24 July 1975
|Occupation||Sound engineer, Music director, Actor, Producer, Playback singer, Lyricist, Editor|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Spouse(s)||Fatima Vijay Antony|
|Relatives||Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai (Great-grandfather)|
Vijay Antony is an Indian music composer, playback singer, actor, film editor, lyricist, audio engineer and film producer working in the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industries. He made his debut as music director in 2005. He is the first Indian to win the 2009 Cannes Golden Lion for the "Naaka Mukka" advertising film in the Best Music category. The song propelled his fame and was played at the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Beginner as an actor in the movie Naan in 2012, he is known for his genre of action, dramas and thrillers movies.
Vijay Antony was born in Nagercoil. His father died when he was seven years old and his sister was four. He did his schooling at Campion Anglo Indian school.He graduated at Loyola college of arts and science They 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.
Antony made his acting debut in the lead role in the thriller Naan (2012). The film received mostly positive reviews from critics. His next venture as an actor and music director was Salim (2014), in which he portrayed the same character from Naan; the films were sleeper hits. In his next release, the romantic comedy India Pakistan (2015), he starred but did not compose the music. He acted in Pichaikkaran (2016), collaborating with his Dishyum director Sasi. 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 the story of two brothers of contrasting characters who live their life as fate plays a big part in their personalities. Vijay Antony's scores high on BGM more than the songs that hinder the pace in the first half. His rerecording further intensifies the heaviness in the script. The film is released on 30 November and was a above average. In April 2017, he signed to Kaali, directed by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi. There are 3 different subplots inside Kaali and Vijay Antony delivers his usual performance in all of them. However, one might feel that he could have been more expressive, as his face lacks the enlightenment factor that is expected. The four heroines do not spoil the flow of the film, but at the same time, they do not leave an impact as well. The saving grace in the cast would be Yogi Babu, who scores the best with his one-liners as they come as a relief to the viewers. In 2018, he acted in Thimiru Pudichavan . For the first time in his career, music composer turned actor Vijay Antony plays a cop. Vijay Antony is quite impressive as the upright cop and his earnest performance is evident throughout the film.
|2006||Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|2009||TN 07 AL 4777||Himself||Cameo appearance in "Aathichudi" song|
|2012||Naan||Karthik (Mohammed Salim)||Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Newcomer Actor|
|Nambiar||Himself||Cameo appearance in "Aara Amara" song|
|Mupparimanam||Himself||Cameo appearance in "Let's Go Party" song|
|2018||Kaali||Kaali, Barath||Also producer and also music director|
|Traffic Ramasamy||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|Thimiru Pudichavan||Inspector Murugavel||also music director|
|Naan Avan Illai|
|A Aa E Ee|
|2009||"Aathichudi"||TN 07 AL 4777|
"Naan Unnai Paarkum"
|2010||"Palayankottai"||Aval Peyar Thamizharasi|
|2011||"O My Angel"
|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|
|2016||"Lovukku logic ille"||Nayyapudai||Composed by Taj Noor|
- 2002 Chinna Papa Periya Papa (Season 1)
- 2005 Malargal
- 2006 Kana Kaanum Kaalangal
- 2007 Kadhalikka Neramillai
- 2007 Megala
- 2015 Chinna Papa Periya Papa (Season 2)
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.
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- Sudhir Srinivasan. "Same character different movie". The Hindu.
- Vishal Menon. "I'm not a good actor: Vijay Antony". The Hindu.
- "No one will want to play a beggar in a film, but I did". The Times of India.
- "Vijay Antony gets Superstar Rajinikanth's title for next". Top 10 Cinema. 2017-04-01. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
- "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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