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26, Sep, 2005

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Name Vijayaraj
Screen name Vijaykanth
Nick Names Puruatchi Kalaignar, Captain Vijayakanth,Karuppu MGR, Captain, 'poor man's rajinikanth'
Profession Actor, Producer, Politician
Date of Birth 25, August, 1952
Birth Place Madurai
Nationality Indian
Education S.S.L.C
School St.Mary's , Madurai
Family Father: K.N.Alagarswamy
Mother: Aandal 
Wife: Prremalatha Vijayakanth
Sons: Vijay Prabhakar, Vignesh Pandian
Siblings  Brothers: Nagraj B.A.
            Selvaraj
            Balraj
            Ramraj
            Prithiviraj B.E

Sisters:  Dr. Vijay Lakshmi Devaraj M.B.B.S.;D.G.O.
            Thirumala Devi Muthuraman M.A.B.Ed.
            Chitra Rajaram
            Meena Kanniah
            Shanthi Sakethram

Marriage date  Jan 31, 1990
Best friend Ibrahim Rowther
Debut movie 'Inikkum Ilamai'
Job held before entering the filmdom Managing own rice mill
Lucky number 5
Guru Guru Sitha yogi Sakthi Bapaji
Favourite Religious spot Veera Chinnama Temple in Kangeyanatham near Thirumangalam, Madurai
Personal Favourites Dress: Khadhar Dhoti and Khadhar Shirt 
Colour: White and Orange
Sport: Gymnastics
Hobbies Watching action movies, Cricket and Football
Owns * Shri Andal Alagar College of Engineering in Mamumdur near Chingleput
* Andal Alagar Thirumana Mandapam marriage hall in Koyambedu
His best movies , , ɧ , Ȩ,
Total films acted 147
Pets Dogs and Rabbit
Credits his success to hard work, devotion and some good luck
Achievement Led a tour of South Indian artistes, including Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth, to Singapore and Malaysia and conducted 'Star Nites'. The collection was used to wipe out the debts incurred by the association.
Post held President of South Indian Film Artistes Association
Awards 2001 - Kalaimamani Award by Tamil nadu Government, 
               Best Tamil Citizen Award by Mayor of Houston U.S.A
1989 - Best Actor Award (Chindura Poove), 
               Film Fans Award
1988 -  Film Fare Award, 
               Cinema Express Award, 
               Cinema Studio Award
                Malai Malar Award
                Peasum Padam Award
                Dinakaran Award
                Makkal Kural Award
                Mathi Arts Academy Award
Inspirations M.G. Ramachandran and N.T. Rama Rao- film stars turned politicians
His Political Party "Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam" (DMDK)
Party Launch His party was launched on Sept 14th 2005 in a political conference held at Madurai
Ideology of his party Opposing caste-based parties & forming corruptionless government
Party Agenda Will do good for the tamil people and  improve their standard of living.
fans clubs There are 35,000 fan clubs with 23 lakh fans.
Birthday has vowed to celebrate his birthday in a grand manner only after Prabhakaran wins in Sri Lanka
Regret not fluent in English or any other language
Magazine ' Ţ'
Facts

*Never campaigned for a political party
* Not a good dancer
* His wife is the chairperson of Shri Andal Alagar College of Engineering founded by him and his brother-in-law L.K.Sudhish is the Secretary and Correspondent.
* Mrs.Janaki Ramachandran had given him the van used by MGR during his political campaign.
* Most of his films have been dubbed in Telugu
* was introduced as Vijayaraj in his debut film 'Enikum illamai'
* has organised his followers into different cadres like students, farmers, women, advocates, doctors etc 
* His opposing candidate for Nadigar Sangam was Actress Devi. She received only 122 votes whereas he got 749 votes and won the election.
* Though he has not acted in telugu films directly his films have been dubbed in Telugu
* was invited to play a villian role in the Rajini's film ' muratu kalai' which he promptly refused.

Banner Andal Azhagar Cine Combines, Captain Cine Creations banner
Charities *  Donates Sewing Machines, Tricycle, Iron Box, Idli Vessels etc., to poor 
     people on his birthday.
* Helped poor students with good marks to join colleges.
* Donates Rs.25,000/- to little flower school every year.
* Donates Rs.50,000/-  to MGR Blind School every year.
* Donated Rs 2 lakhs  to Defence Personal Children Education every year.
* Donated Rs.5 Lakhs to Kargil relief fund 
Address 12A, Kannammal Street
Kannabiran Colony,
Saligramam,
Chennai - 600 093.
PH: 2376 4377
fax:044-37764271
Courtesy: Web Resources
Compiled by: PS
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