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|Spouse(s)||Capt. E. Chandrasekhar|
Viji Chandrasekhar is an Indian actress. She has appeared in several Tamil films in the female lead role while she has also featured in television serials. She is the younger sister of actress Saritha.
Viji made her debut as the sister of Rajinikanth's character in the 1981 comedy film Thillu Mullu by K. Balachander. Despite the film becoming a success, Viji chose to concentrate on her studies and refrained from acting until the 1990s.
Besides performing supporting roles in films including K. Balachander's Paarthale Paravasam (2001) as the sister of Raghava Lawrence and in Mani Ratnam's Aaytha Ezhuthu (2004) as the sister of Krishna's character, she mainly worked in television serials. In over 20 years, she was part of over 35 serials. In 2012, she played Nirmala, a vegetable vendor affected by bipolar disorder in Lakshmi Ramakrishnan's Aarohanam, and won critical acclaim for her performance. A critic from Sify.com noted "in an author backed role, Viji Chandrasekhar steals the show as she is the pivot around which the film revolves."
|2012||Aarohanam||Nirmala||Tamil||Nominated-SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated-Vijay Award for Best Actress
|2013||Madha Yaanai Koottam||Sevanamma||Tamil||Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|2014||Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe||Seetha||Tamil|
|2015||Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare||Malayalam|
|1991||Muppadu Kodi Mugangal||Doordarshan|
|1998||Theekul Veiral||Jaya TV|
|Nunipullum avasarakavargalum||Raj TV|
|1999||Kudumbam orukoil||Vijay TV|
|2012-14||Amudha Oru Aacharyakuri||Kalaignar TV|
|Year||Award||Category||Film & Serial||Result|
|2013||Ajantha Fine Awards||Best Actress||Aarohanam||Won|
|Edison Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Best Actress (Special Jury)||Won|
|Maha Fine Awards||Character Award (Female)||Won|
|Tamil Nadu Cinema Kalai Mandram||Special Jury Award||Won|
|V4 Entertainer||Best Supporting Role||Won|
|7th Annual Vijay Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2nd South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|Sun Kudumbam Awards||Best Mother||Azhagi||Won|
|2014||Sun Kudumbam Awards||Best Mother||Azhagi||Won|
- 'Aarohanam' was challenging, didn't do homework: Viji. Deccan Chronicle (2012-10-26). Retrieved on 2013-11-21.
- Viji hopes for a dream run in films. The New Indian Express. Retrieved on 2013-11-21.
- I didn't do homework for 'Aarohanam': Viji Chandrasekhar. Ibnlive.in.com (2012-10-25). Retrieved on 2013-11-21.
- Movie Review : Aarohanam. Sify.com. Retrieved on 2013-11-21.