Thalapathy Vijay turns 47

Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar, popularly known as Thalapathy Vijay has turned a year old today (June 22). The stalwart started off his acting career as a child artist with the 1984 film Vetri. In 1992, Tamil audience witnessed the arrival of one of the charming youngsters in Kollywood, as Vijay finally made his much-anticipated debut as a lead actor with Naalaiya Theerpu helmed by his father and renowned director SA Chandrasekhar.

Tamil actor Vijay is currently at the pinnacle of his career with an unprecedented fan base and a slew of blockbuster films to his credit. In the last decade, Vijay truly established himself as one of the biggest stars of Tamil cinema and had 15 releases and out of which as many as nine films grossed over ₹100 crore at the box-office. His last four releases – Bigil, Sarkar, Mersal and Master – managed to gross over ₹350 crore worldwide at the ticket window. While on Monday evening, the makers released the first poster featuring Vijay holding a gun in his intense avatar, the second poster, which was released at midnight, upped the ante. Beast has been written and directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, who has only two film to his credit — Kolamavu Kokila and Doctor