ilayathalapathy vijay (tamil hero)
Vijay received his first civilian honour, the Kalaimamani Award, and his first film-related award, the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor for Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, in 1999. He later received M.G.R Award the following year. His next film award was in 2006, where he won a Tamil Nadu State Film Special Prize for Best Actor for Thirupaachi. Vijay was bestowed with an honorary doctorate in 2007. He received a Vijay Award for Entertainer of the Year for Pokkiri in 2008 and a Vijay Award for Favourite Hero for Vettaikaaran in 2010.
Vijay was nominated for a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award for Pokkiri in 2008 and a Vijay Award for Favourite Hero for Kuruvi in 2009.