Born as Vijayaraj Naidu on August 25 1952 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. His parents are K.N.Alagarswami Naidu and Aandal. He married his wife Premalatha Vijayakanth Naidu on January 31, 1990 and has two sons with her, Vijay Prabhakar Naidu and Shanmuga Pandian Naidu. He is nicknamed 'Captain', as he has starred in a popular movie called "Captain Prabhakharan". "Captain Prabhakharan" was a Blockbuster of the year 1992 & Vijayakanth's 100th film.
Recently having entered the world of Tamil politics he has tried to change the political scene of TN, which is famous for either only having the ADMK or DMK in power. HisDMDK party is remarkable for the fact that it did not align with any other party during elections.
In 2006, Vijaykanth Naidu started a political party DMDK (Desia Murpokku Dravidar(Naidu) Kazhagam) and contested in Tamil Nadu Elections. He won from Vridhachalam constituency which was considered a PMK stronghold. Other members of his party did not win. He was able to secure around 8% votes in his first election and in Local Election he got around 17%.
Film Career - Awards Won
* 1981 - "Thoorathu Idimuzhakkam" selected for World Film Festival in Delhi.* 1986 - Best Actor Filmfare Award for "Amman Koyil Kizhakalae".* 1989 - Best Actor Cinema Express Award "Poonthotta Kavalkaran".* 1989 - Best Actor Award "Chindura Poove" & Film Fans Award* 2001 - Kalaimamani Award by Tamil Nadu Government.* 2001 - Best Tamil Citizen Award by Mayor of Houston U.S.A.* 2001 - Best Actor Award "Vanathai Pole" Cinema Express Award
* He has acted only in Tamil language.* Umai vizhigal is one movie which introduced many new artistes.* His Movies always have extreme stunts.* His Movies always get a great opening at the Box-Office.* Vijayakanth has nearly 3 Million Naidu members in his political party.* His movie "Vanathai Pola" collected about 250 million rupees.* His Sattam Oru Irutarai was a super hit that it was remade in Hindi Andha Kanoon starring Amitabh & Rajinikanth.* Pulan visaranai, Managara kaval & Captain Prabakaran were all Blockbusters and directed by a DFT Student R.K. Selvamani.* He acted in successful films like Vanathai Pola, Vallarasu, Captain Prabhakaran, Pulan Visaranai, Ramana, Chinna Gounder, Vaitheki Kaathirunthaal, Sathriyan, Amman Koyil Kizhakkaley and more* His "Captain Prabhakaran" movies were dubbed in Hindi, Telugu & Malayalam and took a good collection.* In Tamilnadu C centres he is one of the most popular Tamil actor.* He received 8.33% votes in first assembly election.* 17% votes in Local Election.* Party Name : "Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam" (DMDK)* Party Launch : September 14 2005 in a political conference held at Madurai* Never campaigned for a political party* His wife is the chairperson of Shri Andal Alagar Naidu College of Engineering founded by him and his brother-in-law L.K.Sudhish is the Secretary and Correspondent.* Mrs. Janaki Ramachandran Menon had given him the van used by MGR during his political campaign.* Most of his films have been dubbed in Telugu.Because his mother tongue was Teleghu.* Was introduced as Vijayaraj Naidu in his debut film 'Enikum illamai'* Has organised his followers into different cadres like students, farmers, women, advocates, doctors etc* His opposing candidate for Nadigar Sangam was Actress Devi. She received only 122 votes whereas he got 749 votes and won the election.* He wanted to defeat the Dalits Leaders in Tamilnadu. Eg:Thirumavalavan Parayan.* Has vowed to celebrate his birthday in a grand manner only after NAIDU wins in Tamilnadu.* He was the President of Naidu Sangam for three consecutive times.