Vijay Devarakonda is the present heartthrob of Tollywood and other south industries. However, it is interesting to know that this ‘Arjun reddy’ actor had to undergo a lot of struggle to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor. Let’s have a look at this dashing actor's journey in the film industry.
1. Early Life
Vijay finished his schooling at Sri Satya sai higher secondary school in Puttaparthi in 2004. After his schooling, he came back to Hyderabad to do his intermediate in little flower junior college(MEC) and continued to pursue his bachelor’s degree from Badruka degree college (B.Com honors). Though he was a meritorious student throughout, he found acting more interesting than studies and joined a theatre group, and was a very busy theatre artist for a while.
2. Film debut
Vijay Devarakonda debut in 2011 with Nuvila. He was a supporting actor in the film, but his acting was much appreciated. He then got a small role in the film ‘Life is Beautiful in 2012. After playing small roles in a few films, Vijay got the lead role in the 2016 romantic drama Pelli Chopulu. The film went on to win the National Award for Best Telugu Feature Film and Vijay’s performance was highly appreciated.
3. Way to Success
This success was followed by Mahanati, Geethagovindam before he encountered a speed breaker in the form of `NOTA`, a Telugu-Tamil bilingual. However, he satisfied his fans with `Taxiwala’. Though “Dwaraka”(2017) couldn’t reach the expectations, Vijay came back strongly with Sandeep Vanga’s “Arjun Reddy”, in the same year for which he won `the best actor award. It is a bit interesting to know that, though we can`t imagine some other actor playing `Arjun Reddy`yet, Vijay was not the first choice of the director. The role came to Vijay after it was rejected by various actors including Sarvanand.
4. Humble and rooted
Besides being a successful actor, Vijay has proven his big heart during various occasions like the Kerela floods, auctioning his Filmfare award, Etc. To stay connected with his `rowdy` fans, Vijay has launched a `rowdy` wear and mobile application. Vijay, on various occasions, said that his initial schooling years and habit of reading books have shaped him into what he is today.
5. Production Company
He owns King of Hill Entertainment, a company that makes movies. Rowdy is what his fans call him. In his career as an actor, he has had to work hard and put in a lot of effort. Because of this, he is now a successful actor. Film Companion named Devarakonda's role in Arjun Reddy one of the top 100 performances of the last ten years in 2019. On February 11, 2020, he launched his clothing line, Rowdy Wear, on the online shopping site Myntra. He has made hit movies after hit movies and has millions of fans all over the world.