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Name: Vijay Sethupathi
DOB: January 16,1978
Birth Place: Rajapalayam,Tamil Nadu, India
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No of Movies: 34


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Sangamithra 14-Jan-2018
Kolaiyuthir Kaalam 29-Dec-2017
1818 08-Dec-2017
8 Thottakkal 01-Dec-2017
Oru Mugathirai 28-Nov-2017

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Became a thorough professional with the movie Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara(2006).

Height:

5.10 in Feet Inches

Full Biography of Actor Vijay Sethupathi

Vijay Sethupathi is an Indian film actor, who appears in Tamil films. Following a stint as an accountant, he began considering an acting career. 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 (2010).  He went on to star in Pizza (2012), Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012),Sundarapandian(2012) and Soodhu Kavvum (2013), which earned critical success and turned Vijay Sethupathi into a popular name in Tamil cinema.

Vijay Sethupathi was born in Rajapalayam in Virudhunagar district and did his education in Chennai. According to Sethupathy, he was a \"below-average student right from school\" and was neither interested in sports nor extra-curricular activities. He graduated with a B.Com degree, following which he worked for three years as an accountant in Dubai, U.A.E. Unhappy with his job, he returned to India in 2003.  He recalls that a photographer remarked that he had a \"very photogenic face\", and motivated him to pursue an acting career.

Career

2006-2011

He subsequently joined the Chennai-based theatre group Koothu-P-Pattarai as an accountant where he observed actors from close quarters. He made his beginnings as a background actor, particularly playing the role of the lead character\'s friend in a few films. Besides he acted in television series, including the well-known series Penn that began 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 many short films, who later cast him in his first feature film, subsequently yield him the Best Actor award for one his films at the Norway Tamil Film Festival short film competition.

Sethupathi accompanied a group of actors who went to director Selvaraghavan\'s studio to audition for his gangster film Pudhupettai (2006) and was selected to play Dhanush\'s friend in the film. Following Pudhupettai, he was associated with a Tamil-Kannada bilingual film called Akhaada. While he was selected to play the lead in the Tamil version, the director offered him the antagonistic role in its Kannada version. However, the film did not see a theatrical release.

After making an appearance in Prabu Solomon\'s Lee (2007), he was cast by director Suseenthiran in minor supporting roles in his first two projects, Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu (2009) and Naan Mahaan Alla (2010). Sethupathi would later credit Suseenthiran with having had an \"important role in helping him realise his dreams\".  Suseenthiran, furthermore, recommended Sethupathi to director Seenu Ramasamy and 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.

2012-recent

2012 marked a turning point in Vijay Sethupathi\'s career; all his three releases were critical and commercial successes, resulting in a rise in his popularity.

He was first seen in a negative role in Sundarapandian which featured M. Sasikumar in the lead role, and then essayed the lead roles in the directorial debuts of Karthik Subbaraj and Balaji Tharaneetharan, the thriller film Pizza and the comedy entertainer Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom, respectively. He enacted the role of Michael, a delivery boy in the former and a young man named Prem who sustains short-term memory loss two days before his marriage in the latter, with his performance in both films being praised by critics. Malini Mannath from The New Indian Express in her review of Pizza wrote: \"Sethupathy, a delight to watch, carries the entire film on his shoulders. His voice perfectly modulated, he proves his versatility and acumen to handle any role. Michael’s nightmarish experience, and his fear and horror when he’s trapped in the mansion, is perfectly conveyed by the actor\".

With regard to Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom, The Times of India reviewer M. Suganth cited that Sethupathy \"continues his superb show from Pizza conveying Prem\'s peculiar condition with vacant stares and amusing pauses between his lines\", further noting: \"That he never makes the character\'s repetitive dialogues irritating is a proof of his terrific timing\". According to a survey published by BBC Tamil, Pizza and Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom claimed the first two spots in a Best Films list, and both films competed at the 2013 Norway Tamil Film Festival, while Sethupathi won two awards, one for each film, at the Edison Awards and the Big FM Tamil Entertainment Awards. By the end of the year, Indiaglitz.com named Sethupathi as one of 2012\'s best Tamil actors,  and called him \"the rising star of Kollywood\".  whilst film critic Baradwaj Rangan stated that Sethupathi had become \"sort of [an] indie-film star, the first ever in Tamil cinema\".

His latest release was the crime comedy Soodhu Kavvum that saw him essaying the role of a forty-year old kidnapper. The film opened to extremely positive reviews and has become a huge success at the box office. Malini Mannath from The New Indian Express in her review wrote: \"Engaging screenplay, deft narration, well-etched characters and twists and humour generated at unexpected moments, make Soodhu Kavvum a wacky jolly fun ride. It’s laudable that the actor doesn’t hesitate to take a role that has him essaying a 40-year-old man, greying and with a paunch\". The Times of India reviewer N. Venkateswaran cited that \"Soodhu Kavvum marks a hat-trick of successes for Vijay Sethupathy after the thriller \'Pizza\' and the situational comedy \'Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom\'. His knack of choosing good roles and working with new directors brimming with ideas will stand him in good stead, as also the work he puts in to portray each character. He put on weight and grew a beard to play Das, and the look fits him to a \'T\'\".

Sethupathi\'s upcoming films include Rummy, Pannaiyarum Padminiyum - all of which are being directed by debutants  - and Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara directed by Gokul. while Pannaiyarum Padminiyum, based on its same-titled short film, revolves around an old man and his vintage car Premier Padmini, with Sethupathi starring as its chauffeur. He will also be seen in S. P. Jananathan\'s Purampokku, which will feature him and Arya in the lead roles. Shooting for the film will start in November 2013.

News About Vijay Sethupathi

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    [2018-10-16 10:34:00]
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    [2018-10-16 10:27:00]
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    [2018-10-13 10:44:00]
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    [2018-10-13 10:33:00]
    After back-to-back hits in Chekka Chivantha Vaanam and 96, Vijay Sethupathi has left to Georgia to shoot for Chiranjeevi starrer Syee Raa Narasimha Reddy...
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    [2018-10-13 10:24:00]
    There were reports in a section of media that Aadhitya Bhaskar and Gouri Kishan who acted as young Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha in 96 are in love. This happened...
  • Vijay Sethupathi 's secret about Super Deluxe first look
    [2018-10-13 10:22:00]
    Vihat Sethupathi is a happy man with things falling in right place for him. After back-to-back back hits in Chekka Chivandha Vaanam and 96, he is busy shooting ...
  • Rajini reunites with Mahendran after decades
    [2018-10-13 10:21:00]
    Actor Rajinikanth and filmmaker Mahendran share an excellent rapport. In his earlier days, Mahendran did movies that brought the actor out of Rajinikanth...
  • Why 96 is very close to Vijay Sethupathi's heart
    [2018-10-10 17:51:00]
    Actor Vijay Sethupathi, whose film 96 recently hit screens, has said that he strongly believes that whoever is able to bear the burden that is cast on them, will be...
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    [2018-10-09 17:44:00]
    Petta is the talk of the town ever since a young and dashing look of Rajinikanth from the movie was revealed. Sources say that he plays a gangster based in Madurai...

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