Vijay Antony is a prominent Indian actor who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. He’s a multitalented person and besides having brilliant acting skills he’s also a Music Composer, Playback Singer, Music Director, Singer, Film Producer & Lyricist. Most of his films are well received by the audiences and he has given back-to-back hits with brilliant concepts. He’s also very popular among the Telugu audience and most of his films get realized in the Telugu states as well.
Vijay Antony Early Life
Vijay Antony was born on the 24th of July 1975 in Nagercoil, Kanyakumari in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. His family had to face a lot of hardships after the death of his father early age. He had a sister and their upbringing was taken care of by their mother alone. After completing his graduation in Science from St Xavier’s College, Trichy then enrolled himself in a visual communications course at Loyola College of Chennai. To meet his daily expenses he had to take up part-time jobs and later he worked hard to set up his own studio called ‘Audiophiles’ that deals with sound engineering.
Vijay Antony Music Career
After composing for jingles and documentaries he was then approached by non-other than Aascar Ravichandran with the request to compose for Dishyum but at the same time he also composed for the film Sukran and this became his debut album.
His composition was received well by both critics and audience and this fetched him multiple opportunities to compose for many other films. His compositions became so popular that at a particular time he went on to become one of the most in-demand music directors in Tamil movies. His brilliant compositions in films like “Naaku Mukka” in Kadhalil Vizhunthen and “Aathichudi” from TN 07 AL 4777 have only added to his fame.
He also composed music for the Kannada movie Budhivanta starring Upendra. In the year 2009, he has won the Cannes Golden Lion award in the Best of Music category for the ‘Nakka Mukka’ commercial (for Times of India).
Vijay Antony Acting Career
Vijay Antony ventured into acting in the Tamil film industry with his debut film Naan which happens to be a crime thriller. He also happens to be the first music director to succeed in an acting career. His natural talent for acting has won the heart of the film audience and by acting in as many as 15 films as the main lead, he has set up a platform for himself in the acting field. His film Pichaikaran that was released in 2016 was a blockbuster and his performance in this film was praised by both critics and the film audience.
Vijay Antony Achievements & Awards
Vijay Antony has won many awards for his brilliant acting. He was awarded the Best New Comer award for the film ‘Naan’. He has won many awards for music composition as well. In the year 2009, he has won the Cannes Golden Lion award in the Best of Music category for the ‘Nakka Mukka’ commercial (for Times of India).
Vijay Antony Family
Vijay Antony was married to Fatima in 2006 and the couple is blessed with a daughter named Laara Vijay Antony.