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Viji Chandrasekhar is an Indian film and Tamil television actress. She has appeared in several Tamil, Malyalam, Telugu and Kannada films. She debuted in Thillu Mullu alongside Rajnikanth. She even played the female lead role in Arohanam which had won several awards. She is known for her prominent roles and she has also featured in television serials.[1] She played the main lead in Azhagi, a television serial that went on for five years and also hosted a show in Puthuyugam TV. She is currently doing Tamil films.

Viji Chandrasekhar
Born
Chennai India
OccupationActress, businesswoman
Years active1981–1995
2001-present
Spouse(s)Capt. E. Chandrasekhar
(m.1995-present)
ChildrenDr.Suraksha -
Websitewww.twitter.com/Actorviji

CareerEdit

Viji's sister is actress Saritha, who was already a star[2] when Viji made her debut as the sister of Rajinikanth's character in the 1981 comedy film Thillu Mullu by K. Balachander.[3] Despite the film becoming a success, Viji chose to concentrate on her studies and refrained from acting until the 1990s.[4]

Besides performing supporting roles in films including K. Balachander's Paarthale Paravasam (2001) as the sister of Raghava Lawrence and in Mani Ratnam's Aaytha Ezhuthu (2004) as the sister of Krishna's character, she mainly worked in television serials. In over 20 years, she was part of over 35 serials.[4] In 2012, she played Nirmala, a vegetable vendor affected by bipolar disorder in Lakshmi Ramakrishnan's Aarohanam, and won critical acclaim for her performance.[3][5] A critic from Sify.com noted: "in an author backed role, Viji Chandrasekhar steals the show as she is the pivot around which the film revolves."[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Viji is the younger sister of Saritha. She is married to a Pilot, Capt. E. Chandrasekhar in 1992. They have two daughters Dr.Suraksha and Lovelyn. Her first daughter, Suraksha studied medicine in Ras Al Khaimah medical and health sciences university, UAE and is currently doing her MD in America and her second daughter, Lovelyn, is currently pursuing her Masters in Counseling Psychology in Madras University, Chennai. Lovelyn is set to make her debut in Lakshmy Ramakrishnan next directorial venture, House Owner.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Director Language Notes
1981 Thillu Mullu K. Balachandar Tamil
1991 Kaliyugam Relangi Malik Telugu
Thavarumane Udugore B. Subba Rao Kanada
1992 Devi IAS Idichichakaplamoode Thulasi Malayalam
1993 Kizhakku Cheemayile Bharathiraja Tamil
1994 Priyanka Neelakanta Tamil
1995 Indira Suhasini Maniratnam Tamil
2001 Parthale Paravasam K. Balachandar Tamil
2002 Samasthanam Raj Kapoor Tamil
2004 Aaytha Ezhuthu Mani Ratnam Tamil
Jore Selva Tamil
2012 Aarohanam Lakshmy Ramakrishnan Tamil
2013 Madha Yaanai Koottam Vikram Sugumaran Tamil
2014 Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe Lakshmy Ramakrishnan Tamil
2015 Pathemari Salim Ahamed Malayalam
Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare Kannan Thamarakkulam Malayalam
2016 Nayyapudai Vijaya Kiran Tamil
Vetrivel Vasantha Mani Tamil
2017 Muthuramalingam Rajadurai Tamil
2018 Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren Arumugakumar Tamil
Mr. Chandramouli Thiru Tamil
Kadaikutty Singam Pandiraj Tamil
Seemathurai Santhosh Thygarajan Tamil
2019 Neerthirai PS Dharan Tamil
Kempegowda 2 Shankar Gowda Kanada
Untitled Telugu project Srinivasa Reddy Telugu Filming
Untitled Gopi Nainar project Gopi Nainar Tamil Filming
Ennakku oru unmai therinjakanum Tamil Filming

TelevisionEdit

Year Serial Network Role
1991 Muppadu Kodi Mugangal Doordarshan
Kandapurnam
1994 Chinnaveshayam
1994 Bandham Sun TV
Vazhapirandavargal Doordarshan
Revathi Sun TV
1995 Vuyiroviyum Doordarshan
Krishnaswamy Association
1998 Theekul Veiral Jaya TV
Jadhimalli Raj TV
Nunipullum Avasarakavargalum
1999 Kudumbam Orukoil Vijay TV
2000 Pushpangali Sun TV
2001–2003 Alaigal
2002-2005 Annamalai Shanthi
2003-2005 Kolangal Seetha
2006 Penn Kalavathi(Kala)
2011 – 2016 Azhagi Sundari
2012 - 2014 Amudha Oru Aacharyakuri Kalaignar TV
2019 Chandrakumari Sun TV Chandra

Reality ShowsEdit

Year Reality show Network
2016 Uravai Thedi Puthuyugam TV

Short FilmsEdit

Year Short film Director
2017 Senthooram Manjunath
The Unexpected Victim Promodh

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Film & Serial Result
2012 Tamil Nadu State Awards Best Character Artist Azhagi Won
2013 Ajantha Fine Awards Best Actress Aarohanam Won
Edison Awards Best Actress Nominated
Best Actress (Special Jury) Won
Maha Fine Awards Character Award (Female) Won
Tamil Nadu Cinema Kalai Mandram Special Jury Award Won
V4 Entertainer Best Supporting Role Won
7th Annual Vijay Awards Best Actress Nominated
2nd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
Sun Kudumbam Awards Best Mother Azhagi Won
2014 Sun Kudumbam Awards Best Mother Azhagi Won
2017 Ananda Vikatan Awards Best Actor/Actress in Negative role Vetrivel Won
2018 Mumbai Asian Short Film Festival Best Actress The unexpected victim Won
2019 V4 Entertainer Best Actress in a supporting role Kadaikutty Singam Won

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