Vijay Deverakonda Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

Who is Vijay Deverakonda?

Vijay Deverakonda, fully known as Deverakonda Vijay Sai is a recognized Indian actor and film producer, mainly working in Telugu cinema. He is the winner of a Filmfare Award and a SIIMA Award.

Vijay Deverakonda

Vijay made his Telugu breakout with Nuvvila (2015) and received praise for the movies Yevade Subramanyam (2015) and Pelli Choopulu (2016). He then established himself with the blockbuster Arjun Reddy (2017) and received further success in 2018 by starring in Mahanati, Taxiwaala, and Geetha Govindam, all of which became the highest-grossing Telugu films of 2018. Vijay also owns his own production house, King of the Hill Entertainment which had its first launch with Meeku Maathrame Cheptha (2019). The same year, he was featured by Forbes India in their 30 under 30 lists and became the most searched South Indian actor as per Google’s annual report.

Vijay Deverakonda Career

Early career and struggle (2011-2015)

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

Breakthrough and success (2016-present)

Vijay’s first lead role was in Pelli Choopulu, a romantic coming-of-age movie directed by Tharun Bhascer. The movie became commercially successful and earned the Best Feature in Telugu and the Filmfare Award for Best Film- Telugu at the 64th National Film Awards. He then starred in the masala movie, Dwaraka in 2017. His following movie Arjun Reddy got praise and criticism alike for being very bold and radical. His portrayal as a self-destructive, short-tempered, and alcoholic surgeon earned critical acclaim and won him awards like the Filmfare Award for Best Actor-Telugu. In 2019, Film Companion rated his performance in Arjun Reddy in ”100 Greatest Performances of the Decade”.

After Arjun Reddy was Ye Mantram Vesave, which was expected to launch in 2013 but launched on 2018. He starred in Mahanati, a biographical movie about the life of actress Savitri. His following launch in 2018 was Geetha Arts’romantic comedy Geetha Govindam, starring as an innocent and nervous college professor. The next movie, launched on October 5, was the Tamil political thriller NOTA, directed by Anand Shankar, which performed poorly at the box office. Deverakonda’s following project was UV Creations’ supernatural comedy thriller Taxiwaala.

2019 to present

Vijay Deverakonda

Vijay was seen in Bharat Kamma’s Dear Comrade, a romantic action drama, together with Rashmika Mandanna in 2019. He then signed Hero, directed by Anand Annamalai co-starring Malavika Mohanan. However, the movie was reportedly shelved after starting its production. Deverakonda acted in Kranthi Madhav’s romantic drama World Famous Lover alongside Raashi Khanna, Aishwarya Rajesh, Catherine Tresa, and Izabelle Leite.

As of April 2021, Vijay’s Hindi-Telugu bilingual movie Liger is under production. The movie is being directed by Puri Jagannadh and produced by Karan Johar. He revealed in March 2022, his upcoming movie JGM which is being directed by Puri Jagannadh, and scheduled to launch on August 3, 2023.

How old is Vijay Deverakonda?

Deverakonda Vijay Sai is aged 33 as of 2022, having been born on May 9, 1989, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now in Telangana), India. He shares his birthday with famous people including Billy Joel, John Brown, Harry Vardon, Howard Carter, Henry J. Kaiser, Mike Wallace, Glenda Jackson, Miloslav Mecir, Candice Bergen, Tom Petersson, Amy Hill, and Audrina Patridge, among others.

Vijay Deverakonda Family

Who are Vijay Deverakonda’s parents?

Deverakonda Vijay Sai was born to Govardhan Rao and Madhavi in Hyderabad. Vijay’s family originates from Thummanpeta village of erstwhile Mahbubnagar district (now Nagarkurnool. His father was a small television serial director who quit his job because of a lack of success.

Vijay was born to his parents into a family of two children. He has one younger sibling, brother Anand Deverakonda, who is also an actor.

Vijay Deverakonda Education

Deverakonda attended Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, which is a boarding school, till the 10th grade in Puttaparthi. He then joined Little Flower Junior Colege and then Badruka College of Commerce and Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Vijay Deverakonda Partner

Deverakonda is currently single and unmarried and has not been linked to any relationship. He has not shared information about his love affairs with the media.

Vijay Deverakonda Kids

Deverakonda has never been married and does not have any children of his own to date.

Vijay Deverakonda Height

Deverakonda has a well-built, muscular and athletic body adding up to an impressive height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and a weight of 75 kg (165 lbs).

Brands and endorsements

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

Other ventures

He has donated to relief funds, such as a donation to families of victims in the 2019 Pulwama attack.

The Deverakonda Foundation

He conceptualized and founded The Deverakonda Foundation, a nonprofit organization in April 2019. He then donated ₹24,000 in early 2020, through the Foundation to assist Ganesh Ambari, a kickboxer who won the Vaco Indian Open International Kick-boxing Championship Title 2020.

COVID-19 pandemic

An initiative was begun to battle the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The Foundation has successfully helped 17,000 middle-class families with their groceries and basic essentials, spending ₹1.7 crores, with the assistance of his Middle Class Fund (MCF). Over 8,500 volunteers donated more than ₹1.5 crores to join his community effort. Organizers decided to conclude the initiative on June 2, 2020.

In the media

Vijay says his family used to call him rowdy every time he did something they did not approve of. As time went by, he began using this term for himself and his fans. He is known to express his real, unfiltered opinions on stage or in interviews and has gathered a lot of popularity, like his speech at the Arjun Reddy audio launch in 2017. Deverakonda ranked 72nd in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list of 2018. He then ranked in The Times Most Desirable Men at No. 4 in 2018, No.3 in 2019, and No. 2 in 2020.

Vijay Deverakonda Net Worth

Indian professional actor and film producer, Deverakonda, has been active from 2011 to the present in the film industry. He earns a salary of 8 crores and has gathered an estimated net worth of approximately $5 million (37 crores) as of 2022.

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