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Vijay Sethupathi (Makkal Selvan) Biography, Wiki, Family, Career, Networth, Instagram & Movies

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Vijay Sethupathi is a South Indian actor known for his work in Tamil movies. He worked in the popular movies Master, Super Delux, Vikram, Vikram Vedha, etc were a massive success. Vijay Sethupathi’s full name is Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuthu and he is often called by people “Makkal Selvan”.

He was given the tag of ‘Makkal Selvan’ during the shoot of the movie ‘Dharma Durai‘ by director Seenu Ramasamy. 1indiatimes

He was born on 16 January 1978 and his age is 44 years. He was born in Rajapalayam, Tamilnadu, India. To know the full details read the biography section below.

Vijay Sethupathi Biography/Wiki

NameVijay Sethupathi
Date of Birth16 January 1978
Age46 years (as of 16 January 2024)
Full NameVijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuthu
BirthplaceRajapalayam, Tamilnadu, India
Father’s NameKalimuthu
Mother’s NameSaraswathi
School AttendedMGR Higher Secondary School, Kodambakkam
Little Angles Mat. Hr. Secondary School
CollegeDhanraj Baid Jain College
Wife’s NameJessie Sethupathi
Daughter’s NameShreeja
Son’s NameSurya
Brother’s NameAnna and Thambi
Debut SerialPenn (2006)
Debut FilmM Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi
Zodiac SignCapricorn
ProfessionActor and producer
Vijay Sethupathi
Vijay Sethupathi (Source: Facebook/vijaysethupathi.official)

His father Kalimuthu was a civil engineer and his mother was a housewife. He met his wife online and they have friends in common. They started chatting online as friends strengthened their bond and they married in 2003.

Vijay Sethupathi is a commerce graduate and did several jobs to run his daily expenses in the initial days. So let us dive into the career details of Sethupathi.

Vijay Sethupati Career

Sethupathi is a commerce graduate from Dhanraj Baid Jain College. After completing his studies he joined as an assistant accountant in a cement wholesale business.

Because he had to take care of his siblings he moved to Dubai for an accountant job which paid him four times his salary at that time.

Vijay Sethupathi met his love online while he was in Dubai and they both married in 2003 when he returned from Dubai.

He is unhappy with his current job so he returned to India and did several businesses and jobs.

After some time she decided to pursue acting as his career and his first movie was M Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi. In 2004, Vijay joined the theatre group Kotthu-P-Pattarai as an accountant and actor.

At the start of his career, he did several supporting roles and short films. He also worked in TV serials for some time.

Seenu Ramasamy is the director who recognized his talent and gave him the lead role in the film Thenmereku Paruvakaatru (2011). This film won three national Filmfare awards.

The year 2012 was the turning point of his career when his three movies were commercially successful. He won many awards in his entire career which are given below and was a part of many movies that are mentioned below.

Vijay Sethupathi Awards

  1. Vijay Awards – Special Jury Award (2013 and 2014)
  2. Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil (2018 and 2019)
  3. National Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor (2021)
  4. Vijay Award for Best Actor (2018)
  5. Ananda Vikatan Cinemaa Award – Best Actor in Villain Role (Vikram Vedha) (2017)
  6. Ananda Vikatan Cinemaa Award – Best Debut Actor (2010)
  7. Asiavission Award Tamil – Hero of the Decade (2017)
  8. Critics Choice Film Award – Tamil – Best Actor for movie Super Deluxe (2019)
  9. Filmfare Awards South – Best Actor for 96, Vikram Vedha, and Pizza in 2018, 2017, and 2012 respectively
  10. Silver Lotus Award for Best Actor (2019) for the movie Super Deluxe

There are other lots more awards that Vijay Sethupathi won for his acting. Vijay Sethupathi is a versatile actor known for his unique and own acting style, especially for the villain role.

Vijay Sethupathi Movies

There are a lot of movies that he did in his career and you can check them on Wikipedia here I share the names of some of his hit movies below.

Popular movies of Vijay Sethupathi

  • Vikram (2022)
  • Master (2021)
  • Vikram Vedha (2017)
  • Super Deluxe (2019)
  • Pizza (2012)
  • Sethupathi (2016)
  • Kavan (2017)
  • Dharma Durai (2016)
  • Naanum Reddy Thaan (2015)

Vijay Sethupathi’s First Movie

He did several small roles in movies and started doing it in 1996. He got his first lead role in the movie Thenmerku PaaruvaKaatru which was released in 2010. It is directed by Seenu Ramasamy.

Vijay Sethupathi Family

Vijay Sethupathi is the son of Saraswathi and Kalimuthu. Jaishree is the sibling of Vijay Sethupathi. He is married to Jessy Sethupathi and has children named Shreeja and Surya Sethupathi.

Vijay Sethupathi Wife

Jessy Sethupathi is the wife of Vijay Sethupathi and was born in Kerala in 1981. She met Vijay first time on the internet in 2002. Vijay was in Dubai when they started dating online each other. They both married in 2003.

Vijay Sethupathi Daughter

Shreeja Sethupathi is the only daughter of Vijay Sethupathi. She also starred in a film with her father and Regina Cassandra named Mughizh.

Shreeja played the role of Kavya and the movie was released on 8 October 2021. Mughizh means a stage in the life of a flower when it is ready to spread fragrance.

Vijay and his daughter Shreeja
Vijay and his daughter Shreeja (Source: Facebook/vijaysethupathi.official)

Vijay Sethupathi Son

Surya Sethupathi is the son of Vijay Sethupathi and his debut movie is Naanum Rowdy Dhaan in which he played the role of the younger version of Vijay. Later he also appeared in the movie Sindhubaad with his father.

Vijay Sethupathi’s Net worth

According to the report of, the net worth of Vijay Sethupathi is 29 million dollars. to know more about his net worth click here.

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He currently has 8 million followers on it and only shares pics and videos of his professional work. There are very less family photos that he posted on it.

Source: Google & Wikipedia

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