Vijayakanth (Actor) Age, Wiki, Biography, Wife, Son, Height in feet, Net Worth & Many More

By | July 19, 2022

Narayanan “Vijayaraj” Alagarswami popularly known as Vijayakanth is an Indian politician and former actor, producer and director who is known for acting in Tamil cinema. He was born on 25th August 1952 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India to K. N. Alagarswami and Aandal Azhagarswami.

He made his film debut in 1979 with the film, Agal Vilakku. In that year he was seen in the film, Inikkum Ilamai.

In 1980, he was seen in three films, Doorathu Idi Muzhakkam, Saamanthippoo and Neerottam. In 1981 and 1982, he appeared in six films each year. He has three released in 1983, Saatchi, Dowry Kalyanam, and Naan Soottiya Malar. In 1984, he appeared in eighteen films. His performance in Vaidhegi Kaathirunthaal helped him to earn a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil. In 1985, he had fifteen releases. He had eleven releases in 1986. He won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil award for his performance in Amman Kovil Kizhakale. He starred in another eleven films in 1987. In 1988, he appeared in ten films. But he was praised for his performance in Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran and Senthoora Poove. For his performance, he won Cinema Express Awards for Best Character Actor awards, Cinema Express Awards for Best Character Actor, and Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor Awards. He was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil. In 1989, he had seven releases. In 1990, he appeared in six films. 

Later, in 1991, he appeared in his 100th film, Captain Prabhakaran. He also appeared in three other films, that year. He had four releases in 1992. In that year, he was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil for his performance in Chinna Gounder. In 1993, he starred in six films. From 1994 to 1999 he appeared in several films, such as Honest Raj (1994), Gandhi Pirantha Mann (1995), Thayagam (1996), Dharma Chakkaram (1997), Ulavuthurai (1998), Kannupada Poguthaiya (1999) etc. In 2000, he won two awards, the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film of the year and the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for his performance in Vaanathai Pola. He also appeared in two other films that year.

From 2001 to 2010, he appeared in several films, such as Thavasi (2001), Raajjiyam (2002), Chokka Thangam (2003), Engal Anna (2004), Maayavi (2005), Perarasu (2006), Sabari (2007), Arasangam (2008), Mariyadhai (2009), Virudhagiri (2010) etc.

He was last seen in the 2015 film Sagaptham.

Vijayakanth, formed the centre-left party Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), a regional political party on 14 September 2005. He is also the current DMDK chairman of the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly. He is also the president, and general secretary of the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) Political party and served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly twice representing the constituency of Virudhachalam and Rishivandiyam respectively.

In 2001, he founded Shri Andal Alagar College of Engineering. He also launched a 24-hour television channel called Captain TV on 14 April 2010. Later, he launched a 24-hour news channel called Captain News on 29 August 2012.

He married Premalatha on 31 January 1990 and has two sons named Vijaya Prabhakaran and Shanmuga Pandian, an actor.

NameVijayaraj Azhagarswami
Nick NameVijayakanth, Captain, Karuppu MGR, Puratchi kalaignar
ProfessionFilm actor, director, producer, politician, philanthropist
Political partyDesiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam
Date of Birth25 August 1952 (Monday)
Age69 Years Old (2022)
Birth PlaceTirumangalam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
NationalityIndian
HometownTirumangalam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
SchoolNot Known
CollageNot Known
DebutDoorathu Idi Muzhakkam (1980)
ReligionHinduism
Zodiac SignVirgo
Address54 – 12A, Kannammal Street, Saligramam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Vijayakanth Career

  • He made his film debut in 1979 with the film, Agal Vilakku. In that year he was seen in the film, Inikkum Ilamai.
  • In 1980, he was seen in three films, Doorathu Idi Muzhakkam, Saamanthippoo and Neerottam.
  • In 1981 and 1982, he appeared in six films each year.
  • He has three released in 1983, Saatchi, Dowry Kalyanam, and Naan Soottiya Malar.
  • In 1984, he appeared in eighteen films. 
  • In 1985, he had fifteen releases.
  • He had eleven releases in 1986.
  • He starred in another eleven films in 1987.
  • In 1988, he appeared in ten films.
  • In 1989, he had seven releases.
  • In 1990, he appeared in six films.
  • In 1991, he appeared in his 100th film, Captain Prabhakaran. He also appeared in three other films, that year.
  • He had four releases in 1992.
  • In 1993, he starred in six films.
  • From 1994 to 1999 he appeared in several films, such as Honest Raj (1994), Gandhi Pirantha Mann (1995), Thayagam (1996), Dharma Chakkaram (1997), Ulavuthurai (1998), Kannupada Poguthaiya (1999) etc.
  • In 2000, he appeared in the film, Vaanathai Pola. He also appeared in two other films that year.
  • From 2001 to 2010, he appeared in several films, such as Thavasi (2001), Raajjiyam (2002), Chokka Thangam (2003), Engal Anna (2004), Maayavi (2005), Perarasu (2006), Sabari (2007), Arasangam (2008), Mariyadhai (2009), Virudhagiri (2010) etc.
  • He was last seen in the 2015 film Sagaptham.
  • Vijayakanth, formed the centre-left party Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), a regional political party on 14 September 2005. He is also the current DMDK chairman of the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly. He is also the president, and general secretary of the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) Political party and served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly twice representing the constituency of Virudhachalam and Rishivandiyam respectively.

Vijayakanth Family 

Father Name K. N. Alagarswami
Mother Name Aandal Alagarswami
Brother 
Sister 
Wife Premalatha Alagarswami

Vijayakanth Relationship / Marital Status & Many More 

Marital Status Married
Affairs / Girlfriend Not Known
Wife/ Spouse Premalatha Alagarswami
Marriage date 31 January 1990
Marriage Place N/A
ChildrenSon– Shanmuga Pandian, Shanmuga Pandian

Vijayakanth Physical Stats

HeightIn Centimeter – 165 cm
In Meter – 1.65 m
In feet & inches – 5’5
WeightIn Kilogram- 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBrown

Vijayakanth Favourite 

Favourite  Actor Prabhas, Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi
Favourite  Actress Anushka Shetty
Favourite  Song N/A
Favourite  Movie N/A
Favourite  foodNon-Veg Food, Biryani
Favourite  Color Black, Red
Favourite  Sport Cricket
Favourite  Destination India

Vijayakanth Education 

School N/A
Collage N/A
Educational Qualification N/A

Vijayakanth Net Worth

Net WorthN/A
SalaryN/A
Income SourceN/A
Car CollectionN/A

Some Unknown facts about Vijayakanth

  • Karuppu MGR is one of his nicknames.
  • He was named Captain, after his 100th film, Captain Prabhakaran.
  • Vijayakanth had the title “Puratchi Kalaignar” (revolutionary artist) in the film industry.
  • He has acted in more than 20 films as a police officer.
  • Vijayakanth took delayed remunerations and sometimes didn’t take them at all to benefit the struggling producers. 
  • After M.G.R, Sivaji Ganesan and Jayalalithaa, he is the only actor to have tasted a silver jubilee hit in his 100th film.
  • Vijayakanth is listed by IMDb as the top 25 Tamil actors of all time.
  • He became the Tamil cinema actor to release the most films in a year in the lead role. 1984 18 movies.
  • He appeared in 154 movies in his life.
  • He acted in the first 3D film made in the Tamil film industry, Annai Bhoomi 3D (1985),

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