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Who is Vijay Sethupathi?

Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuthu (born 16 January 1978), known professionally as Vijay Sethupathi, is an Indian actor and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema, in addition to a few Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi films.

Referred to by fans and media as “Makkal Selvan”, meaning “People’s Treasure”, he has starred in more than 50 films including several successful ventures. He is a recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award for his performance in the film Super Deluxe in the year 2021.

Man attacks Vijay Sethupathi and team at Bengaluru airport, no case registered

Man attacks Vijay Sethupathi and team at Bengaluru airport, no case registered

Popular Tamil actor Vijay Setupathi was exiting the Bengaluru Airport’s arrival terminal when an unidentified man attempted to attack him and his team. The incident took place on Tuesday night, November 2, at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

According to a video that has gone viral, Vijay Sethupathi was being escorted out of the airport premises by his team and the security personnel when the man ran towards the actor from behind, jumped and tried to kick him with his knee.

However, Vijay Sethupathi’s personal assistant reportedly was hit in the process. A few members of his team saw the man running towards the actor but by then the actor’s PA suffered the hit. His team immediately tried to pull the man away from the actor.

According to the Bengaluru airport police, the man was in an inebriated state and had approached Vijay Sethupathi for a selfie when he was walking out of the airport. However, Vijay allegedly smelled alcohol on him and declined the request.

His PA then allegedly pushed the man away. It was following this that the man retaliated by hitting the PA. However, soon after the attack took place, airport security personnel and police could be seen diffusing the situation and stopping Vijay Sethupathi and his team from any further instigation. No case has been registered against the attacker so far. 

Vijay Sethupathi had reportedly arrived in Bengaluru for the shoot of the upcoming premiere of MasterChef Tamil. According to some reports, he also visited the family of the late Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar, who passed away on October 29.

Vijay is hosting the Tamil version of the MasterChef series, a reality cooking show. MasterChef Tamil will air on SunTV. The promo for the show, featuring popular actor Tamannaah Bhatia, was released recently. Meanwhile, Vijay Sethupathi has a number of films in the offing, including Tamil films Vikram and Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal, Malayalam film 19(1)(a), and Hindi film Mumbaikar, among others.

Vijay Sethupathi Biography, Wiki

Vijay Sethupathi is a South Indian film actor, who has worked predominantly in the Tamil movie industry. He was working as a background actor and playing minor supporting roles for over five years, before playing his first lead role in Seenu Ramasamy’s Thenmerku Paruvakaatru.

He went on to star in Pizza and Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom, both of which emerged successfully and turned Vijay Sethupathi into a popular name in Tamil cinema.

Sethupathi was born in Rajapalayam, Virudhunagar district, and did his education in Chennai. He graduated with a B.Com degree, following which he worked for three years as an accountant in Dubai, UAE. Unhappy with his job, he returned to India in 2003 and he himself motivated to pursue an acting career. He started acting in several short films as part of the television show Nalaya Iyakunar for Kalaignar TV.

He worked with Karthik Subbaraj on many short films, who would later cast him in his first feature film, and won the Best Actor award for one of his films at the Norway Tamil Film Festival short film competition. Sethupathi landed his first lead role in Ramasamy’s drama film Thenmerku Paruvakaatru (2011), in which he portrayed a shepherd. Although initial reviews were mixed, the film went on to win three National Film Awards including the prize for the Best Tamil Feature Film of that year.

He was first seen in a negative role in Sundarapandian which featured Sasikumar in the lead role, and then essayed the lead roles in the directorial debuts of Karthik Subbaraj and Balaji Tharaneetharan, the thriller movie Pizza and the comedy entertainer Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom, respectively.

