Vijay Antony

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Vijay Antony
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Vijay Antony
Born Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Sound engineer, Music director, Actor, Producer, Playback singer, Lyricist ,editor .
Spouse(s) Fatima Vijay Antony
Relatives Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai (great-grandfather)
Website www.vijayantony.com

Vijay Antony is an Indian music composer, playback singer, actor, film editor, lyricist, sound engineer and producer working in the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industries. He made his debuts as music director in 2005 and as a lead actor in 2012. He is the first Indian to win the 2009 Cannes Golden Lion for the "Nakka Mukka" advertising film in the Best Music category.[citation needed] The song propelled his fame and was played at the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

Early life[edit]

Vijay Antony was born in Nagercoil. His father died when he was 7 years old and his sister was 5.[1] They were pushed into difficult days and his mother took up a government job to educate the children and support the family. He is the great-grandson of Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai (1826–1889), also known as Mayavaram Vedanayagam Pillai, an Indian civil servant who is remembered for the authorship of Prathapa Mudaliar Charithram, recognized as the first modern Tamil novel.

Career[edit]

Antony made his acting debut in the lead role in the thriller Naan (2012). The film received mostly positive reviews from critics.[2] His next venture as an actor and music director was Salim (2014), in which he portrayed the same character from Naan;[3] the films were sleeper hits.[4] In his next release, the romantic comedy India Pakistan (2015), he starred but did not compose the music.[4] He acted in Pichaikkaran (2016), collaborating with his Dishyum director Sasi.[5] It is an emotional movie and was released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Saithan (2016) was a psychological thriller directed by debutant Pradeep Krishnamurthy.

He appeared in the 2017 film Yaman directed by Jeeva Shankar. Produced by A. Subaskaran under the banner Lyca Productions, it starred Miya and Thiagarajan in lead roles. The film was released on 24 February 2017. His next film was Annadurai, in which he played a dual role for third time. This movie was bankrolled by Sarathkumar and Radhika Sarathkumar. In April 2017, he signed to Kaali, directed by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi.[6] Kaali was filmed before Annadurai.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Film Roles Notes
2006 Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai Himself Cameo appearance
2009 TN 07 AL 4777 Himself Cameo appearance in "Aathichudi" song
2012 Naan Karthik (Mohammed Salim)
2014 Salim Mohammed Salim
2015 India Pakistan Karthik
2016 Pichaikkaran Arul Selvakumar
Nambiar Himself Cameo appearance in "Aara Amara" song
Saithan Dinesh/Sharma
2017 Yaman Thamizharasan,
Arivudainambi
Mupparimanam Himself Cameo appearance in "Let's Go Party" song
Annadurai Annadurai,
Thambidurai
Also editor
2018 Kaali Kaali, Barath Also producer
Thimiru Pudichavan Filming
Kolaikaaran
Traffic Ramasamy Himself Cameo appearance

Music composer[edit]

Year Tamil Other languages Notes
2005 Sukran
2006 Iruvar Mattum
Dishyum Dishum Dishum (Telugu)
2007 Ninaithale
Naan Avanillai Songs only
Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)
2008 Budhivanta (Kannada) Remake of Naan Avanillai
Pasumpon Thevar Varalaru Documentary film
Kadhalil Vizhunthen
2009 A Aa E Ee
TN 07 AL 4777
Mariyadhai
Ninaithale Inikkum Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)
Puthiya Thalapathi Mahatma (Telugu)
Vettaikaaran Puliveta (Telugu) Winner, Vijay Award for Favourite Song – Chinna Thamarai
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Music Director
2010 Rasikkum Seemane
Kanagavel Kaaka
Angadi Theru Shopping Mall (Telugu)
Aval Peyar Thamizharasi
Uthama Puthiran
2011 Sattapadi Kutram
Yuvan Yuvathi Dear (Telugu)
Velayudham
Vedi
2012 Naan Nakili (Telugu)
Bullet Raja Daruvu (Telugu)
Sattam Oru Iruttarai
2013 Haridas
Madha Gaja Raja
Iruvar Ullam
2014 Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam 1 song ("A for Azhagirukku")
Salim Dr. Salim (Telugu)
2015 Aavi Kumar
2016 Pichaikkaran Bichagadu (Telugu)
Nambiar
Astitva (Kannada) Kannada remake of Naan
Saithan Bethaludu (Telugu)
2017 Yaman Yaman (Telugu)
Annadurai Indrasena (Telugu)
2018 Kaali Kaasi (Telugu)

Singer[edit]

Year Song Film Notes
2005 "Saathikadi" Sukran
2006 "Dailamo",
"Bhoomikku"
Dishyum
2007 "Machakani",
"Kaakha Kaakha"
Naan Avan Illai
2008 "Naaka Mukka",
"Thozhiya",
"Kadavul Padaitha",
"Unakkena Naan"
Kadhalil Vizhunthen
2009 "Menaa Minukki",
"Kannivedi"
A Aa E Ee
2009 "Mere Priya",
"Allah"
Ninaithale Inikkum
2009 "Aathichudi" TN 07 AL 4777
2010 "Poove Poove",
"Naan Unnai Paarkum"
Rasikkum Seemane
2010 "Palayankottai" Aval Peyar Thamizharasi
2010 "Usumalarase" Uthamaputhiran
2011 "Edhedho" Sattapadi Kutram
2011 "O My Angel"
"Kola Kuthu"
Yuvan Yuvathi
2011 "Ichu Ichu" Vedi
2011 "Sonna Puriyathu" Velayudham
2012 "Usumalarese"
"Rajulla"
Daruvu Telugu
2012 "Ulaginil"
"Thappellam"
Naan
2012 "Poochandi" Sattam Oru Iruttarai
2013 "Thumbakka" Madha Gaja Raja
2013 "Edhirthu nil" Biriyani Composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja
2014 "Onnuna Rendu" Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani Composed by Simon
2014 "Mascara Pottu" Salim
2016 "Nooru Samigal" Pichaikkaran
2016 "Lovukku logic ille" Nayyapudai Composed by Taj Noor
2016 "Yededho", "Ladukio" Saithan
2017 "Thangama Vairama" Annadurai

Television[edit]

Awards:

He is the first Indian to win the 2009 Cannes Golden Lion 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.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music director Vijay Antony - Interview - Behindwoods.com - Music director Vijay Antony Kaadhalil Vizhundhen Sukran Dishyum By2 images Tamil picture gallery images". www.behindwoods.com. 
  2. ^ "NAAN REVIEW - NAAN MOVIE REVIEW". www.behindwoods.com. 
  3. ^ Sudhir Srinivasan. "Same character different movie". The Hindu. 
  4. ^ a b Vishal Menon. "I'm not a good actor: Vijay Antony". The Hindu. 
  5. ^ "No one will want to play a beggar in a film, but I did". The Times of India. 
  6. ^ "Vijay Antony gets Superstar Rajinikanth's title for next". Top 10 Cinema. 2017-04-01. Retrieved 2017-04-02. 
  7. ^ "Vijay Antony's Kali to overtake Anna Durai". Top 10 Cinema. 2017-04-20. Retrieved 2017-04-20. 
  8. ^ "TOI wins India its first Gold Film Lions at Cannes – Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 28 June 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 

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