T.Rajendar, also known as Vijaya T.Rajendar or TR is a Tamil movie director, actor, singer, music composer, screenplay writer, dialogue writer, editor and politician. He is also well known for his rhetoric Tamil sequence of words.
T.Rajender burst upon the scene with phenomenal success in his early films on subjects such as romance which appealed to youngsters. However, with the passage of time, the quality of his films began to deteriorate. He is known for his his unique style of acting which includes numerous rhyming dialogues, his brashfulness and lack of modesty and his signature long hair and beard. In recent times, he has earned a comical reputation for his bad style of acting, his poor choice of apparel,gestures and dance movements and a series of flops. He has also been widely criticized for his outspoken remarks on prominent political and media personalities and for his desperate efforts to promote his son Simbhu.
His wife Usha Rajendar also worked with his movies from the role of the film producer to costume designer. His son Simbhu is also famous Tamil actor since his childhood and a producer of some movies.
He joined Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam during ex-chief minister M.G.Ramachandran Era. He left from DMK during 1991 and started Thayaka Munnetra Kazhakam. In 1996, he came back to DMK and contested in Parktown constituency and won. He lost 2001 assembly elections from the same Parktown constituency.
In 2004, he again left DMK and started new party called All India Latchiya Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and started supporting Jayalalitha. He told in his rhetoric Tamil language "Alli Koduppa Amma, Killi Kooda kodukka mattar Karunanidhi" which meant that Jayalalitha will offer magnanimously and DMK Chief Karunanidhi will not even offer pinch. When Jayalalitha unilaterally announced her decision to not to offer any seats to his party in 2006 Tamilnadu Assembly Elections,he waited for few more days till ADMK candidates for all constituencies are announced. Once it became clear that ADMK is no longer going to offer any seats to his party, he announced "Self respect is more important to him and he never lived life by selling self-esteem" in his rhetoric Tamil sequence words and started canvassing votes for DMK alliance.("Naan vazhndhadhu illai thanmanathai vithu, en endral suyamariyadhai ennoda sothu,udhayasuriyanukku votai kuthu".Then he left ADMK alliance and fielded candidates in 11 constituencies. His party supported DMK in balance constituencies and he campaigned throughout Tamilnadu and attacked [Vaiko] vehemently using his famous Tamil rhetoric sequences. ("Vaiko oru Saiko. En padam per oru thalai ragam, Vaiko oru thalai nagam" which means that Vaiko is Psycho and he is snake).His party lost deposit in all constituencies and he got 4400 votes in Mayiladuthurai constituency. He canvassed for kalaingar in last election.His favourite dialogue is "Dandanaka Danukunaka","Tangaccchi".