Happy Birthday Vijay: 10 dance moves made famous by this action star. Watch videos

Happy Birthday Vijay: This actor dances like there is no tomorrow and fans have come to love his performance over the years. Here are some moves made popular by the star.
Actor Vijay celebrates his 44th birthday on Friday, June 22.
Actor Vijay celebrates his 44th birthday on Friday, June 22.
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 12:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Actor Vijay has garnered thousands of fans, irrespective of age and gender, thanks to his dancing skills. In fact, before people noticed his acting capabilities, it was his dancing style that grabbed the attention of people. He has made some quirky moves fancy, and he has also matched steps with choreographers such as Prabhu Deva and Raghava Lawrence. In fact, Prabhu Deva had Vijay dance with Akshay Kumar for one of the songs in Rowdy Rathore.

He is known to take to any style of dancing easily and watching him onscreen, even the more complicated sequences looks effortless. On his 44th birthday, here are 10 dance moves that the actor made famous in his career.

Kadhalukku Mariyadhai

This movie was one of the first breaks that Vijay got as an actor. In this romantic drama, which also starred Shalini, his simple hook step in one of the songs, soon became his signature step. Today, there are memes around this particular step and anyone who mimics the actor surely imitates this one step.


Be it the fun song Macarina Macarina with Shilpa Shetty or Kattipudi Kattipudi with Mumtaz in this film, Vijay’s dancing was wonderful. Kids would especially love the former for its peppy beat.


Vijay and Simran and worked together in a number of films. However, in Youth, she performed just this one song that is considered iconic even today.


Much before Why This Kolaveri Di conquered all of India, one song had gone far and wide across the country and that was Appadi Podu. People without any knowledge of Tamil, would nonetheless know these two words, thanks to the reach of this song featuring Vijay and Trisha.


Nee Illa Naan Illa is the song where Vijay matches steps with Raghava Lawrence, one of the most impressive dance choreographers in the country. The two of them had audiences swaying to their moves for a long time.

Azhagiya Tamizh Magan

The title song of the film featured some really crazy footwork by Vijay. Earlier, audiences knew that he was a great dancer, but with this song, he also proved that any style could be adapted if done with passion.


Directed by Prabhu Deva, this movie had some really nice songs. One memorable song happens to be Aadungada Enna Suthi, which was choreographed by Prabhu Deva. The two of them also did the hook step, truly a whistle-worthy performance.

Rowdy Rathore

In Rowdy Rathore, Vijay is seen for a mere second but he shares screen space with Akshay Kumar and Prabhu Deva in the song Chinta Ta Chita Chita.


The song called Jingunamani is one of the biggest hits among the many songs picturised on Vijay. The number had Vijay dancing with three other women and it is still played at every local party.


In Kaththi, Vijay is shown to fall in love with a girl, pretty much a case of love at the first sight and is unable to hold his joy. As is the case in our films, he bursts into a song. Composed by Anirudh and sung by Hip Hop Adhi, it has some crazy dancing by Vijay.

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