Did you know Arjun Reddy actor Vijay Deverakonda's parents used to call him 'Rowdy'?

Updated: May 09, 2020, 08:35 | Nikita Sawant
  • Vijay Deverakonda

    South star Vijay Deverakonda was born on May 9, 1989, to Govardhana Rao and Madhavi Deverakonda. The dashing actor has a younger brother who acts in films, and his father has been a television actor. (All pictures/Vijay Deverakonda's Instagram account)

  • Vijay Deverakonda, Anand Deverakonda

    He may be most famous for his titular role in the Telugu film Arjun Reddy, but he made his acting debut with the 2011 film Nuvvila. 

    Pictured: Vijay Deverakonda with his family at their new house that the actor bought in 2019. Sharing this photo, Vijay wrote, "I bought a house so big. It scares me. Now need mum to make us all feel safe. Make it home."

  • Vijay Deverakonda

    Did you know Vijay's parents used to call him 'Rowdy' whenever he did things they didn't approve of? Well, this particular nomenclature quite goes with his performance in Arjun Reddy, doesn't it?

    Pictured: Vijay Deverakonda as Arjun Reddy.

  • Vijay Deverakonda

    The term 'Rowdy' even led Vijay to refer to his fans as 'Rowdies'. Not only that, on February 11, 2020, Deverakonda launched his fashion brand 'Rowdy Wear'. Talk about taking things to heart!

  • Vijay Deverakonda

    Besides Nuvvila and Arjun Reddy, Vijay has worked in films like Pelli Choopulu (his first lead role), Yevade Subramanyam, Dwaraka, Mahanati, Geetha Govindam, NOTA, Dear Comrade, Taxiwaala, among others.

  • Vijay Deverakonda

    Vijay Deverakonda won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu, for his performance in Arjun Reddy, and was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu, for his performance in Geetha Govindam.

  • Vijay Deverakonda

    Vijay Deverakonda has quickly garnered a lot of fans, especially a huge female fan following, thanks to his good looks and charming personality. The actor has also proved that he has a heart of gold by donating to a number of causes.

  • Vijay Deverakonda

    Recently, Vijay raised over Rs 1.30 crore with the help of his fans to help families during the coronavirus pandemic. He promised that he will take care of the immediate needs of more than 2,000 families.

  • Vijay Deverakonda, Yash

    Speaking to IANS about what he strives for as an actor that the younger generation looks up to, Vijay Deverakonda said, "I strive to entertain the audience, and by not only doing films in general but doing films that the audience connects with."

    Pictured: With another south superstar, Yash

  • Vijay Deverakonda, Sandeep Reddy Vanga

    Talking about how he doesn't really care about how his films perform, Vijay told IANS, "I came into cinema thinking that I'll do whatever I want to do. I don't care how it (his movie) performs. Over time, sometimes you have to show the numbers just to keep the business. For me, when I try a film and it doesn't work, I don't mind if it doesn't work."

    Pictured: With his Arjun Reddy director Sandeep Reddy Vanga

  • Vijay Deverakonda

    Vijay recently shared this photo amid the COVID-19 outbreak and wrote, "My loves, hope you are all staying safe. Cloth face covering will help slow disease spread. Leave the medical masks for doctors and instead, use handkerchief, use a scarf of your mom's chunni. Cover your face, stay safe. #MaskIndia"

  • Vijay Deverakonda, Ananya Panday

    Vijay Deverakonda will soon be making his Hindi film debut with the tentatively titled film Fighter, being directed by Puri Jagannadh. Ananya Panday will play the female lead opposite Vijay. The film will release in Hindi and all South Indian languages.

  • Vijay Deverakonda

    Here's wishing Vijay Deverakonda a very happy birthday and all the best for his Bollywood debut!

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About The Gallery

Vijay Deverakonda has slowly but surely charmed his way into the audiences' hearts. The south star, most famous for his performance in the Telugu movie Arjun Reddy, celebrates his 31st birthday on May 9. On his special day, let's take a look at his life and journey through some pictures.