SA Chandrasekhar has directed over 60 movies in Tamil. Some of his hits include Vetri, Naan Sigappu Manithan, and Mutham. Director S Shankar, one of the notable directors of India, has worked with him as an assistant. During his childhood, Vijay performed in un-credited roles in films produced by his father. At the age of 18, Vijay debuted as a lead actor in the 1992 film 'Naalaiya Theerpu', directed by SAC.