Viji Chandrasekhar

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Viji Chandrasekhar
Born December 2
Occupation Actress, businesswomen
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Capt. E. Chandrasekhar
Children Suraksha Chandrasekhar
Lovelyn Chandrasekhar

Viji Chandrasekhar is an Indian film 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]


The actress made her debut as Rajinikanth's sister in the 1981 comedy film Thillu Mullu.[2] She went on to perform supporting roles in films including K. Balachander's Paarthale Paravasam (2001) as the sister of Raghava Lawrence, while in Mani Ratnam's Aaytha Ezhuthu (2004), she played the sister of Krishna's character. In 2012, she played Nirmala, a vegetable vendor affected by bipolar disorder in Lakshmi Ramakrishnan's Aarohanam, and won critical acclaim for her performance.[3][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."[4]


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
2014 Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu Tamil Filming


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


Year Award Category Film 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 Pending


  1. ^ 'Aarohanam' was challenging, didn't do homework: Viji. Deccan Chronicle (2012-10-26). Retrieved on 2013-11-21.
  2. ^ a b Viji hopes for a dream run in films. The New Indian Express. Retrieved on 2013-11-21.
  3. ^ I didn't do homework for 'Aarohanam': Viji Chandrasekhar. (2012-10-25). Retrieved on 2013-11-21.
  4. ^ Movie Review : Aarohanam. Retrieved on 2013-11-21.