Chennai: Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and other leaders greeted DMDK president Vijayakanth on his birthday today.
Party office-bearers, cadres and fans too have greeted the actor-turned-politician, who turned 68 today. Vijayakanth posted a selfie with his family on his social media page, which has gone viral.
He was the Leader of the Opposition in the Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly from 2011 to 2016. Before coming into politics Vijayakanth was a film actor, producer and director.
He is the founder and general secretary of the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam. Vijayakanth is one of very few Tamil politicians and actors in political drama to have acted only in Tamil films throughout his career, though his films have been dubbed into Telugu and Hindi.
He is also known for portraying a village do-gooder and double roles acting in his films. He has acted in many films as a police officer. He is fondly called as Captain by his fans and party workers.