Vijay devarakonda Movies, Age, Wife, Net worth, And rashmika & More

Indian actor and film producer (born 1989)
In this Telugu name, the surname is Deverakonda

Vijay Deverakonda

Deverakonda at a press meet for NOTA in 2018
Deverakonda Vijay Sai

(1989-05-09) 9 May 1989 (age 33)

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now in Telangana), India
Alma mater Badruka College of Commerce & Arts
Occupation Actor, film producer
Years active 2011–present
Relatives Anand Deverakonda (brother)

Deverakonda Vijay Sai (born 9 May 1989), better known as Vijay Deverakonda, is an Indian actor and film producer who works predominantly in Telugu cinema He is the recipient of a Filmfare Award, a Nandi Award, and a SIIMA Award Since 2018, he has featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list due to his income and popularity

Deverakonda made his debut with Nuvvila (2011) and received praise for his role in Yevade Subramanyam (2015) He established himself as a leading film actor with the blockbusters Pelli Choopulu (2016) and Arjun Reddy (2017), and gained further success by starring in Mahanati (2018), Geetha Govindam (2018), and Taxiwaala (2018) Deverakonda won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Arjun Reddy

Deverakonda ventured into production under the banner King of the Hill Entertainment, which notably backed Meeku Maathrame Cheptha (2019) and Pushpaka Vimanam (2021) Beyond his film career, Deverakonda endorses many products and designed his own fashion brand Rowdy Wear, which premiered on Myntra in 2020

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

Vijay completed his Schooling in Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School (a boarding school) till 10th grade in Puttaparthi He then studied Intermediate at the Little Flower Junior College, Hyderabad 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 at YouTube Fan Fest in 2018

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 which opened to negative reviews In 2022, he acted in the Hindi–Telugu bilingual film Liger which was directed by Puri Jagannadh and produced by Karan Johar which also opened to negative reviewsHe is currently acting in Kushi which is directed by Shiva Nirvana and is scheduled to release on 23 December 2022 He also is signed onto Jana Gana Mana which is being directed by Puri Jagannadh, and is scheduled to release on 3 August 2023

Other work

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

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

Deverakonda conceptualised and founded The Deverakonda Foundation, a nonprofit organisation in April 2019 In early 2020, he donated ₹24,000 through the Foundation to help Ganesh Ambari, a kickboxer who won the Vaco Indian Open International Kick-boxing Championship Title 2020

An initiative was started to battle COVID-19 pandemic crisis The foundation has successfully aided 17,000 middle-class families with their groceries and basic essentials, spending ₹17 crores, with the help of his Middle Class Fund (MCF) More than 8,500 volunteers donated over ₹15 crores to join his community effort Organizers decided to end the initiative on 2 June 2020

In the media

Deverakonda at Rowdy Sundowner Party 2020

Deverakonda says his family used to call him a rowdy every time he did something that they did not approve of Over time, he started using this term for himself and his fans

Deverakonda is known to express his real, unfiltered opinions on stage or at interviews and has gathered a lot of popularity and some criticism for his brutal honesty, like his speech at the Arjun Reddy audio launch in 2017

Deverakonda placed 72nd in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list of 2018 He was ranked in The Times Most Desirable Men at No 4 in 2018, at No 3 in 2019, at No 2 in 2020 He was additionally featured by Forbes India in their 30 Under 30 list, and became the most searched South Indian actor according to Google’s annual report


Denotes films that have not yet been released
  • All films are in Telugu unless otherwise noted

As actor

Year Title Role(s) Notes Ref
2011 Nuvvila Vishnu
2012 Life Is Beautiful Ajay Devang
2015 Yevade Subramanyam Rishi More
2016 Pelli Choopulu Prashanth
2017 Dwaraka Erra Srinu/Sri Krishnananda Swamy
Arjun Reddy Dr Arjun Reddy Deshmukh
2018 Ye Mantram Vesave Nikhil “Nikki”
Mahanati Vijay Anthony
Geetha Govindam Vijay Govind Also singer for “What the Life”
NOTA Varun Subramanyam Tamil film
Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi Himself Cameo
Taxiwaala Shiva Rawaali
2019 Dear Comrade Chaitanya ”Bobby” Krishna
Meeku Maathrame Cheptha Himself Cameo; also producer
2020 World Famous Lover Gautham/Seenayya “Srinu” Prajapat
2021 Jathi Ratnalu Blue shirt guy Cameo
2022 Liger Liger Simultaneously shot in Hindi
Kushi TBA Filming

As producer

Year Films Role(s) Notes Ref
2019 Meeku Maathrame Cheptha
2021 Pushpaka Vimanam

TV shows

Year Shows Role Channel Notes
2017 Bigg Boss 1 Himself Star Maa Guest Contestant
2019 Bigg Boss 3 Himself Guest Contestant

Awards and nominations

List of awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref
2015 Nandi Awards Special Jury Award Yevade Subramanyam Won
2017 Zee Golden Awards Best Actor Arjun Reddy Won
2018 Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Telugu Won
2018 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor (Telugu) Nominated
2019 Geetha Govindam Nominated
Best Actor (Critics) – Telugu Won
2019 Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Telugu Nominated

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