Vijay Antony is an Indian music composer, playback singer, actor, film editor, lyricist, sound engineer and producer working in the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industries. He made his debuts as music director in 2005 and as a lead actor in 2012. He is the first Indian to win the 2009 Cannes Golden Lion for the "Nakka Mukka" advertising film in the Best Music category. The song propelled his fame and was played at the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Vijay Antony was born in Nagercoil. His father died when he was 7 years old and his sister was 5. They were pushed into difficult days and his mother took up a government job to educate the children and support the family. He is the great-grandson of Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai (1826–1889), also known as Mayavaram Vedanayagam Pillai, an Indian civil servant who is remembered for the authorship of Prathapa Mudaliar Charithram, recognized as the first modern Tamil novel.