His debut film was Thalaivaasal (1992).. which became part of his stage name following acclaim for his performance. He is noted for his character roles, especially in R. Sukumaran's 2010 Malayalam film Yugapurushan as Narayana Guru. The actor is usually seen in supporting and character roles. Vijay, in his career spanning over 25 years, has appeared in more than 200 films.
|2004||Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku||PeriyaThevar|
|2010||Yugapurushan||Sree Narayana Guru|
|The Filmstaar||Comrade Raghavan|
|Teja Bhai & Family||Damodarji|
|Melvilasom||Colonel Surat Singh|
|Nidra||Madhava Menon (Raju's father)|
|The Hit List||Robert|
|2013||Lokpal||Ramabhadran / PP|
|Breaking News Live||Adv. Surendra Menon|
|North 24 Kaatham||Sreekumar|
|Oru Kudumba Chithram||Shanmukha Vel|
|Oru New Generation Pani|
|2010||Maro Charithra||Swapna's father|
|2019||Yatra||Tulla Devender Goud|
- Junglee (2019) as Dipankar Nair
As dubbing artistEdit
|2001||Pandavar Bhoomi||Mukesh Tiwari|
|2002||Kannathil Muthamittal||J. D. Chakravarthy|
|2003||Magic Magic 3D||Tirlok Malik|
|2003||Nala Damayanthi||Bruno Xavier|
|2018||Adanga Maru||Babu Antony|
- 2012 – Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Karmayogi
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- Raman, Mohan V. (8 November 2014). "What's in a name?". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 20 June 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
- "Way to go". The Hindu. 30 October 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
- Rangarajan, Malathi (17 June 2012). "Actor of substance". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 October 2019.