Vijay Antony Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 48 Years
Wife: Fatima Vijay Antony
Hometown: Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu


Vijay Antony

Real nameFrances Antony Cyril Raja
Profession(s)• Actor
• Music Composer
• Playback Singer
• Film Editor
• Audio Engineer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm (actor): Naan (2012) as Karthik
Poster of the film 'Naan'
Film (director): Pichaikkaran 2 (2023)
Poster of the film 'Pichaikkaran 2'
• Vijay Award for Favourite Song in 2009 for the song 'Chinna Thamarai' from the film 'Vettaikaaran'
• Cannes Golden Lion Award under the category ‘Best of Music’ for the song 'Naaka Mukka' in 2019

• Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil) in 2007 for the film 'Naan Avanillai'
• Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil) in 2008 for the film 'Kadhalil Vizhunthen'
• Vijay Award in the category of 'Best Music Director' and 'Favourite Song' in 2009 for the film 'TN 07 AL 4777'
• Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil) in 2009 for the film 'Ninaithale Inikkum'
• Vijay Award for Best Music Director in 2009 for the film 'Vettaikaaran'
• The 2nd South Indian International Movie Awards For Best Music Director in 2012 for the film 'Naan'
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 July 1975 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023) 48 Years
BirthplaceNagercoil, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac signLeo
SchoolCampion Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
College/University• St. Xavier’s College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu
• Loyola College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu
• Trinity College, London, UK
Educational Qualification• B.Sc in Physics from St. Xavier’s College, Trichy
• A Visual Communication Course from Loyola College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu
• A correspondence course at Trinity College, London
Controversy• In September 2023, a YouTube video came to the surface in which a woman claimed that Anotony was behind the poor management in AR Rehman's live concert 'Marakkuma Nenjam.' However, the actor denied the rumours and also claimed to file a defamation case against the YouTube channel. He took to Twitter to write a note which reads, 

"With sadness in my heart, I am writing this letter to put a full stop to the ongoing controversy. A sister, in her YouTube channel, has been spreading lies about me and my brother AR Rahman. They are absolute lies. I am going to file a defamation case against them."  [1]The Times of India
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear, 2006
Wife/SpouseFatima Vijay Antony (producer)
Vijay Antony with Fatima Vijay Antony
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter(s)- 2
Meera Vijay Antony (committed suicide in 2023)
Meera Vijay Antony
• Lara Vijay Antony
Lara Vijay Antony
ParentsFather- Name Not Known (died in 1982)
Mother- Name Not Known (clerk)
A childhood photograph of Vijay Antony with his mother
SiblingsHe has a younger sister.
Other RelativeGreat-grandfather- Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai (poet, novelist, and social worker)
Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai

Note: He is known for writing the novel 'Prathapa Mudaliar Charithram,' which is considered as the 'first modern Tamil novel.'
Lyricist Vairamuthu
Song ‘Tholvi nilayena ninaithal’ from Oomai Vizhigal
FoodSouth Indian Food (particularly Chettinad cuisine)

Vijay Antony

Some Lesser Known Facts about Vijay Antony

  • Vijay Antony is an Indian actor, music composer, playback singer, film editor, and audio engineer. He is known for his work in the Tamil film industry.
  • His father died when he was 7 years old and his sister was 5 years old. Following his father’s death, his mother worked as a clerk in the town planning office for their upbringing.
  • A priest named Rev. Fr. Ignacimuthu sponsored his education at Loyola.
  • He had a deep passion for music since childhood. Earlier he used to participate in singing competitions in his school and college days; however, he later turned it into his professional career.
  • While studying at Loyola College, he took up a part-time job and training in sound engineering at a studio in Kodambakkam, Chennai.
  • After completing his formal education, Antony set up an audio studio named ‘Audio Files’ and started working there as a full-time sound engineer. [2]Behindwoods Later, he composed jingles for various advertisements and also created background music for several television shows.
  • Antony has worked with various popular sound engineers including Emmy & Selvakumar.
  • He made his debut in the television industry as a music composer in season 2 of the Tamil comedy soap opera ‘Chinna Papa Periya Papa’ (2002), which aired on Sun TV.

    Poster of the TV show 'Chinna Papa Periya Papa'

    Poster of the TV show ‘Chinna Papa Periya Papa’

  • In 2005, he composed the music for the film ‘Sukran.’ He also wrote and sang the songs for the film.
  • In 2006, he made a cameo appearance in the Tamil film ‘Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai.’
  • In the same year, he worked as a music director for the TV drama series ‘Kana Kaanum Kaalangal,’ which aired on Star Vijay.
  • In 2007, he composed the title track of the TV show ‘Kadhalikka Neramillai,’ which was broadcast on Star Vijay.

