|Vijay Sethupathi Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||January 16, 1978|
Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi popularly known as Vijay Sethupathi is an Indian actor, lyricist, dialogue writer, and producer. As soon as he completed his degree, he joined as an account assistant at a wholesale cement business. Later, he moved to Dubai, UAE and worked as an accountant. The job paid him 4 times more of what he was getting paid in India. As he was unhappy with his job, he returned to India. He joined Koothupattarai, a prominent Tamil theatre group after working for a short period in the marketing company that dealt with readymade kitchens. Director Balu Mahendra’s remark on the actor about having a photogenic face motivated him to enter the film industry.
Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi
Vijay Sethupathi, Makkal Selvan
Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Until class 5, he did his schooling in Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu.
Later, he shifted to Chennai for class 6 and he attended MGR Higher Secondary School, Kodambakkam and Little Angels Matric Higher Secondary School.
He finally pursued a Bachelor of Commerce in Dhanraj Baid Jain College (a member of the University of Madras) in Thoraipakam, Chennai.
Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Playback singer, Lyricist
- Siblings – Vijay has 3 siblings – 2 brothers (1 older and 1 younger) and 1 younger sister.
He is unsigned. Mostly, he has contributed to film songs. His songs are labeled by Sony Music India, Think Music, and others.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
84 kg or 185 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Vijay Sethupathi has dated –
- Jessy Sethupathi (2001-Present) – Their relationship started online when he was in Dubai. They dated for 2 years and got married in 2003. He has a son and daughter with Jessy named Surya Sethupathi and Shreeja Sethupathi respectively.
Race / Ethnicity
The boy next door look
He has served as the brand ambassador for the following –
- Anil foods (2017)
- Indian Pro Kabbadi League – For the team ‘Tamil Thalaivas’ (2018)
- Mandee online app (2019) – Mandee is India’s first online food commodity market.
Vijay Sethupathi Favorite Things
- Food – His mother’s and grandmother’s dishes are his favorite, especially idli with coconut chutney and a thogayal made of ridge gourd, and kozhi kudal kuzhambu respectively.
- Films – Mostly, he loves animation films especially Madagascar and old Rajini films.
- Actor – Prabhudeva, Dhanush
- Car – 60’s model Benz
Vijay Sethupathi Facts
- He has done more than 25 films as a lead actor in less than 8 years.
- Vijay Sethupathi has worked as a salesman at a retail store, phone booth operator, and also as a cashier at a fast-food joint before stepping into the film industry.
- For the film Orange Mittai, he has worked as a lyricist, singer, scriptwriter, and also producer.
- He has admitted that he was an average student in his studies and never had the interest to play sports or any other extra-curricular activities.
- In August 2014, Sethupathi participated in a rally to raise awareness on Muscular Dystrophy at Marina Beach organized by the Chennai Mayopathy Institute of Muscular Dystrophy & Research Center.
- In 2016, Vijay acted in the music video of the Spirit of Chennai, a Tamil song. It was composed as a flood relief anthem in response to the 2015 South Indian floods which affected Chennai. The song was made as a tribute to all the volunteers.
- He has a special affinity for cars. Earlier, he owned an old Benz car which didn’t last with him for a long time as his family felt that the car brought him misfortune. 60’s model Benz is his dream car.
- Vijay Sethupathi gifted the building used for the shooting of the film Laabam to the farmer association once the filming was completed. On the advice of the actor, the crew of the film had built a new farmer association building instead of creating a set for the film shoot.
- In March 2023, Vijay and Shahid Kapoor starrer Farzi became the most-watched Indian OTT series by overtaking Mirzapur as per Ormax.
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