Vijay Net Worth: Interesting facts, Income, Salary, Age, height, Biography

Vijay Net Worth:$60 Million (Rs 450 Crores)

Full NameJoseph Vijay Chandrasekhar
Professional NameVijay
Net Worth (2022)$60 Million
Net Worth In Indian RupeesRs. 450 Crore
ProfessionIndian Actor
Vijay Per movie SalaryRs 10/15 Crores
yearly Income In Indian Rupees Rs 45 Crore +
Date of Birth22 June 1974
Age47 Years
WifeSangeeta Sornalingam (m. 1999)
ChildrenJason Sanjay, Divya Shasha
Upcoming movieMaster
Social AccountsTwitter, Facebook
Photo Credit : Vijay / Twitter

Vijay, is an Indian actor who mainly features in Tamil Movies. He is well known as Ilaya Thalapathy of Indian Cinema and one of the highest paid celebrity of the country. He has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, seven Vijay Awards and two Edison Awards.

 With his career spanning over two decades and he has played various roles in 64 movies and his 65th slated to release this April, Vijay is one of busiest actor in India today. Recently His latest movie Master was released and has collected Rs 40 rores in Chennai region only.

He has such a great following in the international market that his 2017 released Mersal grossed more than Bollywood’s superstars Ajay Devgan and Amir Khan Starrer movies.

Vijay Net Worth 2022:

Thalapathy Vijay has as estimated net worth of $60 million which roughly converts to ₹450 crores. Reportedly Thalapathy Vijay charges around Rs 25-35 crores per film. The actor also has several brand endorsements that earn Thalapathy Vijay an estimated Rs 10 crores per year. Thalapathy Vijay’s annual income is estimated to be around Rs 35-45 crores including major brand endorsements and films.

Considering he makes after tax income of almost 40-50 Crores each year and his movie Master releasing just now , It is safe to approximate that Vijay net worth is around Rs 410 Crores or $ 65 Million

Vijay Net Worth Income sources:

Vijay is a film actor so his major source of income remains acting and films. He does several brand endorsements which easily offer him around Rs 10-15 Crores annually. He must have invested in several liquid assets ,properties which offer him an average return of 10-15 % returns. There were some news on his net wealth and taxation in the beginning of 2020.

Income Tax (IT) department reportedly raided around 38 properties of Thalapathy Vijay and his producer Anbu Chezhiyan. It was reported that almost ₹65 crores have been recovered from Thalapathy Vijay’s properties which evidently will have an impact on the actor’s total net worth. Thalapathy Vijay’s estimated net worth of ₹410 crores might have taken an estimated hit of ₹65 crores through the IT department raid. This had brought the actor Thalapathy Vijay’s net worth down.

Vijay Cars:

His car collection includes Rolls Royce Ghost worth approx. Rs. 6 Crores, Audi A8 worth Rs. 1.30 Crores, BMW series 5 worth Rs. 75 lacs, BMW X6 worth Rs. 90 lacs, Mini Cooper worth Rs. 35 lacs.

Vijay Net Worth 2021:

Vijay’s net worth was estimated to be around $55 million which translates to Rs. 400 Crores in 2021.  His annual income is estimated to be around Rs. 45 Crores. His income depends on the fees receivable from movies, brand endorsements etc.

He charges around Rs. 10 – 15 Crore per movie.

His portfolio of brand endorsement includes Coco – Cola, IPL for Chennai Super Kings, etc. Through brand endorsements, Vijay earns around Rs. 5 – 10 Crores annually.

Vijay Biography (Tamil Actor):

Vijay was born on 22 June 1974 in Chennai. His parents, S.R. Chandrasekhar (father) is a popular Tamil film director and Shoba Chandrasekhar (mother) is a reputed playback singer.

He had a sister, Vidhya, who died when she was two years old. Vidhya’s death affected Vijay very much. It has been said by his mother that Vijay, who was very talkative, naughty and hyperactive as a child, became silent after Vidhya’s death.

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Vidhya Chandrasekhar’s story is depicted in the 2005 film Sukran, where Vijay played a cameo role. He currently is inolved in social service in the name of Vidhya. His cousin, Vikranth, is also a film actor, while his uncle, S. N. Surendar, is a playback singer and voice actor.

