Duniya Vijay

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Duniya Vijay
Duniya Vijay-Kasi-2013.jpg
Duniya Vijay at Kasi (Bernaras) 2013
Born Vijay
(1974-01-20) 20 January 1974 (age 41)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Other names Duniya Viji, Black Cobra, Kari Chirathe,
Occupation Actor, film producer
Years active 2004–present
Awards Karnataka state award for "Best Actor" in 2007 (Movie Name – Duniya)
Website http://www.duniyavijay.com

Vijay aka Duniya Vijay (Kannada: ದುನಿಯಾ ವಿಜಯ್) is an Indian actor who appears in Kannada films. He started off as a junior film artist in the industry playing small insignificant roles, before he got the big break in Duniya (2007). He is noted for his performances in various films such as Chanda (2007), Junglee (2009), Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam (2011) and Jayammana Maga (2013).


Vijay started off with a role in Yograj Bhat's Ranga SSLC with Sudeep. He then acted in films like Jogi, Shree, Ee Rajeev Gandhi Alla among others. He also did roles in television.

The turning point in Vijay's career came when his friend Soori's directorial debut Duniya. Vijay was cast as a naive village boy with a golden heart who ends up in the hands of underworld goons who use him as one of the henchman to execute their bad deeds. His acting won him rave reviews from critics. Vijay went on to win the State and Filmfare awards for his role in the film.

In 2007, Vijay appeared in three more films – Yuga, Chanda and Geleya. Yuga was an action oriented film on the lines of Duniya, but it was not a box office success. Vijay did a supporting role in Geleya, when Prakash Rai walked out of the film at the last moment.

In 2007, Vijay made more news with his film Chanda. The film was directed by S. Narayan, who had supposedly agreed with Vijay that he would release the film six weeks after Yuga, so that there would be no clash. The director did not keep this promise, for which Vijay refused to dub (lend his voice) for the film. The matter was settled with the KFCC, who decided to impose a year-long ban on the actor. After the intervention of "Karnataka Film Federation" elders, the ban was revoked and Vijay was eligible to do other movies. Chanda did a roaring business at the box office and especially at B&C centres. He got the liking from the so-called 'masses' for his dare devil fights.

Vijay did a semi-art film Avva for Kavita Lankesh at the start of 2008. Vijay won accolades for a bravura performance, but the film did not do well. He was then seen in Sumana Kittur's Slum Bala towards the end of 2008, which also did average business. The consensus was that both films lacked action, which was Vijay's forte.

In 2009, Vijay was seen in action oriented films,namely, MR Ramesh's Thaakath and Junglee directed by Soori and also in Sadhu Kokila's directorial Devru.

The year 2010 continued to be a mixed luck for Vijay with three releases, out of which, one film Kanteerava managed to fetch average business and reviews. The other two, Shankar IPS and Kari Chirathe, went on to become failures at the box-office. However, he made a comeback with successful films which were also critically acclaimed Jarasandha, Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam and Veerabahu in the year 2011.

In 2012, Vijay starred in the critically acclaimed Bheema Theeradalli which also found the commercial success. Vijay was lauded for his performance in the movie. In early 2013, the film Rajanikantha was released and it was a disaster in Box-Office. His subsequent release, which was under his production "Duniya Talkies" Jayammana Maga, a psychological thriller and his first production venture, met with rave critical reviews with his performance getting noticed.


Year Title Role Director Music Director Also Starring CBFC ratings
2004 Ranga SSLC Introducing Yogaraj Bhat Sandeep Chowta Sudeep
2005 Rakshasa
2007 Duniya Shivalingu Soori V. Manohar Rashmi[disambiguation needed] U/A
2007 Yuga Yuga Chandru Arjun Janya Kavya A
2007 Geleya ACP Harsha Mano Murthy Cameo appearance U/A
2007 Chanda Kariya S Narayan S Narayan Shubha Poonja U/A
2008 Avva Bedara Manja Kavita Lankesh Isac Thomas Shruti, Smita A
2008 Slum Bala Bala Sumana Kittur Arjun Janya Shubha Poonja U/A
2009 Junglee Prabhakar Soori V. Harikrishna Aindrita Ray A
2009 Thaakath Basya MS Ramesh Gurukiran Shubha Poonja U/A
2009 Devru Devru Sadhu Kokila Sadhu Kokila Pragna A
2010 Shankar IPS Shankar Prasad M S Ramesh Gurukiran Catherine Tresa, Ragini Dwivedi U/A
2010 Kari Chirathe Madesh Madesh K Sadhu Kokila Sharmila Mandre U/A
2010 Kanteerava Kanteerava Tushar Ranganath Chakri Rishika Singh, Shubha Poonja A
2011 Veera Bahu Veerabahu S Mahendar V. Harikrishna Nidhi Subbaiah A
2011 Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam Johnny Preetam Gubbi V. Harikrishna Ramya U
2011 Jarasandha Krishna Murthy
Gym Kitty
Mr. Karnataka
Shashank Raj Arjun Janya Pranitha A
2012 Bheema Theeradalli Chandya Om Prakash Rao Abhiman Roy Pranitha A
2012 Rajanikantha Rajani
Pradeep Raj Arjun Janya Aindrita Ray
2013 Jayammana Maga Naga Ravikiran alias Vikas Arjun Janya Bharathi A
2013 Shivajinagara Ramu P N Satya Jassie Gift Parul Yadav, Adithya Menon A
2014 Simhadri Simhadri Shivamani Arjun Janya Soundarya Jayamala
2015 Jackson SD. Sanath Kumar Arjun Janya Pavana Gowda
2015 RX Soori Soori Shrijai Arjun Janya Akanksha
2015 Ring Road Priya Kushi, Nikita Thukral Cameo appearance
2015 Cobra H Vasu Delayed
2015 Dana Kayonu Yogaraj Bhat V. Harikrishna Priyamani Filming


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