Fatima Vijay Antony
|Relatives||Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai (Great-Grandfather)|
Vijay Antony (born 24 July 1975) is an Indian music composer, playback singer, actor, film editor, lyricist, audio engineer, and filmmaker working predominantly in Tamil cinema. He made his debut as music composer in 2005. He is the first Indian Music Director to win the 2009 Cannes Golden Lion for the song Naaka Mukka advertising film in the Best Music category. The song propelled his fame and was played at the 2011 Cricket World Cup. He made his debut film Naan in 2012. He is best known for his roles in action thriller films such as Salim (2014) and Pichaikkaran (2016).
Vijay Antony made his acting debut in the lead role in the crime thriller Naan. The film's standalone sequel titled Salim, an action thriller, was his next venture as an actor and music director. Both the films were sleeper hits. In 2015, he starred in the romantic comedy India Pakistan but did not compose the music. In 2016, he acted in the action thriller Pichaikkaran (2016), collaborating with his Dishyum director Sasi. It became a commercial success, with overall collections nearing 40 Crore. His next was Saithan, an action thriller directed by debutant Pradeep Krishnamurthy.
He appeared in the 2017 political action thriller Yaman directed by Jeeva Shankar. Produced by A. Subaskaran under the banner Lyca Productions & Vijay Antony Film Corporation, it starred Miya and Thiagarajan. The film was released on 24 February 2017. His next film was the action drama Annadurai, the story of two brothers of contrasting characters who live their life as fate plays a big part in their personalities. In 2018, he starred in Kaali, a period action film directed by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi and Thimiru Pudichavan, an action film directed by Ganeshaa.
|2006||Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai||Lecturer||Cameo Appearance|
|2009||TN 07 AL 4777||Himself||Special Appearance in "Aathichudi" song|
|2012||Naan||Karthik / Mohammed Salim|
|2014||Salim||Dr. Mohammed Salim|
|2015||India Pakistan||Adv. Karthik|
|2016||Pichaikkaran||Arul Selva Kumar|
|Nambiar||Himself||Special Appearance in "Aara Amara" song|
|Saithan||Dinesh & Sharma||Dual Role|
|2017||Yaman||Thamizharasan (Yaman) & Arivudainambi||Dual Role|
|Mupparimanam||Himself||Special Appearance in "Let's Go Party" song|
|Annadurai||Annadurai & Thambidurai||Dual Role|
|2018||Kaali||Kaali (Bharath), Young Periyasamy (Samy), Young Maari,& Young John||Multiple Roles|
|Traffic Ramasamy||Himself||Cameo Appearance|
|Thimiru Pudichavan||Inspector Murugavel|
|2021||Kodiyil Oruvan||Vijaya Raghavan|
|2022||Thamezharasan||Thamezharasan||Releasing on 26 January|
|Naan Avan Illai|
|A Aa E Ee|
|2009||"Aathichudi"||TN 07 AL 4777|
"Naan Unnai Paarkum"
|2010||"Palayankottai"||Aval Peyar Thamizharasi|
|"O My Angel"
|"Poochandi"||Sattam Oru Iruttarai|
|2013||"Thumbakka"||Madha Gaja Raja|
|2012||"Edhirthu nil"||Biriyani||Composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2014||"Onnuna Rendu"||Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani||Composed by Simon|
|"Lovukku logic ille"||Nayyapudai||Composed by Taj Noor|
|2019||"Pasappukali"||Devarattam||Composed by Nivas K. Prasanna|
|2021||"Slum Anthem"||Kodiyil Oruvan||Composed by Nivas K. Prasanna|
- 2002 Chinna Papa Periya Papa (Season 1) (Credited as Agni) (Sun TV)
- 2005 Malargal (Sun TV)
- 2005 Getti Melam (Jaya TV)
- 2006 Kana Kaanum Kaalangal (Vijay TV)
- 2007 Kadhalikka Neramillai (Vijay TV)
- 2007 Megala (Sun TV)
- 2015 Chinna Papa Periya Papa (Season 2) (Sun TV)
Awards and nominations
Antony is the first Indian to win a Cannes Golden Lion; he won in 2009 for the "Nakka Mukka" commercial (for The Times of India) in the Best of Music category. The song raised his fame and was played at the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
- Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil) for Naan Avanillai (2007 film)
- Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil) for Kadhalil Vizhunthen
- Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Music Director and Vijay Award for Favourite Song for TN 07 AL 4777
- Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil) for Ninaithale Inikkum (2009 film)
- Winner, Vijay Award for Favourite Song and Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Music Director for Vettaikaaran (2009 film)
- Nominated, 2nd South Indian International Movie Awards For Best Music Director for Naan (2012 film)
As an Actor
- Nominated, 2nd South Indian International Movie Awards For Best Male Debutant and Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Newcomer Actor
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- "No one will want to play a beggar in a film, but I did". The Times of India.
- "Review : Pichaikkaran review: Entertaining! (2016)". sify.com. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
- "Annadurai review. Annadurai Tamil movie review, story, rating". IndiaGlitz.com.
- "Vijay Antony gets Superstar Rajinikanth's title for next". Top 10 Cinema. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
- "Kolaigaran to release on June 5th". The Times of India.
- "Kolaigaran movie review: Arjun Sarja delivers a sublime performance in this gripping whodunit". Firstpost. 7 June 2019.
- "Director Priya Krishnaswamy out, Ananda Krishnan in Vijay Antony's 'Pichaikkaran 2' - Times of India ►".
- "Vijay Antony's next titled 'Kolai'!". Sify. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
- "TOI wins India its first Gold Film Lions at Cannes". The Times of India. 28 June 2009. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
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