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Biography:  Vijayaraj Azhagarswami Naidu , professionally known by his stage name Vijayakanth , is a Tamil film actor and politician in Tamil Nadu, India. He is the founder of the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam and a Member of the Legislative Assembly representing Virudhachalam, Tamil Nadu, India. Early Life Vijayakanth was born as Vijayaraj Azhagar Swami Naidu on August 25, 1952, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. His parents are K. N. Alagarswami Naidu and Aandal Azhagarswami who hailed from most prominent Balija Naidu family of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. He married Premalatha on January 31, 1990, and has two sons named Vijay Prabhakar and Shanmuga Pandian. Upon entering the film industry to pursue an acting career, he changed his name to "Vijayakanth", dropping the "raj" out of his name and suffixing "kanth," by director Khaja. He is nicknamed "Captain", which was taken from one of his popular films Captain Prabhakharan. Acting Career Vijayakanth has starred in various hits such as Amman Koil Kizhakkaley, Vaidegi Kathirundal, Chinna Gounder, Vallarasu, Vanathai Pola, Sethupathi IPS, Captian Prabakaran, Ulavu Thurai, Periyanna, Kannupada Pokuthayya, Ramana, Neranja Manasu, Sabari, etc. He was considered as the third major star in Tamil films after Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan in the 80s and early 90s until now. He is also considered a major unstoppable force of cynical humor, as he always takes the role of super-duper bingo gringo cop armed with .303 antique rifle to stop the world from demise, and people who don't get tickets for other good films normally end up watching his films and laughing their frustrations off, that way he is even considered best by Tamil film standards. He is instrumental in giving a break to actors like Mansoor Ali Khan, Livingston, Saroja Sampath and Sarath Kumar. Politics He formed the center-left winged Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), a regional political party in Tamil Nadu. He formally announced the party's formation on September 14, 2005, at Madurai. His party contested in all 234 seats in the 2006 assembly elections and won one seat contested by him. Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam is a regional political party formed by the Tamil cinema actor Vijayakanth in Tamil Nadu along the lines of the regional Dravidian political parties. He formally announced the party's formation on September 14, 2005, at Madurai. The party's head office is in Koyambedu, Chennai. The party polled almost 3 million votes (about 10% share), which was surprisingly a good show for a new party of its kind. All the candidates of the DMDK with the exception of Mr. Vijaykanth lost the elections in 2006. Vijaykanth has declared that he would not ask donations for his party, and most of the funding for the party comes from his own pocket. He has so far rejected alliances with other political parties. In a by-elections to Madurai Central assembly constituency DMDK had secured around 17000 votes which is just 2000 votes less than ADMK. DMDK was also able to secure a significant number of seats in the Local Body elections. Health Condition The valiant Captain Vijayakanth has been confined to the ICU for the past two days, bravely battling for his health amidst the embrace of artificial ventilation. In the early morning of December 28th, 2023, Vijayakanth breathed his last.
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Vijayakanth Movies

Movies Director Release Date
as Actor
Arun Ponnambalam Oct 2018
as Actor
Vijayakanth 11 Nov 2011
as Director
Vijayakanth 10 Dec 2010

Vijayakanth: Age, Net Worth, Movies, Family, and Personal Details

About Vijayakanth

Name Vijayakanth
Vijayakanth Real name Vijayraj Alagarswami Vijayakanth
Profession(s) Main Profession
Actor, Producer

Other Profession
Date Of Birth 25 Aug 1952
Age 72
Birth Place Thirumangalam, Madurai
Current Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
Height 174 Cm
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Hobbies Reading

Vijayakanth Family

Father K. N. Alagarswami Naidu
Mother Aandal Azhagarswami
Sibling NA
Spouse Premlatha Vijayakanth
Children Shanmuga Pandian

Vijayakanth Education

Education Qualification 10th Pass

Vijayakanth Net Worth

Net Worth ₹38.85 Crore

Vijayakanth Favourites

Actor Sivaji Ganesan
Actress Saroja Devi
Color Red
Food Mutton Curry
Place Madurai

Vijayakanth Debut Movies

Tamil Inikkum Ilamai

Vijayakanth Famous For

Vijayakanth Awards

Year Award Category status movie
1988 Tamilnadu State Film Award Best Actor Winner
1986 Cinema Express Award Best Actor – Tamil Winner
1984 Filmfare Award Best Actor – Tamil Winner

Vijayakanth Photos

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Vijayakanth

  • The age of Vijayakanth in the 2024 was 72.

  • The Vijayakanth's was born in Thirumangalam, Madurai.

  • The DOB for Vijayakanth was 25 Aug 1952.

  • The Vijayakanth is approximately 174 Cm tall.

  • The most recent movies for Vijayakanth is Tamizhan Endru Sol.

  • Vijayakanth is best known for the films Ramana and Thavasi.

  • The Vijayakanth had ₹38.85 Crore's worth of wealth.

  • The educational background of Vijayakanth was 10th Pass.

  • Inikkum Ilamai was Vijayakanth first movie in Tamil

  • The Vijayakanth Instagram account is captain_vijayakanth.

  • The Vijayakanth Twitter handle is iVijayakant.

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