Days and months may pass into years, and many of them may pass one after another, but age is all but a mere number. We have a testimony of this dictum, our dear Ilayathalapathy. Vijay, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication, had to fight his parents in order to become an actor by profession, while his family wanted to see him as a doctor.
Interestingly, Vijay was classmates with Yuvan Shankar Raja, Karthik Raja, actor Suirya and director Vishnuvardhan, at college. For the records, though ‘Naalaya Theerpu’, directed by his father, SA Chandrasekhar, was his debut in the tinsel town, his real launch happened only in director Vikraman’s ‘Poove Unakkaga’. Vijay rose up to the status of ‘Ilayathalapathy’, out of his arresting charisma, and ageless looks and vigour. Having had established himself as a pillar in the Kollywood Hall of Fame, Vijay has given a number of trendsetting movie.
An actor who is always very particular and choosy about his scripts, however faced a slump in his career for about a couple of years, with his films not making it big at the box office. Nonetheless, his comeback was phenomenal, and has ensured that his fan base is intact, irrespective of how his movies perform at the box office. Apart from being a legendary actor, Vijay is also a humble and benevolent individual, who actively contributes to charitable events and fund raisers. Currently with a couple of movies in his mind, and ‘Thalaivaa’ close to release, Vijay is one of the best actors that the cinema has seen. Today, he is counting one more year in his career. And we at Tamilwire.net take the pride and honour to wish our dear Ilayathalapthy all happiness and success. Happy birthday Vijay!