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Episode 2431

Fri, 2023-Dec-29 01:50 UTC
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Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.

With 672,348 views on Thursday, 28 December 2023 our article of the day is Vijayakanth.

Narayanan Vijayaraj Alagarswami (25 August 1952 – 28 December 2023), better known by his stage name Vijayakanth, was an Indian politician and actor who worked predominantly in Tamil cinema. His notable roles include Vaidehi Kathirunthal (1984), Amman Kovil Kizhakale (1986), Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran (1988), Senthoora Poove (1988), Pulan Visaranai (1990), Chinna Gounder (1992), Honest Raj (1994), Thayagam (1996) and Vaanathaippola (2000). He Has Won Two Filmfare Awards South and Three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. He was Awarded With Kalaimamani on 2001, The Highest Civilian Award in Tamil Nadu.

For his role in Senthoora Poove, Vijayakanth won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor in 1988. In 1996, he was awarded the Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for his role in Thayagam. He was also the recipient of two Cinema Express Awards and one Filmfare Awards South. He was nicknamed as "Captain" among film fraternity. Vijayakanth was the Leader of the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from 2011 to 2016. He was the founder and president of the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) Political party and served as a MLA twice representing the constituency of Virudhachalam and Rishivandiyam respectively from 2006 to 2016.

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