Vijay Sethupathi

Vijay Sethupathi Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Movies and Life Story

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Vijay Sethupathi also is known as Makkal Selvan ( people’s man) is an Indian Actor, producer, lyricist, and dialogue writer who appears in Tamil cinemas. He gave many blockbuster movies like ’96, Vikram Vedha, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Petta, Dharma Durai and Soodhu Kavvum.

Vijay Sethupathi
Vijay Sethupathi in 96 Movie

Vijay Sethupathi Biography

Vijay Sethupathi Wiki was born on 16 January 1978 (age 41) Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India. He started his career with a small role in films alter he got chance in his first lead role in Thenmerku Paruvakaatru (2010), under Seenu Ramasamy’s direction.

Vijay Sethupathi with Wife Jessie
Vijay Sethupathi with Wife Jessie


His father is Kalimutha a civil engineer and mother name is Saraswathi. Kalimutha has 4 children in which Vijay is 2nd eldest followed by a Brother and Sister call Jayashree.

In 2003 Vijay got Married to Jessie who met him online and married after several dating. Now Vijay had 2 Children, A Son Called Surya and A Daughter called Shreeja.


Vijay Sethupathi was a below-average student starting from the school only. He did schooling from MGR Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam and Little Angels Mat HR Sec School.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Dhanraj Baid Jain College in Thoraipakam.

Life Story and Career

Vijay Sethupathi was not that much good in studies and somehow he graduated B-Com degree. During his childhood, he worked in salesman at a retail store, a cashier at a fast-food joint and a phone booth operator.

After his graduation, he joined as an account assistant at a wholesale cement business. As he gets the low salary he left Indian and flew to Dubai, where he got a better salary then India.

But in 2003 He returned back to India because he was not interested in his job. And got married to his girlfriend Jessie.

In 2004 he joined Koothu-P-Pattarai as an accountant and later he acted as a spectator in M.Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi. Later he acted in PENN Tamil TV Serial.

Slowly he got some roles and in 2010 he made his acting debut withThenmerku Paruvakaatru (2010), under Seenu Ramasamy’s direction.

Next in 2012, he acted in 3 hit movies, a negative role in Sundarapandian, the thriller film Pizza (2012) and the comedy entertainer Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012), respectively.

Later in 2013, he gave many big films like Soodhu Kavvum, Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara, Idam Porul Yaeval. Despite these films, Vijay’s notable films are Rummy, Jigar Thanda and Thirudan Police.

After becoming famous, he did films like Naanum Rowdy Dhaan with Lady Superstar Nayanthara. In 2017 he comes back with the blockbuster called Vikram Vedha with R.Madahavan and Shraddha Srinath. He also did Dharma Durai Film with Aishwarya Rajesh and Tamanna.

Now comes the best part in 2018 Vijay acted in the career-best films like Chekka Chivantha Vaanam and ’96.

Now this year Vijay acted in Telugu Film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Petta, Super Deluxe with Samantha Akkineni and Sindhubaadh.


Apart from acting, he does singing also, he made his singing debut with “Orae Oru Oorla” and “Straight Ah Poyee” songs from Orange Mittai.

He also Co-sang the song “Majja Malcha” with Jagadesh and Praba in Hello Naan Pei Pesuren film. He also Sang “Comrade Anthem” for Tamil version.

Narrator and Producer

Vijay is a multitalented person. He also enters in Production and Narration. He narrated the films like Kattappava Kanom, Ippadai Vellum, Thiruttu Payale 2 and Andava Kaanom. Not only narrating he also produced the films like Chennai Palani Mars, Junga and Orange Mittai.

Upcoming Films

Vijay is working on a lot of films and here is the list of those films.

Vijay Sethupathi Movies List

Gokulathil Seethai
M. Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi
Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu
Naan Mahaan Alla
Bale Pandiya
Thenmerku Paruvakaatru
Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom
Soodhu Kavvum
Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara
Idam Porul Yaeval
Pannaiyarum Padminiyum
Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam
Thirudan Police
Bench Talkies
Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai
Orange Mittai
Naanum Rowdy Dhaan
Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum
Dharma Durai
Aandavan Kattalai
Vikram Vedha
Puriyatha Puthir
Katha Nayagan
Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren
Traffic Ramasamy
Imaikkaa Nodigal
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Super Deluxe
Marconi Mathai
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy
Kadaisi Vivasayi 
Kae Pae Ranasingam 
Oh My Kadavulae 
Thalapathy 64 
Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir 
Laal Singh Chaddha 


  • In 2019 he stands with the women who were entering Sabarimala during menstruation, for this people trolled him badly.
  • In the same year, a fake photo of Vijay stating Bhagwat Gita is not a holy book was circulated and later Vijay clarifies this as a fake.

Story Behind Makkal Selvan

Back in 2016 When Vijay was shooting Aandi Patti Kanava Kaathu from Dharma Durai he smelled the Tamarind Rice was being prepared by some local workers near Munnar. Later he asked to share some food with him and they agreed.

After this Director Seenu Ramaswamy came and Vijay offered some rice to him. After this incident, only Seenu Ramaswamy gave him Makkal Selvan Title that means Kind to People.


  • Vijay Sethupati worked as a salesman at a retail store, a cashier at a fast-food. joint and a phone booth operator.
  • Vijay is also known as Makkal Selvan.
  • He named his son Surya in the remembrance of his friend who died during his school days.
  • Vijay’s Son Surya made his acting debut playing the younger version of Sethupathi in Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015)  & Sindhubaadh (2019).
  • Vijay Sethupathi owns Film Production Company called Vijay Sethupathi Productions.

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