Arun Vijay

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Arun Vijay
Born Arun
(1977-11-19) 19 November 1977 (age 37)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Arun Kumar
Occupation Film actor
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Aarathi Mohan
Relatives Vanitha (sister)
Preetha (sister)
Sridevi (sister)
Anitha (sister)
Manjula (step mother)

Arun Vijay (born 19 November 1977) is an Indian actor, playback singer & stunt coordinator.[1] He is the only son of veteran film actor Vijayakumar and has been active in the Tamil film industry since 1995. An adventurous person by nature, he has his license to skydive from the United States Parachute Association.

Early life and family[edit]

Arun Vijay was born into a film family as the only son to actor Vijayakumar and his first wife Muthukannu. He has two elder sisters Kavitha, who has acted in a single film, Coolie,[2] and Anitha. Arun Vijay's step mother is actress Manjula Vijayakumar, who played lead roles in over 100 films in the 1970s, while his half-sisters Vanitha, Preetha and Sridevi have also appeared in several films.

In 2006, Arun Vijay married Aarthi, daughter of film producer Dr. N. S. Mohan and a post-graduate in Psychology,[3][4] with whom he has a daughter, Purvi and a son, Arnav Vijay. In 2010, Kavitha's daughter Hasini married N. S. Mohan's son Hemanth, who is a co-producer of Feather Touch Entertainments and has also acted alongside Arun Vijay in Malai Malai.[2][5]


ArunVijay signed on for an A. R. Rahman musical titled Love Story to be his acting debut, but the delay of that project meant that he accepted Anbalaya Films' offer of Sundar C's Murai Mappillai (1995).[6] Changed his name from Arunkumar to Arun Vijay in October 2006, hoping that a new name would bring better luck for him.[7]

In 2009, Arun Vijay opted against starring in low budget films and opted to collaborate with his father-in-law's production house Feather Touch Entertainment for his future projects. The first venture, Malai Malai directed by A. Venkatesh, became a commercial success. While the next film, Maanja Velu (2010) by the same team, was also a success. He then appeared in Magizh Thirumeni's action-thriller, Thadaiyara Thaakka (2012), marking a move away from his previous two masala films. The film, which featured Mamta Mohandas alongside Arun Vijay, became a super hit. After Thadaiyara Thaakka Arun starred in Yennai Arindhaal. He played the role of Victor, an antagonist in the film. Arun's performance had an overwhelming response from the audience. He was well appreciated for his dedication and hard work. It was best role he has played till date. The actor is currently featuring in his fourth successive film under the Feather Touch Entertainment banner, Vaa Deal co-starring Karthika Nair.



Year Film Role Notes
1995 Murai Mappillai Raja
1996 Priyam Arimath
1997 Ganga Gowri Shiva
Kathirunda Kadhal Mayilsamy
1998 Thulli Thirintha Kalam Ashok
2000 Kannaal Pesavaa Arun
Anbudan Sathya
2001 Pandavar Bhoomi Tamizharasan
2002 Mutham Bharath
2003 Iyarkai Captain Mukundan
2004 Jananam Surya
2006 Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu Prem
2007 Thavam Subramaniam
2008 Vedha Vijay
2009 Malai Malai Vetrivel
2010 Thunichal Shiva
Maanja Velu Velu
2012 Thadaiyara Thaakka Selva
2015 Yennai Arindhaal Victor Manohar
Vaa Deal Vetrivel Filming


Year Film Song Composer Notes
2012 Thadaiyara Thaakka "Poondamalli Thaan" Thaman Sung only hummings