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Vijayraj Alagarswami Vijayakanth, Popularly known as Captain Vijayakanth is an Indian politician and film actor. From 2011-2016, he was leader of the opposition of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. Before coming into politics, he was a famous actor in Tamil industry. He also directed some Tamil movies and acted too. He launched a new party named Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam" (DMDK) on Sept 14th 2005 in a political conference held at Madurai. With alliance with ADMK Party, he won the legislative assembly election in Tamilnadu. He was also the South Indian Actor association leader, and under his presidency, the debts of the association were cleared by organizing celebrity shows overseas.

Personal Life

Full Name Vijayakanth
Date of Birth 25 Aug 1952 (Age 67)
Place of Birth Thirumangalam, Madurai
Party name Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam
Education 10th Pass
Profession Poltician & Actor
Father's Name K. N. Alagarswami Naidu
Mother's Name Aandal Azhagarswami
Spouse's Name Premlatha Vijayakanth
Spouse's Profession Politician
No of Sons 2


Permanent address 10/12A Kannamal Street, Saligramam, Chennai-93
Present address 10/12A Kannamal Street, Saligramam, Chennai-93
Contact number 044-23638339
Email captain@dmdkparty.com
Website https://www.dmdkparty.com/
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

Having own engineering college near Chengalpet and Marriage Hall in Koyembedu, Chennai.
Donated Rs.500,000 to Kargil Relief Fund and every year he is donating Rs.25,000 to Little Flower School.
Helps poor students with good marks to join colleges and accommodates them in his engineering college without charging any fee from them.
Every year he donates Sewing Machines, Tricycle, Iron Box, Idli Vessels etc., to poor people on his birthday.
Former Tamilnadu Cheif Minister Mrs.Janaki Ramachandran, Wife of MGR had given him the van used by MGR during his political campaign.
Though he has not acted in Telugu films directly, several of his films have been dubbed into Telugu.
Popularly Known as “Captain” among Tamil people.
His hobbies are watching action movies, cricket and football.
His inspirations are M.G. Ramachandran and N.T.

Political Timeline

  • 2016
    A two-time MLA (2006 and 2011) contested from the Ulundurpettai constituency in Tamil Nadu's Vilupuram district lost both his seat and deposit in the 2016 election.
  • 2011
    He formed an alliance with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and contested in 41 constituencies and his party won 29 of the 41 seats it contested. In this Year, he became the oppostion leader of Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly.
  • 2006
    During Assembly election On May 10 2006, his party candidates contested in all 234 constituencies
  • 2006
    Won the 2006 election in his constituency, Virudhachalam where he was standing for his party, DMDK.
  • 2005
    Formed his own political front Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), a regional political party in Tamil Nadu

Early Life

  • 2015
    Vijayakanth have made his remark in tamil cinema industry and acted more than 150 films. Recently, He made a cameo appearance with his son, the first movie of actor Shanmugapandian in Sagaptham (2015)
  • 1990
    From 1990 to 1999, he did several films. Most of them were action thrillers.
  • 1981
    After several failures, he then had success with movie Doorathu Idi Muzhakkam. This movie was remade in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages. After this film, Vijayakanth became one of the leading actors of Tamil cinema. In 1984, as a Tamil actor Vijayakanth made a record of 18 releases in one year.
  • 1979
    Vijayakanth was booked in Inikkum Ilamai (1979), his first film where he played an antagonist, which was directed by M. A. Kaja.
Net Worth38.85 CRORE
Liabilities14.72 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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