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Vijay Sethupathi is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist, and dialogue writer who works predominantly in Tamil films, besides a few Telugu and Malayalam productions.
Sethupathi, who began as an accountant, began considering an acting career.
He began his film career as a background actor, playing minor supporting roles for more than five years before starring his first lead role in Seenu Ramasamy's Thenmerku Paruvakaatru (2010).
He went on to appear in Sundarapandian (2012) and Naduvula Kaanom (2012), and he got his breakout roles with the films Pizza (2012) and Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012).
He has appeared in more than 30 films.
Vijay Sethupathi has developed into a well-known and well-known "Indie-film actor" in Tamil cinema over the years.
Vijay Sethupathi was born on January 16, 1978, and he was educated in Rajapalayam until he moved to Chennai in class six. He was born in Ennore, a North Chennai suburb. He attended MGR Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam and Little Angels Mat. Hr. Sec. School is a science curriculum at the University of On Friday, the student is back to school to learn how to speak. He was a "below-average student right from school" and was neither interested in sports nor extracurricular activities, according to Sethupathi. He applied for a role in Nammavar (1994), but was turned down due to his short height.
Sethupathi performed a number of odd jobs for pocket money: a salesman at a grocery store, a cashier at a fast food restaurant, and a phone booth operator. In Thoraipakam, he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dhanraj Baid Jain College (an affiliate of the University of Madras). He joined as an account assistant at a wholesale cement company a week after finishing college. He had to take care of three siblings and migrated to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as an accountant because it paid him four times more than what he was earning in India. Jessie, his future-wife, met him online while in Dubai. The two were dating before marrying in 2003.
He returned to India in 2003 after being unemployed with his work. After a brief stint in the interior design industry with friends, he joined a marketing firm that dealt with readymade kitchens when he saw Koothupattarai's poster. Balu Mahendra recalled that he had a "very photogenic look" and encouraged him to pursue an acting career. Sethupathi was never cast in his films, but he never cast him.
Sethupathi has three siblings, one older brother, one younger brother, and one younger sister. In 2003, he returned from Dubai to marry Jessie, whom he had met and dated online. They have two children, Surya, and Shreeja's daughter Shreeja. In the remembrance of his friend, who died during his school days, he named Surya. In Naanum Rowdy Dhaan's first appearance as the younger Sethupathi. Surya and his father stayed in Sindhubaadh once more. (2019).
He joined Koothu-Pattarai as an accountant and actor, where he observed actors from close quarters. He began as a background actor, and he was particularly strong in playing the lead character's friend in a few films. He appeared in television series, including the well-known series Penn that premiered in March 2006, as well as several short films as part of the television show Nalaya Iyakunar for Kalaignar TV. He worked with Karthik Subbaraj on several short films and later starred him in his first feature film and then received the Best Actor award for one of his films at the Norway Tamil Film Festival short film competition.
Sethupathi led a group of actors who auditioned for director Selvaraghavan's studio in 2006, and he was chosen to play Dhanush's companion in the film. Following Pudhupettai, he was involved in Akhaada, a Tamil-Kannada bilingual film. Although he was chosen to play the lead in the Tamil version, the director gave him the antagonistic role in its Kannada version. However, the film did not receive a theatrical release. He was cast by director Suseenthiran in minor supporting roles in his first two films, Vennila Kuzhu (2009) and Naan Mahaan Alla (2010) after appearing in Prabu Solomon's Lee (2007). Sethupathi would later praise Suseenthiran for his "important part in helping him achieve his dreams." Sethupathi's talent was evident during the audition for his film, and Sethupathi landed his first lead role in Ramasamy's drama film Thenmerku Paruvakaatru (2011), in which he played a shepherd, earned three National Film Awards, including the award for the Best Tamil Feature Film of the Year.
