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South Indian superstar, Vijay is one of the biggest actors in India and is also often regarded as the most popular Kollywood actor globally. With his films like Priyamudan, Azhagiya Tamil Maga, Ghilli, Thuppakki, Kaththi, Theri, Mersal, Sarkar, Bigil, Master, and many more, he has created a massive place in everyone's heart.
However, not many people are aware of Thalapathy Vijay and his wife, Sangeetha Sornalingam's love story, which is like a dream come true for every celebrity fan out there. Both Vijay and Sangeetha try their best to keep their personal life hidden from the shutterbugs. However, a mere sight of them together breaks the internet in no time. From Vijay and Sangeetha's first meeting to their marriage, here's everything you want to know about the most admired Indian couple.
It was on June 22, 1974, when Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar, a.k.a., Vijay was born on June 22, 1974, in Madras. His father is a famous director, S.A. Chandrasekhar and his mother, Shobha is one of the best playback singers of her generation. The little kid had shown that he had talent in his genes after acting as a child artist in 1984 at the mere age of 10 years. The actor had made his lead debut in the film, Naalaiya Theerpu (1992). It was his 1966 film, Poove Unakkaga, that had impressed everyone with his acting prowess.
After which, he had starred in a series of hit films and had created a massive fanbase for him across the nation. Soon people had started referring to him as 'Thalapathy Vijay'. The actor is one of the highest-paid actors in the Indian film industry. Vijay had acted as a lead in 64 films and had won numerous prestigious awards during his illustrious career, which is still getting stronger.
Other than his work in film, Vijay is loved and respected for his social work. The South Indian actor had founded Vijay Makkal Iyakkam (Vijay People Organization) in July 2009, which had helped numerous times from natural and man-made calamities.
Thalapathy Vijay's first hit film, Poove Unakkaga had not only brought him the much-awaited fame and recognition but was also the reason behind his meeting with his soulmate and then-future wife. After the success of Poove Unakkaga, Vijay was filming for his next film at Film City in Chennai. During that shoot, one of his lady fans had come to him and had complimented Vijay for his performance in Poove Unakkaga.
The lady fan was none other than Sangeetha Sornalingam, daughter of a prominent Tamil industrialist from Sri Lanka, who is settled in the UK. The young lady was completely smitten by Vijay's acting prowess, which is why she had decided to praise him by meeting him face-to-face during one of her visits to Chennai. It was a touching gesture, and the actor had invited his lady fan for a candid chat and meal at his house, along with his parents.
Sangeetha Sornalingam had wasted no time in accepting Vijay's invitation to his home. Soon the day had come when Sangeetha had met with Vijay's parents and had a great time with them. Once in an interview with a media portal, Vijay's mother, Shobha recalled her first meeting with her son's then-fan, Sangeetha.
The playback singer had stated that both she and her husband, S.A. Chandrasekhar, had never thought that one day she'd become their daughter-in-law. The reason given by Shobha was the fact that it was a casual meeting for them as they were completely unaware of their son, Vijay's inner feelings about Sangeetha Sornalingam at that time.
After Sangeetha Sornalingam's first meeting with Vijay's parents, the lady was in Chennai for a few months, and that's when Vijay had invited her once again to his home. The gorgeous lady had accepted the invitation once again. At this point, Vijay's parents were convinced that their son is in love with this young and dynamic lady. Also, they were quite impressed by her, as according to them, she has all the ingredients needed to become the daughter-in-law of their family.
During their second meeting, Vijay's father, S.A. Chandrasekhar, had directly asked Sangeetha, would she be interested in becoming their son's life partner and their daughter-in-law. The young lady had accepted his proposal, and when the same was asked from Vijay, he had also said 'yes' to his father.
According to multiple reports, after getting confirmation from Sangeetha and Vijay, the actor's parents, Chandrasekhar and Shobha, flew to London to meet Sangeetha's parents. The two families had met each other, and Sangeetha's parents had also accepted Vijay as their son-in-law, and the wedding bells had started ringing in the hearts of Vijay and Sangeetha.
The South Indian actor, Vijay and Sangeetha Sornalingam got married on August 25, 1999, and it was a star-studded affair. While on one side, Vijay is a Christian, on the other side, Sangeetha is a Hindu.
The couple had decided to go for a Hindu matrimony ceremony, followed by a glamorous reception in Chennai. Vijay and Sangeetha's wedding is still regarded as one of the most memorable weddings in Indian cinema, as it was a wedding of a star and a fan.
After their wedding, the madly in love couple had embraced parenthood for the first time in 2000. Vijay and Sangeetha Sornalingam's first child was a baby boy born on August 26, 2000. The couple had named him Jason Sanjay Vijay.
Soon the young boy was promoted to big brother, after the birth of Vijay and Sangeetha's second baby, a little princess, whom they had lovingly named Divya Saasha. Talking about Thalapathy Vijay's kids, Jason Sanjay and Divya Saasha, the two kids, are slowly and steadily making their way into the limelight.
While on one side, Jason is studying filmmaking in Canada and want to direct his dad someday in one of his films. Also, there are reports that Jason would be making his film debut with the film, Uppena's Tamil remake. However, no confirmation is provided by the young filmmaker at the moment.
On the other side, Vijay's daughter, Divya Saasha, has already made her acting debut in cinema. It was in 2016 when Divya had appeared alongside her father in his Tamil film, Theri. Also, she loves playing badminton and is quite good at that.
South Indian superstar, Vijay is not just one of the most talented, humble, and respected celebrities in India but also one of the most bankable actors. According to a report in Golden Chennai, Vijay's net worth is INR 420 crores. Talking about Thalapathy Vijay's cars, then the actor owns Rolls Royce Ghost, Audi A8, BMW series 5, Mini Cooper, and BMW X6.
There are tons of beautiful real-life tales of true love in Indian cinema, but there's no doubt that Thalapathy Vijay and Sangeetha Sornalingam's love story is right there at the top. We hope this lovely couple keeps on inspiring us with their love for many more years to come.