Vijay Devarakonda is an Indian movie star who has become one of the dominant figures in Telugu cinema, having put up some incredible displays across different movies over the years. For the record, Telugu cinema which is more popularly known as Tollywood around the world is a section of the very vast Indian cinema that is wholesomely focused on producing motion pictures in the Telugu language. Vijay has featured in many Tollywood movies, winning loads of accolades for his work. A very talented man, he has also worked as a playback singer for one of his many films.
Having started his acting since 2011, Devarakonda is known for his work in many movies. He is, however, best known for portraying Prasanth in Pelli Choopulu, a blockbuster romantic comedy movie in 2016. He is also known for his work in Arjun Reddy, a drama film in which he played Dr. Arjun Reddy Deshmukh. The actor has won several awards in recognition of his incredible work in the industry.
Vijay Devarakonda’s Ethnicity and Heritage
Vijay Devarakonda was born on the 9th day of the month of May in the year 1989. The actor was born in Achampet, a town in Nagarkurnool district of Telangana, India. He is reported to have had a great childhood because of his family’s incredible support.
Growing up, Vijay Devarakonda attended the Eton Temple High School in Saroornagar, Hyderabad where he had his early education. When he finished there, he proceeded to attend the Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School in Puttaparthi. It was at this secondary school that he spent his formative years away from his family as the school was in a different town from the one his parents were in.
Originally, the actor hails from Hyderabad, Telangana, India. He belongs to the Dravidian ethnic group also known as Telugu vaaru or simply the Telugu people; they speak Telugu as their native language and theirs is the third most spoken language in India after Hindi and Bengali.
Some of the festivals that are peculiar to his people include the Bathukamma which is celebrated for nine days and Ugadi, the Telugu New Year.
Facts To Know About His Family
Vijay Devarakonda was born into a very interesting family. His father happens to be Deverakonda Govardhan Rao, one of the most renowned Telugu television actors who is also a very respected movie director. Apparently, being born to such a father must have influenced Vijay to choose a career in acting. His mother has been identified as Deverakonda Madhavi.
Vijay has a brother called Anand Deverakonda whom he is very fond of. The brothers have been seen together in public many times and are known to have a strong bond. Just like Vijay, Anand is also an actor who made his acting debut in 2019 in the Tollywood movie called Dorasani. The love for acting apparently runs in their family.
Tracing His Journey To Stardom
When Vijay Devarakonda finished from Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, the actor went back to Hyderabad and continued his studies at Little Flower Junior College. The young Devarakonda soon finished from the college and then proceeded to study at the Badruka College of Commerce from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Following his graduation from college, he decided to give acting a trial and has since gone on to make a great career for himself in the industry.
Vijay kick-started his acting career in 2011 when he was cast in Nuvvila, a romantic comedy film in which he acted as Vishnu. The next year in 2012, he made a cameo appearance as Ajay in Life Is Beautiful, a coming-of-age drama film. The actor continued his exploits in 2015 by scoring the role of Rishi in Yevade Subramanyam, another coming-of-age drama film.
Vijay Devarakonda had his first lead role in 2016 when he was cast as Prasanth in Pelli Choopulu, a romantic comedy film. The movie became a blockbuster and launched Vijay to national stardom in India. With that, he became a darling of many Telugu movie fans.
Awards and Recognition
The actor consolidated on his growing relevance in 2017 when he starred as Dr. Arjun Reddy Deshmukh in Arjun Reddy, a drama film which became very popular in India. His role in Arjun Reddy was so good that it earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. That same year, he starred as Erra Srinu/Sri Krishnananda Swamy in Dwaraka.
The year 2018 was a busy year for Vijay Devarakonda. He started out by portraying Nikhil in Ye Mantram Vesave then starred in Mahanati as Vijay Anthony. He also acted as Vijay Govind in Geetha Govindam and then as V. Varun in NOTA. He finished the year with performances in two more films namely, Nagaraniki Emaindhi and Taxiwaala.
Over the years, Vijay has won many awards in recognition of his excellence. In 2019, he won the SIIMa Film Awards for Best Actor and Popular Celebrity on Social Media. The previous year, he bagged the Zee Telugu Golden Awards for Favourite Actor, the Sir Kala Sudha Telugu Association Awards for Best actor, and was recognized by Hindustan Times as the Hottest Stylista. Vijay also won a few accolades in 2017, including the Filmfare Awards South honor for Best Actor, Zee Telugu Golden Awards for Best Actor, and the Behindwoods Gold Medal for South Indian Sensation. It was in 2015 that he won the Nandi Awards.
Meet Vijay Devarakonda’s Girlfriend
Vijay Devarakonda is a handsome man and fans have often wondered who his girlfriend is. They remained in the dark about this for a long time. However, in September 2018, some photos emerged on the internet showing Vijay striking intimate poses with a mystery girl. At first, the photos were dismissed as fake and doctored, however, it was later found that the photos were real and that the girl’s name is Virginie.
According to sources, Virginie and Vijay are very fond of each other. Virginie is reportedly from Belgium and has been accepted into Vijay’s family already by the actor’s parents.
At the moment, there are no reports that the pair are making plans to take their romance to another level. With time, all that will be made clear.
The Actor’s Body Stats, Workout Routine, and Diet Plan
Vijay Devarakonda is loved by his many fans especially because of his handsome features and his virile build. The actor is quite a tall man; he stands at 5 feet 9 inches (1.79 m) in height. In addition to this, he is reported to weigh about 59 kg (130 lbs).
Apart from having good genes, Vijay Deverakonda takes good care of his body. He works out regularly and also observes a diet plan to stay in good shape.
He once disclosed that his diet plan revolves around avoiding sugar and consuming more fruits and veggies. Even though he loves burgers, the actor takes care to not indulge in them too much. While he visits the gym every now and then, he also spends a great deal of time on outdoor games like cricket, volleyball, and badminton.