Pa. Vijay is a Tamil language poet and lyricist who writes song lyrics for films. He won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics in India for his song Ovvoru Pookalume in Cheran's Autograph.
Vijay is a native of Kumbakonam but grew up in Coimbatore. He met K. Bhagyaraj through his brother, who was a family friend and worked with him in films and his magazine, Bhagya. Vijay made his debut at lyricist in Gnanapazham in 1996 and went on to write many popular songs.
Vijay was originally supposed to make his acting debut with Thaai Kaaviyam however the film was shelved after the launch. He then made his acting debut with Gnabagangal (2009) for which he also wrote the script. The film received negative reviews and went unnoticed at box office.
Vijay then acted in Ilaignan (2011), scripted by M. Karunanidhi where he was portrayed as a bonded labour of a ship. The film became a failure at the box office. Vijay made his debut as producer and director with Strawberry (2015).