Vijay Sethupathi – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Vijay Sethupathi Indian Actor

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Bodytype Build
Height 5 feet 8 inches (1.75 m)
Weight 65 kg (143 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black

Nickname Vijaya
Gender Male
Age 46 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth 16 January 1978
Full Name Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi
Profession Actor
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
Religion Hinduism
Published on June 12, 2024 on 10:11 AM
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Vijay Sethupathi is a renowned Indian movie actor, lyricist, producer as well as a dialogue writer who predominantly appears in Tamil movies. Pursuing his career as an accountant, Vijay Sethupathi initiated considering a career in acting. He initiated his filmy career by way of working as a background artist, portraying trivial supporting roles for more than five years, prior portraying his first leading role in Seenu Ramasamy’s movie titled Thenmerku Paruvakaatru. Vijay moved ahead to portray the role of a Villian in the movie titled Sundarapandian and got his getaway roles with the movies Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom and Pizza. He has starred in more than 25 movies. Over the last couple of years, Vijay Sethupathi has malformed into a popular and successful actor of Tamil cinema.

Vijay Sethupathi was born in Rajapalayam, India on 16th January, 1978. After that, he settled in Chennai in 6th class. He resided in Ennore situated in North Chennai. He joined Little Angels Mat HR Sec School and MGR Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam. In accordance with Sethupathi, he was an average student since his schooling days and was neither fascinated towards sports nor other activities.

Vijay Sethupathi did a number of odd jobs with the intention of earning pocket money i.e. cashier at a fast food joint, salesman at a retail store as well as a phone booth operator. He earned his bachelor’s degree with a major in commerce from Dhanraj Baid Jain College. After finishing his college, he worked as an accountant at a wholesale cement venture. He had to look out three of his siblings and settled in Dubai, UAE as a bookkeeper just because it paid him five times more than what he was earning in India. During his years in Dubai, he fell in love with Jessie and tied the knot with her in 2003.

Vijay Sethupathi has three siblings, one younger brother, one younger sister and one elder brother. In the year 2003, he returned back from Dubai with the intention of marrying his girlfriend with whom he had met online. The couple was blessed with two children, a daughter Shreeja and a son Surya. His son Surya made his first acting debut portraying the novice version of Sethupathi in the movie titled Naanum Rowdy Dhaan.




Vijay Sethupathi Education

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)

School: MGR Higher Secondary School, Kodambakkam, Chennai

College: Dhanraj Baid Jain College, Chennai

Vijay Sethupathi Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: Famous for starring in Vikram movie


Film: M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi (2004)
TV: Penn (Tamil, 2006)
Production: Orange Mittai (2015)
Singing & Songwriting: Straight Ah Poyee (2015)

Net Worth: USD $6 Million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Kalimuthu

Mother: Saraswathi

Brother: 2

Sister: 1

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Jessie (m. 2003)

No. of Children: 2

Son: Surya

Daughter: Shreeja

Facts You Never Knew About Vijay Sethupathi

  • Is Vijay Sethupathi addicted to smoking? : Not Known
  • Is Vijay Sethupathi alcoholic?: Yes
  • He was born in a Hindu family.
  • At first, he did a number of unusual jobs like a salesman at a store, a phone booth operator and a cashier at a fast food joint.
  • In the year 2004, He initiated his career in acting with the role of a Boxing bystander, in the Tamil movie titled M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi.
  • In the year 2010, Vijay Sethupathi starred in a number of short movies such as Neer, Thuru, Raa Vanam, Petti Case, Wind, Kadhal Sutru, Kadhalithu Paar, The Angel and Maa Thavam.
  • He produced and wrote a Tamil movie titled Orange Mittai.
  • He also wrote numerous songs like Orae Oru Oorula and Straight Ah Poyee from a Tamil movie titled Orange Mittai.
  • Vijay also owns a film production house called Vijay Sethupathi Productions.

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Who is Vijay Sethupathi?

Vijay Sethupathi is an Indian actor, born on 16 January, 1978 in Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India.

How old is Vijay Sethupathi?

Vijay Sethupathi is 46 years old as of July 2024.

How tall is Vijay Sethupathi?

Vijay Sethupathi is 5 feet 8 inches (1.75 m).

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