Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuthu (born 16 January 1978) known professionally as Vijay Sethupathi, is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist, and dialogue writer. Sethupathi works predominantly in Tamil besides few Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi productions. Referred to by fans and media as "Makkal Selvan", he has starred in more than 30 films including several successful ventures. He has won numerous awards, including two Filmfare Awards South and three Vijay Awards.
Following a stint as an NRI accountant in Dubai, U.A.E., Sethupathi began considering an acting career. He started his film career working as a background actor, 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 play the villain role in Sundarapandian (2012), and got his breakout roles with the films Pizza (2012) and Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012).