Vijaya Chamundeswari Age, Husband, Family, Children, Biography & More

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Age: 60 Years
Hometown: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Education: Bachelors In English Literature

Vijaya Chamundeswari

ProfessionFitness Expert at GG Hospitals in Chennai
Famous ForBeing the daughter of the veteran South Indian actors Gemini Ganesan and Savitri, and sister of Rekha
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5' 5"
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 December 1959
Age (as in 2019) 60 Years
BirthplaceMadras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu
Zodiac signSaggitarius
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu
School• Andhra Mahila Sabha, Chennai
• Presentation Convent School, Kodaikanal
• Vidhyodaya High School, Chennai
College/UniversityEthiraj College for Women, Chennai
Educational QualificationBachelor's in English Literature
Caste• Her father belonged to Tamil Brahmin Family and his mother belonged Isai Vellalar community
• Her mother belonged to Telugu speaking Kapu Family
HobbiesTravelling, Gardening, and Farming
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseGovind Rao Vaddi
Vijaya Chamundeswari with her husband
ChildrenSons- Arun Kumar Vaddi (does theatre and dog breeding) & Abhinay Vaddi (actor)
Vijaya Chamundeswari with her sons
ParentsFather- Gemini Ganesan (actor)
Vijaya Chamundeswari with her father
Mother- Savitri (actress)
Vijaya Chamundeswari with her mother
Step Mothers- Alamelu
Gemini Ganesan with his wife Aamelu
Gemini Ganesan with his wife Pushpavalli
Juliana Andrews
Gemini Ganesan with his wife Juliana Andrews
SiblingsBrother- Satish Ganesan
From her father's marriage to Alamelu
• Dr Revathi Swaminathan (eldest; a radiation oncologist)
• Dr Kamala Selvaraj (second eldest; owner of GG Hospitals)
• Narayani Ganesan (third eldest; journalist with TOI)
• Dr Jaya Shreedhar (fourth eldest; health advisor with Inter News Network)
From her father's marriage to Pushpavalli
Rekha (actress)
• Radha (former actress; lives in the USA)
Vijaya Chamundeswari with her sisters
Favourite Things
AuthorAmish Tripathi
DirectorB.V. Nandini Reddy
BookShiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi
Travel DestinationDubai

Vijaya Chamundeswari

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vijaya Chamundeswari

  • Her mother, Savitri was known as the ‘Meenakumari’ of South Indian Film Industry.
  • She was named after a production house called “Vijaya Chamundeswari,” which gave her mother many memorable roles.
    Vijaya Chamundeshwari with her mother
  • Vijaya was just 16 when she got married and a couple of years prior to her marriage, there were certain differences between her parents, and they got separated.
  • Due to troubles in Vijaya’s mother’s personal life, Savitri (her mother) got addicted to alcohol, which affected her greatly. One day, she slipped into a coma for 19 months and eventually, died on 26 December 1981, at the age of 46.
  • She likes animals very much and once owned a snake, that died in 2015. Vijaya Chamundeshwari with her pet snake
  • In an interview, Vijaya revealed that she never used to watch any of her mother’s film; because her mother wept in most of them, and it disturbed her. However, after her mother’s death, she started to watch her films.
  • In May 2018, her mother’s biopic “Mahanati” was released. Keerthy Suresh played the role of Savitri in the film.
    Mahanati- Vijaya Chamundeshwari
  • Following the release of the film, her sister Dr Kamala Selvaraj asserted that the film was fictionalised and was not honestly presented. Kamala alleged that her father’s image was wrongly presented in the film. In addition to that, Kamala stated that the film was made wholly on the basis of Vijaya’s’s statement and filmmakers should have taken her father’s friends and acquaintances in the industry into account before portraying his role. In response to her comments, Vijaya said that she respected her views because they belonged to the same family.
    Vijaya Chamundeshwari with her sister Kamala