Vijay Antony Net Worth: How Much Is He Worth?

This article shares some in-depth information about the music composer, Vijay Antony and his net worth.

Who is Vijay Antony?

Frances Antony Cyril Raja was born on July 24, 1975, and is known professionally as Vijay Antony. He is an Indian music composer, playback singer, actor, film editor, lyricist, audio engineer, and filmmaker working predominantly in Tamil cinema. He made his debut as a music composer in 2005.

He is the first Indian Music Director to win the 2009 Cannes Golden Lion for the song Naaka Mukka in the Best Music category. The song was played at the 2011 Cricket World Cup. He made his debut film Naan in 2012. He is best known for his roles in action thriller films such as Salim (2014) and Pichaikkaran (2016).

Vijay Antony was born in Nagercoil, Kanyakumari District. When entering the Tamil industry, he had changed his name to Agni, but this was then changed by S. A. Chandrasekhar, who had stated that Agni was not lucky, so decided to add his son’s Vijay (actor) name to the front of Antony.

Vijay Antony career

Vijay Antony made his acting debut in the lead role in the crime thriller Naan. The film’s standalone sequel, titled Salim, was his next venture as an actor and music director. Both films were sleeper hits. In 2015, he starred in the romantic comedy India Pakistan but did not compose the music.

In 2016, he acted in the action thriller Pichaikkaran (2016), collaborating with Dishyum director Sasi. It became a commercial success, with overall collections nearing 40 Crore. The Telugu dub Bichagadu was a bigger success than the original. His next was Saithan, an action thriller directed by debutant Pradeep Krishnamurthy.

He appeared in the 2017 political action thriller Yaman directed by Jeeva Shankar. Produced by A. Subaskaran under the banner of Lyca Productions and Vijay Antony Film Corporation, it starred Miya and Thiagarajan. The film was released on April 24, 2017. His next film was the action drama Annadurai, the story of two brothers of contrasting characters who live their lives as fate plays a big part in their personalities. In 2018, he starred in Kaali, a period action film directed by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, and Thimiru Pudichavan, an action film directed by Ganesha.

In 2019, he starred in Kolaigaran, an action thriller directed by Andrew Louis and featuring Arjun Sarja.

Vijay Antony personal life

Antony is married to Fatima Vijay Antony, and they have 2 daughters. Antony’s elder daughter died on September 19, 2023, at the age of 16 in Chennai. When Antony was 7 years old, their father died. He has a well-known great-grandfather, Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai, who was a former writer and author.

Vedanayagam was a Tamil poet, novelist, and social worker who is remembered for his authorship of Prathapa Mudaliar Charithram, recognized as the “first modern Tamil novel.” Vedanayagam’s ideals of women’s liberation and education are reflected in the novel.

Vijay Antony started his career as a sound engineer and later became a music composer. After completing his college studies, he established an audio studio called Audio Infotainment and worked as a sound engineer there. He also composed some jingles for advertisements and created some background scores for television shows by conducting research on sound engineering. At that time, Oscar Ravichandran was approached to compose music for his film project, Dishyum. But Sukran, which was the first film for which Vijay composed music, was released first.

Net worth of Vijay Anthony

One of the wealthiest Indian composers is Vijay. Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider all indicate that Vijay Antony has a $5 million net worth.



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