19 November 1972
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Other names||Arun Kumar|
Arun Vijay (born 19 November 1977) is a Tamil film actor. He is the only son of veteran film actor Vijayakumar and has been active in the Tamil film industry since 1995. He is also a stunt coordinator in most of his films. An adventurous person by nature, he has his license to skydive from the United States Parachute Association.
Early life and family
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, and Anitha. Arun Vijay's step mother is actress Manjula Vijayakumar, who had essayed 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, 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.
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). Changed his name from Arunkumar to Arun Vijay in October 2006, hoping that a new name would bring better luck for him.
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, opened to rave reviews and went on to become a sleeper hit. The actor is currently featuring in his fourth successive film under the Feather Touch Entertainment banner, Vaa Deal co-starring Karthika Nair.
|1998||Thulli Thirintha Kalam|
|2006||Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu||Prem|
|2012||Thadaiyara Thaakka||"Poondamalli Thaan"||Thaman||Sung only hummings|
- IndiaGlitz - Wedding bells in Arun Vijay's family - Bollywood Movie News
- IndiaGlitz - Arun Vijay wedding - Tamil Movie News
- IndiaGlitz - Events - Arun Kumar's Betrothal Function
- A family affair for Vijay Kumar - Times Of India