Vijayakanth Biography: Age, Death, Career, Politics, Movies, Family, Networth, Photos

Vijayraj Alagarswami Vijayakanth, widely recognized as Captain Vijayakanth, was a prominent figure in Indian politics and the film industry. Before venturing into politics, he established himself as a renowned actor in Tamil cinema, directing and starring in several movies. Notably, he served as the leader of the opposition in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from 2011 to 2016.

Vijayakanth Personal Life:

  • Full Name: Vijayakanth
  • Date of Birth: 25 Aug 1952
  • Date of Death: 28 Dec 2023 (Age 71)
  • Place of Birth: Thirumangalam, Madurai
  • Party Name: Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK)
  • Education: 10th Pass
  • Profession: Politician & Actor
  • Father’s Name: K. N. Alagarswami Naidu
  • Mother’s Name: Aandal Azhagarswami
  • Spouse’s Name: Premlatha Vijayakanth
  • Spouse’s Profession: Politician
  • Children: 2 Sons
  • Religion: Hindu

Interesting Facts about Vijayakanth:

  • Owned an engineering college and a marriage hall.
  • Actively involved in charitable activities, including donations to the Kargil Relief Fund and supporting education for underprivileged students.
  • Served as the leader of the South Indian Actor Association, clearing the association’s debts during his tenure.
  • Nicknamed “Captain” by the Tamil people.

Vijayakanth Political Timeline:

  • 2016: Lost both seat and deposit in the legislative election.
  • 2011: Became the opposition leader after forming an alliance with AIADMK.
  • 2006: Won the Ulundurpettai constituency.
  • 2005: Founded the political party DMDK.

Vijayakanth Early Life:

  • Acted in over 150 films, achieving success with “Doorathu Idi Muzhakkam” in 1981.
  • Booked his first film, “Inikkum Ilamai,” in 1979, where he played an antagonist.

Vijayakanth Achievements:

  1. Kalaimamani Award by Tamil Nadu Government in 2001.
  2. Best Actor Award for “Chendura Poove” in 1989.
  3. Filmfare Award for Best Actor in 1988.
  4. Former president of the South Indian Film Artistes’ Association.
  5. Formed the center-left party DMDK.
  6. Launched Captain TV, a 24-hour television channel, in 2010.
  7. Occupied the MLA position twice and became the leader of the opposition party in 2011.

Vijayakanth Net Worth:

  • Net Worth: ₹38.85 Crore
  • Assets: ₹53.57 Crore
  • Liabilities: ₹14.72 Crore

Vijayakanth Photos:

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