Vijay Antony

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Vijay Antony
Vijay Antony.jpg
Vijay in 2016
Born (1975-07-24) 24 July 1975 (age 46)
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • Music Composer
  • Playback Singer
  • Actor
  • Film Editor
  • Lyricist
  • Audio Engineer
  • Film Producer
  • Director
  • Dubbing Artist
Spouse(s)
Fatima Vijay Antony
(m. 2006)
RelativesSamuel Vedanayagam Pillai (Great-Grandfather)
Websitewww.vijayantony.com

Vijay Antony (born 24 July 1975)[1] 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.[2] 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).

Early life[edit]

Vijay Antony was born in Nagercoil, Kanyakumari District.[1] His father died when he was seven years old and his sister was four.[3]

Career[edit]

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.[4] Both the films were sleeper hits.[5] In 2015, he starred in the romantic comedy India Pakistan but did not compose the music.[5] In 2016, he acted in the action thriller Pichaikkaran (2016), collaborating with his Dishyum director Sasi.[6] It became a commercial success, with overall collections nearing 40 Crore.[7] 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.[8] In 2018, he starred in Kaali, a period action film directed by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi[9] and Thimiru Pudichavan, an action film directed by Ganeshaa.

In 2019, he starred in Kolaigaran, an action thriller directed by Andrew Louis[10] and featuring Arjun Sarja.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Film Role(s) Notes
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
2019 Kolaigaran Prabhakaran IPS
2021 Kodiyil Oruvan Vijaya Raghavan
2022 Thamezharasan Thamezharasan Releasing on 26 January
Agni Siragugal Seenu Filming
Khaki TBA Filming
Pichaikkaran 2 TBA Filming[12]
Kolai TBA Post-production[13]

Editor[edit]

Year Film Notes
2017 Annadurai
2018 Thimiru Pudichavan
2021 Kodiyil Oruvan
2022 Pichaikkaran 2

Discography[edit]

Music director[edit]

Year Tamil Other languages Notes
2005 Sukran
2006 Dishyum
Iruvar Mattum
2007 Naan Avanillai Buddhivantha ♦ (Kannada) Songs only
Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)Background Score by D. Imman
Ninaithale
2008 Pasumpon Thevar Varalaru Documentary film
Pandhayam
Kadhalil Vizhunthen Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)



2009 A Aa E Ee
TN 07 AL 4777 Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Music Director

Nominated, Vijay Award for Favourite Song

Mariyadhai
Ninaithale Inikkum Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)
Mahatma (Telugu)
Vettaikaaran Winner, Vijay Award for Favourite Song – Chinna Thamarai
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Music Director
2010 Rasikkum Seemane
Aval Peyar Thamizharasi
Angadi Theru 2 Songs
Kanagavel Kaaka
Uthama Puthiran


2011 Nadunisi Naaygal
Sattapadi Kutram
Yuvan Yuvathi
Vedi
Velayudham
2012 Naan Asthitva ♦ (Kannada) Nominated, 2nd South Indian International Movie Awards For Best Music Director
Daruvu (Telugu) Reused songs from TN 07 AL 4777, Ninaithale Inikkum, Vettaikaaran , and Uthamaputhiran
Sattam Oru Iruttarai
2013 Haridas
Madha Gaja Raja Unreleased
2014 Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam 1 song ("A for Azhagirukku")
Salim
2015 Aavi Kumar
2016 Pichaikkaran
Nambiyaar
Saithan
2017 Yaman
Annadurai
2018 Kaali
Thimiru Pudichavan
2021 Iruvar Ullam

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
"O My Angel"
"Kola Kuthu"
Yuvan Yuvathi
"Ichu Ichu" Vedi
"Sonna Puriyathu" Velayudham
2012 "Usumalarese"
"Rajulla"
Daruvu Telugu
"Ulaginil"
"Thappellam"
Naan
"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
"Mascara Pottu" Salim
2016 "Nooru Samigal" Pichaikkaran
"Lovukku logic ille" Nayyapudai Composed by Taj Noor
"Yededho", "Ladukio" Saithan
2017 "Thangama Vairama" Annadurai
2019 "Pasappukali" Devarattam Composed by Nivas K. Prasanna
2021 "Slum Anthem" Kodiyil Oruvan Composed by Nivas K. Prasanna

Television[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

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.[14]

As an Actor

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "VIJAY ANTONY". vijayantony.com.
  2. ^ "Vijay Antony's 'Naaka Mukka' fetches Best Use of Music Award at Cannes". 27 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Music director Vijay Antony - Interview - Behindwoods.com - Music director Vijay Antony Kaadhalil Vizhundhen Sukran Dishyum By2 images Tamil picture gallery images". behindwoods.com.
  4. ^ Srinivasan, Sudhir (9 August 2014). "Same character different movie". The Hindu.
  5. ^ a b Menon, Vishal (9 May 2015). "I'm not a good actor: Vijay Antony". The Hindu.
  6. ^ "No one will want to play a beggar in a film, but I did". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Review : Pichaikkaran review: Entertaining! (2016)". sify.com. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Annadurai review. Annadurai Tamil movie review, story, rating". IndiaGlitz.com.
  9. ^ "Vijay Antony gets Superstar Rajinikanth's title for next". Top 10 Cinema. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Kolaigaran to release on June 5th". The Times of India.
  11. ^ "Kolaigaran movie review: Arjun Sarja delivers a sublime performance in this gripping whodunit". Firstpost. 7 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Director Priya Krishnaswamy out, Ananda Krishnan in Vijay Antony's 'Pichaikkaran 2' - Times of India ►".
  13. ^ "Vijay Antony's next titled 'Kolai'!". Sify. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  14. ^ "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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