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Vijay Sethupathi (actor) age, career, family, and more



Vijay Sethupathi is a well-known actor, producer, screenwriter, singer, and lyricist in India. He mainly works in the Tamil Film Industry. People also call him the ‘Makkal Selvan (a person dear to the people) of the Tamil Film Industry.’

About Vijay Sethupati

Full nameVijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi
BornMonday, 16 January 1978
Age (as of 2022)44 years
BirthplaceRajapalayam City of Tamil Nadu
ProfessionActor, Producer, Screenwriter, Singer, Lyricist
Famous role
Prem Kumar in Tamil film Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012)

DebutFilm: M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi (2004)
TV: Penn (Tamil, 2006)
Production: Orange Mittai (2015)
Singing & Songwriting:Straight Ah Poyee (2015)
Heightcentimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weightin Kilograms- 65 kg 
in Pounds- 143 lbs
Body measurementsChest: 39 Inches
Waist: 33 Inches
Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye colourBlack
Hair colourBlack

Early life, family, and education of Vijay Sethupathi

Vijay Sethupathi’s real name is Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi.’ He was born on Monday, 16 January 1978. His birthplace is the Rajapalayam City of Tamil Nadu. Also, His zodiac sign is Capricorn. Vijay’s father’s name is Kalimuthu, who was a civil engineer. Also, his mother’s name is Saraswathi. Then, he has two brothers named Anna and Thambi and a sister named Thangachi. 

Vijay completed his primary education at MGR Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam. Later, he also moved to Little Angels Mat HR Sec School. Afterward, he pursued his Bachelors in Commerce from Dhanraj Baid Jain College in Chennai. 

Personal life of Vijay Sethupathi

Vijay Sethupati firstly met Jessie online. Afterward, they both fell in love. Later, Jessie and Vijay also got married in 2003. The couple also has two children. Also, they named their son Surya and their daughter Shreeja.


In 2004, Vijay Sethupathi joined the theatre group ‘Koothu-P-Pattarai’ as an accountant and also as an actor. He then started as a supporting actor. As a supporting actor, he played the role of the lead’s friend. The first film Vijay worked in was “M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi in 2004.

Here, he also played the role of a boxing spectator. Afterward, the director Suseenthiran recommended his name to Seenu Ramasamy. Seenu then gave him his first lead role in the Tamil film “Thenmerku Paruvakaatru in 2010. Vijay made his television debut with the Tamil serial “Penn (2006).”

Then, He appeared in a negative role in the Tamil film “Sundarapandian (2012).” Later, he has also appeared in several hit films such as Pizza (2012), Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara (2013), Rummy (2014), Orange Mittai (2015), Sethupathi (2016), Vikram Vedha (2017), 96 (2018), and Super Deluxe (2019). 

As A Writer, Singer, Lyricist, Director & Producer

Sethupathi worked as a producer, dialogue writer, playback singer, and lyricist in the Tamil film “Orange Mittai (2016).” Vijay also sang the songs “Orange Oru Oorla” and “Straight Ah Poyee” from the movie “Orange Mittai.” He has also produced the film “Junga in 2018.” As of October 2021 he is also the host of MasterChef India – Tamil, which started on 7 August 2021 on Sun TV Network.


  • In 2019, Vijay also stated that the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s stand on the Sabarimala issue was correct. There was no point in banning women from entering the temple during their menstruation. Vijay even said that the caste system in the Indian Society was meaningless. After which, Vijay was brutally trolled for his statements on social media. Some even claimed that he was trying to tarnish the Hindu religion.

In 2019, fake photos were circulating, in which Vijay was seen making a controversial statement against ‘Bhagwat Gita.’ The statement read- Bhagavad Gita isn’t a holy book. The current poor situation in our society is due to such books fabricated out of imagination.”


  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Villain for the film “Sundarapandian” in 2012
  • Asiavision Awards for Best Actor for “Dharma Durai” in 2016

Filmfare Awards South

  • Best Actor for the film “Pizza” in 2012
  • Best Actor-Tamil for the film “Vikram Vedha” in 2017

National Film Award

  • Best Supporting Actor for ‘Super Deluxe’ at the 67th  National Film Awards

Some interesting facts about Vijay Sethupathi 

  • Initially, Vijay Sethupathi did many odd jobs – a salesman at a retail store, a cashier at a fast-food joint, and a phone booth operator.
  • Vijay started his acting career in 2004 with the role of ‘Boxing spectator’ in the Tamil film ”M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi.”
  • Sethupathi acted in numerous short films such as ”Thuru,” Neer,” Petti Case,” Raa Vanam,” Kadhal Sutra,” Wind,” and The Angel” Kadhalithu Paar,” and ”Maa Thavam” in 2016.
  • He won several awards for his role in the Tamil film ”Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom” (2012), such as Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Actor and Edison Award (India). Then he received Best Male Rising Star and the 7th Vijay Award for Best Actor (Special Jury Award).
  • Moreover, Vijay wrote and produced the Tamil film ”Orange Mittai” (2015).
  • Then, Vijay wrote and sang several songs, such as Straight Ah Poyee and Orae Oru Oorula from the Tamil film ”Orange Mittai” (2015).
  • Sethupathi owns a film production studio named ”Vijay Sethupathi Productions.”

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