The man of the masses or, we also know him as the mass actor in the world that is none-other than Ilaya Thalapathy Vijay. Whenever there is a question of who is the mass actor in the world? Then the first name that comes to the mind of most people is Vijay. But why and how did he become the man of the mass that is what, we are going to see in this article along with his personal life and his journey to becoming the man of the mass.
Mass Actor in The World
Vijay’s Original name is Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar and being the most popular actor of his generation, his never-changing ordinary personality, made him the most beloved star after Thalaiva means after Rajnikanth.
Widely regarded as the most popular Tamil actor of his generation, The South Indian star is zealously directed by his admirers as `Ilayathalapathy` (or simply, `Thalapathy`), And not to mention that his Box Office leverage is comparable to Rajnikanth, also many facts support him to being the next heir of the Kollywood Titan.
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Vijay was born on the 22nd of 1974 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in a Roman Catholic family. In his childhood, he attended the Balalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Virugambakkam and subsequently acquired his Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College, in Chennai.
His father S. A. Chandrasekhar is a well-known film director, His mother Shoba Chandrashekhar is a Carnatic vocalist and playback singer. Vijay also had a cute sister Vidhya, but she died at 2 years old. Once in the interview, his mother unfolded some details like Vijay was a very talkative, vibrant and naughty kid who became a silent child after the death of his sister which greatly affected his growth in little age, but soon he recovered from that shock.
There is a very interesting story of Vijay’s wife similar to that of any movie. Vijay met his wife Sangeetha, who is the daughter of Sri Lankan Tamil Businessman Sornaligam based in London. Initially, she was a big fan of Vijay and decided to meet with him personally on the stage. Where Vijay welcomed her warmly out of goodwill and conversed with her for little time, but then he also invited her to his home.
After some time, again receiving the invitation, Sangeetha accepted it immediately. Eventually, the fallen lovers married each other with the will of their parents. Being touched internally because of her gesture, Vijay introduced her to his parents. Both of them tied in the bond of hearts on 25th August 1999. The couple was blessed with two children, a son named Jasnamed Jason Sanjay and a daughter Divya Saasha, who was born in 2005.
The path of success is not an easy track. Some get an opportunity and some fail in tries but, without looking back people who move forward remain known in history. Similar to that, The Thalpathy Vijay that we know today was carved out of a long line of flop films.
He gave back to back 4 flops including his debut movie Naalaiya Theerpu (1992) and following films including Sendhoorapandi (1993), Rasigan (1994) and Deva (1995). After all defeats, he achieved his success in 1996. His movie Poove Unakkaga not only accomplished nicely at the box office but also made Vijay a rising star in Kollywood.
During his early days of success, Vijay shined his coin in the Action movie genre, and in 2003 He also tried his charm in romantic action films Thirumalai with Jyothika as a co-actress. The film made a massive storm while winning the hearts of thousands of fans. It also proved to be a turning point in Vijay’s career. In the next, following year, he got the chance to work with Director Dharani for the first time for an action film Ghilli.
That film proved a trump card in his success story emerging as a blockbuster at the box office. While continuing his thrilling blockbuster run he gave his all to perform in Thirupaachi (2005) and Pokkiri (2007). Later evolved in the loftiest-grossing film of 2007 and persists to stay one of Vijay’s biggest blockbuster triumphs in his career.
In 2014 Vijay Worked with A. R. Murugadoss for another action drama film Kaththi with the famous heroine Samantha Ruth Prabhu as a costar and Neil Nitin Mukesh as a co-star. The Success story of the movie starts with its date of release, as it was released on the movement of Diwali which just gave it another push on top of the excellent direction and hard work of actors, it became the highest-grossing Tamil film of the year.
After that in 2016, he shocked the theatre with another movie “Theri”, in which he performed with Amy Jackson and Samantha Ruth Prabhu. His other releases contain “Mersal” of 2017 and “Sarkar” of 2018. His other movies contain Bigil and Master.
Stars are not only known for their professional life and acting nor only on their income otherwise there will be a great fan following to King Khan but, aside from that, Stars are also known for their social gesture and Social work as a human.
And no one can ask, “who is the mass actor in the world?” after knowing that Vijay is a great social worker as well as a sensitive man and most of the time caught on the headings of newspapers for his philanthropic ventures. Vijay Makkal Iyakkam, a sociable welfare community he established in 2009, was at the vanguard of reassurance actions following biological casualties like the 2011 Cyclone Thane in Tamil Nadu and the 2018 floods in Kerala.
Excluding these, he has also been an element of many understanding campaigns executed at public welfare and has supported the teaching of thousands of economically rearward pupils. In honor of his considerable openhanded ventures, Vijay was praised with an honorary doctorate from the M.G.R Educational and Research Institute in 2007.
Not only that but, As per the current survey accomplished by a marketing agency, after Rajinikanth, Vijay’s face has the largest spread in Tamil Nadu. Miniature shops in countrified parts of the state utilise his pictures to draw buyers. Some time ago, a jewellery shop with departments all over South India inscribed him up as the brand ambassador.
Actually, the market survey suggests that the box-office implementation of his films and the star’s charm are two separate things. It proves above doubt that Vijay is a notable Superstar, probably the next Rajnikant, and has a reach at the grass-root level of acting.