Vijay Sethupathi Age, Height, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Facts, Biography & More

Vijay Sethupathi is a well-known actor in South Film Industries. Apart from being a prolific actor, he is also known as a producer, lyricist, and dialogue writer. The full name of this well-known actor of South films is Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimathu. Vijay is liked for his performance. He always experimented with his performance and was successful every time. Vijay Sethupathi has been active in Tamil cinema for the past decade. In between, he has also been doing Telugu and Malayalam films. But, ‘Vikramvedha’, ’96’ and ‘Super Deluxe’ brought him fame in Hindi speaking areas as well. Today Vijay Sethupathi is counted among the most expensive and highest-earning stars of the South Film Industry.

Born in Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, Vijay Sethupathi has made a different identity for himself with a lot of hard work and struggle. Vijay Sethupathi’s acting has been considered to be the iron of not only in the South Industry but in the entire cinema world. Without any film background, Vijay has made his dreams come true with courage. Vijay Sethupathi became the heartbeat of the people by playing small characters. He received many awards like Tamil Nadu State Film Award, Edition Award, Filmfare Award South.

Vijay Sethupathi

Early Life

Vijay Sethupathi was born in Rajapalayam in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu. He was born in a normal family which had no relation even far away from the film world. Yes, but Vijay was a cinema lover like ordinary people. He studied from there till the sixth grade, after which his family moved to Chennai. There Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimathu was admitted to the MGR Higher Secondary School, Kodamankam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. After studying here till 10th standard, he joined Angels Mat HR Secondary School. Due to his interest in acting, he had little interest in studies and he was an average student in studies, nor was he interested in sports.

Vijay Sethupathi

After completing his schooling, Vijay Sethupathi joined the college. Vijay did his graduation in commerce from Dhanraj Baid Jain College in Chennai. Since the time of his studies, Vijay did not depend on his family for his pocket money. He sometimes worked as a salesman, sometimes as a hotel cashier, and sometimes as a telephone phone booth operator. Here college studies were completed and he went to Dubai to do a job. It was his destiny that did not allow his mind to settle in Dubai.

He did not feel like in Dubai and he returned to India. Even Vijay did not expect anything better in films. He started the business of interior decoration with his friend. He had a desire that he should also be a part of films, but the financial constraints of the house and his simple look always pushed him backward. However, Vijay never gave up and kept waiting for the right opportunity. He also gave auditions for many films in the initial phase but every time he was told that he did not have the strength in his acting.

Vijay Sethupathi

Biography & Wiki

Age, Biography & Wiki
Real Name Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimathu
Nickname Vijay, Vijaya
Profession Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Singer, Lyricist
Popular Role Prem Kumar in Tamil film Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012)
Debut Film-M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi, In the year 2004

TV-Penn, Tamil, In the year 2006

Production-Orange Mittai, In the year 2015

Singing & Songwriting-Straight Ah Poyee, In the year 2015

Language Known Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada & English
Date Of Birth 16 January 1978 (Monday)
Age (as of 2022) 44 Years
Birthplace Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
Hometown Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Hobbies Singing, Writing, Travelling
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Height, Weight & Physical Overview
Height in Centimeters 175 cm
in Meters 1.75 m
in Feet & Inches 5′ 9″
Weight in Kilograms 65 kg
Weight in Pounds 143 lbs
Body Measurement (approx.) Chest-39



Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Family & Relatives
Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and Marital Status
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Jessie
Wife/Spouse Jessie
Marriage Date Year 2003
Children Daughter-Shreeja Sethupathi, Son-Surya Sethupathi
Education Qualification, School and College
School MGR Higher Secondary School, Kodambakkam, Chennai
College/University Dhanraj Baid Jain College, Chennai
Educational Qualification Bachelor Of Commerce (B.Com)
Favourite Things and Like & Dislike
Money Factor
Salary/Earning (approx.) INR 8 Crores/Film
Net Worth (approx.) $15 Million

Physical Attributes

Vijay Sethupathi has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 65 Kg (143  lbs). Vijay Sethupathi always keeps himself fit and he is very healthy Conscious. His chest measurement is 39 Inches, Waist is approx. 33 Inches & biceps measurement is 12 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got Black hair and Black Eyes.

