- Tourist spots – London and Los Angels
- Food – Non-Vegetrian(Chicken Briyani and Tandoori Items)
- Clothes – Jeans and T-Shirt
- Colour – Blue and Black
- Crazy About – Cars(Owns a Black BMW)
In the year 2002, Vijay appeared as Coca Cola’s brand ambassador in Tamil Nadu. He acted in a variety of South Indian Coca Cola advertisements, along with Katrina Kaif. In 2008, Vijay was signed up as the star ambassador for the Indian Premier League cricket team Chennai Super Kings, along with actress Nayanthara. In January 2009, Vijay was approached as the brand ambassador for Coca Cola products. As of August 2010, Vijay was signed by Jos Alukkas as their brand ambassador for Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Vijay also signed for Tata Docomo, who will be seen for the first time for an Ad with Tata Docomo who are known for their innovative promotions all over.
Political and social activism
In 2009, Vijay was speculated joining the Indian National Congress after he met with Rahul Gandhi. In 2010, he fell out with then ruling DMK party owing to the delay of the release of his film Kaavalan in order to release the dhanush starrer aadukalam distributed by sun pictures, then Vijay supported AIADMK in next assembly elections and also passed the message to his fans.
In early 2011, Vijay openly expressed his desire to enter politics and his father S.A. Chandrasekhar confirmed it, saying that Vijay will officially enter politics at the age of 40. Following which he declared his support for the AIADMK led alliance in the 2011 state assembly election, and the AIADMK welcomed him by providing 3 seats to his fan club, Vijay Makkal Iyakkam He campaigned extensively for the AIADMK during the election campaign. He made a speech in Nagapattinam, condemning the attack on the fishermen by the Sri Lankan Government, thus marking his political visionnage.
On 25 August 2011, Vijay went to the Ramlila Maidan to meet Anna Hazare and expressed support to the anti-corruption movement for the Lokpal. He lauded that the movement is getting public support without any political background and said that “the Gandhian’s stir has triggered a nationwide debate on uprooting corruption”.
The 2013 film Thalaivaa was speculated to be a political film, Vijay denied during an interview. In response to a question several months later about the possibility of his entry into politics, he said he has no time to think of politics now.
Vijay converted his fan clubs into a people’s movement called Vijay Makkal Iyakkam which was officially launched at Pudukottai on 26 July 2009. His Makkal Iyakkam is responsible for most of the philanthropic activities conducted by the star. After Cyclone Thane his Makkal Mandram administrators arranged for a function at Kammiyampettai, Cuddalore where the star distributed five kilos of rice to the affected people. Cuddalore was the worst affected area in floods and Vijay reached out to help these people out by rendering some assistance. The area in which the function happened soon wore a festive look with thousands of people gathering to catch a glimpse of their favorite star. Vijay has appeared along with Suriya, R. Madhavan and Jyothika in a short commercial video about child poverty, labour and lack of education, titled Herova? Zerova? produced by Surya in an effort to eliminate children who drop out of school at an early age, made in association with Vishnuvardhan Induri the founder of CCL and the Ministry of Education of Tamil Nadu. The Ilayathalapathy Vijay Educational Awards 2012 was conducted at JS Kalyana Mandapam in Chennai on 8 July 2012 by his Vijay Makkal Iyakkam to honour the students topped in 2012 SSLC and 12th board exams and the awards were distributed by Vijay himself. On his every birthday, Vijay presents golden rings to the new born babies at the Egmore Government General Hospital.
Awards and honours
Honorary doctorate – Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute (2007)
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Won
Best Actor – Kadhalukku Mariyadhai (1998)
MGR Award (2000)
Best Actor (Special Award) – Thirupaachi (2005)
Filmfare Awards South Nominated
Best Actor – Pokkiri (2007)
Best Actor – Thuppakki (2012)
Vijay Awards Won
Superstar of Tomorrow (2006)
Entertainer of the Year – Pokkiri/Azhagiya Tamil Magan (2007)
Favourite Hero – Vettaikaaran (2009)
Entertainer of the Year Award – Nanban/Thuppakki (2012)
Favourite Hero Award – Thuppakki (2012)
Edison Awards (India) Won
Best Actor – Velayudham (2011)
Super Star Rajni Award – Velayudham (2011)
Best Actor – Thuppakki (2012)
South Indian International Movie Awards
Best Actor – Thuppakki
Best Male Playback Singer – Thuppakki – Google Google (2012)
Dinakaran Best Actor Award – Ghilli (2004)
Film Today Best Actor Award – Ghilli (2004)
Mathrubhumi Film Awards for Best Actor in Tamil – Pokkiri (2007)
Isaiyaruvi Tamil Music Award for Best Hero – Pokkiri (2007)
Asianet Film Awards for Most Popular Tamil Actor (2010)
Variety Award for Hero of the Year – Kaavalan/Velayudham (2011)
Vikatan Award for Best Actor – Nanban/Thuppakki (2012)
Techofes Award for Best Actor – Thuppakki (2012)
His acting career he achived