Vijay Sethupathi Biography Age Height Family Early Life Education Career Awards Personal Information

Vijay Sethupathi is an Indian film actor, producer , lyricist and dialogue writer. Vijay works predominantly in Tamil besides few Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi productions he has starred in more than 50 films including several successful Ventures. 

Early Life and Family

Vijay was born on 16 January 1978 in Rajapalayam,virudhuNagar district Tamil Nadu India. His full name is Vijay gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuthu. His schooling was completed in Rajapalayam till class 5th and he moved to Chennai in class six. He attended MGR Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam and little angels HR Secondary School. At age 16 he auditioned for a role in Nammavar in 1994 but he was rejected due to his short height. 

He graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree from the Dhanraj baid Jain College in Thoraipakkam. After he finished college he joined as an account assistant at a wholesale cement business before this work Vijay did salesman at a retail store cashier at a fast food joint and a phone booth operator. 

He had to take care of three siblings and moved to Dubai as an accountant but he was unhappy with his job and he returned to India in 2003. He joined a marketing company when he sar koothupattarai poster he recalled director Balu Mahendra remarking that he had a very photogenic face and motivated him to pursue an acting career. 

Vijay has three siblings one elder brother one younger brother and one younger sister in 2003 he marry his girlfriend Jassi whom he had met and dated online they have two children a son Surya and a daughter Sreeja he named his son Surya in the remembrance of his friend who died in during his school days Surya appeared with his father in Sindhubath in 2019.


He subsequently joined the chennai based theatre group koothu-p-pattarai As an accountant and actor where he observed actors from close quarters he made his beginning as a background actor he also acted in television series as well as several short films as part of the television show Naalaya iyakunar for Kalaignar TV.

He worked with Karthik subbaraj on many short films who later cast him in his first feature film subsequently killed him the best actor award for one of his films at the Norway Tamil film festival short film competition. Vijay first lead role in Ramasamy’s drama film Thenmerku Paruvakaatru in 2011 in which he portrayed a shepherd, the film went on to win three National Film awards including the prize for the best Tamil feature film of the year. Sethupathi appeared in the Telugu film Uppena in 2021 which was written and directed by Buchi Babu Sana. 


He has won numerous awards including the National Film Award for Best supporting actor in 67th National Film awards for the movie super deluxe to Filmfare Awards south and 3 Vijay Awards. 

Personal Information

Name – Vijay Sethupathi

Born On – 16 January 1978 

Age – 43 years

BirthPlace – Tamilnadu 

Nationality-  Indian 

College – Dhanraj Baid Jain College Occupation – Actor,Producer,Playback Singer,Screenwriter

Years Active – 2006 To Present 

Spouse – Jesse 

Children – Two

Awards – So Many Including National Awards