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Age: 47 Years
Wife: Madhavi Elangovan
Hometown: Chennai

John Vijay

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionActor
Famous RolePichchai (Son of Gun) in the Tamil film 'Oram Po' (2007)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm (Tamil): Thalaimagan (2006)
Poster of the film 'Thalaimagan'
Film (Malayalam): Bachelor Party (2012) as Prakash Kamath
Poster of the film 'Bachelors Party'
Film (Telugu): Shankara (2016) as ACP Prasad
John Vijay (centre) in a still from the film 'Shankara'
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Negative Role at the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) in 2012 for his performance in the film 'Mouna Guru'
• Nominated for Best Villain Award at the Vijay Awards in 2012 for the film 'Mouna Guru'
• Won Album of the Year Kannada Award at the Mirchi Music Awards in 2014
John Vijay (left) after receiving the Album of the Year Kannada Award
• Nominated for Best Ensemble Cast Award at the Screen Awards 2015 for the film 'Dedh Ishqiya'
• Nominated for Best Supporting Actor - Hindi and South at the Bollywood Life Awards 2022 for the film 'Sarpatta Parambarai'
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 November 1976 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023) 47 Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac signScorpio
NationalityIndian
HometownChennai
College/UniversityLoyola College, Chennai
Educational QualificationB. Sc in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai [1]Facebook - John Vijay
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Hobbies
ControversyFacing allegations of sexual harassment: During the MeToo movement in 2018, Sriranjani Sundaram, a TV anchor and VJ, accused John Vijay of sexual harassment. She took to Twitter to share about a 2014 incident where he called her and attempting phone sex.
Sriranjani Sundaram's Tweet
Following her tweet, Sriranjani Sundaram disclosed that John Vijay's wife reached out to her promptly, seeking firsthand information on the matter and extending an apology on behalf of her husband.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsMadhavi Elangovan
John Vijay Was In The Relatioonship With Madhavi
Marriage Date21 January 2011
Family
Wife/SpouseMadhavi Elangovan
John Vijay With His Wife Madhavi
ChildrenHe has a son.
John Vijay With His Wife And Son
Other RelativesFather-in-law- T. K. S. Elangovan (former politician)

                                                                                                       John Vijay

                       Some Lesser Known Facts About John Vijay

  • John Vijay is an Indian actor who works in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi films. He is mainly known for his comedic and villainous roles in the films.
  • He worked for Radio One 94.3 FM as a head programme director before establishing himself as a successful actor.
  • He came into the limelight after acting in his second Tamil film ‘Oram Po’ (2007) in which he played the role of an auto driver named Pichchai (Son of Gun).

    John Vijay (right) in a still from the film 'Oram Po'

    John Vijay (right) in a still from the film ‘Oram Po’

  • He appeared alongside Vikram and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the Tamil film ‘Raavanan’ (2010). In an interview, he revealed that he overcame his fear of working alongside big stars after working in the film. He said,

    I need to thank Mani Ratnam for casting me in Raavan, which had an ensemble cast from all industries. So, I got over the fear of acting with big stars.”

    John Vijay in a still from the film 'Raavanan'

    John Vijay in a still from the film ‘Raavanan’

  • Vijay has acted in the Kannada film ‘Prithvi’ (2010) in which he essayed the role of Inspector Suryaprakash.
  • In 2011, he appeared as a police officer named Marimuthu in the Tamil film ‘Mouna Guru.’
  • After making his debut in the Malayalam film industry with the film ‘Bachelor Party’ (2012), he appeared in the film ‘Iyobinte Pusthakam’ (2014) in which he played the role of Ganapathy Iyer.
  • In 2013, he acted in the bilingual film ‘David,’ made in Hindi and Tamil. His character was named Ranade Bhai in the Hindi version and Bhau in the Tamil version.

    John Vijay (left) in a still from the Tamil film 'David'

    John Vijay (left) in a still from the Tamil film ‘David’

  • He essayed the role of Daya in the Tamil ‘Pattathu Yaanai’ in 2013.
  • In 2014, Vijay played the character of a police officer in the Hindi film ‘Dedh Ishqiya.’
  • The actor has been featured as Rana in the Kannada film ‘Gajakesari’ (2014), starring Yash.
  • Vijay played the role of Ameer in the Tamil film ‘Kabali’ (2016), starring Rajinikanth.

    John Vijay (second from right) in a still from the film 'Kabali'

    John Vijay (second from right) in a still from the film ‘Kabali’

  • In 2019, he worked as an actor and singer for the Tamil horror comedy film ’50/50.’ In the film, he lent his voice to the song “Bin Laden Ganguda.”
  • In the same year, he essayed the role of Mayilvahanam IPS in the Malayalam film ‘Lucifer’ (2019).

    John Vijay in a still from the film 'Lucifer'

    John Vijay in a still from the film ‘Lucifer’

  • In addition to films, he has also worked in a few Tamil web series. In 2019, he was featured in the web series ‘Thiravam,’ which premiered on ZEE5.
  • He appeared in the negative role of Govind Raj in the Malayalam film ‘Big Brother’ (2020).
  • He has acted in various Malayalam films including  ‘Thillalangadi’ (2010), ‘Kalakalappu’ (2012), ‘Vaayai Moodi Pesavum’ (2014), ‘Vaigai Express’ (2017), ‘Enemy’ (2021), and ‘Partner’ (2023).
  • He received immense appreciation for his performance as Kevin in the Tamil film ‘Sarpatta Parambarai’ (2021).

    John Vijay (right) in a still from the film 'Sarpatta Parambarai'

    John Vijay (right) in a still from the film ‘Sarpatta Parambarai’

  • After making his debut in the Telugu film industry with the 2016 film ‘Shankara,’ he appeared in the film ‘Ramarao on Duty’ (2022), starring Ravi Teja.
  • He was featured as Ramu in the Tamil web series ‘Anantham’ (2022), starring Prakash Raj. The web series was streamed on the OTT platform ZEE5.

    John Vijay (right) in a still from the web series 'Anantham'

    John Vijay (right) in a still from the web series ‘Anantham’

  • In 2023, he acted alongside Vijay Antony in the Tamil film ‘Pichaikkaran 2.’ He played the role of Ilango in the film.
  • He essayed the role of Samuel in the Telugu film ‘Bhaag Saale’ in 2023.
  • His performance as Ranga in the Prabhas starrer Telugu film ‘Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire’ (2023) received huge praise from the audience.

    John Vijay in a still from the film 'Salaar Part 1 – Ceasefire'

    John Vijay in a still from the film ‘Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire’

  • Apart from working as an actor, he manages an advertising company named ‘H2O,’ where he serves as a creative director.
  • He has worked as a host in the Tamil Pesum Kadanayagi show at the Chennai Trade Center. He aimed to help actresses speak Tamil well through the show. In an interview, he discussed his initiative, expressing his desire for actresses to win national awards by being fluent in Tamil, as often they failed to secure awards because their voices were not used in the dubbing process. He also mentioned that the actress Radha had failed to win a National award for her performance in the Tamil film ‘Mudhal Mariyadhai’ (1985) as her voice was not dubbed in the film. [2]The Times of India
  • John Vijay took part in the ‘Meri Mitti Mera Desh’ movement in 2023 by participating in the Amrit Kalash Yatra in his hometown.

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