Highlights

  • Vijay is the son of a director
  • He owns a fashion label
  • He forayed into production with 'Meeku Maathrame Cheptha'

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Vijay Deverakonda has carved out a niche for himself and impressed everyone with his charisma. The actor is now all set to make his Bollywood debut with ‘Liger’. Let’s take a look at some of the lesser-known facts about the heartthrob.


Forbes India's 30 under 30 Achiever
In 2019, Vijay Deverakonda featured in Forbes’ 30 under 30 list in the category of music and entertainment. He was ranked 29th on the list.

Did you know he’s son of a director
Vijay is the son of ace Telugu TV director Deverakonda Govardhan Rao.

He has his own fashion brand
The actor paired up with an online fashion portal in 2020 to launch the premium clothing brand ‘Rowdy Wear’. The menswear brand includes sweatshirts, hoodies, shirts, T-shirts, and bottom wear and other items at an affordable price.

Debut as a lead
Vijay's first lead role was in ‘Pelli Choopulu’ (2016), which won several awards including the Best Feature Film in Telugu at the 64th National Film Awards and the Filmfare Award for Best Film in Telugu. He has had several back to back hits in his career, and some of which include ‘Arjun Reddy’, ‘Geetha Govindam’ among others.

Forbes most influential actors
The Tollywood star ranked number two on Forbes' list of the most influential actors. Vijay Deverakonda got a 9.67 out of 10 Qoruz Score, which was calculated by Forbes considering social media engagement.

Ventured into production
In 2019, Vijay Deverakonda's produced a film called ‘Meeku Maathrame Cheptha’ with his production house, King of the Hill Entertainment. The actor also had a brief cameo in the movie.

He directed a film in just five hours
Vijay Deverakonda has also tried filmmaking. He directed a short film ‘Madam Meerena’ as part of an assignment in just 5 hours.

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