|Nick Names||Puruatchi Kalaignar, Captain Vijayakanth,Karuppu MGR, Captain, ‘poor man’s rajinikanth’|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Politician|
|Date of Birth||25, August, 1952|
|School||St.Mary’s , Madurai|
Wife: Prremalatha Vijayakanth
Sons: Vijay Prabhakar, Vignesh Pandian
|Siblings||Sisters: Dr. Vijay Lakshmi Devaraj M.B.B.S.;D.G.O.
Thirumala Devi Muthuraman M.A.B.Ed.
|Marriage date||Jan 31, 1990|
|Best friend||Ibrahim Rowther|
|Debut movie||‘Inikkum Ilamai’|
|Job held before entering the filmdom||Managing own rice mill|
|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
|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
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|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
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||ill 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|
|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
Chennai – 600 093.
PH: 2376 4377