Vijay Sethupathi Height, Weight, Bio, Wiki, Wife, Kids, Net Worth, Facts



Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi, best known by his stage name Vijay Sethupathi, is an Indian film actor, producer, screenwriter, lyricist, and playback singer. He works predominantly in Tamil films. Sethupathi did many odd jobs before taking acting as his career and it took seven years for him to get a breakthrough. Until then, Vijay appeared only in small roles. He went through lots of struggles to get to where he has reached now.

Birth Name

Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi


Makkal Selvan, Vijay


Actor, Film Producer, Lyricist, Playback singer, Screenwriter

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

He was born on January 16, 1978, in Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India.


He is currently 41 years old.


Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India

Sun Sign



Vijay Sethupathi attended MGR higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam, Chennai and then went to Dhanraj Baid (D.B.) Jain College in Thoraipakam, Chennai and graduted with a B.Com degree.




Indian / Asian (Tamil)



Family Details

  • Father – Kalimuthu
  • Mother – Saraswathi
  • Siblings – He has two brothers and one sister.

Marital Status



Jessie (m. 2003)


Surya (Son), Sreeja (Daughter)


Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
  • In centimeters – 175 cm
  • In meters – 175 m


  • In Kilograms – 72 kg
  • In Pounds – 158 lbs

Body measurements

  • Measurements –  40-13-34
  • Chest – 40 inches
  • Biceps – 13 inches
  • Waist – 34 inches-

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

He wears a size 10 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Film Debut

He bagged small roles in films before landing with a title character for a few years. He first appeared in 2004 Tamil film M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi in a minor role and debuted as a lead role in 2010 Tamil film Thenmerku Paruvakaatru.

His breakthrough roles in the films like Pizza (2012) and Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012) made him instantly popular amongst the audience. From there, Vijay Sethupathi’s fame, reputation, popularity and wealth have only enhanced.

Television Debut

He has also acted in a television serial called Penn in 2006. This versatile actor has showcased his talents and excelled in other fields of entertainment such as producer, singer, writer, and lyricist.

Brand Endorsements

He has featured in a few commercials and print ads.


He has won Norway Tamil Film Festival short film competition for Best Actor in 2012.

Style Quotient

People’s favorite actor, Vijay Sethupathi lives in a luxury house in Virugambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is seen driving around in Mercedes-Benz and BMW Series 7 and also owns a  Jawa motorcycle.

Vijay Sethupathi Net worth

The actor has an estimated net worth of $6 Million, according to the media. The majority of his earnings come from acting, producing movies, endorsements, product launches, and other business ventures. He is one of the most sought after actor in Kollywood who takes Rs 3 – 5 crores per film as remuneration.

Vijay Sethupathi Favorites

  • Favorite Actors – Malayalam Actors Thikakan and Murali
  • Favorite Movies – Vetti Veru Vaasam from Mudhal Mariyadhai and Nee Partha from Hey Ram
  • Favorite Director – Balu Mahendra
  • Favorite Food – Biryani

Social Media Portfolio

Known for his simplistic persona, Sethupathi has an immense fan following on Facebook. He is not on Twitter and Instagram. Follow him on:

Vijay Sethupathi Facts

During his college days, he worked in a series of odd jobs like salesman, cashier, and phone both operator for pocket money.

After graduation, Vijay Sethupathi decided to move to Dubai for work to support his family where he worked as an accountant.

He was a below average student in school and college.

While he was in Dubai, he met his future wife Jessie, who hails from Kerala, online and married her in 2003.

Sethupathi soon realized that his future is acting and eventually joined the Chennai-based theatre group Koothu-P-Pattarai as an accountant and actor.

He acted in many feature films and short films in small supporting roles and then, in 2012, he was cast by director S. R. Prabhakaran in lead negative role in his film, Sundarapandian.

The same year, he acted in other two movies, Pizza and Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom. Both were a commercial and critical success.

He was supposed to act in Balu Mahendra’s Anal Kaatru but the film was shelved and never took off.

Sethupathi learned dancing from choreographer Saravanan.

He launches his own production company called ‘Vijay Sethupathi Productions’ in 2015. Orange Mittai was his first venture, which marked his debut as screenwriter and lyricist.

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