Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthDecember 14, 1953
SpouseShyamala Amritraj
FactTennis star.

Vijay Amritraj was born on December 14, 1953, in Madras, India. His father, Prakash, was a doctor and his mother, Lakshmi, was a homemaker. He has two brothers, Anand and Ashok. Amritraj was educated at the Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School and the Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where he played on the tennis team.

Amritraj began his professional tennis career in 1973. He won his first tournament in 1974, the South African Open. He reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 1976 and 1977. In 1980, he won the Wimbledon doubles title with partner Jimmy Connors. He also won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 1981 with partner Martina Navratilova.

Amritraj’s best singles results came at the US Open, where he reached the semifinals in 1980 and 1981. He also reached the quarterfinals of the French Open in 1982. He retired from professional tennis in 1992.

Amritraj has appeared in several films, including “Octopussy” (1983) and “The Dewaar” (2004). He has also written an autobiography, “Advantage Vijay” (1985).

Amritraj is married to Shyamala and has two daughters, Anika and Sasha.

Amritraj has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameVijay Amritraj
Date Of BirthDecember 14, 1953
Height1.93 m
Weight86 kg
ProfessionSports commentator, Actor, Tennis player
EducationLoyola College, Chennai


SpouseShyamala Amritraj
ChildrenPrakash Amritraj, Vikram Amritraj
ParentsMaggie Dhairyam, Robert Amritraj
SiblingsAnand Amritraj, Ashok Amritraj


AwardsArjuna Award for Lawn Tennis
MoviesLove You Hamesha, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Nine Deaths of the Ninja, Octopussy
TV ShowsWhat a Country!, The Last Precinct

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1When Amritraj was cast in Octopussy (1983), a problem arose because he was neither a member of British Equity nor of the Screen Actors Guild. Therefore Albert R. Broccoli asked his friend Leonard Goldberg to arrange a guest appearance for Vijay on _"Fantasy Island" (1977)_ in order to receive SAG membership and subsequent Equity approval.
2His son, Prakash, (born October 2, 1983) is a professional tennis player. He turned professional in 2003 after winning the National Championships at the University of Southern California.
3Brother of Hollywood producer Ashok Amritraj.
4Appeared with his family as contestant on Family Feud with Richard Dawson.
5In 1987 he played the Davis Cup final for India against Sweden.
6Named 8th Messenger of Peace by the United Nations.
7Tennis star.



Of God and Kingspost-productionDuke Bora Swain
Walker, Texas Ranger2001TV SeriesDoctor
Local Heroes1996TV SeriesHaji
What a Country1986-1987TV SeriesAli Nadeem
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home1986Starship Captain
The Last Precinct1986TV SeriesAlphabet
Nine Deaths of the Ninja1985Rankin


Untogether2017executive producer filming
Gummibär: The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa2012Video associate producer
Dimensions2012TV Series producer
Love You Hamesha1999producer
School Spirit1985associate producer
Fleshburn1984associate producer


Roland Garros2014DocumentaryHimself
Dimensions2012TV SeriesHimself
Singha Tennis Classic2005TV MovieHimself
Tennis Insiders2005TV SeriesHimself
Center Court2004TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2003TV SeriesHimself
Designing Bond: Peter Lamont2000Video documentary shortHimself
Inside 'Octopussy'2000Video documentary shortHimself
Countdown1999TV SeriesHimself
Phenom1994TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1986TV SeriesHimself
Hart to Hart1983TV SeriesHimself
James Bond in India1983Video documentary shortHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimself - Tennis Pro

Archive Footage

James Brolin Original Screentests2006VideoHimself
The Taxi Chase Storyboard Sequence2006VideoHimself
Now Pay Attention 007: A Tribute to Actor Desmond Llewelyn2000TV Movie documentaryVijay (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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