Vijay Devarakonda
Vijay Devarakonda

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Vijay Deverakonda is an Indian film actor known for his works in Telugu cinema. He rose to fame after the release of "Arun Reddy". He then worked in Tamil films he is also popular among Tamil youngsters.

Biography

Real Name Vijay Devarakonda
Birth Date 9 May 1989
Age 33 years
Birthplace Achampet, Nagarkurnool district
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Education

Degree B.Com
College/ University Little Flower Junior College and Badruka College of Commerce
School Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School in Puttaparthi , Ananthapur District, Andhra Pradesh

Physical Status

Height 5'9 feets
Body Measurements 37-28-35
Biceps 14 inches
Shoe Size 8
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black

Family

Father Name Goverdhan Rao Devarakonda
Mother Name Madhavi Devarakonda
Brother Anand Deverakonda (Younger) Vijay Devarkonda family photo

Girlfriends, Affairs & Marriage

Marital Status Single, Unmarried
Girlfriends (Rumored) Shalini Pandey Ritu Varma

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Deverakonda Vijay Sai (born 9 May 1989) is an Indian actor and film producer who predominantly works in Telugu cinema.Deverakonda made his Telugu debut with Nuvvila (2015) and then played a supporting role in Yevade Subramanyam (2015). He established himself as a leading actor with Pelli Choopulu (2016), Arjun Reddy (2017), Mahanati (2018), Geetha Govindam (2018), Taxiwaala (2018) and Dear Comrade (2019). His portrayal of a self-destructive alcoholic in Arjun Reddy won him Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu. He also won the SIIMA Best Actor (Critics) Award for Geetha Govindam.Deverakonda also owns his own production house, King of the Hill Entertainment that had its first release with Meeku Maathrame Cheptha (2019). In 2019, he was featured by Forbes India in their 30 Under 30 list, and became the most searched South Indian actor according to Google's annual report.

Early life

Deverakonda Vijay Sai was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana) to Govardhan Rao and Madhavi. His family hails from Thummanpeta village of erstwhile Mahbubnagar district (now Nagarkurnool). His father was a small television serial director who quit doing them due to lack of success. Deverakonda studied in Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School (a boarding school) till 10th grade in Puttaparthi. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He has a younger brother, Anand, who is also an actor.

Early career and struggle (2011–2015)

Deverakonda made his debut with Ravi Babu-directed romantic comedy Nuvvila (2011). He later appeared in Sekhar Kammula's Life is Beautiful in a minor role. He was introduced to Nag Ashwin, who later cast him in a supporting role for the 2015 film Yevade Subramanyam alongside actor Nani. The film was produced by the daughters of Ashwini Dutt, a producer in the Telugu film industry; Priyanka Dutt backed him and once shooting started, and Swapna Dutt signed him onto her company.

Breakthrough and success (2016–present)

Deverakonda's first lead role was in Pelli Choopulu, a romantic coming-of-age film directed by Tharun Bhascker. The film became commercially successful and won the Best Feature Film in Telugu and the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu at the 64th National Film Awards. He starred in the masala film, Dwaraka in 2017. His next film Arjun Reddy received praise and criticism alike for being very bold and radical. Vijay's portrayal as a self-destructive, short-tempered, and alcoholic surgeon received critical acclaim, and won him awards like the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu. In 2019, Film Companion ranked Deverakonda's performance in Arjun Reddy in "100 Greatest Performances of the Decade".Following Arjun Reddy was Ye Mantram Vesave, which was supposed to release in 2013 but released on 2018. He then starred in Mahanati, a biographical film around the life of actress Savitri. Deverakonda's next release in 2018 was Geetha Arts' romantic comedy Geetha Govindam, in which he starred as an innocent and nervous college professor. His next film, released on 5 October, was the Tamil political thriller NOTA, directed by Anand Shankar, which performed poorly at the box office. His next project was UV Creations' supernatural comedy thriller Taxiwaala. In 2019, Deverakonda was seen in Bharat Kamma's Dear Comrade, a romantic action drama, alongside Rashmika Mandanna. He later signed Hero, directed by Anand Annamalai co-starring Malavika Mohanan. But the film was reportedly shelved after beginning its production. In 2020, he acted in Kranthi Madhav's romantic drama World Famous Lover opposite Raashi Khanna, Catherine Tresa, Aishwarya Rajesh, and Izabelle Leite.As of April 2021[update], his Hindi–Telugu bilingual film Liger is under production. The film is being directed by Puri Jagannadh and produced by Karan Johar.In March 2022, Devarakonda has announced his upcoming film JGM which is being directed by Puri Jagannadh, which is scheduled to release on 3 August 2023.

Brands and endorsements

He was the brand ambassador of food delivery app Zomato. On 15 October 2018, Deverakonda launched his fashion brand Rowdy Wear. Later, in 2020 Rowdy Wear was launched on Myntra.

Other works

Deverakonda has donated to relief funds, including a donation to families of victims in the 2019 Pulwama attack.

Other Works

Deverakonda donated ₹500,000 for Kerala flood relief fund. Deverakonda donated ₹2,500,000 to Telangana CM's relief fund by auctioning his Filmfare award. Deverakonda made his donation for Martyr's families of Pulwama attack and requested others to contribute something for the families of soldiers. Deverakonda helped a kickboxer, Ganesh Ambari with ₹24,000 through Deverakonda Foundation. Ganesh later won the title of Vaco Indian Open International Kick-boxing Championship Title 2020. Deverakonda donated ₹13,000,000 with an aim to provide financial relief to affected families during the corona crisis. Deverakonda donated ₹1,000,000 for Hyderabad flood relief fund.

Personal life

Deverakonda says his family used to call him a rowdy every time he did something that was not approved by them. Over time, he started using this term for himself and his fans.Deverakonda is known to be bold in putting out his opinions on stage or interviews and has gathered a lot of popularity(some of which was also negative in nature). His speech at Arjun Reddy audio launch in 2017, where he publicly teared into Censor board and was a rage among youth and shot him to fame overnight. He made the hundreds of youth chant the cuss words that were censored in the movie, and asked them to do the same in the theatres when his voice is muted.
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