Arun Vijay Biography

Arun Vijay, formerly recognized as Arun Kumar, was born on November 19, 1977. He is an Indian actor predominantly active in Tamil cinema, with appearances in several Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi films as well.

Being the sole son of veteran actor Vijayakumar, Arun made his debut under the name Arun Kumar in Sundar C’s “Murai Mappillai” in 1995. He garnered early acclaim for his roles in “Thulli Thirintha Kaalam” (1998) and “Pandavar Bhoomi”.

Arun Vijay with Wife

Arun Vijay Biography

Real Name Arun Kumar
Nickname AV
Profession Actor
Famous Role Victor Manohar, Yennai Arindhaal (2015)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 176 cm
in meters– 1.76 m
in feet inches– 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 36 Inches
– Waist: 33 Inches
– Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Debut Film:
• Murai Mappillai,Tamil (1995)
• Bruce Lee, Telugu (2015)
• Chakravyuha, Kannada (2016)
Awards, Honours, Achievements Yennai Arindhaal, 2015:
• Edison Award for Best Villain
• SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
• Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Villain
Personal Life
Date of Birth 19 November 1977 (Saturday)
Age (as in 2019) 42 Years
Birthplace Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Nationality Indian
Hometown Chennai
School Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Egmore
College/University Loyola College, Chennai
Religion Hinduism
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Hobbies Horse Riding, Singing and Skydiving
Tattoo(s) • Tattoo on his left hand
• Tattoo on his back near to his neck
Controversy • His tweet made a big controversy when netizens assumed it to be a brutal trolling against Sivakarthikeyan (Actor). Later, he clarified it by saying that, his Twitter account was hacked.
Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date Year 2006
Wife/Spouse Aarathi Mohan (Daughter of Dr N. S. Mohan, film producer)
Children Son– Arnav Vijay
Daughter– Purvi
Parents Father– Vijayakumar, Actor
• Muthukkannu
• Manjula, Actress (Step-Mother)
Siblings Sisters– 5
• Kavitha Vijayakumar
• Anitha Vijayakumar
• Vanitha Vijayakumar
• Pritha Vijayakumar
• Sridevi Vijaykumar
Favourite Things
Favourite Food South Indian Food
Favourite Actor Kamal Haasan
Favourite Director Mani Ratnam
Favourite Colour Black
Favourite Sport(s) Skydiving and Cricket
Style Quotient
Car Collection • Jaguar (JLR India)
• Pick Up Truck
Bike Collection Hayabusa


Arun Vijay Personal life & Early Life

Arun Vijay with wifeArun Vijay with family

Arun Vijay, the only son of actor Vijayakumar and his first wife Muthukannu, was born into the family. He pursued his early education at Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Egmore. Following his schooling, he enrolled at Loyola College for his higher studies.

Additionally, he has two elder sisters named Kavitha and Anitha, both of whom made their debut in the 1995 Tamil film, Coolie.

Arun Vijay Career

Vijay harbored a passion for acting since his early years, inspired by observing his father’s work on film sets. Despite receiving film offers during his tenth grade, his father insisted on completing his schooling before venturing into acting.

His debut was initially planned to be in A. R. Rahman’s musical “Love Story,” but due to delays in the project, Vijay accepted an offer from Anbalaya Films to star in Sundar C’s “Murai Mappillai” (1995). At the age of 18, he embarked on his acting journey with this film, becoming one of the youngest actors to debut as a hero in the Tamil film industry. “Murai Mappillai” boasted a star-studded cast including Manivannan, K. Prabakaran, Kalaranjini, Goundamani, and Senthil, and was released in December 1995.

Arun Vijay Some Lesser Known Facts About 

  • Arun Vijay, a well-known actor in the Tamil film industry, opted to change his name from Arunkumar to Arun Vijay, believing it would bring him good fortune.
  • Hailing from a humble background in Chennai, Arun Vijay is the only son among six siblings. He has two biological sisters and three stepsisters.
  • Arun embarked on his acting journey in 1995 at the tender age of 18, making his debut in the film “Murai Mappillai”.
  • Despite appearing in numerous films thereafter, Arun struggled to find significant success initially. However, after nearly 17 years, his talent was finally acknowledged, leading to opportunities to work alongside prominent stars in the industry.