10 Unknown facts about Thalapathy Vijay

To celebrate the 47th birthday of Thalapathy Vijay here are 10 interesting fact about him that can blow you mind


Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute of the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in 2007 presented him with a honorary Doctorate for his contributions to social welfare and in honour of his achievements in the film industry.

Most loved in Kerala

Vijay is the only non-Malayali actor who has a massive fan following in Kerala. He is also a box-office king in the state.

Child Actor

He acted as a child artist at the age of 10 in various filma Vetri (1984), Kudumbam (1984), Vasantha Raagam (1986), Sattam Oru Vilayaattu (1987) and Ithu Engal Neethi (1988).

Inspiration for his house

Being Impressed with Tom cruise's beach house, Vijay got a picture and replicated similar Beach House for himself in Neelankarai.

Rajinikanth fan

Vijay is a hardcore fan of Superstar Rajinikanth and it was the veteran actor who truly inspired him to become an actor.

Hindi movie Cameo

Vijay did make a cameo in a Bollywood film, Rowdy Rathore and shared screen with Prabhu Deva and Akshay Kumar in the song 'Chinta ta ta'.

Jason Sanjay's name

His son's name is unique in every way as it has a half(Jay) from his own name ( Vijay) and other half(San) from his wife's (Sangeetha).

100 crore club

After Rajini, Vijay is the second actor to join the elite 100 crore club. His film Thuppakki released in the year 2013 garnered huge collection at box office and made approximately 130 crores.


Vijay won the hearts of TN people not just by acting, but also his charity works. Now his social welfare organisation 'Vijay Makkal Iyakam' carries out these philanthropic works for him.

Ilaya Thalapathy to Thalapathy

Vijay was lovingly called Ilaya Thalapathy till the age of 43 untill Atlee decided to change this epithet to Thalapathy. From the 2017 movie 'Mersal' he is credited as 'Thalapathy'.