Vijay Sethupathi: From accountant to Superstar

Vijay Sethupathi: From accountant to Superstar


Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi is on roll. His popularity has zoomed upwards and there seems to be no stopping this versatile actor of ‘Vikram Vedha’ fame. We have gathered here some facts about the actor to help you get to know him better.

  1. Vijaya Gurunatha Vijay Sethupathi – that is his full name.
  2. He is not only an actor but producer, lyricist, screenwriter and singer all rolled into one.
  3. His father is Kalimuthu and mother is Saraswati. He has three siblings, two brothers and a sister.
  4. It was while working with a theatre company Kootru Patrai as an accountant that he first got interested in acting.
  5. His first movie as lead actor was ‘Thenmurku Paruvakaatru’ which won three National Film Awards.
  6. He has produced three movies- ‘Orange Mittai’, ‘Junga’ and ‘ Merku Thodarchi Malai’.
  7. Within eight years he has completed acting in 25 movies.
  8. His first negative role was in ‘Sundarapandian’.
  9. Vijay is married to Jessie a Malayali, whom he met online and the couple has two children, Surya and Shreeja.
  10. In 2017, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor- Tamil for ‘Vikram Vetha’.
  11. He has won 13 awards out of the 21 that he was nominated for.
  12. His forthcoming movies are – ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’, ‘Maamanithan’, ‘Kadaisi Vivasayi’, and ‘Idam Porul Yaeval’.
  13. He is fondly referred to as ‘Makkal Selvam’ meaning People’s treasure.
  14. His son Surya debuted in a movie ‘Naanum Rowdy Thaan’ and acted alongside his father.
  15. His blockbuster movies include ‘96’, ‘Sethupathi’, ‘Soodhu Kavvum’ and ‘Vikram Vedha’.