    Poster of the TV show 'Kadhalikka Neramillai'

    Poster of the TV show ‘Kadhalikka Neramillai’

  • He has worked as a music director for a few more TV shows including ‘Malargal’ (2005) on Sun TV, ‘Kettimelam’ (2005) on Jaya TV, ‘Megala’ (2007) on Sun TV, and ‘Chinna Papa Periya Papa (Season 2)’ (2015) on Sun TV.
  • He gained immense popularity for singing the song ‘Nakka Mukka’ for the film ‘Kadhalil Vizhunthen’ (2008). He became the first Indian to win the 2009 Cannes Golden Lion for the song in the Best Music category. The song was also played at the Cricket World Cup in 2011.
  • He worked as a music director for the Tamil film ‘TN 07 AL 4777’ (2009). He also sang the song ‘Aathichudi’ for the film and also made a special appearance in the song.

    Vijay Antony in a still from the song 'Aathichudi'

    Vijay Antony in a still from the song ‘Aathichudi’

  • After making his debut as a lead actor in the film ‘Naan’ (2012), he appeared in the second sequel of the film ‘Salim’ (2014) in which he played the titular role. He also worked as a music director and playback singer for the film.
  • His performance as Arul Selva Kumar in the film ‘Pichaikkaran’ (2016) received huge appreciation from the audience.

    Vijay Antony in a still from the film 'Pichaikkaran'

    Vijay Antony in a still from the film ‘Pichaikkaran’

  • In 2018, he appeared in multiple roles [Kaali (Bharath), Young Periyasamy (Samy), Young Maari,& Young John] in the Tamil film ‘Kaali.’
  • Vijay Antony worked as an actor, film editor, and music director for the Tamil film ‘Thimiru Pudichavan’ (2018).
  • He played the lead role of Vijaya Raghavan in the Tamil political thriller film ‘Kodiyil Oruvan’ (2021). He also worked as a film editor and playback singer for the film.

    Vijay Antony in a still from the film 'Kodiyil Oruvan'

    Vijay Antony in a still from the film ‘Kodiyil Oruvan’

  • Vijay Antony has worked as a playback singer for various films including ‘Dishyum’ (2006), ‘A Aa E Ee’ (2009), ‘Rasikkum Seemane’ (2010), ‘Yuvan Yuvathi’ (2011), ‘Naan’ (2012), and ‘Annadurai’ (2017).
  • In 2023, he worked as an actor, film editor, and music director for the Tamil film ‘Pichaikkaran 2.’ He also made his directorial debut with the film.
  • He has acted in various Tamil films including ‘India Pakistan’ (2015), ‘Saithan’ (2016), ‘Annadurai’ (2017), ‘Kolaigaran’ (2019), and ‘Tamilarasan’ (2023).
  • He has worked as a music director for various films such as ‘Dishyum’ (2006), ‘Ninaithale’ (2007), ‘Vettaikaaran’ (2009), ‘Yuvan Yuvathi’ (2011), ‘Nambiyaar’ (2016), ‘Annadurai’ (2017), and ‘Iruvar Ullam’ (2021).

    Poster of the film 'Annadurai'

    Poster of the film ‘Annadurai’

  • When he started working in the Tamil film industry, he changed his name to Agni. However, the popular filmmaker and actor S. A. Chandrasekhar suggested to him that ‘Agni’ was not a lucky name after which Chandrasekhar decided to add his son’s name i.e. Vijay’s (who is a popular actor) name with Antony to create the new name.
  • In 2016, Vijay Antony was criticised for the background music used in the film ‘Saithan.’ According to some reports, after the release of the film’s teaser, some Hindu religious groups were unhappy about the Sanskrit chants used as background music. In response to their concerns, Vijay Antony, who worked as both the music director and actor in the film, decided to remove the offensive lines from the teaser and release it again to show respect for their sentiments. In an interview, he talked about it and said,

    I heard that a few lines in the teaser of Saithan, which were written by the late lyricist Annamalai, sounded like Sanskrit verses and has hurt a few individuals. Heeding to their request, I have decided to withdraw those lines immediately.” [3]Deccan Chronicle

  • During the shooting of the film ‘Pichaikkaran 2’ in 2023, the actor met with an accident while shooting a romantic song. In an interview, he recounted the incident and said that while he was jet skiing, his bike collided with the bike of his cinematographer and an assistant. He got injured on the face and fell unconscious in the sea. He was rescued by his co-star Kavya Thapar and a camera assistant named Arjun. [4]Cinema Express