Vijay Sethupathi Net Worth in 2024, Know his Wife, Movies and Family Details

With a net worth of $15 million, Vijay Sethupathi is one of richest South-Indian movie stars. Currently, he is working on many high-profile and hyped movies.

Vijay Sethupathi is a famous Indian actor who is famous not only in the Tamil film industry but also across the nation. Sethupathi has been associated with many high-budget movies. As a result, his net worth is around $15 million.

Apart from being a superstar in Tamil cinema, Sethupathi has worked in many Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, and Kannada movies as well.

Despite having fame and wealth, Vijay Sethupathi is one of the humblest personalities in the Indian film industry.

Introduction to Vijay Sethupathi

Full NameVijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi
ProfessionActor, playback singer, producer, and screenwriter
BirthplaceRajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
Net Worth$15 Million

How Old is Vijay Sethupathi?

Vijay Sethupathi is 45 years old. H was born 16 January 1978 in Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu.

His birth name is Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi.

Annual Salary and Net Worth in Rupees

Today, Vijay Sethupathi is counted as one of the highest-paid actors in the Tamil Industry. His annual income is estimated to be around Rs. 16 Crore i.e. $2 Million. However, it largely depends on several factors like the film budget, his role, etc.

Vijay Sethupathi Net Worth

Apart from his acting skills, Sethupathi is also known for his writing and producing abilities which further contribute to his earnings. As of 2024, Vijay has a net worth of Rs 140 Crore ($15 Million). With his consistent success and popularity, we can expect Vijay to be financially more powerful and successful in the future.

Vijay Sethupathi Family Details

Sethupathi was born in Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu on 16th January 1978. His father, Kalimuthu was a civil engineer, and his mother, Saraswathi was a housewife.

He moved to Chennai when he was in class 6th and attended MGR Higher Secondary School.

Vijay has 2 brothers (one elder and one younger) and one younger sister. As per his teachers, Vijay was a below-average student. He was neither interested in studies nor in extra-curricular activities. However, he graduated with a B.Com degree from Dhanraj Baid Jain College.

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During his college days, Vijay worked various jobs including salesman at a retail store, cashier, phone booth operator, assistant accountant, etc. He then moved to Dubai to pursue a career in accounts.

After coming back from Dubai, Sethupathi joined a Chennai-based theatre group called Koothu-P-Pattarai. Subsequently, in 2006, he was selected to play the role of Dhanush’s friend in the film Pudhupettai.

He got his first lead role in Seenu Ramasamy’s movie Thenmerku Paruvakaatru in 2010. After that, he went to work in some of the top movies in the Tamil cinema. He has also won numerous awards for his work in the industry.  

NameVijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi
Date of birth16th January 1978
Zodiac SignCapricorn
HometownRajapalayam, Tamil Nadu
SchoolMGR Higher Secondary School, Kodambakkam, Chennai
CollegeDhanraj Baid Jain College, Chennai
Educational QualificationBachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
Marital StatusMarried
WifeJessie Sethupathi
SonSurya Sethupathi
DaughterShreeja Sethupathi
Height5 Feet and 9 Inches (175 cm)
Weight65 kg (5 feet and 9 inches)
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack

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Wife and Children

Vijay Sethupathi is happily married to Jessy Sethupathi. Jessy and Vijay have a very interesting love story. They met online back in the early 2000s. In 2003, Vijay left his job in Dubai and returned to India to marry Jessy.

Vijay Sethupathi Wife and Children
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They have two children, a son named Surya and a daughter named Shreeja. Vijay named his son Surya in remembrance of his friend who died when he was in school. Surya is also working as an actor in the Tamil movie industry.

He made his acting debut with the film Naanum Rowdy Dhaan. In this movie, he played the younger version of his father. Surya again appeared with his father in 2019 in the film Sindhubaadh.

Top Movies of Vijay Sethupathi

2010Thenmerku ParuvakaatruMurugan
2012PizzaMichael Karthikeyan
2012Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha KaanomC. Prem Kumar (Prem)
2013Soodhu KavvumDas
2013Idharkuthane Aasaipattai BalakumaraKumara Vel (Sumaar Moonji Kumar)
2014Pannaiyarum PadminiyumMurugesan
2015Orange MittaiKailasam
2015Naanum Rowdy DhaanPandian (‘Pondy’ Pandi)
2016Dharma DuraiDharma Durai
2016Aandavan KattalaiGandhi
2017Vikram VedhaVedha
2018JungaJunga, Ranga, Linga
2018SeethakaathiAyya Aathimoolam
2019Super DeluxeShilpa (Manickam)
2019Sye Raa Narasimha ReddyRaaja Pandi
2020Oh My KadavuleKadavul
2020Ka Pae RanasingamRanasingam
2021LaabamPakkiri Samy
2022MaamanithanRadha Krishnan
2023MichaelMichael’s Godfather
Upcoming MovieGandhi TalksGandhi

Awards and Recognitions

2012Tamil Nadu State Film AwardsBest Villian
2012Norway Tamil Film Festival AwardsBest Actor
2012Edison Awards (India)Best Male Rising Star
20127th Vijay AwardsBest Actor (Special Jury Award)/ Best Actor
2012SIIMA AwardsBest Actor (Critics)
2012Big FM Tamil Entertainment AwardsBig FM Most Entertaining Actor of the Year
20138th Vijay AwardsBest Actor (Special Jury Award)
2016Norway Tamil Film Festival AwardsBest Actor
2016Asiavision AwardsBest Actor
2017Ananda Vikatan Cinema AwardsBest Villain – Male
2017Filmfare Award for Best Actor – TamilBest Actor
2017Vijay Award for Best ActorBest Actor
2019Indian Film Festival of MelbourneBest Actor
201967th National Film AwardsBest Supporting Actor
2019Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actor
2020JFW AwardsJFW Award – Special Mention
2020Critics Choice Film Awards – TamilBest Actor

Career as a singer

Sethupathi is a talent powerhouse. Apart from being an actor is also a great singer. The list of some popular songs by Vijay Sethupathi is given below.

  • Orae Oru Oorla in the movie Orange Mittai
  • Straight Ah Poyee in the movie Orange Mittai (He also wrote the lyrics for this song)
  • Majja Malcha – Hello Naan Pei Pesuren
  • Atti Atti – Atti
  • Yei Kadavule in the movie Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum
  • Madurai Palapalakkuthu – Devarattam
  • Comrade Anthem in the movie Dear Comrade

Favourite Things

Let’s take a look at some of Vijay Sethupathi’s favourite things.

FoodIdli with coconut chutney
ActorRajinikanth, and Dhanush
DancerPrabhu Deva
FilmJohnny (1980), Mullum Malarum (1978), Madagascar Series (1978), 16 Vayathinile (1977)
DirectorMani Ratnam, and M. Manikandan

Social Media Accounts

PlatformsNumber of FollowersLink
InstagramOver 7 MillionLink
TwitterOver 10 MillionLink
FacebookOver 5 MillionLink 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Vijay Sethupathi a philanthropic person?

Yes, he is actively involved in many charity works. In 2021, he donated Rs. 25 lakh to combat COVID-19 outbreak in India.

Has Vijay Sethupathi worked with Shahrukh Khan?

Yes, he worked with Shahrukh Khan in the movie Jawan.

Whose biography is Vijay Sethupathi playing in the movie 800?

Muttiah Muralidaran.

Is Vijay Sethupathi active on social media?

Yes, he regularly posts on his Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts.

Who motivated Vijay Sethupathi to become an actor?

Balu Mahendra.

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