Vijay Sethupathi Actor, Age, Biography, Wiki, Movies, Career

Vijay Sethupathi

Vijay Sethupathi (born on 16th January 1978) is ab Indian film producer,  actor, lyricist and dialogue writer who works in the South Indian film industry primarily. He started with his film career as a background actor and played minor roles for over five years.

He played his first lead role in Seenu Ramaswamy’s  Thenmerku Paruvakaatru in 2001. He has starred in more than thirty films over the years and transformed into a popular Indie Film star in the Tamil cinema.

Vijay Sethupathi Biography

Vijay Sethupathi Actor, Age, Biography, Movies, Career

Name Vijay Gurunatha Sethupathi
Nickname Seenu
Profession Actor, producer,  screenwriter, Singer and Lyricist
Weight 65kg or 143lbs
Body Measurements 39(Chest)-33(Waist)-12(Biceps)
Eye colour Black
Hair colour Black
Debut Film: M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi in 2004, TV: Penn (Tamil) in 2006, Production: Orange Mittai in 2015, Singing and songwriting: Straight Ah Poyee in 2015
Date of birth 16th January 1978 (42 years as in 2020)
Zodiac Capricorn
Birthplace Rajapalayam,  Tamil Nadu
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Hometown Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Schools MGR Higher Secondary School,  Kodambakkam, Chennai
College/University Dhanraj Baid Jain College in Chennai
Educational Qualification Bachelor’s of Commerce (BCOM)
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Hobby Singing and writing
Marital status Married (in 2003)
Affairs Jessie
Wife Jessie
Father Unknown
Mother Unknown
Sister Unknown
Son Surya
Daughter Shreeja
Vijay Sethupathi Mother

Early life and background

Vijay Sethupathi was born and brought up in Rajapalayam until he was in sixth grade when he moved to Chennai. He used to live in Ennore in North Chennai. He attended the MGR Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam and Little Angel’s Mat HR Sec School.

Vijay Sethupathi Wife With Family

According to him as a student he was a below-average student and was neither interested in extracurricular or sports. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dhanraj Baid Jain College which was affiliated of the University of Madras in Thoraipakam. 

Personal life 

During the beginning of his career, he had to take care of three siblings and so he moved to Dubai for better pay than what he received in India. He stayed there for two years. During his two years stay, he met a woman named Jessie, online.

Vijay Sethupathi Family

The duo dated, eventually marrying in 2003. He has a son named Surya and a daughter named Shreeja. He named his son in remembrance of his childhood friend who died during his school years. The actor is an atheist and expresses his views in speeches.

Personal favourites

  • Cuisine – Mughlai
  • Colour – Black 
  • Actor – Chiranjeevi 
  • Actress – Deepika Padukone
  • Director  – Balu Mahendra 


Vijay did a number of jobs for pocket money such as salesman at a retail shop, a cashier at a fast-food joint and as a phone boot operator. A week after finishing college he joined as an accountant assistant at a wholesale cement business. Then he moves to Dubai since he would receive four times more pay than what he received in India.

After two years unhappy with his job he returned back to India in 2003. He did a brief stint in an interior decorating business with his friends and then he moved to join a marketing company that dealt with readymade kitchens. During that time he recalled director Balu Mahendra remarking him to have a photogenic face and this motivated him to pursue an acting career.

He subsequently joined the theatre group Koothu-P-Pattarai as an actor and accountant in order to observe the actors from a close range. He then started doing background roles as the lead’s friend.  He also acted in television series particularly Penn that began in March 2006.

Vijay Sethupathi Movies

He then went on to do a number of films as a minor artist before gaining fame as the negative character in the film Subdarapandian. He then was appreciated for films like Pizza and Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha.

He then went on to do a number of films with actors like Dhanush, M. Sasikumar, Chiranjeevi and Rajnikanth. In 2019 Film Companion ranked his performance in Aandavan Kattalai among top 100 Greatest Performance of the Decade. 

In 2014, Chennai Mayopathy Institute of Muscular Dystrophy and Research Centre organized a rally on 3rd August in Marina Beach to raise awareness about Muscular Dystrophy. Vijay took part in the rally along with other actors like Gayathrie and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar. 

Vijay Sethupathi Actor

Works as an actor 

  • Gokulathil Seethai in 1996
  • M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi in 2004 
  • Pudhupettai in 2006
  • Lee in 2007
  • Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu in 2009
  • Naan Mahaan Alla, Bale Pandiya and Thenmerku Paruvakaatru in 2010
  • Varnam in 2011
  • Sundarpandian, Pizza and Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom in 2012
  • Soodhu Kavvum, Idam Porul Yaeval and Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara in 2013
  • Rummy, Pannaiyarum Padminiyum, Jigarthanda, Kathai Thiraikatgai Vasanam Iyakkam, Thirudan Police and Vanman in 2014
  • Bench Talkies, Purampokku Engira Pondhuvudamai, Orange Mittai and Naanum Rowdy Dhaan in 2015
  • Sethupathi, Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum, Iravai, Dharma Durai, Aandavan Kattalai and Rekka in 2016
  • Kavan, Vikram Vedha, Puriyatha Puthir, Katha Nayagan and Karuppan in 2017
  • Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren, Traffic Ramaswamy, Junga, Imaikkaa Nodigal, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, ’96 and Seethakaathi in 2018
  • Petta, Super Deluxe, Sindhubaadh, Marconi Mathai, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Action and  Sangamthamizhan in 2019
  • Oh My Kadavule, Kadaisi Vivasayi, Uppena, Master, Maamanithan, Laabam, Kae Pae Ranasingam, Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir, Pushpa, Laal Singh Chaddha and Tughlaq Durbar in 2020
  • Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal (Date Yet To Be Announced)


  • Penn in 2006
  • Namma Ooru Hero (Host) in 2019 

Music Video Appearance 

  • Machan Machan in 2013
  • Tea Podu in 2015
  • Spirit of Chennai in 2016
  • Maatrangal Ondre Dhaan in 2017


  • Orange Mittai in 2015
  • Junga and Merku Thodarchi Malai in 2018
  • Chennai Palani Mars in 2019

Playback singer 

  • Orange Mittai in 2015
  • Hello Naan Pei Pesuren in 2016
  • Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum and Dear Comrade in 2019

Dialogue writer

  • Orange Mittai in 2015
  • Chennai Palani Mars in 2019


  • Kattappava Kanom, Ippadai Vellum and Thiruttu Payale 2 in 2017 (Narrator)
  • Avengers: Endgame (Tony Stark’s Voice) in 2019 
  • Andava Kaanom (Anda’s Voice /Narrator) –  Date To be Announced


  • Orange Mittai in 2015

Lesser known facts

  • Before his acting career, Vijay did a number of odd jobs as an accountant and salesman.
  • He started his acting career in 2004 with the role of a boxing spectator in the Tamil film M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi. 
  • He has acted in numerous short films such as Thuru, Neer, Petti Case, Raa Vanam, Kadhal Sutru, Wind, The angel, Kadhalithu Paar and Maa Thavam.
  • He has won awards for his role in Tamil films Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom in 2012 such as Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Actor, Edison Award (India) for best Male Rising Star and 7th Vijay Award for Best Actor (Special Jury Award).
  • He wrote and produced the Tamil film Orange Mittai in 2015.
  • He has also written and sung the song of Orange Mittai Straight Ah Poyee in 2015.
  • The actor owns a film production studio named “Vijay Sethupathi Productions”.
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