Vijay Deverakonda

Vijay Deverakonda Biography

Deverakonda Vijay Sai, born on 9th May 1989 to Govardhana Rao and Madhavi, is an Indian actor and film producer who predominantly works in Telugu cinema. His debut movie was Ravi Babu’s romantic comedy Nuvvila. In 2011, He gained recognition for his supporting role in his 2015 movie Yevade Subramanyam. Deverakonda finally played the lead role in the romantic comedy Pelli Choopulu in 2016.

Arjun Reddy (2017) was a big breakthrough for the actor, after which Deverakonda established himself as a leading actor in Telugu cinema by starring in films such as Mahanati (2018), Geetha Govindam (2018), Taxiwaala (2018), and Dear Comrade (2019). He won several awards with his performance in Arjun Reddy, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu. In 2019, he won the South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actor (Critics).

He was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu for his work in Geetha Govindam. Being a producer, he owns King of the Hill Entertainment, a film production company, which produced its maiden film Meeku Maathrame Cheptha in 2019.

Vijay was also featured by Forbes India in their 30 Under 30 list of 2019. According to Google’s annual report, Deverakonda was the most searched South Indian actor in 2019.

Personal Details

Vijay Deverakonda Personal Information
Real Full NameVijay Sai Deverakonda
Profession/OccupationActor
Age (as of 2022)33 years
Date of Birth9th May 1989
Mother TongueTelugu
Religion/CasteHindu, Padmasali
Zodiac/Sun Sign Taurus
Birth Place/ Home TownAchampet, Telangana, India
ResidenceHyderabad, India
Vijay Deverakonda Personal Details

Early Life And Family

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Born in Achampet, Nagarkurnool district, Deverakonda has done his schooling in Putta Parthi, Sri Satyasai School. Vijay values his school and school life a lot. To some extent, he also believes that his present shape is also due to his school. The later stages of his life took him to Hyderabad Little flower college and Badruka College of Commerce. Vijay also has a younger brother Anand who works in Deloitte USA. His father was an actor and a TV director in his time. His mother was a proprietor of SpeakEasy in Hyderabad- she was also a soft skill and personality development trainer. Vijay is also rumoured to have a sister whose whereabouts are unknown. Hence there’s no actual proof of her existence. So far, Vijay has been unmarried, keeping his spouse’s column empty.

Vijay Devekonda’s Family
School  :Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Puttaparthi, Anantapur, A.P
College  :Little Flowe Junior College and BadrukaCollege of Commerce
Degree/Graduation  :Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce
Mother Name  :Madhavi(Personality Development Trainer)
Father’s Name : Govardhana Rao(TV Actor and Director)
Brothers Name :Anand(Younger, Deloitte in the USA)
Relationship Status :Unmarried
Vijay Deverakonda Early Life And Family

Favourite Things

Favourite Food

After a superhit performance in Arjun Reddy, the actor has managed to grab quite a lot of female attention and hence a true fan needs to stalk him Rock bottom. Apart from all details available on the internet, the actor loves the colour Black and likes Cricket, unlike his love for football in the movie Arjun Reddy.

His favourite movies include IMDB’s top-rated Hollywood films, such as GodFather and Schindler’s list. Needless to say, his favourite hobby is Acting, and Vijay loves Hyderabadi Dum Biriyani and Mangoes over most people (we’re just kidding). Vijay Idealises the actors Pawan Kalyan and Mahesh Babu, who also happen to be his favourite actor and actress, Samantha, makes his heart go ‘oo antawa’!

Vijay And Samandha
Favourite Food :Hyderabadi Dum Biryani, Mango
Favourite Actors:Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu
Favourite Actress:Samantha
Favourite Films: Godfather, Schindler’s List, Hitler
Favourite Author: Konstantin Sergeievich Stanislavski
Favourite Singer:Sid Sriram
Favourite Destination:Kerala
Favourite Sport: Cricket
Favourite Color: Black
Favourite Hobby:Acting
Vijay Deverakonda Favourite Things

Relationship Status

Vijay Deverakonda And
Rashmika Mandanna

Talking about the most searched question on the internet about the actor, Vijay remains Unmarried to date, and that must have sent some calmness to all his female fans. The actor remains steamingly hot and single at 33 but is rumoured to be married soon.

After his appearance with Rashmika Mandanna in Parasuram’s Geetha Govindam, the chemistry between the duo was immensely appreciated by the audience. It led to a second movie Dear Comrade. However, it received mixed reviews, but the chemistry and a great bond between the actors got them going out on dates. It brought about some hopes for the fans who love watching them together.

