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Sanchari Vijay (Actor) – Age, Height, Career, Bio, Facts, And More




Introduction to Sanchari Vijay

Sanchari Vijay is a renowned Kannada actor famous for the role of a transgender person in the film Naanu Avanalla…Avalu in 2014. Moreover, his real name is Vijay Kumar Basavarajaiah. Since he was trained at the Sanchari theatre in Bangalore, he got the stage name Sanchari Vijay. The audience applauded his roles in the movies Killing Veerappan (2016) and Nathicharami (2018). He appeared in 25 films before he died of a motorcycle accident in 2021.

About Sanchari Vijay

Sanchari Vijay is an inspirational actor in his reel and in real life. Vijay had a tragic childhood with his parents passing away when he was young. To support his brother’s education, Vijay started doing small work in a hotel in Bangalore. He was born on July 18, 1983, with the zodiac sign Cancer.

Real NameVijay Kumar Basavarajaiah
Reel NameSanchari Vijay
Date of BirthJuly 18, 1983
Age (When died)38
Home TownPanchanahalli, Karnataka.

Career Journey

Vijay started his acting career with the movie Rangappa Hogbitna in 2011. Later, he received recognition after his role in Dasavala as a disabled boy. In 2014, he was also cast in the film Oggarane, in which he starred. Subsequently, as a lead actor in Harivu. His role in Harivu was that of a farmer who travels to Bangalore and struggles to treat his terminally-ill son.

Sanjari Vijay in Naanu Avanalla…Avalu

Subsequently, in 2015, he received two awards, the Best Actor Award at the 62nd National Film Awards for his role in Naanu Avanalla…Avalu. His role in the movie was that of a transgender person. In 2018, he acted in the movie Nathicharami as a middle-aged man named Suresh. The role of Suresh was that of a man with a troubled unhappy marriage life. He also appeared in Krishna Tulasi as a visually impaired tourist guide the same year.

Vijay was an unusual actor and lived by his roles. In Aatakkuntu Lekkakkilla, a movie released in 2019, Vijay played a schizophrenia patient who suspects his wife of infidelity.


Vijay was killed in a motorcycle accident while riding a pillion in Bengaluru at 11:45 p.m. (IST) on June 12, 2021. The motorcycle, a Yamaha FZ1, slipped and collided with a lamp post in Bengaluru’s JP Nagar neighborhood. Vijay had significant brain injuries in the collision and underwent surgery at the city’s Apollo hospital. On June 15, Vijay was pronounced dead at 3:34 a.m. (IST). Kidneys, livers, heart valves, and corneas were among the organs donated.

Family and Realtionships

Sanchari Vijay was born to a middle-class family on July 18, 1983, in Panchanahalli, Karnataka. His father, Basavarajaiah, was his greatest inspiration, and he was also an actor and musician. His mother, Gowramma, is a nurse and a folk singer. He also had an elder sibling, Siddesh.


Educational Qualifications

After his parents’ death, Vijay worked for his brother’s education. Along with the part tie job, he also found time to study and pursue engineering at BMS College of Engineering. He was passionate about acting and joined Sanchari theatre later. Later, Vijay began working as a lecturer in a college, teaching computer science to diploma students after graduating. While still performing on stage, he began acting in television soap operas.

Awards and Nominations

Vijay received the National Film Award for Best Actor at the 62nd National Film Awards for his role in the movie Naanu Avanalla…Avalu. He also got the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South.

Less Known Facts about Sanchari Vijay

  1. Shyam Prasad S. wrote in Bangalore Mirror, “…Vijay is undoubtedly the best performer. He is unbelievably real in the role and deserves all the praise.”
  2. His movie harivu won the award for Best Feature Film in Kannada..

Net Worth

Before he died, the Net Worth of Sanchari Vijay was $56 Million.