Sethupathi's career came to a halt in 2012; all his three launches were critical and commercial, resulting in a rise in his fame. He appeared in M. Sasikumar's lead role in Sundarapandian's negative debut, and then appeared in the thriller film Pizza and comedy entertainer Nadurton Kaanom, respectively. Michael, a delivery boy in the former and a young man named Prem who suffers short-term memory loss two days before his marriage in the latter, was praised by critics. In her review of Pizza, Malini Mannath wrote: "Sethupathy, a joy to watch, carries the entire film on his shoulders." His voice is perfectly tuned, and he demonstrates his adaptability and tenacity to play any role. Michael's nightmarish experience, as well as his fear and terror when he is trapped in the mansion, is portrayed well by the actor. "He never makes the character's repetitive dialogues annoying," M. Suganth, a Times of India analyst, said, "continues his outstanding show from Pizza describing Prem's strange behaviour, with vacant stares and amusing pauses between his lines." According to a survey conducted by BBC Tamil, Pizza, and Naduvula Kaanom, all films premiered on a Best Films list, while Sethupathi took two awards, one for each film at the Edison Awards and the Big FM Tamil Entertainment Awards, respectively. Sethupathi was one of 2012's best Tamil actors, according to Indiaglitz.com, who dubbed him "the rising star of Kollywood" in the year. Sethupathi had become "[an] indie film actor, the first time in Tamil cinema," Baradwaj Rangan said, while film critic Baradwaj Rangan said.
He first appeared in the crime drama Soodhu Kavvum in 2013, which saw him play the role of a forty-year-old kidnapper. The film opened to overwhelmingly positive feedback and has been a huge hit at the box office. "It's laudable that the actor does not hesitate to take a role that requires him to play a 40-year-old man, greying, and with a paunch," Malini Mannath wrote in her article. "His knack for picking good roles and collaborating with new directors brimming with ideas will keep him in good shape," the Times of India reviewer N. Venkateswaran said, as well as the effort he puts in to portray each character. To play Das, he gained weight and grew a beard, and the style matches him to a 'T'.' Idharkuthane Balakumara, directed by Gokul, was the next to be released. Critics and Vijay Sethupathi's success were highly lauded, and Vijay Sethupathi's appearance was highly lauded. In his essay, Haricharan Pudipeddi of The New Indian Express wrote: "Vijay Sethupathi has emerged as a darling of the masses." In unison, the audience boots and cheers for scene after scene." "His biggest strength, in fact, is in his ability to combat the stereotypical image of heroes in commercial cinema today," Rediff's S.Saraswathi said. We see him in every film in a completely different way, and his latest film is no different. Vijay Sethupathi seems to have the knack of selecting the right role and script, and he seamlessly transitions into his role as Kumar." Sethupathi "has done it again," the writer said, making himself more visible to his ardent followers. The innocence of his childhood and the foolishness in his love are two of the many aspects that make up the actor's persona, and Vijay Sethupathi has pulled it off in grand style. "Italian" was the primary source of the narrator's description.
Rummy and Pannaiyarum Padminiyum were two of his debutants' films in 2014. Pannaiyarum Padminiyum, a self-titled short film, revolved around an old man and his vintage car Premier Padmini, with Sethupathi playing as its chauffeur. Critically acclaimed the film, and it is the only Tamil film to be shown at the 19th International Film Festival in Kerala. Akhaada returned to Tamil as Edakku by its designers in the same year, to profit from Sethupathi's success in Tamil Nadu. The film was being marketed as a Sethupathi film, with the actor prominently on the posters but he had only played a minor role in it, and Sethupathi said the audience would get cheated after seeing it, if it were promoted this way. He was next seen in Jaikrishna's action drama. Despite the fact that Sethupathi's performance was praised by critics, the film was praised by critics. In his review, Malini Mannath of The New Indian Express wrote: 'It's Vijay Sethupathi's film the whole way.' The actor gives a dramatic rendition of the role, portraying each nuance of the character with precision and insight. Vijay Sethupathi, who has been able to relate his presence to the location's nativity to the best of his abilities, is the protagonist in the film, according to Behindwoods. In some scenes, the actor appears to be naturally gifted, with one of them being the scene in which he breaks into Kreshna's house under the influence of alcohol.
