Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi, best known by his stage name Vijay Sethupathi, is an Indian film actor, producer, screenwriter, lyricist and playback singer. He works predominantly in Tamil films. Sethupathi did many odd jobs before taking acting as his career and it took seven years for him to get a breakthrough. Until then, Vijay appeared only in small roles. He went through lots of struggles to get to where he has reached now.
Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi
Makkal Selvan, Vijay
Actor, Film Producer, Lyricist, Playback singer, Screenwriter
Birthday / Date of Birth
He was born on January 16, 1978 in Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India.
He is currently 40 years old.
Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
Vijay Sethupathi attended MGR higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam, Chennai and then went to Dhanraj Baid (D.B.) Jain College in Thoraipakam, Chennai and graduted with a B.Com degree.
Indian / Asian (Tamil)
- Father – Kalimuthu
- Mother – Saraswathi
- Siblings – He has two brothers and one sister.
Jessie (m. 2003)
Surya (Son), Sreeja (Daughter)
- In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
- In centimeters – 175 cm
- In meters – 175 m
- In Kilograms – 72 kg
- In Pounds – 158 lbs
- Measurements – 40-13-34
- Chest – 40 inches
- Biceps – 13 inches
- Waist – 34 inches-
He wears a size 10 (US) shoe.
He bagged small roles in films before landing with a title character for few years. He first appeared in 2004 Tamil film M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi in a minor role and debuted as a lead role in 2010 Tamil film Thenmerku Paruvakaatru.
His breakthrough roles in the films like Pizza (2012) and Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012) made him instantly popular amongst audience. From there, Vijay Sethupathi’s fame, reputation, popularity and wealth have only enhanced.
He has also acted in a television serial called Penn in 2006. This versatile actor has showcased his talents and excelled in other fields of entertainment such as producer, singer, writer and lyricist.
He has featured in a few of commercials and print ads.
He has won Norway Tamil Film Festival short film competition for Best Actor in 2012.
People’s favorite actor, Vijay Sethupathi lives in a luxury house in Virugambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is seen driving around in Mercedes-Benz and BMW Series 7 and also owns a Jawa motorcycle.
Vijay Sethupathi Net worth
The actor has an estimated net worth of $6 Million as of 2018. The majority of his earnings come from acting, producing movies, endorsements, product launches and other business ventures. He is one of the most sought after actor in Kollywood who takes Rs 3 – 5 crore per film as remuneration.
Vijay Sethupathi Favorites
- Favorite Actors – Malayalam Actors Thikakan and Murali
- Favorite Movies – Vetti Veru Vaasam from Mudhal Mariyadhai and Nee Partha from Hey Ram
- Favorite Director – Balu Mahendra
- Favorite Food – Biryani
Social Media Portfolio
Known for his simplistic persona, Sethupathi has an immense fan following on Facebook. He is not on Twitter and Instagram. Follow him on:
Facebook – VijaySethupathi.Official
Vijay Sethupathi Lesser Known Facts
During his college days, he worked in a series of odd jobs like salesman, cashier, and phone both operator for pocket money.
After graduation, Vijay Sethupathi decided to move to Dubai for work to support his family where he worked as an accountant.
He was a below average student in school and college.
While he was in Dubai, he met his future wife Jeesie, who hails from Kerala, online and married her in 2003.
Sethupathi soon realised that his future is acting and eventually joined the Chennai-based theatre group Koothu-P-Pattarai as an accountant and actor.
He acted in many feature films and short films in small supporting roles and then, in 2012, he was cast by director S. R. Prabhakaran in lead negative role in his film, Sundarapandian.
The same year, he acted in other two movies, Pizza and Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom. Both were commercial and critical success.
He was supposed to act in Balu Mahendra’s Anal Kaatru but the film was shelved and never took off.
Sethupathi learnt dancing from choreographer Saravanan.
He launches his own production company called ‘Vijay Sethupathi Productions’ in 2015. Orange Mittai was his first venture, which marked his debut as screen writer and lyricist.