Did you know Vijay Sethupathi was once an accountant? Heres how he landed in films

Did you know Vijay Sethupathi was once an accountant? Heres how he landed in films


  • Vijay Sethupathi celebrates his birthday today (January 16)
  • The actor had once done many odds jobs to earn money
  • He worked as an accountant in Dubai

South superstar Vijay Sethupathi has a massive fan following. He is loved for his work in Tamil cinema and is often referred to as Makkal Selvan or People's Treasure. The actor celebrates his birthday today (January 16). The actor who is a big name in the industry today has had a life full of struggles.  

Yes, the actor once worked in Dubai before making it big in the South film industry. The actor has been through tough times earlier and his life story is quite inspiring.  

As per reports in Pinkvilla, the actor has done various jobs to earn money before he earned a big name in the South film industry. He did many odd jobs like a salesman at a retail store, a cashier at a fast-food joint, and a phonebooth operator. During this struggling phase, the actor had moved to Dubai to earn money so that he can take care of his three sisters.  

Reportedly, he worked as an accountant there as the job paid twice more than what he earned in India. However, not just money, the actor also won the love of his life in Dubai. Vijay met his wife, Jessy Sethupathi during his struggling days in the Gulf country. The two tied the knot in 2003 and are blessed with two kids.

After he returned to India, his journey as an actor began. Vijay started off as a supporting actor before playing the lead in Thenmerku Paruvakaatru (2010).  At the age of 16, he auditioned for a role in Nammavar but did not bag the role. Today, he has done around 50 films, has had a number of blockbusters in his kitty. 

The actor will be seen working on director Ponram’s upcoming film with Vijay Sethupathi tentatively titled as ‘VJS 46’. The film is produced by Sun Pictures. It was being reported that Vijay will play the role of a cop in the film. Reality TV show fame Shivani Narayanan will be seen in the film. The actress, on her Instagram account, posted a photo of her with the director.  

She is seen dressed as a cop. Along with the picture, she wrote, "Glad to work with the coolest director." Well, we cannot wait to see Vijay in the film. We wish him a very Happy Birthday! 

Source: TimesnowNews

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