He appeared in Puramokku Engira Podhuvudamai, directed by S. P. Jananathan, in 2015. Critics and Sethupathi's achievement were all praise, and Sethupathi's performance was lauded. "Vivijay Sethupathi redeems everything with a sympathetic performance," the Times of India's reviewer M. Suganth said. "Vijay Sethupathi, a tense soul loath to pull the lever that will open the trapdoor and commit suicide," Rediff reviewer S.Saraswathi said. Orange Mittai directed by Biju Viswanath in July 2015 was released and received rave feedback from the critics and entertainment websites. He was last seen in Vignesh Shivan's rom-com Naanum Rowdy Dhaan, his highest-grossing film to date.
He appeared in the police action thriller Sethupathi directed by S. U. Arunkumar in 2016. Sethupathi has been lauded for his work. Vishal Menon of The Hindu said it was a good thriller and a good family romance. There were no loud over-the-top dialogues and punchlines in Tamil films, according to Latha Srinivasan of DNA, and Vijay Sethupathi beat many other Kollywood heroes as the cop. Vijay Sethupathi, who is revealing his versatility yet again in his role with exemplary wisdom," Malini Mannath of The New Indian Express wrote. "Sethupathi's moves are full of energy and enthusiasm, and his seamless dialogue delivery is a treat to watch," Anupama Subramaniam of Deccan Chronicle wrote. He appeared in the romantic comedy Kadhalum Pogum by Nalan Kumaraswamy. Iraivi was the first to be released, followed by Dharma Durai from Seenu Ramasamy, Aandavan Kattalai, and Rekka. Makkal Selvan (lit. ), a boy who was referred to as Makkal Selvan (lit. When filming Dharma Durai, people's man) by Seenu Ramasamy, and has been well-known for it. Puriyatha Puthir, the long-awaited mystery-thriller, was his next film release. Then appeared in R. Panneerselvam's rural drama Karuppan. He appeared in the neo-noir action thriller film Vikram Vedha in 2017 in the lead role alongside Madhavan.
Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren directed by Arumugakumar was his first release in 2018. He appeared in the action comedy Junga, which was directed by Gokul and was produced by Sethupathi. He debuted in Mani Ratnam's multi-starrer Chekka Vaanam. He appeared in 96 directed by C.Prem Kumar, which appeared a week after the launch of Chekka Vainam. He appeared in Seethakaathi, Thagarajan Kumararaja's Super Deluxe, and he's appeared in a negative role in Karthik Subban's Petta alongside Rajinikanth. He made his Malayalam and Telugu debuts with Maarconi Mathaai and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy in the second half of this year.
Sethupathi's appearance in Aandavan Kattalai and Super Deluxe was rated among the Top 100 Greatest Performances of the Decade by Film Companion in 2019. He appeared in Aishwarya Rajesh's Ka Pae Ranasingam debut in 2020. Sethupathi will portray Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan in the biopic titled 800 in October 2020. After the political uproar surrounding Murancharan's role, Sethupathi later revealed that he had opted out of the film on Muralitharan's request.
Sethupathi appeared in Lokesh Kanagaraj's film Master with Vijay in 2021. He appeared in the Telugu film Uppena, which was written and directed by Bucchi Babu Sana. In 2021, Uppena, Sethupathi, appeared in three films, including Laabam, Tughlaq Durbar, and Annabelle Sethupathi. He made her debut in Mugizh, which is where his daughter makes her debut. Sethupathi is also starring in Vetri Maaran's Tamil film Viduthalai.
As of October 2021, he is the host of MasterChef India – Tamil, which started on September 7th on Sun TV Network in 2021.