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Bigg Boss Ultimate Tamil Season 1 Contestant Vanitha Vijayakumar Biography

The Bold and Unapologetic Force of Bigg Boss Ultimate Tamil Season 1

Vanitha Vijayakumar: The Bold and Unapologetic Force of Bigg Boss Ultimate Tamil Season 1

Vanitha Vijayakumar

Vanitha Vijayakumar, born on October 5, 1979, is a notable Indian actress recognized primarily for her contributions to the Tamil film and Television industry.

Early Life

Vanitha is the eldest daughter of renowned Tamil actor Vijayakumar and his second wife, the acclaimed Tamil actress Manjula. Her family includes two younger sisters, Preetha and Sridevi, both of whom were former actresses. She also has half-siblings from her father’s previous marriage to Muthukannu Vellalar, including actor Arun Vijay, Anitha, and Kavitha.

In September 2018, Vanitha made headlines due to a public dispute with her family. The conflict arose when she refused to vacate a family property she had initially rented for a shoot in Ashtalakshmi Nagar. This led to her father, Vijayakumar, filing a police complaint against her.


Debut in Cinema (1995–1999)

Vanitha’s debut in acting began opposite Vijay in the film “Chandralekha” (1995), directed by Nambirajan. Despite facing challenges like the absence of caravans during filming, the movie received mixed reviews and did not fare well at the box office, impacting Vanitha’s career. She then appeared alongside Rajkiran in “Manikkam” (1996), followed by roles in the Malayalam film “Hitler Brothers” (1997) and the Telugu fantasy film “Devi” (1999). As film offers dwindled, Vanitha transitioned to working as a costume designer for her sister Preetha’s films. She also served as an assistant director to P. Vasu during the making of “Kakkai Siraginilae” (2000). Following her first marriage to Akash, Vanitha took a hiatus from the film industry.

Reentry into Cinema (2013–2015)

Vanitha made a brief comeback in the mid-2010s, with roles in “Naan Rajavaga Pogiren” (2013) and “Summa Nachunu Irukku” (2013). She then ventured into production with the film “MGR Sivaji Rajini Kamal” (2015), which she also acted in. The film, produced under her banner Vanitha Film Production, faced commercial challenges. Vanitha filed a police complaint against the distribution studio for not fulfilling their contract. Facing a lack of film offers and criticism, she decided to take a break from acting.

Recognition in Tamil Television (2019–present)

In 2019, Vanitha gained attention for her appearance on the Tamil reality show “Bigg Boss Tamil 3” on Star Vijay. Though she was the second contestant eliminated, fan requests led to her return as a wild card entry. She later won season 1 of the Tamil cooking show “Cooku with Comali” in 2020.

Vanitha also participated in the spin-off “Bigg Boss Ultimate” (season 1) and made cameo appearances in the Zee Tamil soap opera “Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal.”

Personal Life

Vanitha’s personal life has seen several twists and turns. She married actor Akash in 2000, with whom she has a son and daughter. The marriage ended in divorce in 2005 after a custody dispute. Her son eventually stayed with his grandfather and then with his father.

In 2007, Vanitha married businessman Anand Jay Rajan, resulting in a daughter. However, the marriage ended in 2012, with Rajan gaining custody of their child. Vanitha attributed their divorce partly to disputes with her father. Following her separation from Rajan in 2010, she dated choreographer Robert from 2013 to 2017.

Vanitha, born Hindu to Tamil parents, converted to Buddhism in March 2022 after a series of religious rituals. She has openly discussed battling depression for over a decade, seeking medical treatment and counseling for recovery.

Journey in Bigg Boss Ultimate Tamil Season 1:

In Bigg Boss Ultimate Tamil Season 1, Vanitha Vijayakumar brings her larger-than-life persona and unfiltered honesty to the reality television stage. Her presence adds drama and intrigue to the dynamics of the house as she navigates the challenges and conflicts with her trademark confidence and assertiveness. Vanitha’s interactions with fellow contestants and her bold statements provide ample fodder for both fans and critics alike.

Off-Screen Ventures

In 2021, Vanitha launched her clothing store, “Vanitha Vijayakumar Styling,” in Chennai. Additionally, she works part-time as a costume designer.



