Vijay Vasanth

Vijay Vasanth (born as Vijayakumar Vasanthakumar on 20 May 1983) is an Indian film actor and businessman, who has worked on Tamil language films. He is the son of entrepreneur H. Vasanthakumar and currently serves as the managing director of Vasanth & Co, alongside his acting commitments.[2]

Vijay Vasanth
Vijay Vasanth at the Velaikkaran Audio Launch.jpg
Vasanthan Vijay
Born
Vijayakumar Vasanthakumar

(1983-05-20) 20 May 1983 (age 36)
Nagercoil, India
OccupationFilm actor
Years active2007-present
Spouse(s)Nithya (m. 2010) [1]

CareerEdit

ActingEdit

Vijay Vasanth made his debut in Venkat Prabhu's cult sports film, Chennai 600028 (2007), playing a supporting role as a member of the Sharks cricket team. Vasanth was introduced to Venkat Prabhu by his close friend Shiva, who first introduced him to music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, before he later became acquainted with Prabhu.[3]

The success of that film prompted him to star alongside several of the same co-stars in Thozha, before making a guest appearance in Venkat Prabhu's next project Saroja. Vijay Vasanth then went on to portray a leading role in Samudrakani's Naadodigal alongside Sasikumar and Bharani, with the film becoming a commercial and critical success. He followed it up in 2010 with another supporting role as Gowshik in romantic film, Kanimozhi, where he was paired alongside Jai and Shazahn Padamsee.

Most recently Vijay Vasanth has featured in two minor roles in a couple multi-starring blockbusters, Mankatha and Nanban.

BusinessEdit

Established by his father H. Vasanthakumar in 1978, Vasanth & Co has over 71 stores across Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Bengaluru. With a turnover of above Rs 1,000 crore in 2016, the chain of consumer electronics and home appliances is a household name across Tamil Nadu. Vijay Vasanth currently serves as the company's managing director.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of Indian retail baron H. Vasanthakumar, an Nagercoilite. He was married in the year 2010.[4]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Chennai 600028 Gopi
2008 Thozha Gajani
Saroja Special appearance
2009 Nadodigal Chandran
2010 Kanimozhi Gowshik
2011 Mankatha Cameo appearance
2012 Nanban Panneerselvam
2013 Mathil Mel Poonai Karthik
Biriyani Vasanth Cameo appearance
2014 Ennamo Nadakkudhu Vijay
Theriyama Unna Kadhalichitten Karthik
2015 Masss Cameo appearance
Vanna Jigina Pavadai
2016 Vetrivel Chandran Cameo appearance
Chennai 600028 II Gopi
Achamindri Sakthi
2017 Velaikkaran Bhagya
2019 My Dear Lisa Filming

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/others/news-interviews/Wedding-bells-for-Vijay-Vasanth/articleshow/5934779.cms
  2. ^ "Vijay Vasanth". Jointscene. Archived from the original on 7 January 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
  3. ^ a b http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/tamil/2017/sep/07/vijay-vasanth-hit-by-cricket-cinema-and-gizmo-fever-1653365--1.html
  4. ^ "Vijay Vasanth ties the knot"

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