|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)|
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. The song propelled his fame and was played at the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Vijay Antony was born in Nagercoil. His father died when he was 7 years old and his sister was 5. 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.
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, 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. Kaali was filmed before Annadurai.
|2006||Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|2009||TN 07 AL 4777||Himself||Cameo appearance in "Aathichudi" song|
|2012||Naan||Karthik (Mohammed Salim)|
|Nambiar||Himself||Cameo appearance in "Aara Amara" song|
|Mupparimanam||Himself||Cameo appearance in "Let's Go Party" song|
|2018||Kaali||Kaali, Barath||Also producer|
|Traffic Ramasamy||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|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.
- "Vijay Antony's Kali to overtake Anna Durai". Top 10 Cinema. 2017-04-20. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
- "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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