  • 2023: “Malli Pelli” as Soumya Sethupathi (Telugu)
  • 2023: “Aneethi” as Anitha (Tamil)
  • 2023: “Dhillu Irundha Poradu” (Tamil)
  • 2015: “MGR Sivaji Rajini Kamal” as Ayana (Tamil), also producer and writer
  • 2013: “Naan Rajavaga Pogiren” as Diana (Tamil)
  • 2013: “Summa Nachunu Irukku” as Kavitha (Tamil)
  • 1999: “Devi” as Susheela (Telugu)
  • 1997: “Hitler Brothers” as Nandini (Malayalam)
  • 1996: “Manikkam” as Savithri (Tamil)
  • 1995: “Chandralekha” as Chandralekha (Tamil)



  • 2000: “AVM-in Galatta Sirippu: Chinna Papa Periya Papa” as Vasuki (Periya Papa) (Tamil, Sun TV)
  • 2019: Guest appearance on “Chandralekha” (Tamil)
  • 2021: Dual guest appearance on “Thirumathi Hitler” as Rajeshwari (Rajee) and cooking reality show judge (Zee Tamil)
  • 2022: Guest appearance on “Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal” (Tamil) and “Maari” (Tamil)


  • 2007: “Sunday Samayal” as host of “Microwave Cooking” segment (Tamil, Sun TV)
  • 2011: Host of “Sakthi Kodu” (Polimer TV)
  • 2014: Guest on “Stars Day Out” (Puthuyugam TV)
  • 2019: Contestant on “Bigg Boss Tamil 3” (Star Vijay), also appeared in special show “Bigg Boss 3 Kondattam”
  • 2019–2020: Winner of “Cooku With Comali” (season 1) (Star Vijay)
  • 2020: Judge on “Kalakka Povathu Yaaru” (Star Vijay), contestant on “Start Music” (1st Runner-Up), guest on “Nammavar Kamal” (Star Vijay), and “Vanakkam Tamizha” (Sun TV)
  • 2021: Celebration episode on “Cooku With Comali” (season 2), participant on “Genes” (season 3, Zee Tamil), contestant on “BB Jodigal” (Star Vijay), guest on “Alitho Saradaga” (Telugu, ETV, Episode 240)
  • 2022: Artist on “Jabardasth” (Comedy TV Show), contestant on “Bigg Boss Ultimate 1” (Tamil, Disney+ Hotstar, Walked Day 24), participant on “Joker Poker” (Zee Tamil, Comedy TV Show), guest on “Vanitha Veetla Vishesham” (Kalaignar TV), participant on “Oo Solriya Oo Oohm Solriya” (Star Vijay, Winner)
  • 2023: Participant on “Anda Ka Kasam” (Game show) and guest on “Tamizha Tamizha” (Zee Tamil, Talk show)


  • 2020–present: Presenter on “Vanitha Vijaykumar” (Her Own Channel)
  • 2020: Presenter on “Connect with Cineulagam” (Cine Ulagam, Movie Review), “Vanitha Darbar” (Galatta Life, Review), “Cook With VV Spl” (Galatta Tamil, Cookery), “Bigg Boss Review” (Galatta Tamil, Review)
  • 2021: Presenter on “Pasikithu Lah” (Astro Ulagam, Cookery)
  • 2022–2023: Presenter on “Bigg Boss VS Vanitha” (IndiaGlitz Tamil, Review), “Reviewers Sangamam” (Universal Screen, Review), “Exclusive Interviews” (IndiaGlitz Tamil, Talk show)
  • 2023–present: Host of “Camping with Vanitha” (IndiaGlitz Tamil, Chat show) and “Bigg Boss VS Vanitha” (IndiaGlitz Tamil, Review)

Stage Shows

  • Millennium Charity Concert 2000
  • Guest at Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal (2019) and Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards (2020)


Vanitha Vijayakumar’s journey in Bigg Boss Ultimate Tamil Season 1 is a testament to her strength, resilience, and unwavering spirit. As she continues to captivate audiences with her boldness and charisma, Vanitha leaves a lasting impact on both her fellow contestants and viewers. Her legacy as a fearless advocate and powerhouse performer will continue to inspire admiration and respect for years to come.

Name: Vanitha Vijayakumar

Other Name: Vanitha, Vinni, Nitha

Evicted: Bigg Boss Ultimate Season 1 – Walked Day 24

Season Host: Kamal Haasan, Silambarasan

Network: Disney+ Hotstar

Number of Days: 70

Number of Contestants: 16

Premier Date: 30 January 2022

Prize Money:

Other Prizes (if any):

Date of Birth (DOB): October 5, 1979

Birth Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Settled Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Profession/Occupation: Actress

Education: Graduate

Parents: Vijayakumar (Father), Manjula Vijayakumar (Mother)

Siblings: Arun Vijay (Brother) Preetha Vijayakumar, Sridevi Vijaykumar (Sister) and Anitha and Kavitha (Step-Sister)


  •   Akash ​ ​(m. 2000; div. 2007)​
  •   Anand Jayarajan ​ ​(m. 2007; div. 2012)​
  •   Peter Paul ​ ​(m. 2020; div. 2020)

Children: Vijay Sri Hari (Son) Jovika and Jaynitha (Daughters)






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