Vijaya Gurunatha 'Vijay' Sethupathi, is a celebrated Indian film actor, producer, lyricist, and dialogue writer who works in the Tamil film Industry. After working as an accountant in Dubai for three years, Sethupathi commenced his acting career.
While working as an accountant, he joined the Chennai-based theatre group Koothu-P-Pattarai where he observed actors from close quarters. He has further acted in numerous television series and short films. He then worked with Karthik Subbaraj on many short films, who later cast him in his first feature film, Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012) which subsequently yielded Guruatha the 'Best Actor Award' at the Norway Tamil Film Festival short film competition.
Mr Sethupathi has starred in more than 30 films since and is now a successful and popular Indie-film star in Tamil cinema, known for his distinguished performances in films such as Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012) and Super Deluxe (2019).
The actor is being praised globally for his performance on Super Deluxe (2019). The film shows Mr Sethupathi playing a transgender person named Shilpa. It is a highlight of his beautiful portrayal and marvellous acting skills.