Image: Venket Ram

At a Glance

Profession Actor
Source of earnings Films, Endorsements
Career High Point His 2017 release, Mersal, raised a political storm, and set the tone for his future releases; he has given successive hits thereafter with Mersal director Atlee
Number of times on list since 2017 3
Earnings 2019
(In Rs crore)
Three-year Snapshot

#47 Celeb 100 Rank 2019

#26 Celeb 100 Rank 2018
#31 Celeb 100 Rank 2017

Often referred to as 'Thalapathy' (commander), the 45-year-old is undoubtedly Tamil Cinemas' most bankable actor, after Rajinikanth. His Diwali release, Bigil, has already raked in over Rs 300 crore worldwide. With a massive fan base, Vijay has been taking steps to foray into Tamil Nadu politics through his movies that are carefully scripted. Vijay's Bigil was his third successive Diwali release and the film worked magic at the screens. Grossing over Rs 300 crore, Bigil was also the top 10 'Most Tweeted about hashtags in India' according to Twitter India, and the most retweeted tweet in the entertainment category, showing his massive fan following across the country. Vijay is soon expected to make an entry into politics, something actors from Tamil Nadu have often dabbled in.

2019 Celebrity 100

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