Vijay Sethupathi Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Height, & More

Vijay Gurunatha Sethupathi, an Indian actor and film producer, mainly appears in Tamil films. Born as Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuthu, he began his journey by working behind the scenes and in minor supporting roles for over five years. His breakthrough came with the lead role in Seenu Ramasamy’s “Thenmerku Paruvakaatru,” where his performance was widely appreciated. Vijay is known for his versatility; each time he experimented with his acting, it resonated with audiences. He’s actively involved in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi film productions, showcasing his talent across multiple languages. His remarkable work has earned him various accolades, including a National Film Award, marking him as a significant contributor to the industry’s growth.

Vijay Sethupathi Biography

Vijay Gurunatha Sethupathi, known as Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuthu, is an Indian actor and film producer primarily active in Tamil cinema. Before landing his breakthrough lead role in Seenu Ramasamy’s “Thenmerku Paruvakaatru,” he spent over five years as a background and minor supporting actor. Vijay’s performances have been widely praised, consistently achieving success whenever he ventures into new territories in his acting. He has an extensive presence in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi film productions, earning numerous accolades, including a National Film Award. Vijay Sethupathi stands out as an artist who significantly contributed to the industry’s growth.

Vijay Sethupathi Picture
Vijay Sethupathi Picture

Personal Information

Real Name Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi
Nickname AKA Vijaya
DOB (Date of Birth) 16 January 1978
Age (as of 2024) 46 Years
Birth Place Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Hometown Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Religion Hinduism

Education/Qualifications

School MGR Higher Secondary School, Kodambakkam, Chennai
College/ University Dhanraj Baid Jain College, Chennai
Education Qualifications Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)

Physical Stats

Height

Feet & Inches 5’ 9”
Meter 1.75 m
Centimeters 175 cm
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 65 kg
in Pounds- 143 lbs
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements Chest: 39 Inches
Waist: 33 Inches
Biceps: 12 Inches

Family Information

Father Name Kalimuthu
Mother Name Saraswathi
Siblings Brothers, Anna and Thambi, Sister named Thangachi
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date Year 2003
Wife Jessie
Children Daughter- Shreeja, Son- Surya

Affairs

Girlfriend Jessie

Profession

Profession Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Singer, Lyricist
Net Worth Millions is 12.308 million US dollars

Favorites

Color Blue and Green
Food Rogan Josh
Drink Alcohol
Actor/Actress Amruta Khanvilkar (Marathi Cinema)
Songs Ranvijay’s Entry Medley (From “ANIMAL”)
Movies Section 375
Hobbies Singing, writing
Vijay Sethupathi Childhood Picture
Vijay Sethupathi Childhood Picture
Vijay Sethupathi Young Age Picture
Vijay Sethupathi Young Age Picture
Vijay Sethupathi With his Wife Picture
Vijay Sethupathi With his Wife Picture
Vijay Sethupathi With his Children Picture
Vijay Sethupathi With his Children Picture

Family

His father, Kalimuthu, worked as a civil engineer. His mother, Saraswathi, raised Vijay along with his two brothers named Anna and Thambi, and a sister named Thangachi.

Age

Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi was born on January 16, 1978, in Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India. As of 2024, he is 46 years old.

Education

He attended MGR Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam and later studied at Little Angels Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Vijay Sethupathi completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Loyola College in Chennai.

Height and Weight

He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 65 kilograms.

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Wife and Children

Vijay Sethupathi and his wife, Jessie, are parents to a son named Surya and a daughter named Shreeja. Vijay returned from Dubai in 2003 to marry Jessie, whom he met and dated online. His son Surya was named in memory of a friend who passed away during his school days. Surya began his acting career portraying the younger version of Sethupathi in “Naanum Rowdy Dhaan” (2015) and later appeared alongside his father in “Sindhubath” (2019).

Career

Vijay commenced his career with Koothupattarai, a Chennai-based theatre group, initially portraying supporting roles, often as the lead character’s friend. He began appearing as a background actor and debuted in “M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi (2004)” as a boxing spectator. In 2006, he ventured into television with the series “Penn.”

Director Suseenthiran recommended him to Seenu Ramasamy, leading to his first lead role in “Thenmerku Paruvakaatru (2010).” During this time, he appeared in various TV shows and received a Best Actor award for his film performance. He also auditioned for Dhanush’s film “Pudhupettai,” portraying Dhanush’s friend.

He showcased versatility by playing a negative character in “Sundarapandian (2012)” and took on supporting roles in films like “Lee (2007)” and “Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu (2009).” His journey was marked by successes with hit films like “Pizza (2012),” “Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara (2013),” “Rummy (2014),” “Orange Mittai (2015),” “Sethupathi (2016),” “Vikram Vedha (2017),” “96 (2018),” and “Super Deluxe (2019).”

Before securing his lead role in “Thenmerku Paruvakaatru,” he was seen in “Naan Mahaan Alla.” His performance in “Thenmerku Paruvakaatru” earned him three National Awards, and the film was recognized as the Best Tamil Feature Film.

Net Worth

Vijay Sethupathi’s net worth is estimated to be 12.308 million US dollars, which converts to approximately 1.231 crore US dollars.

Filmography Accolade List

Award Film Result Category Year
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Sundarapandian Won Best Villain 2012
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom Won Best Actor  
Edison Awards (India) Won Best Male Rising Star  
7th Vijay Awards Won Best Actor (Special Jury Award)  
Nominated Best Actor  
SIIMA Awards Pizza Won Best Actor (Critics)  
Big FM Tamil Entertainment Awards Won BIG FM Most Entertaining Actor of the Year  
60th Filmfare Awards South Nominated Best Actor  
Chennai Times Film Awards 2012 Pizza & Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom Nominated Best Actor  
Behindwoods Gold Medal Soodhu Kavvum
Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara
Won Best Acting Performance 2013
8th Vijay Awards Soodhu Kavvum Won Best Actor (Special Jury Award)  
Nominated Best Actor  
SIIMA Awards Pannaiyarum Padminiyum Nominated   2014
Orange Mittai Nominated   2015
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards Dharma Durai Won   2016
Asiavision Awards Won    
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Vikram Vedha Won Best Villain – Male 2017
Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil Won Best Actor  
Vijay Award for Best Actor Won    
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Super Deluxe Won[114]   2019
67th National Film Awards Won Best Supporting Actor  
8th South Indian International Movie Awards ’96 Nominated Best Actor  
Filmfare Awards South Won    
South Indian International Movie Awards Super Deluxe Nominated   2021
Ka Pae Ranasingam Nominated Best Supporting Actor  
Zee Cinema Awards – Tamil Super Deluxe Nominated Best Actor 2020
Nominated Favourite Hero  
JFW Awards Won JFW Award – Special Mention  
Critics’ Choice Film Awards – Tamil Won Best Actor  
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Nominated    
Edison Awards Nominated    
Norway Tamil Movie Awards Nominated    
  2022
10th South Indian International Movie Awards Master Nominated[115] Best Actor in a Negative Role (Tamil)  
Uppena Nominated[115] Best Actor in a Negative Role – Telugu  

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