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Vijay Sethupathi Birthday: These Unknown Facts About Super Delux Actor Will Inspire YOU

Before bagging a lead role in Tamil movies, Vijay Sethupathi worked in multiple short films and TV serials

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Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi has turned a year older today (January 16, 2020). Vijay is an Indian actor, producer and dialogue writer, who mainly appears in Tamil movies. Vijay Sethupathi, who was born on January 16, 1978, is celebrating his 42nd birthday today.

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Vijay Sethupathi, who begun his acting career as a background actor and played supporting roles for many years before his lead role, has now become a household name in Tamil film industry. A day before his 42nd birthday, makers of Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir released the first look of Vijay Sethupathi starrer.

Vijay, who was last seen in Super Delux, is all set to play a key role in Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir. Similar to Super Delux, fans of Vijay are expecting him to take the silver screen on fire with his upcoming film.

In his more than a decade career, Vijay Sethupathi has transformed into a successful and popular “Indie-film star” in Tamil film industry. There are a lot of things that even Vijay’s fans do not know about him. And that is the reason why we have decided to bring you some unknown and interesting facts about Vijay Sethupathi.

Happy Birthday Vijay Sethupathi: Lesser Known Facts about Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir actor

1 1. A Below Average Student

1. A Below Average Student

According to reports, Vijay Sethupathi was a below average student. Besides study, he did not have any interest in sports or any extra curricular activities. Vijay had an interest in acting ever since he was a child

2 2. Worked as an Accountant

2. Worked as an Accountant

Before becoming a versatile Tamil actor, Vijay Sethupathi worked as an accountant. Yes, Vijay joined the theater company Koothu Patrai as an accountant. While working in Koothu Patrai, he started considering career in acting.

3 3. B-Com Graduate

3. B-Com Graduate

Owing to not well financial condition, Vijay Sethupathi has done multiple odd jobs for his pocket money. He completed his graduation in Bachelor of Commerce from the Dhanraj Baid Jain College (an affiliate of the University of Madras) in Thoraipakam.

4 4. Moved to Dubai for a Job

4. Moved to Dubai for a Job

Besides doing some odd jobs in India, he had to move to Dubai to take care of his three siblings. The reason behind shifting to Dubai is he was offered four times more than that he was earning in India.

5 5. Vijay met his ladylone in Dubai

5. Vijay met his ladylone in Dubai

While staying in Dubai, Vijay met a woman named Jessie and they two dated before getting married in 2003.

6 6. Vijay played small role in TV serials & short films

6. Vijay played small role in TV serials & short films

Before begging a lead role in movies, Vijay played a small role in TV serials or short films. The names of short films are Thuru, Maa Thavam, Kadhalithu Paar, The Angel and more.

7 7. Vijay Sethupathi Inspired by Balu Mahendra’s word

7. Vijay Sethupathi Inspired by Balu Mahendra’s word

After returning to Indian in 2003, he joined a marketing company that dealt with readymade kitchens when he saw Koothupattarai’s poster. He recalled director Balu Mahendra remarking that he had a “very photogenic face”, and motivated him to pursue career in acting.

8 8. Vijay debuted as lead role in Thenmerku Paruvakaatru

8. Vijay debuted as lead role in Thenmerku Paruvakaatru

Vijay Sethupathi’s first movie as a lead actor was ‘Thenmerku Paruvakaatru’. Written and directed by Seenu Ramasamy, Thenmerku Paruvakaatru won three National Film Awards.

9 9. Worked as a lead actor in more than 25 movies

9. Worked as a lead actor in more than 25 movies

In his 10-year acting career, Vijay has worked in over 25 movies as a lead actor. Besides acting, he also produced three movies namely Orange Mittai, Junga and Merku Thodarchi Malai.

10 10. Vijay got best actor award for Vikram Vedha

10. Vijay got best actor award for Vikram Vedha

The 42-year-old actor’s first movie in a negative role was ‘Sundarapandian’. Directed by S. R. Prabhakaran, the movie also featured M. Sasikumar and Lakshmi Men. Vijay Sethupathi’s commendable acting in the 2017-movie Vikram Vedha earned him the Best Actor award at the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil, Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards and Vijay Award for Best Actor.

That’s all every Vijay Sethupathi fans must know about the actor. Yes, his journey from doing odd jobs to becoming a Tamil superstar is surely an inspiring.

We wish him a Very Happy Birthday!

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