Why Famous: One of the highest-paid actors in Tamil cinema, he is affectionately referred to as "thalapathy" (commander) by his fans. He has appeared in 61 films as a lead actor, notably in Poove Unakkaga (1996), Thirumalai (2003) and Thuppakki (2012).
As a singer he has performed 32 songs to date, in his films. He gained prominence outside of India for his work on the song Selfie Pulla (2014) which topped the charts in Europe.
Outside of acting he has become involved in philanthropy, starting the Vijay People Organization in 2009.
- 1996-02-15 Tamil romantic comedy film "Poove Unakkaga" released directed by Vikraman, starring Sangita and Vijay in his breakthrough role