Arun Kumar is the son of famous Tamil actor and politician Vijayakumar. He is also known by the name of Arun Vijay. He was born on November 19, 1977 in Chennai. He was born in a film family so it was not hard for him to make a way towards silver screen.
He started his career with A.R. Rehman’s musical saga “
”. But this project got delayed so he accepted the lead role in “Murai Mappilai” as his debut in 1995. He worked in lot of Tamil movies but failed to get a big break. In first ten years of his career, he was considered as an average actor. In 2006 Arun Kumar got married with the daughter of film producer Dr. N.S. Mohan. In the same year, he changed his name from Arun Kumar to Arun Vijay in hope of better luck.
2009 was the year of big success for the actor. He worked in a Feather Touch Entertainment’s production “Malai Malai”. This film proved a big commercial hit of the year. Majority of his films are commercial masala films. In 2012 he changed his course and performed in an action thriller “Thadaiyara Thaaka”. This film was the biggest hit of his career. Arun has worked in more than twenty films until now. Two of his movies are scheduled this year.