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Vijay Sethupathi: Age, Height, Career, Family & More

Vijay Sethupathi
Vijay Sethupathi

Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi is a versatile Indian artist known for his roles as an actor, producer, screenwriter, singer, and lyricist. He gained immense recognition for his portrayal of Prem Kumar in the Tamil film “Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom” (2012), which remains one of his most famous roles.

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Personal Life

Born on January 16, 1978, in Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India, Vijay Sethupathi is a Capricorn by zodiac sign and holds Indian nationality. He hails from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, and completed his schooling at MGR Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam. Later, he pursued a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) degree at Dhanraj Baid Jain College in Chennai.


Vijay Sethupathi received his early education at MGR Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam, Chennai, and continued his academic journey by earning a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) degree at Dhanraj Baid Jain College, Chennai.


His debut in the entertainment industry came with the film “M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi” in 2004. He also ventured into television with the Tamil show “Penn” in 2006 and made his production debut with “Orange Mittai” in 2015. Additionally, he has showcased his singing and songwriting talents with tracks like “Straight Ah Poyee” in 2015.

Sethupathi has established himself as an actor with his notable work in Tamil films like Soodhu Kavvum (2013), Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara (2013), Pannaiyarum Padminiyum (2014), Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum (2016), Iraivi (2016), Vikram Vedha (2017), ’96 (2018), Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018), Petta (2019), Super Deluxe (2019), Vikram (2022).

Awards and Honours

Vijay Sethupathi’s outstanding acting skills have earned him several accolades, including the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Villain for “Sundarapandian” in 2012, Asiavision Award for Best Actor for “Dharma Durai” in 2016, and multiple Filmfare Awards South, including Best Actor for “Pizza” in 2012 and Best Actor-Tamil for “Vikram Vedha” in 2017. He also received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Super Deluxe’ at the 67th National Film Awards.

Physical Stats

Vijay Sethupathi stands at approximately 175 cm (5 feet 9 inches) tall and maintains a weight of around 65 kg (143 lbs). His body measurements include a chest size of 39 inches, a waist size of 33 inches, and biceps measuring 12 inches. He possesses striking black eyes and hair.


Vijay Sethupathi got married in the year 2003 to his wife Jessie. They have two children, a daughter named Shreeja and a son named Surya. Jessie is known to be his longtime partner, and their marriage has remained a strong and enduring aspect of his personal life.

Religion and Hobbies

He practices Hinduism and has a keen interest in singing and writing as his hobbies.

Unknown Facts about Vijay Sethupathi

  • Vijay belongs to a Hindu family.
  • Initially, he did many odd jobs – a salesman at a retail store, a cashier at a fast food joint, and a phone booth operator.
  • He started his acting career in 2004 with the role of ‘Boxing spectator’ in the Tamil film ”M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi.”
  • In 2010, he acted in numerous short films such as ”Thuru”, ”Neer”, ”Petti Case”, ”Raa Vanam”, ”Kadhal Sutru”, ”Wind”, ”The Angel”, ”Kadhalithu Paar”, and ”Maa Thavam”.
  • He won several awards for his role in Tamil film ”Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom” (2012), such as Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Actor, Edison Award (India) for Best Male Rising Star, and 7th Vijay Award for Best Actor (Special Jury Award).
  • He wrote and produced the Tamil film ”Orange Mittai” (2015).
  • He also wrote and sung several songs such as Straight Ah Poyee and Orae Oru Oorula from the Tamil film ”Orange Mittai” (2015).
  • He owns a film production studio named ”Vijay Sethupathi Productions.”

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