Vijay Antony is an Indian Music Composer, Singer, Playback Singer, Lyricist, Audio Engineer, Musician, Music Director, Film Actor, Dubbing Artist, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Film Director, Film Producer, and Film Distributor. He was born on 24-7-1975 in Nagercoil, Kanyakumari in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He works predominantly in Tamil cinema.
|Other Names||Frances Antony Cyril Raja|
|Profession||Music Composer, Singer, Playback Singer, Lyricist, Audio Engineer, Musician, Music Director, Film Actor, Dubbing Artist, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Film Director, Film Producer, Film Distributor|
|Birth Place||Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Age||48 Years Old (as of 19-09-2023)|
|Debut||Tamil TV (as a composer) – Chinna Papa Periya Papa (2002)|
Tamil Film (as a singer, lyricist & composer) – Sukran (2005)
Tamil Film (as an actor, producer) – Naan (2012)
Tamil Film (as a film editor) – Annadurai (2017)
Tamil Film (as a film director) – Pichaikkaran 2 (2023)
|Best Known for||Naan (2012)|
Kodiyil Oruvan (2021)
– among others
Screen Name Vijay
His screen name’s first word “Vijay” is taken from the name of Tamil actor Vijay Thalapathy. He wanted to keep his name “Agni” in the Showbiz industry. But the filmmaker S. A. Chandrasekhar said that Agni is not a lucky name for you and gave him the screen name “Vijay” and he used the screen name, Vijay Antony.
He did his schooling at Campion Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School in Tiruchirappalli. After completing her schooling, he joined St. Xavier’s College in Tiruchirappalli and later he completed a degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai. He also attended Trinity College in London to learn music.
|School||Campion Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, Tiruchirappalli|
|College||St. Xavier’s College, Tiruchirappalli|
Loyola College, Chennai
Trinity College, London
|Qualification||Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Visual Communication|
|Height||in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”|
in centimeters: 176 cm
in meters: 1.76 m
|Weight||74 Kgs (163 lbs)|
- Vijay Antony is an Indian actor, playback singer, lyricist, composer, music director, and filmmaker who works in Tamil cinema.
- His birth name is Frances Antony Cyril Raja.
- He runs his own music studio called “Audiophiles“.
- He also runs his own production company called “Vijay Antony Film Corporation“.
- His father passed away when he was only 7 years old.
- He received a BSc Visual Communication degree from Loyola College, Chennai.
- He got the screen name “Vijay” from the filmmaker S. A. Chandrasekhar.
- He made his Tamil debut in the television comedy soap opera “Chinna Papa Periya Papa” in 2002 as a music composer.
- He made his Tamil film debut as a singer, lyricist, and composer in S. A. Chandrasekhar’s film “Sukran” in 2005.
- He got breakthrough success for his role as Arul Selvakumar in the Tamil film “Pichaikkaran” in 2016. The film was written/directed by Sasi and produced by Vijay Antony. The film was also remade in various languages including Odia, Marathi, and Kannada. The film was also dubbed in Hindi.
- To date, he played a dual role in three Tamil films including Saithan, Yaman, and Annadurai.
- In 2018, he played multiple roles in the Tamil film “Kaali“.
- In 2023, he made his directorial debut through the Tamil film “Pichaikkaran 2“. He also became part of this film as a writer, editor, singer, lyricist, composer, actor, director, producer, and distributor.
- On 19-09-2023 around 03:00 AM, his elder daughter, Meera committed suicide by hanging herself.
Vijay Antony’s Family
|Father||Name Not Known|
|Mother||Name Not Known|
|Sister||One Younger Sister|
|Wife||Fatima Vijay Antony (married in 2006)|
|Daughters||Meera Vijay Antony|
Laara Vijay Antony
|Great-grandfather||Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai|
(a famous poet, novelist & social worker)
He was born into a Christian middle-class family in Nagercoil. His mother served as a government clerk in the Town Planning Office in Nagercoil. His father passed away when he was just 7 years old. He has a younger sister. His great-grandfather, Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai was a famous poet, novelist & social worker. He married Fatima in 2006. The couple is blessed with two daughters named Meera Vijay Antony and Laara Vijay Antony. His daughter Meera, committed suicide by hanging herself in her room on 19-09-2023 around 03:00 AM. Meera was studying in the 12th STD.
|Home Town||Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Residence||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Car Collection||Audi Q3, BMW 730Ld, Kia Carnival|
|Net Worth||US $5 Million (approx)|
|Favorite Colour||Black, White|
|Favorite Lyricist/Poet||Vairamuthu Ramasamy|
|Favorite Song||Tholvi Nilayena Ninaithaal|
|Favorite Food||Chettinad Cuisine|