Vijay Sethupathi

Family Background and Relationship

Vijay Sethupathi was born on 16 January 1978 in Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu in a Hindu family. His full name is Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimathu. His wife’s name is Jesse Sethupathi. Both were married in the year 2003. Both have two children daughter named Shreeja Sethupathi and a son Surya Sethupathi.

Vijay Sethupathi

Career 2004-2018

In the year 2004, he appeared in the Tamil sports drama film ‘M. Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi’ played the role of a boxing spectator. In 2006, he joined a theater group in Chennai and also worked as a background actor. After this, he got a chance to work in many television shows and short movies. Thereafter, he auditioned for South Superstar Dhanush starrer film ‘Pudhupettai’ and in this film, he played the character of Dhanush’s friend.

After this, he got minor roles in the film ‘Lee’ in 2007 and several Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam films like ‘Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu’ in 2009 and ‘Naan Mahaan Alla’ in 2010. Impressed by Vijay’s performance in films, Santhenthiran recommended Vijay Sethupathi for the film Thenmerku Paruvakaatru with director Seenu Ramasamy and got his first lead role. The film was released in December 2010 and won three National Film Awards including Best Tamil Feature Film.

After this, his film career took off and he got many great films one after the other, including many films like Pizza, Rummy, Sethupathi, Pannaiyarum Padminiyum, and ‘Soodhu Kavvum’. But the character of Villain named Vedha played by him in the South Indian film ‘Vikram Vedha’ released in 2017 became very famous and this film gave him popularity not only in South but all over India.

Vijay Sethupathi

Career 2018-Present

The year 2018 saw the actor in a wide variety of roles in several great films. Of these, Mani Ratnam has been seen playing a role as a shrewd police officer named Rasool in Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Rajinikanth starrer Petta (2019), the ensemble thriller ‘Super Deluxe’ (2019), the Telugu historical war film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019), and the action-thriller Sindhubaadh (2019) is Vijay’s notable film. His 2020 release also includes Pizza 2.

His films which have been released so far in the year 2021 include ‘Kutty Story’, ‘Uppena’, ‘Laabam’, ‘Tughlaq Durbar’ and ‘Annabelle Sethupathi’ apart from the film ‘Master’. ‘Annabelle Sethupathi’ was also released in Hindi as ‘Annabelle Rathore’, but it too was not liked much by the audience of the Hindi region.

Apart from these movies, Vijay Sethupathi’s movies which are in several stages of production include the Malayalam movie ’19(1)(a)’, the Hindi movies ‘Mumbaikar’, and ‘Merry Christmas’, silent movie ‘Gandhi Talks’ besides Tamil movies. ‘Kadaisi Vivasayi’, ‘Maamanithan’, ‘Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir’, ‘Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal’, ‘VJS46’, ‘Viduthalai’ and ‘Vikram’.

Vijay Sethupathi


Vijay Sethupathi has been attacked by a mystery man at the Bangalore airport, the video of which is going viral on social media. In the video, when Vijay is on his way to exit the airport, Vijay is attacked from behind by an unknown man. Actor Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimathu was shocked by this sudden attack on the airport.

Seeing the video, it seems that his assistant accompanying Vijay Sethupathi tried to retaliate, however, the airport security staff stopped him from doing so. According to media reports, the National Film Award-winning actor had gone to Bangalore, Karnataka for shooting.

Contact and Social Media Information

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Vijay Sethupathi at Twitter –@VijaySethuOffl at Facebook-@VijaySethipathi

Vijay Sethupathi

Some Unknown Facts About Him

  • Apart from being an actor, Vijay is also a well-known producer, lyricist, and dialogue writer.
  • Vijay began his acting career as a supporting actor. He later got a big role in Thenmerku Paruvakaatru (2010) in which he played the lead role.
  • Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimathu did several things to support himself and his family. The actor also worked as a salesman, hotel cashier, and phone booth operator.
  • After graduation, Vijay took the job of an accountant.
  • Vijay also went to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates in connection with the job, but Vijay did not feel like it for a long time and Vijay came back to India.
  • When he met director Balu Mahendra. Balu asked Vijay to move forward in acting and praised his face.


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Written ByAmit Shukla

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