Vijay turns 46 today. Fondly known as Thalapathy, Vijay is one of the biggest and highest-paid Kollywood actors today.
Vijay’s meteoric rise to stardom is fairly recent. The actor made his debut as a lead in his father SA Chandrasekhar’s 1992 directorial Naalaiya Theerpu. But his first box office hit came in the form of Rasigan, which hit screens in 1994. Till 2003, Vijay acted in several romantic films like Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Kushi and Priyamaanavale.
It was in 2003 that the actor’s career took another turn. Vijay tasted success with action film Thirumalai, and followed it up by giving back to back hits in Ghilli, Thirupachi and Pokkiri. Vijay gained fame as an “action hero”, and there seemed to be no stopping the star as he dabbled in this massy genre.
On the occasion of his 46th birthday, many celebrities, including Arya, Sivakarthikeyan, Atlee, Raghava Lawrence, Kajal Aggarwal, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Aishwarya Rajesh and Mohan Raja, took to Twitter to wish the actor. The hashtag #HappyBirthdayThalapathyVijay has been trending since morning.
Actor Arya was one of the first celebrities to wish the actor. He wrote, "Happy birthday @actorvijay Na Have a fantastic year ahead. God bless #HappyBirthdayThalapathy".
Director Atlee, who has collaborated with Vijay for three films - Theri, Mersal and Bigil, took to social media to express his love towards the actor. He posted a picture of himself with Vijay clicked during the shoot of Bigil and wrote, "Ennoda Anna...Ennoda thalapathy.... Love him more than me ,respect him ,owe him a lot & without u am nothing naa love u na Wish u many more happy returns of the day na ."
Every year, his fans celebrate June 22 as a festival and never fail to organise welfare activities. Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the actor had requested his fan clubs not to celebrate his birthday and advised them to stay at home.
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