Duniya Vijay
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B R Vijay Kumar, known professionally as Duniya Vijay or Duniya Viji, is an Indian actor who appears in Kannada films. He started off as a junior film artist in the industry playing small roles, before he got his big break in Duniya (2007). He is noted for his performances in films such as Chanda (2007), Junglee (2009), Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam (2011) and Jayammana Maga (2013).

Career

Vijay started off with a role in Yograj Bhat's Ranga SSLC with Sudeep. He then acted in films like Jogi, Shree and Ee Rajeev Gandhi Alla. He also did roles in television. The turning point in Vijay's career came when his friend Soori's directorial debut Duniya. Vijay was cast as a naive village boy with a golden heart who ends up in the hands of underworld goons who use him as one of the henchman to execute their bad deeds. His acting won him rave reviews from critics. Vijay went on to win the State and Filmfare awards for his role in the film. In 2007, Vijay appeared in three more films – Yuga, Chanda and Geleya. Yuga was an action-oriented film on the lines of Duniya, but it was not a box office success. Vijay did a supporting role in Geleya, when Prakash Rai walked out of the film at the last moment. In 2007, Vijay made more news with his film Chanda. The film was directed by S. Narayan, who had supposedly agreed with Vijay that he would release the film six weeks after Yuga, so that there would be no clash. The director did not keep this promise, for which Vijay refused to dub (lend his voice) for the film. The matter was settled with the KFCC, who decided to impose a year-long ban on the actor. After the intervention of "Karnataka Film Federation" elders, the ban was revoked and Vijay was eligible to do other movies. Chanda did a roaring business at the box office and especially at B&C centres. He got the liking from the so-called 'masses' for his dare devil fights. Vijay did a semi-art film Avva for Kavita Lankesh at the start of 2008. Vijay won accolades for a bravura performance, but the film did not do well. He was then seen in Sumana Kittur's Slum Bala towards the end of 2008, which also did average business. The consensus was that both films lacked action, which was Vijay's forte. In 2009, Vijay was seen in action oriented films, namely, MR Ramesh's Thaakath and Junglee directed by Soori and also in Sadhu Kokila's Devru. The year 2010 continued to be a mixed luck for Vijay with three releases, out of which, one film Kanteerava managed to fetch average business and reviews. The other two, Shankar IPS and Kari Chirathe, went on to become failures at the box-office. However, he made a comeback with successful films which were also critically acclaimed Jarasandha, Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam and Veerabahu in the year 2011.In 2012, Vijay starred in the critically acclaimed Bheema Theeradalli which also found the commercial success. Vijay was lauded for his performance in the movie. In early 2013, the film Rajanikantha was released and it was a disaster in Box-Office. His subsequent release, which was under his production "Duniya Talkies" Jayammana Maga, a psychological thriller and his first production venture, met with rave critical reviews with his performance getting noticed. While his movie Shivajinagar was average at box office. In 2014, his only movie was Simhadri. In 2015 he went with four movies Jackson, Rx Suri, Ring road were hit, however Cobra is delayed. In 2016, his first release was Yogaraj Bhat's much hyped film Dana Kayonu alongside Priyamani. The film went on to become a success commercially and resurrected his career. His upcoming release is Nagashekar's Masti Gudi. The film revolves around the character played by actor Duniya Vijay. He questions powerful people killing tigers. He decides to take law into his own hands. Enter Rani. She learns about Bhavya who was killed by her own family for eloping with Maasthi. Rani reveals her love for him. But he rejects saying that he still has Bhavya in his heart leaving Rani heartbroken. He kills the villains. The film shifts to present where Rani who has now become old and written Masti's story in a book. Actors Anil Kumar and Raghava Uday drowned while performing an action scene at Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, 35 kilometers west of Bangalore on 7 November. The action scene was shot under the supervision of stunt director Ravi Varma and the scene required Duniya Vijay with Anil Kumar and Raghava Uday jumping off into the lake from the helicopter. Duniya Vijay managed to swim ashore but Anil and Uday were not able to make it to the shore. The film was then released and hit, but made little impact at the box office. Kanaka Cinema was released after Masti Gudi. Kanaka is a 2018 Indian Kannada romantic action film directed by R.Chandru. It features Duniya Vijay, Hariprriya and Manvitha Harish in the lead roles along with P. Ravishankar, Rangayana Raghu and Sadhu Kokila in key supporting roles. The score and soundtrack for the film are by Naveen Sajju and the cinematography is by Satya Hegde. It was a blockbuster hit and the song that Naveen sajju composed was an evergreen hit. After this success he did another blockbuster under his own banner Duniya talkies, Johnny Johnny Yes Papa. In 2018, he starred in and produced Johnny Johnny Yes Papa.. The film is a sequel to their previous venture Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam (2011). The rest of the principal cast include Rachita Ram, Rangayana Raghu and Sadhu Kokila. The film's soundtrack is composed by B. Ajaneesh Loknath. Then he took Kusti with his son, it was an action-oriented cinema but later that Delayed became his own directing cinema Salaga. Salaga is a 2021 Kannada film directed by Duniya Vijay in his directorial debut and produced by KP Srikanth. It features Duniya Vijay, Sanjana Anand, Daali Dhananjay, and Nagabhushan in prominent roles. The film was released on 14 October 2021. Salaga was another breakthrough of his career.
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