When the rumour about getting married in the coming years surfaced over the internet, Rashmika, in an interview, cleared the air with the statement- she’s still young and marriage will happen when it has to happen. Still, she doesn’t see it happening soon for her. Hence it’s hard to tell for how long the actor will be single. But so far as we know, Deverakonda’s status is single unless the actor has a secret affair. 

Physical Stats

Vijay Fitness Secret

Jumping to that part of the blog that attracts not only girls but guys too! After a hot appearance in Arjun Reddy as a football player who’s also a surgeon and in dear comrade, not just women but also men look forward to the well-built bod! With a wheatish complexion, dark brown eyes, black hair and a height of 6’0″, Vijay indeed has many ladies head over heels for him. Let’s have a quick peek through his physical stats.

Height in centimetres:182 cm
Height in meters :1.82 m
Height in Feet Inches :6’0
Weight in Kilograms : 70Kg
Weight in Pounds : 154 lbs
Figure Measurements :( 42 – 32 – 16)
Chest Size42 Inches
Waist Size :  32 Inches
Biceps Size :16 Inches
Eye Color :Dark Brown
Hair Color :Black
Vijay Deverakonda Physical Stats

Vijay Deverakonda Movies List

YearTitleRolesNotes
2011NuvvilaVishnu
2012Life Is BeautifulAjay
2015Yevade SubramanyamRishi
2016Pelli ChoopuluPrashanth
2017Dwaraka
Arjun Reddy
Erra Srinu / Sri Krishnananda Swamy
Dr. Arjun Reddy Deshmukh
2018Ye Mantram Vesave
Mahanati
Geetha Govindam
NOTA
Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi
Taxiwaala
Nikhil “Nikki”
Vijay Anthony
Vijay Govind
Varun Subramanyam
Himself
Shiva


Simultaneously shot in Tamil
Cameo appearance
2019Dear Comrade
Meeku Maathrame Cheptha
Chaitanya ”Bobby” Krishnan
Himself

Cameo appearance; also producer
2020World Famous LoverGautham / Seenayya “Srinu”
2021Jathi Ratnalu
Pushpaka Vimanam
Blue shirt guyCameo appearance
Extended cameo
2022Liger Films that have not yet been releasedTBASimultaneously shot in Hindi
2022KushiTBAFilming
Movies List
Arjun Reddy

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryTitleResult
2015Nandi AwardsSpecial Jury AwardYevade SubramanyamWon
2017Zee Golden AwardsBest ActorArjun ReddyWon
2018Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actor – TeluguWon
2018South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actor (Telugu)Nominated
2019Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actor – TeluguGeetha GovindamNominated
Vijay Deverakonda Awards And Nominations
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Vijay Deverakonda Social Media Profiles

Twitter-

@TheDeverakonda is the Actor’s Twitter handle with a total of 2.9M followers and 0 followings, Vijay’s recent tweets have been promoting his upcoming movie Liger. 

Instagram-

@thedeverakonda which is pretty similar to his Twitter handle is the handle that the actor goes by on Instagram. With a total of 268 posts, 15.5M followers and 0 following Vijay has set a trend of following none but his soul. We get a happy glimpse of him from his Instagram handle with his latest posts being with his favourite Actress Samantha in frame with him. 

Facebook-

Vijay Deverakonda- a verified profile on Facebook with a total of 10M followers and 0 followings, the actor seems to be promoting his other TBR movie- Khushi.

Net worth and Cars

Net Worth Of Deverakonda

According to Sources, Deverakonda’s net worth as of 2022 is around $4 Million (Rs. 30 Crore). Vijay’s performance pay ranges around 10-11crore per movie. The actor also receives a profit share from his films and accepts a handsome charge in exchange for brand promotions.

Hill Entertainment, his Production House brings about a huge chunk too and to top it all, his clothing line called ‘Rowdy Wear’ serves as the cherry on the cake. That makes Vijay one of the highest taxpayers in the nation.

Vijay fancies Luxury cars and has an astounding collection which includes Range Rover, Mercedes Benz and Audi. 

House

Apart from his lovely car collection, Vijay also has a few properties to his name. Some of the fantastic sites are right in Hyderabad, and one of the most known to the public is the one at Jubilee Hills, with an estimated value of around Rs 15 Crores. Presently, the actor lives with his parents and brother Anand at his property. 

