Having a career span of more than 20 years in Kollywood, Vijay has established himself in the industry. Apart from his dance and the action involved, his movies are also well known for giving a huge chunk of role to the leading lady of the movie. There are many heroines who shared screen space with him over the past two decades, the most prominent ones being Simran, Trisha, Saghavi, Asin, Swathi Kiran, Suvalakshmi, Shalini, Jyothika, Kajal Agarwal and Samantha.
Starting off with Sanghavi, who happened to play important roles in Rasigan, Coimbatore Mappilai, Vishnu and Nilaave Vaa. All her movies with Vijay are romantic movies. Where she makes him move to his tunes and makes him fall for her except for Nilaave Vaa where Vijay fall for Sangheeta, role played by Suvalakshmi. All these movies were big hits and had a budget of more than a crore.
Vijay has acted with Swathi Kiran in three movies all three being masala flicks. Deva, Vasantha Vasal and Selva saw Vijay as a lover and action hero. Well Vijay had to win over his lady love’s hand through lots of struggle. It was Deva that got her the break in the industry.
Vijay’s Kaadhaluku Mariyadhai won his much acclaim in Kollywood. Shalini who has been acting in movies since the age of four took a break and returned back in Kaadhaluku Mariyadhai. It turned out to be a big hit and one of a kind. It was a path breaking flick for both Vijay and Shalini. The duo also acted in Kanukkul Nilavu which again saw Shalini play a vital role in the movie.
Suvalakshmi acted with Vijay in Nilaave Vaa and Love Today. The movie gave equal weightage for both hero and heroine. Both movies saw her fall in love with Vijay.
It was Simran who has been cast opposite Vijay the most number of times. She has acted in Once More, Thullaadha Manamum Thullum, Priyamaanavale, Udhaya. All of which has brought her accolades. All these movies have given her memories to treasure. She acted In Nerukku Ner in which she was casted opposite Surya. The movie also had Vijay in the lead. With Nerukku Ner and Once More releasing the same year, she received the Filmfare Award for Best Debut- South in 1997 . Thullaadha Mannamum Thullum saw her winning the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress. Cinema Express Award for Best Actress was given to her for her role in Priyamaanavale. Udhaya was one of her last movies in kollywood before she took a break. Her movies with Vijay has brought her a lot of success. The movies have not been hero centric alone. She danced for Althota Bhoopathi, an item number for Youth which has Vijay and Shaheen Khan in the lead roles.
Jyothika has been a part of two big blockbusters for Vijay playing the roles of Swetha in Thirumalai and Jenny in Kushi. She got the Filmfare Award for Best Actress in Tamil for her role in Kushi. Being massive hits, both these movies were turning point in Vijay’s career.
Trisha has been a part of four movies with Thalapathi. Ghilli, Aadhi, Kuruvi and Thirupaachi all being male oriented masala flicks. Her roles were over shadowed by Vijay in all the four movies. But all the movies were gross hits.
Sivakasi, Pokkiri and Kaavalan were three hit movies Of Vijay starring Asin in the lead. She played his lady love in all three movies. Sivakasi and Pokkiri were action oriented movies and Kaavalan being a romantic one.
Kajal Aggarwal and Samantha
Vijay’s recent ladies are Kajal Aggarwal and Samantha. Kajal Aggarwal was cast with Thalapathi in Thuppaki and Jilla both being action thriller movies. Thupakki which was the second Tamil movie to have a collection of more than 100Crores. She got the CineMAA Award for Best Actress for her role in Thupakki in which she played the role of a college student. In Jilla she played the role of a police officer, Shanthi. Google Google and Kandangi Kandangi which saw Vijay and Kajal Aggwarwal dancing were big hit numbers from these movies. Samantha played the role of Ankhita in Kaththi. Kathithi was Vijay’s second movie with A.R Murugadoss. Both movies were big blockbusters at the box office. Samantha has been roped in for Vijay’s next movie with Atlee, tentatively titled as Vijay 59.
Kollywood has seen many other heroines cast beside Vijay, but of all, the prominent ones are mentioned above. While ranking these heroines on the basis of number of movies they have acted with Vijay and not on the success of the movie.
Simran tops the charts with five movies followed by Trisha and Sanghavi with four movies each and then Asin and Swathi Kiran stand at three with three movies each.
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