Vijay Devarakonda is an Indian film actor, producer, and media personality for his works in Telegu language films. He debuted in 2011 with Ravi Babu’s romantic comedy Nuvvila (2011), but he gained popularity with his supporting role in the 2016 romantic comedy Pelli Choopulu, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telegu and the Filmfare Award for Best Film- Telegu.
Subsequently, Vijay has established himself as a leading actor of Telegu cinema by starring in lead roles in critical and commercial successes such as Arjun Reddy (2017), Mahanti (2018), Geetha Govindam (2018), and Taxiwala (2018), some of which rank among the list of the highest-grossing Telegu films. His performance in Arjun Reddy won him several accolades, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor- Telegu. In 2019, he won the South Indian International Movie Critics Award for Best Actor and was also nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor-Telegu for his works in Geetha Govindam.
He owns a film production company, King of the Hill Entertainment and was featured by Forbes India in their 30 under 30 lists of 2019.
Vijay Devarakonda was born to Telegu television director, Devarakonda Govardhan Rao and Devarakonda Madhavi. He was born on 9 May 1989.
Devarakonda says, his family used to call him a rowdy every time he did something not approved by them. Over time, he started to use the term for himself and his fans. Vijay Devarakonda is known for his role in Arjun Reddy and his film Dear Comrade gave the makers a lot of profits.
He was introduced to an assistant director at the time, Nag Ashwin, who later cast him in a supporting role for the 2015 movie Yevade Subramanyam alongside actor Nani. The film was produced by daughters of Ashwin Dutt, a film producer in the Telegu film industry. Priyanka Dutt backed him and once the shooting started, Swapna Dutt signed him onto her company. This film went on to be a critical and commercial success, and Devarakonda won high praise for his diction, energy, and role in the movie.
Career from 2015-Present:
Vijay’s first lead role was in Pelli Choopulu, a romantic coming of age entertainer directed by Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam, with Ritu Varma as the female lead. The film went on to be commercially successful and won the Best Feature Film in Telegu at the 64th National Film Awards as well as the Filmfare Award for Best Film-Telegu. Also, he received praise for his realistic portrayal of a lazy and unmotivated chef.
He then starred in a masala entertainer, Dwaraka in 2017. His next film Arjun Reddy received praise and criticism alike being very bold and radical. Vijay’s portrayal as a self-destructive, short-tempered and alcoholic surgeon received critical acclaim, which led him winning numerous awards, including Filmfare Award for Best Actor– Telegu. Following Arjun Reddy was Ye Mantram Vesave, which was delayed for five years and finally released. It was given poor reviews from critics and could not fare well at the box office.
Then he starred in Mahanati, a biographical period film around the life of actress Savitri. He won acclaim for playing a charismatic and easy-going photographer. Devarakonda’s next release in 2018 was Geetha Arts’ romantic comedy Geetha Govindam, in which he starred as an innocent and nervous college professor. He received praise for playing a subtle, boy-next-door character after an aggressive role in Arjun Reddy. His next film, released on 5th October, was the Tamil political thriller NOTA, directed by Iru Mugan-fame Anand Shankar. It performed poorly at the box office.
His next project was UV Creations’ supernatural comedy thriller Taxiwaala in which Vijay stumbles upon a possessed car opposite Priyanka Jawalkar. In 2019, Devarakonda was seen in Bharat Kamma’s Dear Comrade, a romantic action drama, once again alongside Rashmika Mandanna. Now, his upcoming film is World Famous Lover alongside Raashi Khanna, Catherine Tresa, Aishwarya Rajesh, and Izabelle Leite. He will be again seen in Hero, a Telegu film that will be dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam too. The movie will be directed by Anand Annamalai, co-writer of films like Kuttramae Thandanai and Kaakka Muttai. This film sees Malavika Mohanan’s essay the role of Vijay’s love interest Vijay will be taking on the role of a biker in this film.
Devarakonda was placed 72nd in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list in 2018. In 2019, Film Companion ranked Deverakonda’s performance in Arjun Reddy among 100 Greatest Performances of the decade.
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