Vijay Sethupathi, born on January 16, 1978, in Tamil Nadu, is a versatile figure in the Tamil film industry, excelling as an actor, dialogue writer, producer, and lyricist. Before achieving success, he underwent a period of struggle, during which he took on minor roles as a background actor for several films over five years. His breakthrough came with the films “Pizza” and “Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom,” both released in 2012.
Through unwavering dedication and relentless hard work, he achieved success as a prominent figure in the Tamil film industry, featuring in over 25 films by 2019.
Early Life, Childhood & Parents
Tamil film star Vijay, currently 41 years old (as of 2019), was raised in Rajapalayam before relocating to Chennai. He also spent time living in Ennore, situated in North Chennai.
Vijay, an average student, graduated from MGR Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam and Little Angels Matriculation Higher Secondary School. He comes from a middle-class family, with Kalimuthu as his father and Saraswathi as his mother.
During his teenage years, he held different jobs to earn pocket money, such as working at a food establishment and as a phone operator.
There is no as such information is available of his brother and sister but we will update soon.
He completed his graduation from the Dhanraj Baid Jain College with a Degree in Bachelor of Commerce.
Wedding, Spouse, Girlfriend & Children
He struggles a lot in order to complete the basis of daily needs. As a responsible brother, he faced numerous challenges while striving to fulfill the basic necessities of daily life. Following his graduation, he took on the role of an account assistant at a wholesale cement business to support his siblings.
Due to financial constraints, he began seeking additional income opportunities and secured a position as an accountant, prompting his relocation to Dubai, enticed by the company’s offer of four times his previous salary in India.
In his early days, he faced significant challenges. It was during this period, while in Dubai, that he met and fell in love with Jessie, who hails from Kollam, Kerala. They tied the knot in 2003, and she is now his wife.
His photogenic appearance persuaded director Balu Mahendra to cast him in a movie, marking the pivotal beginning of his acting career and a transformative moment in his life.
Quick Info & Wiki
Real Birth Name- Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi.
Date Of Birth- 16 january 1978.
Age- 40 Years.
Birth place- Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India.
Zodiac Sign- Capricon.
Profession- Film actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Playback Singer, lyricist.
Father Name- Kalimuthu.
Mother Name- Saraswathi.
Hobbies- Singing & Writing.
Marital Status- Married.
Son- Surya Sethupathi.
Daughter- Shreeja Sethupathi.
Physical Stats & Mor
Height- 5’ 9” tall.
Weight- 66 Kg.
Body Measurements- Chest- 40 Inches.
Waist- 33 Inches.
Biceps- 13 Inches.
Hair Colour- Black.
Eyes Colour- Black.
Shoe Size- 10.
School- MGR Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam.
Little Angels Mat HR Sec School.
Graduation- Dhanraj Baid Jain College.
Education Qualification- Bachelor of Commerce (B.com).
- M. Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi (2004).
Favorite Things & Likes
Actor- Rajnikanth and kamal Hassan.
Food- Tamil Traditional Food.
Colour- Blue & Black.
Place- South India.
Film- Thalapathi (1991).
Some Lesser Known Facts about Vijay Sethupathi
- He named his son Surya Sethupathi who is named after his best friend Vijay’s friend who died in an accident.
- He also won the award for the best actor in the Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards, in 2012.
- His wife supported him at every stage of life even during his struggle days in the industry.
- He moved to Dubai, because of a financial crisis and family responsibilities and there he worked as an accountant.
- He joined a theatre group in Chennai, not as an actor but as an accountant.
- He was a below average student during his school time with no interest in sports or any extra-curricular activities.
- Social appearance: He is available on Twitter by, @VijaySethuoffl and on Instagram by @vijaysethupathi handles.
- He is a person with various qualities and struggled a lot to become successful in life.
- Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi’s height is 5 feet 9 inches and body weight is 66 kg. He doesn’t like to go to the gym frequently.
- He is a big foodie and loves to eat South Indian traditional food.
- Vijay is an assiduous guy. He even does a donation for the welfare of poor people.
- In eight years of his journey, he won 13 awards, and become nominated 21 times.
- The actor got success after Ilayathalapathy because of his down-to-earth behavior in real life and therefore having huge fan following in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.