Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar, known professionally as Vijay, is one of the highest-paid actors in India. He has gained immense popularity in the Tamil cinema industry and is lovingly addressed as Thalapathy by his fans. In this article, we will explore Vijay’s journey to becoming a leading actor and his notable successes in the film industry.
Vijay’s Early Career
Vijay began his film career as a child actor in the movie “Vetri” in 1984. He then went on to work in various commercial and critically acclaimed films, establishing himself as a versatile actor.
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Vijay has been featured multiple times in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list, which recognizes the top celebrities in the country. This is a testament to his popularity and success in the film industry.
Vijay has been part of several noteworthy films that have achieved significant milestones at the box office. Some of these films include:
“Ghilli” is a Tamil film that released in 2003 and became the first Tamil film to gross over Rs. 500 million at the domestic box office. The movie received positive reviews from critics and further solidified Vijay’s position as a leading actor.
“Azhagiya Tamil Magan”
Released in 2007, “Azhagiya Tamil Magan” collected $1.043 million overseas and emerged as a top grosser at international box offices. In this romantic thriller, Vijay portrayed the roles of both the protagonist and the antagonist, showcasing his versatility as an actor.
“Nanban,” released in 2012, garnered critical acclaim and enjoyed a 100-day theatrical run. The film reportedly grossed Rs. 150 crore at the box office, further establishing Vijay’s commercial success.
“Thuppakki,” an action-thriller, is often regarded as one of Vijay’s best films. It became the third Tamil film to enter the Rs. 1 billion club domestically, solidifying Vijay’s box office prowess.
“Mersal,” released in 2017, played a significant role in elevating Vijay’s stardom. The film received widespread acclaim and was nominated for the Best Actor at the National Film Awards UK in 2018. It also won the Best Film award at the same event. With a global box office collection of around Rs. 2.5 billion, “Mersal” established Vijay as one of the most successful superstars in Indian cinema.
Vijay’s journey in the Tamil cinema industry has been remarkable, with a string of successful films and a dedicated fan base. He continues to be one of the highest-paid actors in India and his popularity shows no signs of waning. With each project, Vijay showcases his talent and versatility, cementing his position as the next big name of Tamil cinema.
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