Vijayaraj Azhagarswami was born on 25th August 1952 in Tirumangalam, Madurai in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. He is better known by his screen name Vijaykanth. He is an Indian Actor and Politician. He’s worked in Tamil cinema and functions as a statesman in Tamil Nadu.
Vijayakanth Biography, Relationship & Career
He dreamed of becoming an Actor and to pursue an acting career he entered the market, he made few alterations to his name and changed it to”Vijayakanth”, taking the”raj” out of his name and suffixing it by”Kanth,” by manager Khaja. He was also called”Captain” which derived from one of his most renowned films Captain Prabhakaran.
Vijayakanth is one of those rare Tamil speaking actors who has worked only in Tamil movies in his whole career, though his films have been dubbed into other languages like Hindi and Telugu. Most of his movies are based on patriotic plots about a corrupt Indian politician, terrorist, or mafia dons troubling the Indian people and Vijayakanth getting back at the culprits single-handedly. He’s also famous for acting in films based on the topic of Indian villages; most of these did fairly well across Tamil Nadu.
He formed his own political front Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), a regional political party in Tamil Nadu in 2005. His party had nominated contestants in all 234 seats in 2006 state elections but managed to win only one chair, which was contested by him.