He spent his childhood days in Chennai. He was studied in Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Virugambakkam and went on to pursue a degree in Visual Communications from Loyola College. But, he was interested to act in films. He also loves to drive car, so he learned car driving at the age of just 13.

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Vijay movies Career:

He started his career as a child actor in the film Vetriwhich released in 1984. His lead role as an adult was in 1992 when he starred in Naalaiya Theerpu released in 1992.

He was 18 during that time. His first major success was 1994 released Rasigan. But it was 1996 released Poove Unakkaga, which made him a recognizable star and for which he was praised for his performance by everyone.

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His last three releases were Mersal (2017), Sarkar (2018) and Bigil (2019) are all blockbusters and among the highest grossers of Tamil Cinema. His upcoming movie is Master alongside Vijay Sethupathi slated to release on 22nd April 2020.

His Thirumalai was considered a turning point in Vijay’s career.

Movies like Poove Unakkaga, Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, Kushi, Friends, Thirumalai, Ghilli, Pokkiri, Nanban, Thuppakki,Theri set new record in box office.

Vijay has won 3 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, seven Vijay Awards and two Edison Awards. Vijay is also a playback singer and has sung a couple of songs for his movies.

Photo Credit : Vijay / Twitter

At 10 years old, Vijay’s first role was in the drama Vetri (1984); he continued to perform as a child actor in films until Ithu Engal Neethi (1988), directed by his father S. A. Chandrasekhar, and then featured as the lead for the first time in Naalaiya Theerpu (1992). Vijay played anti-hero roles as an hyper-possessive lover in Priyamudan (1998), followed by a play-boy in ATM (2007).

The success of his masala film Thirumalai (2003) changed his on-screen persona to that of an action hero.[He appeared as a kabaddi player in Ghilli (2004), which went on to become the first Tamil film to earn ₹500 million (Indian rupees).

He continued to achieve success during the 2000s with cult films including Thirupaachi (2005), Sachein (2005), Sivakasi (2005), Pokkiri (2007) and Vettaikaaran (2009).

In the 2010s, Vijay achieved further critical and commercial success with blockbusters including Thuppakki (2012), Kaththi (2014), Theri (2016), Mersal (2017), Sarkar (2018) and Bigil (2019).

While Vijay’s earlier films were primarily action and masala based, his recent films transitioned into the thriller genre and discussion of reform concerning social, environmental and political issues in India

List of Awards Received: Cinema Express Award, Roja Duke’s Best Actor, Dinakaran, Superstar of Tomorrow Awards, Vikatan Award, Techofes Award, Gaana Awards, Techofes Award.

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Awards and Recognitions

  • Honorary Doctorate from the Dr. M. G. R. Educational and Research Institute in 2007.
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards in 1997 for Best Actor and in 2000 MGR Award.
  • He has been nominated 18 times for Vijay Awards and has won it 9 times.
  • South Indian International Movie Awards in 2016 for Best Entertainer for Theri.
  • He has won 4 Techofes Awards.
  • He has won 2 Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards.

Vijay Tamil Actor Wife:

Sangeeta Sornalingam is the wife of leading actor Thalapathy Vijay. After seeing Vijay’s film Poove Unakkaga released during the year 1996 she was very impressed and became his fan. One day during shooting Sangeeta came to see Vijay and he greeted her personally,they chatted for a while about various things.

Interesting Facts about Vijay

  • Vijay is referred to as “Thalapathy” meaning Commander by his fans and media.
  • He is among the highest paid actors in India.
  • He is a great dancer and he is also a playback singer.
  • Vijay has been included 5 times in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 List.
  • His father S. A. Chandrasekhar is a Tamil film director and his mother Shoba is a playback singer and Carnatic vocalist.
  • He has appeared in Bollywood song in 2012 “Chinta Chinta” from Rowdy Rathore starring Akshay Kumar.
  • The Hindi dubbed versions of Vijay Thalapathy movies have done extremely well on television.
  • Vijay is also involved in various philanthropies and he has helped during Gaja cyclone affected families in Tamil Nadu.
  • Sangeeta Sornalingam is the wife of leading actor Thalapathy Vijay and the daughter of Tamil Industrialist from Srilanka. Her Tamil was settled in the UK.

We hope we have provided you a brief yet detailed bio of our favorite actor – Vijay. We wish him all the best for all his future endeavors.