Ilayathalapathy Vijay – Unknown Facts

Ilayathalapathy Vijay is one of the top Actor in South India with huge fan base.He never dissappoint his fans with his Films which becomes a huge blockbuster in tamil cinema history. Lets see some of the intresting Facts about Ilayathalapathy Vijay.

1. Worked as Child Artist

Vijay’s father S. A. Chandrasekhar was the man who launched him in the tamil cinema. But before making his debut as actor in 1992 in ‘ Naalaiya Theerpu ‘ the actor began his acting journey as a child artist way back in 1984. In fact, from 1984 to 1988, Ilayathalapathy appeared as a child artist in over six films, all directed by his father. Thus, the actor had a solid foundation in acting well before his actual debut as a lead.

2. Avid philanthropist

Ilayathalapathy is not simply called the king of the masses without a reason.He has shown immense concern for the common people and tamilnadu state and has regularly participated in charity work throughout his life. He started his own social welfare organization called ‘’Vijay Makkal Iyakkam’ which now carries out most of his philanthropic work for him. His fans also participate in blood donation drives on a yearly basis.

3. Die hard thalaivar fan

Ilayathalapathy Vijay is hardcore thalaivar fan.The actor has often said that if it was not for Rajinikanth, he would have never entered the world of cinema. Vijay is a hardcore Thalaivar fan and it was the veteran actor who truly inspired him to become an actor. In fact, according to some reports, the actor landed a role as a lead actor after an audition which he got thanks to him quoting a famous line from Rajinikanth’s hit film ‘Annamalai’.

4. Bollywood Apperance

Although mostly restricted to Tamil, Vijay did make a blink and miss appearance in a Bollywood film. In Akshaykumar ’s flick ‘Rowdy Rathore’ , the South star appears at the end of the ‘Chinta Ta Ta’ song along with director Prabhudeva and shakes a leg with Akshay. Interestingly, Akshay then went on to remake Vijay’s super hit film ‘Thupakki’ as ‘Holiday’ in Hindi.

5. Most Famous Non-malayali Actor in Kerala

Other than perhaps Allu Arjun, Vijay is the only non-Malayali actor who has a massive fan following in Kerala. In fact, he is one of the biggest box office kings in the state and his thriller film ‘Theri’ was such a big hit in Kerala that it managed to defeat many Malayalam films in the process.

6.Honourable Awards and Doctrate

Vijay has received a ton of awards in his career, including three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, a Kalaimamani – which is one of the highest honours in the field of art and an honorary doctorate from MGR University. The most incredible fact of all is that he got the Kalaimamani way back in 1998, in just six years of entering the industry.

Sources Via Times Of India

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