Vijay Sethupathi Biography Wikipedia
Vijay Sethupathi
Full NameVijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi
Profession(s)Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Singer, Lyricist
Famous RolePrem Kumar in Tamil film Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 65 kg
in Pounds- 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)Chest: 39 Inches
Waist: 33 Inches
Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 January 1978
Age (as of 2021)43 Years
BirthplaceRajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac signCapricorn
NationalityIndian
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolMGR Higher Secondary School, Kodambakkam, Chennai
CollegeDhanraj Baid Jain College, Chennai
Education QualificationsBachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
DebutFilm: M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi (2004)
TV: Penn (Tamil, 2006)
Production: Orange Mittai (2015)
Singing & Songwriting: Straight Ah Poyee (2015)
Awards, Honours• Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Villain for the film “Sundarapandian” in 2012
• Asiavision Awards for Best Actor for “Dharma Durai” in 2016

Filmfare Awards South
• Best Actor for the film “Pizza” in 2012
• Best Actor-Tamil for the film “Vikram Vedha” in 2017

National Film Award
• Best Supporting Actor for ‘Super Deluxe’ at the 67th National Film Awards
FamilyNot much is known about his family.
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesSinging, writing
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear 2003
Affairs/GirlfriendsJessie
WifeJessie
ChildrenDaughter– Shreeja

Son– Surya

Vijay Sethupathi Career

Sethupathi did his school at MGR Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam and Little Angels Mat HR Sec School. In 1994, at age 16, he auditioned for a role in Nammavar but was rejected due to his short height.

During his studies, Sethupathi did several jobs like a salesman at a retail store, a cashier at a fast-food joint, and a phone booth operator, as he had to take care of three siblings. He then graduated with a B.com. degree from Dhanraj Baid Jain College, Chennai. Within a week after he graduated, Sethupathi joined in another job as an account assistant at a wholesale cement business.

He later moved to Dubai, as an accountant, during this time he met a woman, Jessie, online. After dating for two years the Couple married on 14 November 2003.

In 2004, Sethupathi made his acting debut by playing the role of ‘Boxing spectator’ in the film, ‘M. Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi‘. Later acted in several movies like ‘Pudhupettai’, ‘Lee’, ‘Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu’, ‘Naan Mahaan Alla’, and ‘Bale Pandiya’.

With the film ‘Thenmerku Paruvakaatru‘, for the first Setupathi played the lead role. Later acted in a series of films like ‘Varnam’, ‘Sundarapandian’, and ‘Pizza’. In 2012, with the film, “Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom” Setupathi gained fame by playing the lead role “Prem Kumar” in this movie.

Vijay Sethupathi Family and Wife

His father, Kalimuthu was a civil engineer. His mother’s name is Saraswathi. He has two brothers named Anna and Thambi and a sister named Thangachi.

He met Jessie online, and they both fell in love. Jessie and Vijay got married in 2003. The couple has two children; a son named Surya and a daughter named Shreeja.

Vijay Sethupathi with his wife and children
Vijay Sethupathi with his wife and children

Vijay Sethupathi Controversies

  • In 2019, he stated that the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s stand on the Sabarimala issue was correct, and there was no point of banning women from entering the temple during their menstruation. He even said that the caste system in the Indian Society was meaningless. After which, he was brutally trolled for his statements on social media. Some even claimed that he was trying to tarnish the Hindu religion.
  • In 2019, fake photos were circulating, in which, Vijay was seen making a controversial statement against ‘Bhagwat Gita.’ The statement read- Bhagavad Gita isn’t a holy book. The current poor situation in our society is due to such books which have been fabricated out of imagination.”

In response to the controversy, Vijay clarified that he had never said anything wrong about the Bhagwat Geeta and would never say anything that would harm the peace and unity of the people. In addition to that, he uploaded a post in which he distinguished the real photo from the fake one. Vijay Sethupathi’s Tweet On Bhagwat Geeta Controversy.

Vijay Sethupathi FAQ’s

Who is Vijay Sethupathi?

Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuthu (born 16 January 1978), known professionally as Vijay Sethupathi, is an Indian actor and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema, in addition to a few Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi films.

How old is Vijay Sethupathi?

Currently, Vijay Sethupathi is 43 years old.

What happened to Vijay Sethupathi?

Popular Tamil actor Vijay Setupathi was exiting the Bengaluru Airport’s arrival terminal when an unidentified man attempted to attack him and his team. The incident took place on Tuesday night, November 2, at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

Who is Vijay Sethupathi’s wife?

He met Jessie online, and they both fell in love. Jessie and Vijay got married in 2003. The couple has two children; a son named Surya and a daughter named Shreeja.

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