Viji Chandrasekhar

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Viji Chandrasekhar
Born India
Occupation Actress, businesswomen
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Capt. E. Chandrasekhar
Children Suraksha Chandrasekhar
Lovelyn 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.[1]


Viji made her debut as the sister of Rajinikanth's character in the 1981 comedy film Thillu Mullu by K. Balachander.[2] Despite the film becoming a success, Viji chose to concentrate on her studies and refrained from acting until the 1990s.[3]

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.[4] In 2012, she played Nirmala, a vegetable vendor affected by bipolar disorder in Lakshmi Ramakrishnan's Aarohanam, and won critical acclaim for her performance.[5][2] A critic from noted "in an author backed role, Viji Chandrasekhar steals the show as she is the pivot around which the film revolves."[6]


Year Film Role Language Notes
1981 Thillu Mullu Uma Tamil
1991 Kaliugam Priya Telugu
1992 Devi IAS Devi Malayalam
1993 Kizhakku Cheemayile Kaudari Tamil
1994 Priyanka Kamini Tamil
1995 Indira Tamil
1999 Padayappa Tamil
2001 Parthale Paravasam Tamil
2002 Samasthanam Tamil
2004 Aaytha Ezhuthu Tamil
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 Pathemari Malayalam
2015 Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare Malayalam


Year Serial Network
1991 Muppadu Kodi Mugangal Doordarshan
Kandapurnam Doordarshan
1993 Chennaveshayam Doordarshan
1994 Bandham Sun TV
Vazhapirandavargal Doordarshan
Revathi Sun TV
1995 Vuyiroviyum Doordarshan
Krishnaswamy association Doordarshan
Krishnaswamy association Doordarshan
1998 Theekul Veiral Jaya TV
Jadhimalli Raj TV
Nunipullum avasarakavargalum Raj TV
1999 Kudumbam orukoil Vijay TV
2000 Pushpangali Sun TV
2001–2006 Alaigal Sun TV
Annamalai Sun TV
Kolangal Sun TV
2006 Penn Sun TV
2011–Present Azhagi Sun 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