Actor Vijayakanth who is fondly referred as Captain and Puratchi Kalaignar is celebrating his 69th birthday on 25th August 2020.
Captain Vijayakanth who is taking rest at his home has shared a family photo in his social media page that was taken during his birthday.
He is known for his simplicity and the generous philanthropic activities to the public. Born in 1952 at Madurai he entered into the Tamil film Industry through the film Innikkum Ilamai 1979. Having acted many films in Tamil, he was also served as a President to South Indian Artistes' Association which is popularly known as Nadigar Sangam. During his regime, he did many programs abroad to settle the loans to Nadigar Sangam.
Floated Desiya Murpokku Dravidar Kazhagam (DMDK) a political party in 2005. During the 2006 Tamilnadu State Assembly elections, it won 29 of the 41 seats contested making it as the second largest party in Tamil Nadu next only to its ally ADMK pushing DMK to third position. Thus, the party became the official opposition party with Vijayakanth becoming the opposition leader. The large victory also earned recognition and a permanent election symbol from the election commission.
The leaders wished Vijayakanth on his birthday and wished him healthy and long life.