Sanchari Vijay Age, Death, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Death Cause: Road Accident
Hometown: Chikmagalur, Karnataka
Age: 37 Years

Sanchari Vijay

Real nameVijay Kumar Basavarajaiah [1]Kalinga TV
Profession Actor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm (Kannada): Rangappa Hogbitna (2011) in cameo role
Rangappa Hogbitna
Awards, Honours, Achievements • 62nd National Film Award for Best Actor in the Kannada film ‘Naanu Avanalla…Avalu’ (2015)
Sanchari Vijay receiving the National Award
• Award for the recognition in the field of entertainment in ‘Kannadiga’ hosted by News18 (2018)
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 July 1983 (Monday)
BirthplacePanchanahalli, Kadur, Chikmagalur, Karnataka
Date of Death14 June 2021
Place of DeathThe Institute of Neuroscience, Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore
Age (at the time of death) 38 Years
Death CauseRoad Accident [2]First Post
Zodiac signCancer
HometownPanchanahalli, Kadur, Chikmagalur, Karnataka
Educational Qualification(s)• Graduation in Engineering
• Diploma in Computer Science [3]Deccan Chronicle
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Not Known
ParentsFather- Basavarajaiah (actor)
Sanchari Vijay's father
Mother- Gwramma (folk singer)
SiblingsBrother- Siddesh Kumar
Sanchari Vijay with his brother
Favourite Things
Actor(s)Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino
Film(s)‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ (1975), ‘The Shining’ (1980), and ‘The Bucket List’ (2007)
FoodRaggi Mudde & Bassaru (Curry), Chapati & Ennegayi Palya, Chitranna, and Uppittu
SingerRahat Fateh Ali Khan
Music Genre(s)Sufi and Hindustani Music
Song(s)‘Blood On The Dance Floor’ and ‘Dangerous’ (by Michael Jackson)

Sanchari Vijay

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sanchari Vijay

  • Sanchari Vijay was an Indian actor who worked in films of various languages including Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi.
  • After completing his graduation, he started working as a lecturer in college.
  • Later, he shifted to Bangalore and joined a theatre group ‘Sanchari.’
  • Vijay acted in many Kannada films, including ‘Harivu’ (2014), ‘Naanu Avanalla…Avalu’ (2015), ‘Allama’ (2017), and ‘Gentleman’ (2020).

  • At the time of his demise in 2021, two of his films ‘Aatakuntu Lekakilla’ and ‘Melobba Mayavi’ were under post-production.
  • During an interview, he talked about making his career as an actor. He said,

I had never imagined that I will end up being an actor. Yes, I did have some qualities like enacting my favourite roles after watching a film or a drama, but all of this was in the past, as later, I started getting serious about education. Even while studying, my friends would notice my acting skills. I worked as a lecturer, and when the college shifted to a far off location, I quit. Then a friend insisted that I join theatre.”

  • In an interview, he talked about the most challenging scene he did in the Kannada film ‘Naanu Avanalla…Avalu’ (2015). He said,

There is a scene where crude and illegal surgery is performed. It is done in real life too in Kadapa (a small city in Andhra Pradesh). That was really challenging to perform. But the Censor Board removed the scene.”

  • In his leisure time, he loved doing painting, calligraphy, reading books, and travelling.
  • During an interview, while talking about his inspiration, Sanchari said,

My biggest inspiration is Dr Rajkumar. Despite being such a big actor, he was always humble. He was a perfect example of how a person should be. Whatever the role was, he would immerse himself in it and go out of the way to do justice to the role, even if the process was risky. Dr Rajkumar is a true inspiration to all actors like me. He was a versatile artist as he also used to sing beautifully.”

  • Sanchari was trained by guru Kumar Kanavi in Hindustani music.
  • He was a dog lover and had posted various pictures of dogs on his Instagram account.


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  • On 14 June 2021, Vijay passed away in a road accident, and the news was confirmed by his brother. He said,

The brain stem has stopped functioning, so we have decided to donate his organs. Vijay always believed in serving society, which we are fulfilling by donating his organs.”

  • The famous Indian actor Sudeep tweeted on Sanchari’s demise,

Very very disheartening to accept that Sanchari Vijay breathed his last. Met him a couple of times just bfr this lockdown,,,, all excited about his nxt film,, tats due for release. Very sad. Deepest Condolences to his family and friends. RIP”

  • The Indian comedian Danish Sait took to Twitter to share his condolence,

How unfortunate is this, I just saw an article saying he was in the ICU, and now I read this. My condolences to Mr. Sanchari Vijay’s family and friends. Rest in peace sir, your contribution to cinema will live forever.”