sangeeta said yes and reached Vijay’s house with her family on the mentioned date. Throughout the meeting, Sangeeta behaved like a fan of Vijay and was well taken care of by Vijay’s family. At that time no one knew that this fan would one day become Vijay’s life partner.
The film Master was postponed for several months due to Covid. The film was finally released on 13 January 2021. At that time theaters were open with only 5% occupancy, yet the film collected Rs 40 crores on the very first day. According to a Twitter survey report, the hashtag of the film Master was the most used hashtag related to the film. #MasterSelfie was the most retweeted hashtag in India.
South actor Vijay earns Rs 120 crore annually from films and brand endorsements. His total net worth is Rs 420 crores. Vijay lives with his family in a beach home in Chennai. At the same time, his car collection also includes Rolls Royce Ghost, which costs around Rs 2.6 crore. He has imported this car from England.
Apart from this, his collection also has BMW X5 and X6, Audi A8 L, Range Rover, Ford Mustang, Volvo XC90, Mercedes Benz GLA. In the midst of the Corona epidemic, all the celebrities had donated extensively to the Corona Relief Fund, but this issue Vijay’s fan became the reason for his death.
In fact, on April 23, 2020, in Marakkanam village of Tamil Nadu, two neighbors got into an argument over whether Rajinikanth had donated more or Vijay. A boy named M. Yuvraj was a big fan of Vijay, while Dinesh Babu used to worship Rajinikanth. There was an argument in small talk and a fight started between the two. This fight increased so much that Dinesh Babu killed M Yuvraj. Explain that Vijay had donated Rs 1.3 crore to the Kovid Relief Fund, while Rajinikanth had given Rs 50 lakh.
Thalapathy has filed a complaint against 11 people, including his parents, for misusing his name. In fact, Vijay prefers to stay away from politics, although his father S. A. Chandrasekhar formed the political party All India Thalapathy Vijay Makkal Iyakkam in his name. The General Secretary of this party is also Vijay’s father. When Vijay came to know that people were being linked to the party using his name, he got a case registered against 11 others including his parents. Please tell that a huge statue of Vijay was also built in the party office.