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Vijaya Gurunatha “Vijay” Sethupathi is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist, and dialogue writer who works in Tamil films.
|Born||16 January 1978, Rajapalayam, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu|
|Residence||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.|
|Years active||2004–present||Spouse(s)||Jessie (2003–present)|
Vijay Sethupathi was born in Rajapalayam in Virudhunagar district and moved to Chennai when he was in Class six. He did his schooling in MGR Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam. According to Sethupathy, he was a “below-average student right from school” and was neither interested in sports nor extra-curricular activities. He graduated with a B.Com degree from DB Jain College in Thoraipakam, following which he worked for three years as an accountant in Dubai, U.A.E. Unhappy with his job, he returned to India in 2003. He recalls that once Balu Mahendra remarked that he had a “very photogenic face”, and motivated him to pursue an acting career.
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 beginnings as a background actor, particularly playing the role of the lead character’s friend in a few films.
He worked with Karthik Subbaraj on many short films. Sethupathi accompanied a group of actors who went to director Selvaraghavan’s studio to audition for his gangster film Pudhupettai (2006) and was selected to play Dhanush’s friend in the film.After making an appearance in Prabu Solomon’s Lee (2007), he was cast by director Suseenthiran in minor supporting roles in his first two projects, Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu (2009) and Naan Mahaan Alla (2010). Sethupathi would later credit Suseenthiran with having had an “important role in helping him realise his dreams”.
2012 marked a turning point in Vijay Sethupathi’s career; all his three releases were critical and commercial successes, resulting in a rise in his popularity.
In 2013, he was first seen in the crime comedy Soodhu Kavvum that saw him playing the role of a forty-year-old kidnapper. The film opened to extremely positive reviews and has become a huge success at the box office.
In 2014, His films Rummy and Pannaiyarum Padminiyum were released, both directed by debutants.
He was nicknamed Makkal Selvan (people’s man) by Seenu Ramasamy while filming Dharma Durai, and has been popularly known by that since.
His movie Vikram Vedha directed by Pushkar-Gayathri became a critically acclaimed success and was a high grosser at the box office.
In 2014, Chennai Mayopathy Institute of Muscular Dystrophy & Research Center has organized a rally on 3 August at Marina Beach to raise awareness on Muscular Dystrophy. Vijay Sethupathi has taken part in the rally along with actresses Gayathrie and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar.
Vijay Sethupathi has three siblings, one elder brother, one younger brother and one younger sister. He returned from Dubai in 2003 to marry his girlfriend, whom he had met and dated online. He has two children, a son Surya and a daughter Shreeja. He named his son Surya in the remembrance of his friend who died during his school days. Surya made his acting debut playing the younger version of Vijay Sethupathi in Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015).