House Of Deverakonda

Controversies

When you’re a big name in the industry and young, you ought to be a part of controversies. And especially for an actor like Vijay, with a diverse choice of movies that he acts in and produces, controversy is something that we can always see coming. Deverakonda’s movies, such as Arjun Reddy and NOTA, have raised questions and controversies around the time of their releases.

In terms of his movie NOTA, Vijay, in an interview, said that he doesn’t have patience for politics and also believes that not everyone should be allowed to vote, which created a ruckus. The controversy went full circle, ignoring Vijay’s explanation of his statement, which said- 

“When you are getting on a plane too to Bombay, Would we all decide whom to be the pilot of the plane ?? Would the 300 people who are going to travel decide the pilot of the plane ?? No, we let an efficient agency like the airlines decide the best person possible to fly a plane.”

To which he also added- 

“Why we are having money swing a vote, why we are having cheap liquors to swing a vote. It is ridiculous. I am not even saying that rich people should vote. I want the middle-class people who are educated and who wouldn’t get swung by little money to vote. I don’t even think that everyone should be allowed to vote because they don’t even know whom they are voting for and why they are voting. I won’t stand in an election where people voting for money and liquors.”

Which makes perfect sense to the literate audience

Also, his other starrer Arjun Reddy despite commercial success, received criticism for its functionality. The leads who set an example for the audience since people are over the board influenced by cinemas in this nation are problematic in movies like Arjun Reddy and Kabir Singh. The Qarib Qarib Single actress Parvathy pointed out-

“When a man is being misogynistic and abusive and you show that in a way that incites applause in the audience, then that’s glorification. At the same time, (if) you make the audience think (about) whether he’s done the right thing or not, then you’re collaborating with the audience. There is cinema, there is a dialogue. But the other one is almost spoonfeeding you that this is okay.”

“When a man is being misogynistic and abusive and you show that in a way that incites applause in the audience, then that’s glorification. At the same time, (if) you make the audience think (about) whether he’s done the right thing or not, then you’re collaborating with the audience. There is cinema, there is a dialogue. But the other one is almost spoonfeeding you that this is okay.”

Such controversies are a part of cinema and will continue to rise and fall time and again. And since everyone has a perspective on the movie, differences in opinions will continue to exist, and so will controversies. 

Upcoming Movies

Shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi, written and directed by Puri Jagannath, Liger is an upcoming Indian sports action film. The movie stars Vijay Deverakonda, Ananya Panday, Ronit Roy and Ramya Krishna. Vijay will be seen in the lead role as a kickboxer alongside Ananya Panday.

The movie marks Vijay’s debut in Hindi Cinema and Panday’s debut in the Telugu industry. The film has finally been wrapped up in the February of 2022 and is scheduled to be released on 25th August 2022. Ananya had previously expressed an interest in working with Vijay and is finally set to rock the screen alongside him.

Liger – Upcoming Movie

Produced by Naveen Yerneni and Ravi Shankar Y under the banner of Mythri Movie Makers, Khushi is a popular Telugu Romantic drama film directed by Shiva Nirvana, starring Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha.

Khushi – Upcoming Movie

The actor has finally managed to be in frame with his favourite actress, and his happiness knows no bounds. The movie is set to hit the floors on the 23rd of December 2022. The film’s trailer is out, and the audience seems pretty excited. Deverakonda has also promoted the movie with full excitement on his social media pages.

Vijay Deverakonda Facts

  • You can call him a star kid for he hails from a film family. His father, Govardhan Rao, was a Telugu television director.
  • Vijay calls his fans rowdies which was also his nickname. Every time he misbehaved as a child, his family members called him ‘Rowdy’.
  • Despite his debut in Nuvvilla (2011), the actor gained fame from his movie Arjun Reddy in 2018.
  • Vijay’s also a film director and directed a short film by Madam Meerena in just five hours.
  • Despite his performance as a chain smoker in his fame gainer movie Arjun Reddy, Vijay didn’t smoke in real life! The character got him addicted, and he had to work hard to get rid of the habit.
  • Vijay sold his first Filmfare award, which he received for his performance in Arjun Reddy, at an auction for 25 lakhs and donated the money to the CM Relief fund.
  • Vijay is the first Tollywood actor to Reach 5 Million Followers on Instagram.
  • After watching Shahid in Kabir Singh, Vijay, a remake of his very own starrer Arjun Reddy, he became a fan of Shahid.

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