Vijay Kumar

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Vijay Kumar
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Vijayakumar (Tamil: விஜயகுமார்) (born August 29, 1949) is a Tamil actor and politician. Along with predominant work in Tamil cinema since 1973, he has acted in a few Telugu and Hindi movies. As of 2009, he is acting in the television serial, Thangam, aired on Sun TV.

Vijayakumar was born in Nattuchalai, Tamil Nadu, India on August 29, 1949. He debuted as a 12-year old in the 1961 Tamil movie Sri Valli. Again in 1964 with the help of his uncle, he came to Chennai at the age of 15 years and tried for chances but could not make it. Later in 1973 he got an offer to act in films. His first major role was in Kailasam Balachander's Aval Oru Thodar Kathai in 1974.

Professional careerHis journey in filmdom began as a child actor in the film Sri Valli in 1961. In 1973 Vijayakumar got his first break in Ponnuku Thanga Manasu directed by Devaraj-Mohan. His films of the 1970's include “Azhage Unnai Aradhikkerain” (Sridhar), “Agni Natchathiram” (Mani Ratnam), “Kizhakku Chemaiyile” (Bharathiraja), “Velai Kidachirukku” (P. Vasu), Anthimanthaarai (Bharathiraja), Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (K. Balachander), Mathura Geetham, Deepam and Indrupol Endrum Vaazhga.

Mani Ratnam's Agni Natchathiram, which narrated the story of two half brothers who fight for their father's love and property.

He has also made brief stints in Telugu Cinema.

Personal lifeVijayakumar's family consist of wives Muthukannu and Manjula, daughters Kavitha, Vanitha, Preetha, Sridevi and son Arun Vijay. So far, Arun and his father have come together on screen just twice—for Pandavar Bhoomi and Maanja Velu.

He is the vice president of South Indian Nadigar sangam. He is also a member of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.